2014 Female Founders in Tech by Girls in Tech - Italy
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.
Clara is Co-Founder of Botteega.
After a master in eco-sustainable
organic food and farmer’s markets.
Botteega helps people connect with small,
providing them with tools to create and join
buyers groups and do local shopping. The
reduce pollution and increase biodiversity.
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
that lets the doctor monitor the patient’s
Paola is Founder and CEO of BuzzMyVideos.
NGOs and large tech multinationals. She has
worked for Google in Ireland, Brazil and
to build her startup based in London.
BuzzMyVideos develops & monetizes global
audiences through Online Video Content.
supports brands to find their target
audience with innovative and interactive
Silvia is co-founder of Customizeday.
She is a consultant working in marketing and
passionate about photography, travel and
people to plan an entirely customized trip. In
addition to booking accomodation, it also
suggests other activities and services.
Sara is Founder and COO of DaoNews.
She studied biology but worked as a project
manager on several editorial projects and
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.
Lucia Dal Negro
Lucia is Founder of De-LAB.
She is 29 years old and holds a Bachelor,
of Inclusive Business, which she acquired
while working in London and Berlin. On March
2014 she launched De-LAB.
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
Susanna is co-founder of DowSee.
She holds a Degree and a PhD in Electronic
Engineering and Telecommunications from
Assistant Professor. In 2004 she co-founded
ArieLAB Srl and was CEO until
2013, before co-founding DowSee Srl.
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.
Diana Piemari Cerada
Diana is Founder of Edilizia Insieme.
Diana had her first work experiences in art
and fashion while helping her family in the
her career on the digital contruction sector.
based in the incubator Comonext, with
mentorship of H-Farm and the support of
Microsoft Bizspark startup program.
Aleksandra is Founder of Inspiring Software
International. Aleksandra is an energy and
business development and strategy.
supplies web-based software solutions for
energy management, energy generation,
sustainability reporting and maintenance
management and it operates mainly abroad.
Gabrielle is Founder of Intaste.
aBachelor in Philosophy. She is apassionate
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
Sabrina Lanza, Federica Sala
& Alessandra Giardina
Sabrina is Senior interior Designer and co-
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
Eva De Marco
Eva is Founder of L’Orto In Tasca.
Eva worked in civil and industrial
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.
for iPhone and Android devices that shows
where localfarmsarelocated,their available
products (fruits and vegetables) with
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
lending, trading and exchange, reinvented
through network technologies.
Laura De Benedetto
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
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.
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.
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
organizations seeking to innovate together
through networking opportunities, open
innovation and crowdfunding services.
Sissi is Founder and CEO of originààario.
she founded greenbean. Her specialties are
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
experience to share with friends.
Graduated in Physics, Claudia has strong
expertise and experience in IT, Geographic
two other Sicilian companies focused on GI
Management and IT planning.
technical inspections of industrial
a thermal visible multi-sensor that integrates
proprietarysoftware with geospatial and
Federica has over 10 years experience in
communications after working in advertising,
easily, do several things at once, have a bad
memory and a lively imagination.
you can find a selection of stunning wrapping
papers, greeting cards and
designs by international artists.
Eliana is Founder of Pinktrotters.
Eliana studied at Bocconi University, Indian
She worked as Finance Manager for 6 years,
before discovering herself much happier in
e-commerce of chic travel products.
Giulia La Face
Giulia is Founder and CEO of RKm0.
Giulia worked as freelancer architect until
Centre of Porto, before moving back to Italy
and founding her own startup.
between supply and demand in the context of
building renovation. It connects all the
professionals involved in architectural
and real estate companies) and promotes
& Nicole Novielli
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
Splashmood is a brand new platform to keep
your eyes on the nightlife and be always
in the right spot!
Chiara is Co-Founder and CEO of Redooc.
Chiara is a teacher in Bocconi, consultant in
companies. She has a passion for art,
creativity and STEM education, with a focus
on female education.
Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
The aim is to offer Math in the simplest way,
leveraging on creativity to make it cool.
Silvia is Co-Founder of Teste di Rapa.
agricultural companies in the area. She loves
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.
& Gilda Lombardi
Serena is Responsible for R&D at Tooteko.
She holds a Post Graduate Master degree in
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
exploration activated with a simple touch.
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
every aspect of tour operations.
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.
Valentina is Founder of Ulook.
Valentina has a strong experience in Digital
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
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.
Lisa is Founder of VEASYT.
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
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
Micaela Terzi &
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
Monica Archibugi, Valentina
Tibaldo & Giulia Gazzelloni
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
Le Cicogne is an easy and quick system that
child care services. Through the online plat-
baby taxi and baby tutoring.
Antonella is Founder of Fannabee.
some of the world’s most recognized brands.
mobile and entertainment markets.
and record collectors. It’sthe only app that
combines social, mobile, marketplace
and rewards in a single platform. Through
Cinzia is Founder of Glaamy.
Cinzia holds a Law Degree and a Master
Degree in Human Re sources; she worked as
before travelling to San Francisco with her
the air of Silicon Valley and the startup world.
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.
Ilaria e Giulia Mantovani
They are two sisters (Ilaria is 25 and Giulia is
27) and both worked in the family business.
own company in the fashion industry.
boutiques aggregator. On Corsoalto you can
by the most important fashion independent
retailers of the country. Corsoalto allows
as if they were walking in Italian streets.
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
based on sharing and mutual trust.
Emanuela is Founder of AIDA Monitoring.
her PhD at Bologna (Italy) and Nottingham
(UK) University with a project about social
web and social media monitoring solutions
through custom dashboards and key
performance indicators. The company
builds analysis models that translate
data into actionable insights.
Clizia is Founder of Bestiacce.
different countries such as the Netherlands,
where she worked as Project Manager in
Bestiacce is the platform for pet lovers with a
smart approach to pet adoption. The startup
identifying the right match by crossing the
owner’s lifestyle with pet’s character. It also
offers post-adoption services and an
Luisa is Founder of 3wine.
Luisa is 29 years old and holds a Degree in
and sommelier. At 3wine she is in charge of
food and wine selection.
3wine is a wine e-commerce platform.
three courses for a full dinner is delivered to
Nicoletta is Founder of Fanchimp.
startups, such as HiNii., Challenge in and
based in Turin.
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.
Annalisa is specialized in microbial ecology
and bioremediation; she is a PostDoc
Researcher at the University of Milan.
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).
& Sara Nervi
Giovanna graduated in Political Sciences in
Milan and worked in Marketing for several
University of Trieste. She is a risk analyst and
worked at Monte Paschi Asset Management.
dedicated to the most delicate moments of
Anna Elisabetta Ziri
and mediator. She worked for several years
developing the C++ for Think3, and she
managed new feature projects in CAD
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.
Maria Lorenza Dadduzio
& Flavia Giordano
and territory promotion.
and innovation projects.
eaters” such as intolerants,, vegetarians,
cholesterolemics and diabetic. The platform
recipe book and a store locator to
find alternative shops & restaurants.
Lisa is Founder of Buru Buru.
Lisa graduated in 2006 in Design and Events
Management in the Arts and Theater. She is
worked as artistic director at GingerZone, a
Buru Buru is an e-commerce platform
The startup was born to give exposure to
independent makers, small craft realities,
fashion and design firms.
Eugenia is Co-Founder of Boutique on Click.
2006 and worked in New York for a fashion
merchandising company. She also worked
in the Communication and Press Office for
creates a one-stop-shop of the world’s most
opportunity to purchase unique products and
the most exclusive and sophisticated look.
& Elena Favilli
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.
pedagogy and contemporary theater.
Timbuktu creates digital toys for creative
change the world. These games let children
learn through creative play in a peaceful and
relaxing mode. Timbuktu also publishes a
kids called Timbuktu Magazine.
Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro
Sofia is Founder of Motilo.
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.
Elisa is Co-Founder of Yujooh.
to Italy. She soon started travelling all around
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.
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
or want to give a new look to their shop.
holds a Columbia Univerisity Master Degree
and a Fulbright Scholarship. She attended
a Political Science University.
Risparmio Super is the first grocery
store in the neightborhood.
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
from all over the world, through the website.
She completed her Bachelor in Economics at
experience in Houston, Texas, she started
working at PwC within the transactions
It connects business travelers through a web
professional network connected to LinkedIn.
Selene is Founder of Plain Ink.
Social Innovator and entrepreneur, Selene
150 euros. She is now part of the taskforce
first school for storytellers in Afghanistan.
overcome poverty and social exclusion
through interactive comics, imagery and oral
Marta is Founder of Trendee Me.
From the very beginning, she showed a big
interest in new technologies. She worked
as Art Director & Interface Designer
for Immediatic, a digital agency.
items into categories, colors and brands,
Letizia Zingoni, Ilaria De
Dominicis & Isabella Stanca
and public service experience in the US and
Catania University and Columbia. Isabella
graduated in Business Administration
at Bocconi and holds an MBA from Columbia.
their businesses, to launch their inventions at
an international level and to foster Innovation
& Enrica Arena
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.
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
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.
Elisa is Co-founder of Flazio.
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
heart of Flazio platform is the “CompStore”,
a collection of appealing web components,
free or premium.
Elisabetta is Co-Founder of Quipu.
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
Quipu provides automated non-invasive
systems that are able to assess
innovative cardiovascular biomarkers
by image and signal processing.
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
Valeria di Rosa
& Martina Facco
Martina is Grafic Designer. In 2010, she
completed a Master Degrees in Visuals
Tweetbook is a platform that allows to read
interesting tweets and compose them into a
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.
most innovative Italian startup of the year.
Arianna is founder of frestyl.
She has spent several years doing research
in interaction design, worked at Media Lab
Economics. She was a technology advisor
for the Italian Ministery of Education.
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
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
AL.va was born.
traditional home-made ice-cream. It has an
maintain temperature inside the cold tank.
Chiara is founder of ZEST.
Enthusiastic marketer with 11 years of
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
mission is to develop projects to help
businesses accelerate and benefit from
society’s shift to sustainability and social
& Francesca Romano
Gioia is co-founder and CMO of Atooma.
She previously worked as mobile marketing
manager in some agencies.
at ISIA in Rome and Computer Science at La
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.
Alice is founder of Scicche.
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
pieces still unknown to the public.
Piera Nathalie Scalco
Piera is co-founder of Moku.
a minor in Management. She started a PhD in
Management before realizing that her true
was born during university as she wanted to
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.
Cecilia & Ludovica Ago
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
investment bank. They are twin sisters.
Dress-on is a network of Italian independent
the boutiques’ experienced buyers it offers a
unique selection of international and emer-
experience of a shopping stroll on the
best fashion streets.
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