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2014
Female
FOUnders
in tech
www.girlsintech.it
Francesca Lorenzoni
Verona
Francesca is Co-Founder of Archon.
She graduated in mathematics and is
passionate about the wor...
Clara Lobina
Cagliari
Clara is Co-Founder of Botteega.
After a master in eco-sustainable
architecture,Clarabecamemoreandmo...
Roberta Minerva
Rome
RobertaisCo-FounderandCEOofBrainable.
ShegraduatedinInformaticsatLaSapienza
University, with a thesis...
Paola Marinone
London, UK
Paola is Founder and CEO of BuzzMyVideos.
Sheisanentrepreneurwithexperienceinsmall
NGOs and larg...
Silvia Lamacchia
Milan
Silvia is co-founder of Customizeday.
She is a consultant working in marketing and
digitalcommunica...
Sara Tinghi
Pisa
Sara is Founder and COO of DaoNews.
She studied biology but worked as a project
manager on several editor...
Lucia Dal Negro
Verona
Lucia is Founder of De-LAB.
She is 29 years old and holds a Bachelor,
twoMastersandaPhD.Shehasdeepk...
Susanna Spinsante
Ancona
Susanna is co-founder of DowSee.
She holds a Degree and a PhD in Electronic
Engineering and Telec...
Diana Piemari Cerada
Lomazzo (CO)
Diana is Founder of Edilizia Insieme.
GraduatedinmanagementatBocconiUniversity,
Diana ha...
Aleksandra Peneva
Salò (BS)
Aleksandra is Founder of Inspiring Software
International. Aleksandra is an energy and
environ...
Gabrielle Micheletti
Milan
Gabrielle is Founder of Intaste.
Sheisadual-citizenoftheU.S.andItalyandholds
aBachelor in Philo...
Sabrina Lanza, Federica Sala
& Alessandra Giardina
Milan
Sabrina is Senior interior Designer and co-
founder.Shetakescareo...
Eva De Marco
Udine
Eva is Founder of L’Orto In Tasca.
Eva worked in civil and industrial
engineeringfortenyears.Theeconomi...
Michela Nosè
Milan
Michela is Founder and CEO of LocLoc.
Born in Verona in 1976 and graduated at the
Design faculty of Pol...
Laura De Benedetto
Firenze
Laura is co-founder and CEO of MakeTank.
She is a Chemist who did an MBA in Milan,
worked as Co...
Paola Ghione
Torino
Paola is Founder of MenoPerCento.
Paola is expert in customer satisfaction,
competitive analysis and s...
Maria Serra
Milan
Maria is Founder and CEO of Onclaude.
Maria is a creative entrepreneur with the
mission to promote and h...
Sissi Semprini
Milan
Sissi is Founder and CEO of originààario.
Withover20yearsexperienceascommunica-
tionstrategist,Sissic...
Claudia Spinnato
Palermo
ClaudiaisCo-FounderandCMOofPanoptes.
Graduated in Physics, Claudia has strong
expertise and exper...
Federica Bianchi
Como
FedericaisCo-FounderandCOOofPaperbanana.
Federica has over 10 years experience in
communications aft...
Eliana Salvi
Milan
Eliana is Founder of Pinktrotters.
Eliana studied at Bocconi University, Indian
SchoolofBusinessandUniv...
Giulia La Face
Verona
Giulia is Founder and CEO of RKm0.
Giulia worked as freelancer architect until
2006,whenshemovedtoPo...
Valentina Cianci
& Nicole Novielli
Bari
ValentinaisCEOandCo-FounderofSplashmood.
SheholdsaMSinManagementfromBocconi
Univer...
Chiara Burberi
Milan
Chiara is Co-Founder and CEO of Redooc.
Chiara is a teacher in Bocconi, consultant in
McKinseyandinBP...
Silvia Bertini
Verona
Silvia is Co-Founder of Teste di Rapa.
SilviastudiedBusinessandEventManagement
inVeronaandworkedasco...
Serena Ruffato
& Gilda Lombardi
Venezia
Serena is Responsible for R&D at Tooteko.
She holds a Post Graduate Master degree ...
Marialba Pandolfini
Lecce
Marialba is Founder and CEO of TouranGo.it.
Marialba graduated from the University of
Bologna wi...
Valentina Tranquilli
Rome
Valentina is Founder of Ulook.
InlovewiththeMobileIndustrysinceeightyears,
Valentina has a stron...
Lisa Danese
Venezia
Lisa is Founder of VEASYT.
LisaisaresearchfellowattheDepartmentof
Linguistic Studies, Università Ca’ F...
2013 FemaleFOUndersin tech
www.girlsintech.it
EdiTION
Micaela Terzi &
Emanuela Donetti
Como
Micaela is Journalist and Polis Maker,
expert in Partecipatory Strategiest and Web &...
Monica Archibugi, Valentina
Tibaldo & Giulia Gazzelloni
Rome
MonicaistheCEOofLeCicogne.Shehadthe
original business idea, b...
Antonella Sinigaglia
Roncade, TR
Antonella is Founder of Fannabee.
Antonellhasastrongcreativebackgroundwith
overtenyearsof...
Cinzia Carta
Cagliari
Cinzia is Founder of Glaamy.
Cinzia holds a Law Degree and a Master
Degree in Human Re sources; she ...
Ilaria e Giulia Mantovani
Milan
IlariaandGiuliaaretheFoundersofCorsoalto.
They are two sisters (Ilaria is 25 and Giulia is...
Lucia Rampanti
Milan
Lucia is Founder of Upendu.
Lucia was born in Genoa and lived in Verona,
Milan, Grenoble and Turin. S...
Emanuela Zaccone
Frosinone
Emanuela is Founder of AIDA Monitoring.
In2011sheco-foundedTOK.tv,theSanFran-
ciscobasedstartup...
Clizia Welker
Parma
Clizia is Founder of Bestiacce.
CliziaholdsaMasterinBusinessDesignanda
MScinLanguages.Sheworkedandstud...
Luisa Chiddo
Verona
Luisa is Founder of 3wine.
Luisa is 29 years old and holds a Degree in
Law.Sheisfoodphotographerandsty...
Nicoletta Donadio
Chile
Nicoletta is Founder of Fanchimp.
Nicolettaisgraphicdesignerandsocialmedia
manager.Shealreadyco-fo...
Annalisa Balloi
Milan
AnnalisaisCo-FounderandCEOofMicro4yoU.
Annalisa is specialized in microbial ecology
and bioremediati...
Giovanna Marena
& Sara Nervi
Milan
GiovannaandSaraareCo-FoundersofPinkUp.
Giovanna graduated in Political Sciences in
Mila...
Anna Elisabetta Ziri
Bologna
AnnaElisabettaisCo-FounderofNemorisS.r.l.
Sheisasoftwaredeveloper,featuredesigner
and mediato...
Maria Lorenza Dadduzio
& Flavia Giordano
Bari
MariaLorenzaisCMOofCucinaMancina.She
hasmorethan5yearsexperienceinmarketing
...
Lisa Gucciarelli
Firenze
Lisa is Founder of Buru Buru.
Lisa graduated in 2006 in Design and Events
Management in the Arts ...
Eugenia Pirro
Ferrara
Eugenia is Co-Founder of Boutique on Click.
EugeniagraduatedfromBocconiUniversityin
2006 and worked ...
Francesca Cavallo
& Elena Favilli
Los Angeles
Elena is CEO of Timbuktu. Elena was
researcher at Baba Consulting, associate...
Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro
London, UK
Sofia is Founder of Motilo.
SofiagraduatedinBusinessLaw.andworked
in the busines...
Elsa Montemagno
Fano, PU
Elisa is Co-Founder of Yujooh.
ElisawasborninSwitzerlandandthenmoved
to Italy. She soon started t...
Monica Samori
Pavia
Monica is Founder of Super Bacana!.
Graduated in architecture in Brazil, she has
lived in Italy since ...
Barbara Labate
Catania
BarbaraisfounderandCEOofRisparmioSuper.
Shepreviouslyworkedinthemobilemarketand
holds a Columbia Un...
Mary Palomba
Rome
Mary is Founder of Maison Academia.
After the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples
she started working as grap...
Valentina Morigi
Milan
ValentinaisCEOandCo-FounderofTraveLinkin.
She completed her Bachelor in Economics at
UniversityofBo...
Selene Biffi
Milan
Selene is Founder of Plain Ink.
Social Innovator and entrepreneur, Selene
launchedherfirstsocialventure...
Marta Rettani
Milan
Marta is Founder of Trendee Me.
ShewasbornintheUSAandraisedinMilan,Italy.
From the very beginning, she...
Letizia Zingoni, Ilaria De
Dominicis & Isabella Stanca
Turin
Letizia,IlariaandIsabellaarefoundersofiStarter.
LetiziaisaVCe...
Adriana Santonocito
& Enrica Arena
Milan
AdrianaandEnricaareFoundersofOrangeFiber.
Adriana is Fashion Product Manager, exp...
Letizia Quaranta
Verona
Letizia is Founder of Bilingue per Gioco.
She is a Telecommunication Engineer who
spent 10 years a...
Elisa Flazio
Catania
Elisa is Co-founder of Flazio.
Shehasalwaysbeeninterestedintechnology
andwebapplicationsthatmakeinter...
Elisabetta Bianchini
Pisa
Elisabetta is Co-Founder of Quipu.
Electronicengineerwith10yearsofexperience
incardiovascularbio...
Silvia Minutolo
Turin
Silvia is Co-Founder of Archisbang.
She is an Architect who studied and carried
out her professional...
Valeria di Rosa
& Martina Facco
Milan
ValeriaandMartinaareFoundersofTweetbook.
ValeriaisContentandCommunityManagerand
grad...
Clara Parona
San Francisco
Clara is founder of Bad Seed.
She is an interaction and game designer.
After a master degree in...
Arianna Bassoli
Berlin, DE
Arianna is founder of frestyl.
She has spent several years doing research
in interaction design...
Miriam Manassero
Alessandria
Mirian is founder of ALva.
She is 25 year old and comes from Piedmont.
She has a Degree in La...
Chiara Davanzo
Milan
Chiara is founder of ZEST.
Enthusiastic marketer with 11 years of
experienceinthefashionindustry(Borb...
Gioia Pistoia
& Francesca Romano
Rome
Gioia is co-founder and CMO of Atooma.
She previously worked as mobile marketing
man...
Alice Valenti
Milan
Alice is founder of Scicche.
AfteradegreeinEconomicsofArt,Cultureand
Communication and a Master of Sci...
Piera Nathalie Scalco
Padova
Piera is co-founder of Moku.
SheholdsaMScinComputerEngineeringwith
a minor in Management. She...
Cecilia & Ludovica Ago
Milan
Cecilia&Ludovicaareco-foundersofDress-on.
Cecilia has a background in fashion; she
worked fir...
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2014 Female Founders in Tech by Girls in Tech - Italy

  1. 1. 2014 Female FOUnders in tech www.girlsintech.it
  2. 2. Francesca Lorenzoni Verona Francesca is Co-Founder of Archon. She graduated in mathematics and is passionate about the world of drones. She is now developing her idea in the accelerator program Startup Chile. Archon Software is a multi-drone mission planner used for to design the automatic flights of drones between recharging stations in a fixed geographical area. It also aggregates the acquired images and video to produce the data that the customer wants. Hardware 1
  3. 3. Clara Lobina Cagliari Clara is Co-Founder of Botteega. After a master in eco-sustainable architecture,Clarabecamemoreandmore involvedinecologyandispassionateabout organic food and farmer’s markets. Botteega helps people connect with small, highqualityproducersintheirneighborhood, providing them with tools to create and join buyers groups and do local shopping. The aimistomakelocalcommunitiesstrongerin theireconomy,cultureandnetworks,andto reduce pollution and increase biodiversity. Digital 2
  4. 4. Roberta Minerva Rome RobertaisCo-FounderandCEOofBrainable. ShegraduatedinInformaticsatLaSapienza University, with a thesis on disability. She has been working in the web industry for many years and founded her startup after participating to InnovAction Lab. Brainable is a video platform that helps rehabilitating people of any age who are affected by cognitive disabilities. The productisalsoequippedwithavideosystem that lets the doctor monitor the patient’s progress. Medtech 3
  5. 5. Paola Marinone London, UK Paola is Founder and CEO of BuzzMyVideos. Sheisanentrepreneurwithexperienceinsmall NGOs and large tech multinationals. She has worked for Google in Ireland, Brazil and Agentina.Afterasabbaticalyearshedecided to build her startup based in London. BuzzMyVideos develops & monetizes global audiences through Online Video Content. Thestartupallowscontentcreatorstogrowtheir audienceandtomonetizeonYouTube.Italso supports brands to find their target audience with innovative and interactive campaigns. Digital 4
  6. 6. Silvia Lamacchia Milan Silvia is co-founder of Customizeday. She is a consultant working in marketing and digitalcommunicationsince2007. Sheisvery passionate about photography, travel and technology. Customizedayisabookingwebsitethatallows people to plan an entirely customized trip. In addition to booking accomodation, it also suggests other activities and services. Digital 5
  7. 7. Sara Tinghi Pisa Sara is Founder and COO of DaoNews. She studied biology but worked as a project manager on several editorial projects and websitesforbrands.Shethendecidedtoturnher passionintoabusinessandfoundedDaoNews. DaoNews is a digital publishing platform that gives publishers and brands the tools to create, acquire, manage, monetize and control their web contents. It also offers bloggers and journalists tools to give visibility and sell their contents. Digital 6
  8. 8. Lucia Dal Negro Verona Lucia is Founder of De-LAB. She is 29 years old and holds a Bachelor, twoMastersandaPhD.Shehasdeepknowledge of Inclusive Business, which she acquired while working in London and Berlin. On March 2014 she launched De-LAB. De-LABisaconsultancyworkingfortheprofit sector to develop Inclusive Business models. The startup partners with companies that are involved in developing countries and acts as an intermediate between the goals of the entrepreneurs and the needs of low-income communities. Consulting 7
  9. 9. Susanna Spinsante Ancona Susanna is co-founder of DowSee. She holds a Degree and a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from PolytechnicUniversityofMarche,wheresheis Assistant Professor. In 2004 she co-founded ArieLAB Srl and was CEO until 2013, before co-founding DowSee Srl. DowSeedesignsanddevelopsICTsolutionsfor sustainablewirelessmeteringandmonitoring of distributed infrastructres, such as water and gas grids. The startup provides advan- ced data analytics solutions to gather critical information from the data, to optimize the management of grids. ICT 8
  10. 10. Diana Piemari Cerada Lomazzo (CO) Diana is Founder of Edilizia Insieme. GraduatedinmanagementatBocconiUniversity, Diana had her first work experiences in art and fashion while helping her family in the constructionbusiness.Shethendecidedtofocus her career on the digital contruction sector. EdiliziaInsiemeoperatesasamarketplacefor professionalsintheconstructionindustry.The ideawon3prizesin2013includingtheStartup CupSpecialPrizebyCCIALecco.Thestartupis based in the incubator Comonext, with mentorship of H-Farm and the support of Microsoft Bizspark startup program. Digital 9
  11. 11. Aleksandra Peneva Salò (BS) Aleksandra is Founder of Inspiring Software International. Aleksandra is an energy and environmententhusiast.Shehasexperiencein business development and strategy. InspiringSoftwareInternationalisaspin-offand supplies web-based software solutions for assetmanagement.Thestartuphasafocuson energy management, energy generation, sustainability reporting and maintenance management and it operates mainly abroad. Digital 10
  12. 12. Gabrielle Micheletti Milan Gabrielle is Founder of Intaste. Sheisadual-citizenoftheU.S.andItalyandholds aBachelor in Philosophy. She is apassionate gastronome,winelover,andentrepreneurwith over 10 years of experience in marketing and communication in hospitality and retail. Intaste spreads the love for cheese, oil, wine, salumi, craft beer, spirits and many more artisanal specialties. The app offers the possibility to gain unique experiences with artisanal producers, by providing the ability to book dairy farm tours and winery tastings. Digital 11
  13. 13. Sabrina Lanza, Federica Sala & Alessandra Giardina Milan Sabrina is Senior interior Designer and co- founder.Shetakescareofprojectdevelopment. Federica is Interior Designer and co-founder. She worked at several architectural studios and has experience in industrial design, residential and retail. Alessandra is Senior Interior Architect and partner. She is expert in using innovative materials. InteriorBE is an innovative interior design studiothatprovides100%MadeinItalysolutions. Theteamisentirelycomposedofwomenand digitalizeseveryprocessofdesign,planningand execution,thusprovidingitsclientswithahighly customized service. Digital 12
  14. 14. Eva De Marco Udine Eva is Founder of L’Orto In Tasca. Eva worked in civil and industrial engineeringfortenyears.Theeconomiccrisis and a not very stimulating work environment prompted her to find an alternative. L’Orto in Tasca was born from her passion for healthy food and her country. L’OrtoinTascaisageo-localisedapplication for iPhone and Android devices that shows where localfarmsarelocated,their available products (fruits and vegetables) with relative prices. Digital 13
  15. 15. Michela Nosè Milan Michela is Founder and CEO of LocLoc. Born in Verona in 1976 and graduated at the Design faculty of Politecnico di Milano, Michela started her multidisciplinary career as an exhibition designer. She worked for international exhibitions and eventually became a web designer. Locloc is the first italian P2P renting site, a virtual marketplace where people can rent anything to anyone. Following the principles of the sharing economy, Locloc supportstraditionalconceptssuchassharing, lending, trading and exchange, reinvented through network technologies. Digital 14
  16. 16. Laura De Benedetto Firenze Laura is co-founder and CEO of MakeTank. She is a Chemist who did an MBA in Milan, worked as Conference Manager (IlSole24O- RE), consultant (CapGemini Ernst&Young) and marketer (Microsoft and DADA). She founded ToscanaIN, FabLab Firenze and Make in Italy associations. MakeTank is the marketplace of Italian Makers and designers that create objects through Digital Fabrication techniques (3D printing, lasercut, etc) and Open Source Hardware (Arduino, etc.). MakeTank won the first European Maker Fair TechGarage competition. Ecommerce 15
  17. 17. Paola Ghione Torino Paola is Founder of MenoPerCento. Paola is expert in customer satisfaction, competitive analysis and strategies to at- tract and retain customers. She became interested in B2B and B2C sales, strategic marketing, marketing mix and PR activities. MenoPercentohelpsbusinessesmarkettheir strategic agreements and consumers discover discounts. It solves the card virtualization problem with a e-ink/ nfc universal card, and provides accurate information to discount shops and final users. Digital 16
  18. 18. Maria Serra Milan Maria is Founder and CEO of Onclaude. Maria is a creative entrepreneur with the mission to promote and help design-driven innovators to bring their projects to life. She has worked as editor, journalist and PR specialist in the design industry in Milan and London and is an expert in o-design and open innovation. Onclaude is a global hub empowering design innovators with strategic tools that enhance synergiesthroughcollaborativeactions.Itisa selectednetworkofdesigners,companiesand organizations seeking to innovate together through networking opportunities, open innovation and crowdfunding services. Digital 17
  19. 19. Sissi Semprini Milan Sissi is Founder and CEO of originààario. Withover20yearsexperienceascommunica- tionstrategist,SissicontributedtofoundCohn &Wolfe’sItalianbranch.Sheworkedforbigand small,Italianandinternationalbrands.In2009 she founded greenbean. Her specialties are branding,communications,sustainability&food. originàrio is a social discovery & ecommerce platform to help “foodies, wine & beer lovers” from all over the world to discover people, places and stories behind the best Italian food and beverages. It allows users to get an “originariotastingbox”,amonthlyupliftingfood experience to share with friends. E-commerce 18
  20. 20. Claudia Spinnato Palermo ClaudiaisCo-FounderandCMOofPanoptes. Graduated in Physics, Claudia has strong expertise and experience in IT, Geographic InformationManagement,BusinessEngineering andMarketingManagement. Sheco-founded two other Sicilian companies focused on GI Management and IT planning. PanoptesSrldevelopsmulti-sensorplatformsto becoupledwithsmallsizeddrones,withtheaim ofprovidingservicesforcivilpurposessuchas technical inspections of industrial infrastructures.mT-Panoptesisthefirstproduct: a thermal visible multi-sensor that integrates proprietarysoftware with geospatial and real-time capabilities. Hardware 19
  21. 21. Federica Bianchi Como FedericaisCo-FounderandCOOofPaperbanana. Federica has over 10 years experience in communications after working in advertising, videoproductionaswellasforMySpaceItaliaand Young&RubicamGroup.Sheclaimstogetbored easily, do several things at once, have a bad memory and a lively imagination. Paperbanana.comisthee-commercesitewhere you can find a selection of stunning wrapping papers, greeting cards and whateveryouneedtowrapgiftsup,withunique designs by international artists. Digital 20
  22. 22. Eliana Salvi Milan Eliana is Founder of Pinktrotters. Eliana studied at Bocconi University, Indian SchoolofBusinessandUniversidaddeBelgrano. She worked as Finance Manager for 6 years, before discovering herself much happier in managingherownonlineprojectthatcombinesher passions:traveling,socialactivitiesandfashion. Pinktrottersisawomen-onlyinternationalonline communityofChicTravelers.ThePinktrotters traveltogethertodiscoverglamorouslocations andevents.Theprojectincludesthecommunity anditssocialactivities,thetriplogisticsandthe e-commerce of chic travel products. Digital 21
  23. 23. Giulia La Face Verona Giulia is Founder and CEO of RKm0. Giulia worked as freelancer architect until 2006,whenshemovedtoPortugaltocooperate withthePublicCompanyPortoVivo,SRU.She workedontheManagementPlanoftheHistoric Centre of Porto, before moving back to Italy and founding her own startup. Rkm0isaplatformthatfacilitatestheencounter between supply and demand in the context of building renovation. It connects all the professionals involved in architectural renovation(architects,finalbuyers,construction and real estate companies) and promotes local sustainability. Digital 22
  24. 24. Valentina Cianci & Nicole Novielli Bari ValentinaisCEOandCo-FounderofSplashmood. SheholdsaMSinManagementfromBocconi University and worked as management consultant. Nicole is CTO and Co-Founder of Splashmood. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and has a strong background in human-computer interaction. Splashmood is a brand new platform to keep your eyes on the nightlife and be always in the right spot! Digital 23
  25. 25. Chiara Burberi Milan Chiara is Co-Founder and CEO of Redooc. Chiara is a teacher in Bocconi, consultant in McKinseyandinBPI,managerinUnicreditand Non-ExecutiveDirectorinlistedandnonlisted companies. She has a passion for art, creativity and STEM education, with a focus on female education. Redooc.comisaned-tech&contentprovider thatoffersgamingeducationthroughanonline platformfocusedonSTEMsubjects(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The aim is to offer Math in the simplest way, leveraging on creativity to make it cool. EdTech 24
  26. 26. Silvia Bertini Verona Silvia is Co-Founder of Teste di Rapa. SilviastudiedBusinessandEventManagement inVeronaandworkedasconsultantforvarious agricultural companies in the area. She loves traveling,goodfood,spendingtimeoutdoorand playing volleyball. Teste di Rapa was founded in July 2013 from the idea of ​​three friends. Customers can select online locally grown products that are weekly delivered directly to their house. The online platform offers fruit, vegetables, pasta, jams, cheeses, wines and beer. Digital 25
  27. 27. Serena Ruffato & Gilda Lombardi Venezia Serena is Responsible for R&D at Tooteko. She holds a Post Graduate Master degree in DigitalArchitectureonthetopic“Architecture and the Visually Impaired: Rapid Prototyping for Integration”. Gilda is responsible for PR at Tooteko. She holds a Master Degree in Semiotics with Umberto Eco. Tooteko was born with the goal of making art accessibletotheblindandthevisuallyimpaired byintegratingtactileexplorationwithaudiodata. Tactilemodelsofartworksaretransformedinto speakingmodels,thusallowinganinteractive exploration activated with a simple touch. Hardware 26
  28. 28. Marialba Pandolfini Lecce Marialba is Founder and CEO of TouranGo.it. Marialba graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Tourism. With over nine years of experience in the online travel Industry, it was a natural progression tocreateherownstartup,wheresheoversees every aspect of tour operations. TouranGo.itisaneasy-to-useonlinemarketplace forboutiquetravelexperiencesinPuglia,Italy. It connects explorers with local experts and makes it easy to discover authentic experiences as it offers customized tours with the expertise and knowledge of locals. Digital 27
  29. 29. Valentina Tranquilli Rome Valentina is Founder of Ulook. InlovewiththeMobileIndustrysinceeightyears, Valentina has a strong experience in Digital MarketingandMobileProducts.Sheworkedon different startup projects related to Mobile Advertising and Mobile Commerce before launching her fashion social app. Ulook is a fashion app that enables users to snaptheirownlook,postitandtagproductsand brands. It is also possible to share outfits on social networks, like and comment, search for products. Soon it will also be possible to purchase items from the app. Digital 28
  30. 30. Lisa Danese Venezia Lisa is Founder of VEASYT. LisaisaresearchfellowattheDepartmentof Linguistic Studies, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. She is specialized in linguistic simplification and in Italian Sign Language. She believes in the importance to improve accessibility thanks to web services. VEASYT develops digital solutions for accessibility,mixingtechnologyandlinguistic studies to break communication barriers. VEASYT Tour is a multimedia cultural guide accessible to the visually impaired and deaf people. VEASYT Live! is a video remote interpreting service for verbal and sign languages. Digital 29
  31. 31. 2013 FemaleFOUndersin tech www.girlsintech.it EdiTION
  32. 32. Micaela Terzi & Emanuela Donetti Como Micaela is Journalist and Polis Maker, expert in Partecipatory Strategiest and Web & Communication. Since 2009 she is Visiting Professor at Politecnico, Bicocca and Cattolica University in Milan. Emanuela is Geographer and Polis Maker, expert in Mobility Management, Professor of Innovation at the Haute ÉEcole de Paysage Ingegnerie, Geneva. Urbano Creativo was founded with the purpose to assist local governments and private companies in the management and communication of the transformation of the city and its inhabitants, through the use of moderntechnologiesandICTproductsoflast generation. Digital 31
  33. 33. Monica Archibugi, Valentina Tibaldo & Giulia Gazzelloni Rome MonicaistheCEOofLeCicogne.Shehadthe original business idea, being an experienced babysitter. Valentina is the CTO and holds a degree in informatics. Giulia is the COO. She is in charge of marketing and business development. Le Cicogne is an easy and quick system that allowstobringtogethersupplyanddemandfor child care services. Through the online plat- formparentscanfindyoungadultsbetween18 and28years,previouslytrainedandcertified, tohelpthemwithservicessuchasbabysitting, baby taxi and baby tutoring. Digital 32
  34. 34. Antonella Sinigaglia Roncade, TR Antonella is Founder of Fannabee. Antonellhasastrongcreativebackgroundwith overtenyearsofbuildingonlineexperiencesfor some of the world’s most recognized brands. Sheisexpertinconceptdevelopmentformedia, mobile and entertainment markets. Fannabeeisthemust-haveappformega-fans and record collectors. It’sthe only app that combines social, mobile, marketplace and rewards in a single platform. Through Fannabeefanscanmanagetheircollections, tradeandsellitemsandchecktheirFanScore®! Digital 33
  35. 35. Cinzia Carta Cagliari Cinzia is Founder of Glaamy. Cinzia holds a Law Degree and a Master Degree in Human Re sources; she worked as aHRspecialistforaninternationalcorporation before travelling to San Francisco with her husbandandtheirdaughter,todeeplybreathe the air of Silicon Valley and the startup world. GlaamyletsyoufindthenearestBeautySalon, without the need to book a beauty treatment in advance. The Beauty Salons manage their appointment availability on the platform, and they are able to deal with customer cancellations and unbooked slots. Digital 34
  36. 36. Ilaria e Giulia Mantovani Milan IlariaandGiuliaaretheFoundersofCorsoalto. They are two sisters (Ilaria is 25 and Giulia is 27) and both worked in the family business. Afterthatexperiencetheydecidedtostarttheir own company in the fashion industry. CorsoaltoistheveryfirstItaliandesignerfashion boutiques aggregator. On Corsoalto you can findthebestItaliandesignedclothesselected by the most important fashion independent retailers of the country. Corsoalto allows customersfromeverywhereintheworldtoshop as if they were walking in Italian streets. Digital 35
  37. 37. Lucia Rampanti Milan Lucia is Founder of Upendu. Lucia was born in Genoa and lived in Verona, Milan, Grenoble and Turin. She graduated in Architecture at the PoliMi. She completed the excellenceprogramsofCollegiodiMilano,Alta ScuolaPolitecnicaandAccademiaAdrianea, whichallowedhertogrowindifferentcontexts. Upenduisanappfortheexchangeofexpertise andgoodsbetweenpeoplewhosharethesame passions.Itisthesocialcommerceplatformfor bartersandenvisionsaworldofcommunities based on sharing and mutual trust. Digital 36
  38. 38. Emanuela Zaccone Frosinone Emanuela is Founder of AIDA Monitoring. In2011sheco-foundedTOK.tv,theSanFran- ciscobasedstartupthatrealizedthefirstvoice enabledsecondscreenapps.Shecompleted her PhD at Bologna (Italy) and Nottingham (UK) University with a project about social media marketing. AIDAMonitoringofferspersonalizedrealtime web and social media monitoring solutions through custom dashboards and key performance indicators. The company builds analysis models that translate data into actionable insights. Digital 37
  39. 39. Clizia Welker Parma Clizia is Founder of Bestiacce. CliziaholdsaMasterinBusinessDesignanda MScinLanguages.Sheworkedandstudiedin different countries such as the Netherlands, where she worked as Project Manager in communications.Shehasexperienceinbrand identity,designstrategy,UXandservicedesign. Bestiacce is the platform for pet lovers with a smart approach to pet adoption. The startup connectspotentialadopterswithItalianshelters, identifying the right match by crossing the owner’s lifestyle with pet’s character. It also offers post-adoption services and an e-commerceforhighqualityfood&accessories. Digital 38
  40. 40. Luisa Chiddo Verona Luisa is Founder of 3wine. Luisa is 29 years old and holds a Degree in Law.Sheisfoodphotographerandstylist,chef and sommelier. At 3wine she is in charge of food and wine selection. 3wine is a wine e-commerce platform. Everymonthacombinationofthreewineswith three courses for a full dinner is delivered to users. E--commerce 39
  41. 41. Nicoletta Donadio Chile Nicoletta is Founder of Fanchimp. Nicolettaisgraphicdesignerandsocialmedia manager.Shealreadyco-foundedacoupleof startups, such as HiNii., Challenge in and http://cocktailstartup.com,astartupassociation based in Turin. Fanchimpisasocialmediamanagementtool for small, online seller such as Etsy and Ebay sellers. The company helps them manage their social media presence with a tool that lets them schedule contents and select interesting news to share with their followers. Digital 40
  42. 42. Annalisa Balloi Milan AnnalisaisCo-FounderandCEOofMicro4yoU. Annalisa is specialized in microbial ecology and bioremediation; she is a PostDoc Researcher at the University of Milan. Micro4yoUdevelopsinnovativemicrobial-based green technologies for the agro-food and the environmental sector. Micro4yoU developed Micro4Art (a line of products composed by living microbial cells that remove chemical alterations from stone surfaces) and Micro4Bee (to protect honeybees’ health). Biotech 41
  43. 43. Giovanna Marena & Sara Nervi Milan GiovannaandSaraareCo-FoundersofPinkUp. Giovanna graduated in Political Sciences in Milan and worked in Marketing for several multinationals. SaragraduatedinBusinessManagementatthe University of Trieste. She is a risk analyst and worked at Monte Paschi Asset Management. PinkUpisamulti-deviceplatformofapplications dedicated to the most delicate moments of women’slifesuchasmarriage,pregnancyand motherhood. Digital 42
  44. 44. Anna Elisabetta Ziri Bologna AnnaElisabettaisCo-FounderofNemorisS.r.l. Sheisasoftwaredeveloper,featuredesigner and mediator. She worked for several years developing the C++ for Think3, and she managed new feature projects in CAD environment. NemorisS.r.l.isspecializedinsemanticdocument storage. The company developed ILexis, a software that automatically acquires the significant data from a text document and store them thanks to a flexible structure. ICT 43
  45. 45. Maria Lorenza Dadduzio & Flavia Giordano Bari MariaLorenzaisCMOofCucinaMancina.She hasmorethan5yearsexperienceinmarketing andcommunicationstategiesappliedtofood and territory promotion. FlaviaisCEOofCucinaMancina.Shehasmore than5yearsexperienceinprojectmanagement and innovation projects. CucinaMancinaisasocialfoodcommunitythat providessolutionstoimprovethelifeof“different eaters” such as intolerants,, vegetarians, cholesterolemics and diabetic. The platform offersusers’generatedcontent,amulti-filtered recipe book and a store locator to find alternative shops & restaurants. Food 44
  46. 46. Lisa Gucciarelli Firenze Lisa is Founder of Buru Buru. Lisa graduated in 2006 in Design and Events Management in the Arts and Theater. She is memberoftheFreeSHOUT!?association,and worked as artistic director at GingerZone, a multipurposespaceinFlorenceforartistsand creatives. Buru Buru is an e-commerce platform dedicatedtotheworldofcontemporarycraft. The startup was born to give exposure to independent makers, small craft realities, fashion and design firms. E-commerce 45
  47. 47. Eugenia Pirro Ferrara Eugenia is Co-Founder of Boutique on Click. EugeniagraduatedfromBocconiUniversityin 2006 and worked in New York for a fashion merchandising company. She also worked in the Communication and Press Office for Borsa Italiana. BoutiqueonClickisane-commercestorethat creates a one-stop-shop of the world’s most soughtItalianboutiques.Customershavethe opportunity to purchase unique products and the most exclusive and sophisticated look. E-commerce 46
  48. 48. Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli Los Angeles Elena is CEO of Timbuktu. Elena was researcher at Baba Consulting, associate director at Fabrica and journalist at Il Post. Francesca is Creative Director of Timbuktu. Francescaisstagedirectorandisspecializedin pedagogy and contemporary theater. Timbuktu creates digital toys for creative learningthatpromoteimaginationasatoolto change the world. These games let children learn through creative play in a peaceful and relaxing mode. Timbuktu also publishes a monthlyiPadmagazineforelementaryschools kids called Timbuktu Magazine. EdTech 47
  49. 49. Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro London, UK Sofia is Founder of Motilo. SofiagraduatedinBusinessLaw.andworked in the business and finance world. She then decided to pair her experience with her understanding of fashion and shopping. She currently lives in London. Motilo is an online space where you can shop with your friends, discover new content and create looks from a carefully curated edit of products from the world’s best retailers. E-commerce 48
  50. 50. Elsa Montemagno Fano, PU Elisa is Co-Founder of Yujooh. ElisawasborninSwitzerlandandthenmoved to Italy. She soon started travelling all around theworld,attendingseveralyogacoursesuntil she eventually became a yoga teacher. Yujooh is a new way to practise yoga with regularity thanks to the opportunity to attend lessonsboth live or online, fromhome or from any other place you like. Real-time lessons are also available, so students are able to interact with teachers during the lesson. Digital 49
  51. 51. Monica Samori Pavia Monica is Founder of Super Bacana!. Graduated in architecture in Brazil, she has lived in Italy since 1993 and has collaborated with the art director Franco Velchi in creation of film sets and exhibition stands. In 1998 she started dealing with design and construction for resorts of Ventaglio Group. Super Bacana! offers the advice of a small team of architects that will provide ideas and solutions for those who wants to give a new life to their homes or to a single room,whoneednewideasfortheirworkspace or want to give a new look to their shop. Everything online. Design 50
  52. 52. Barbara Labate Catania BarbaraisfounderandCEOofRisparmioSuper. Shepreviouslyworkedinthemobilemarketand holds a Columbia Univerisity Master Degree and a Fulbright Scholarship. She attended a Political Science University. Risparmio Super is the first grocery comparisonsiteinitalythatfindsthecheapest store in the neightborhood. Digital 51
  53. 53. Mary Palomba Rome Mary is Founder of Maison Academia. After the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples she started working as graphic designer. Later she became Account Manager in a Communication Agency, and worked with fashion clients. Maison Academia is a Made in Italy fashion brand,createdbyemergingfashiondesigners from all over the world, through the website. Fashion 52
  54. 54. Valentina Morigi Milan ValentinaisCEOandCo-FounderofTraveLinkin. She completed her Bachelor in Economics at UniversityofBolognaandaMasterinFinance atCatholicUniversityofMilan.Afteraresearch experience in Houston, Texas, she started working at PwC within the transactions department. TraveLinkinisasmartsolutiontotheproblemof unprofitableandunpleasantbusinessjourneys. It connects business travelers through a web professional network connected to LinkedIn. Digital 53
  55. 55. Selene Biffi Milan Selene is Founder of Plain Ink. Social Innovator and entrepreneur, Selene launchedherfirstsocialventureat22withonly 150 euros. She is now part of the taskforce forinnovativestartupsoftheItalianMinisterof EconomicDevelopment;shealsolaunchedthe first school for storytellers in Afghanistan. PlainInkhelpschildrenandadultsinlow-literacy communitiesinAfghanistan,IndiaandItalyto overcome poverty and social exclusion through interactive comics, imagery and oral storiesthatarelocallysourcedandproduced. EdTech 54
  56. 56. Marta Rettani Milan Marta is Founder of Trendee Me. ShewasbornintheUSAandraisedinMilan,Italy. From the very beginning, she showed a big interest in new technologies. She worked as Art Director & Interface Designer for Immediatic, a digital agency. TrendeeMeisamobileappthatallowspeople totakepicturesoftheirownwardrobe,arrange items into categories, colors and brands, createoutfitsandtosharetheirpersonalstyle. Fashion 55
  57. 57. Letizia Zingoni, Ilaria De Dominicis & Isabella Stanca Turin Letizia,IlariaandIsabellaarefoundersofiStarter. LetiziaisaVCexpertwithextensiveconsulting and public service experience in the US and Italy.IlariaholdsajointPh.D.inManagementat Catania University and Columbia. Isabella graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi and holds an MBA from Columbia. iStarterisabusinessincubatorandaccelerator thatprovidesextensivementorshipandadviceto startups.IthelpsItalianentrepreneurstostart their businesses, to launch their inventions at an international level and to foster Innovation in Italy. Incubator 56
  58. 58. Adriana Santonocito & Enrica Arena Milan AdrianaandEnricaareFoundersofOrangeFiber. Adriana is Fashion Product Manager, expert in textiles fabrics and new technologies for sustainable fashion. Enrica holds a Master in Development Cooperation. She is specialized in marketing and sustainability. Orange Fiber is an entrepreneurship fashion project which aims at creating sustainable fabrics from citrus waste. Through nanotechnologies and R&D processes it creates functional textiles that release vitamins while wearing them. Fashion 57
  59. 59. Letizia Quaranta Verona Letizia is Founder of Bilingue per Gioco. She is a Telecommunication Engineer who spent 10 years abroad, working in Berlin and London; she also completed her MBA at INSEAD. In 2007 her son was born and she startedherblogaboutraisingachildbetween Italian and English. Bilingue per Gioco is a blog that has became the most important platform for all those families who are raising their children with bilinguism in Italy. EdTech 58
  60. 60. Elisa Flazio Catania Elisa is Co-founder of Flazio. Shehasalwaysbeeninterestedintechnology andwebapplicationsthatmakeinternetworld easily accessible for everyone. she took a degree in Engineering, acquiring expertise in Geographic Information Systems. Flazio.com is an innovative and easy-to-use Visual CMS , which enables users to create andmanagetheirwebsitesautonomously.The heart of Flazio platform is the “CompStore”, a collection of appealing web components, free or premium. ICT 59
  61. 61. Elisabetta Bianchini Pisa Elisabetta is Co-Founder of Quipu. Electronicengineerwith10yearsofexperience incardiovascularbioengineering,sheisexpertin design and project management in the field of non-invasive diagnostic systems based on images and signals processing. Quipu develops high-tech systems for early andaccuratediagnosisofcardiovascularrisk. Quipu provides automated non-invasive systems that are able to assess innovative cardiovascular biomarkers by image and signal processing. MedTech 60
  62. 62. Silvia Minutolo Turin Silvia is Co-Founder of Archisbang. She is an Architect who studied and carried out her professionals experiences in Turin. In 2008 she was one of the founding partners of Archisbang Lab, an informal architectural group. In 2012 Archisbang became what it is today. Archisbang is a young firm of architects interested in artistic research related to digital world. The aim is to develop original projects between art and design, from digital processing to customizable and communicative products. Design 61
  63. 63. Valeria di Rosa & Martina Facco Milan ValeriaandMartinaareFoundersofTweetbook. ValeriaisContentandCommunityManagerand graduatedinCommunicationinMilanin2007.She takescareofonlinecontentandsocialnetworks. Martina is Grafic Designer. In 2010, she completed a Master Degrees in Visuals andMultimediaattheIUAVUniversityofVenice. Tweetbook is a platform that allows to read andpublishthebeststoriessharedonTwitter. WithTweetbook,it’spossibletofindthemost interesting tweets and compose them into a personalnarration,thenaddtitles,comments and pictures. Digital 62
  64. 64. Clara Parona San Francisco Clara is founder of Bad Seed. She is an interaction and game designer. After a master degree in Design, she started working for several interaction design labs. She worked also at Ubisoft bulding three game titles as game designer. BadSeedisastartupthatcreatesvideogames. TheteamgraduatedfromGamesFounders,the firstgamingacceleratorprograminEurope,and wonMindtheBridgecompetitionasoneofthe most innovative Italian startup of the year. Gaming 63
  65. 65. Arianna Bassoli Berlin, DE Arianna is founder of frestyl. She has spent several years doing research in interaction design, worked at Media Lab EuropeanddidherPhDattheLondonSchoolof Economics. She was a technology advisor for the Italian Ministery of Education. frestylisaplatformdedicatedtolivemusicthat allows fans to discover cool shows and organizers to better promote their events. It also includes a mobile application for event discovery and web tools for organizers to offerandmanageexclusiveVIPexperiencesfor their customers. Digital 64
  66. 66. Miriam Manassero Alessandria Mirian is founder of ALva. She is 25 year old and comes from Piedmont. She has a Degree in Law and a greeen spirit. Miriam is involved in everything that is eco- friendly, biologic and respectful of the environment.Thankstoherloveforice-cream, AL.va was born. AL.vaproduceselectricpoweredrefrigerators withzeroenviromentalimpact.Itisaquadricycle createdtodistributefreshandfrozenfoodand traditional home-made ice-cream. It has an innovativecoldstoragesystemwhichallowsto maintain temperature inside the cold tank. CleanTech 65
  67. 67. Chiara Davanzo Milan Chiara is founder of ZEST. Enthusiastic marketer with 11 years of experienceinthefashionindustry(Borbonese, Stefanel, Geox) with a broad international exposure. She has a strong personal interest in CSR and environmental issues, so in 2012 she co-founded ZEST Sustainable Ideas. ZEST is a start-up company with a strong commitment to sustainability, social development,ecologyandtheenvironment.Its mission is to develop projects to help businesses accelerate and benefit from society’s shift to sustainability and social innovation. Consulting 66
  68. 68. Gioia Pistoia & Francesca Romano Rome Gioia is co-founder and CMO of Atooma. She previously worked as mobile marketing manager in some agencies. Francescaisco-founderandCEOofAtooma. SheisaUXDesignerandstudiedSystemDesign at ISIA in Rome and Computer Science at La Sapienza University. Atooma is your mobile personal assistant to make your smartphone (and your life) smarter. Atooma put your smartphone work for you by automating routine tasks such as photo sharing or wifi switch. ICT 67
  69. 69. Alice Valenti Milan Alice is founder of Scicche. AfteradegreeinEconomicsofArt,Cultureand Communication and a Master of Science in Management at Bocconi University of Milan, Alice worked for l’Oreal in the Luxury brands, and was sales representative in the Scandinavian countries for Graniti Fiandre. Scicche is a design company, born from the willingness to search, discover, promote and selldesignobjects.Thecorebusinessistalent scoutingtofindnewdesignersallovertheword withttheaimto importinItalyamazingdesign pieces still unknown to the public. Design 68
  70. 70. Piera Nathalie Scalco Padova Piera is co-founder of Moku. SheholdsaMScinComputerEngineeringwith a minor in Management. She started a PhD in Management before realizing that her true pathwasentrepreneurship.Theideaofmoku was born during university as she wanted to changethewaytheinformativesystemworked. Mokuisacollaborativedocumentmanagement and note-taking web app. You can upload your docs (PDFs, MS Office, iWork, images) and take rich notes over transparent layers. A moku is a collection of docs that you can share with your friends and colleagues. ICT 69
  71. 71. Cecilia & Ludovica Ago Milan Cecilia&Ludovicaareco-foundersofDress-on. Cecilia has a background in fashion; she worked first for a major fashion maison and then for a buying office in Milan. Ludovica studied Business at University College of Londonandstartedworkingforaninternational investment bank. They are twin sisters. Dress-on is a network of Italian independent boutiquesunitedinasingleplatform.Through the boutiques’ experienced buyers it offers a unique selection of international and emer- gingdesigners.Dress-onwantstorecreatethe experience of a shopping stroll on the best fashion streets. Fashion 70
  72. 72. www.girlsintech.it Girls in Tech is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. Please help up share: @GITItaly #FFlist14

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