StartUp Competition

WomenX Impact Startup Competition
Italy’s most awaited start-up competition for female founders.

We will discover the winning Startups together at the Event!

WomenX Impact Startup Competition

The WomenX Impact Startup Competition was created to enable startups founded by women or who have at least one women on their board:

  • to live a unique experience of growth and comparison in front of an energetic and passionate audience
  • to expand and consolidate their network, while coming into contact with a prestigious panel of judges.

Are you a female founder?  Are you part of an all-female team leadership team that is already established with a product/service on the market or will be in the next 6 months?  Is there at least one woman on the Board of your start-up?

Applications for 2022 are closed but there is still a chance!

Would you like to apply for the 2023 WomenX Impact Startup Competition? Find out how, read on!


1) All startups founded by a woman or in which there is at least one woman on the board are eligible to participate.

2) All established companies with a product or service that is already being commercialized or will be commercialized within the next 6 months are eligible to participate.

3) All startups that fall into at least one of the following categories are eligible to participate:

  • Lifestyle Technologies (Fashion Travel – Food – Design – Influencer Marketing)
  • Sustainable & Circular Economy
  • EdTech
  • Health & Fitness
  • Fintech & Insurtech

The WomenX Startup Competition is supported by our Main Sponsor 


and in partnership with 

The awards for the winner

Eni Special Award

The prize awarded to the Winning Startup will give access to the Joule Community; an ecosystem of startups, industry experts, faculty and partners 

and will include:

✓ Exclusive participation in one of the training workshops created by Joule, Eni’s School for Enterprise, in collaboration with partner business schools, aimed at acquiring skills and testing innovative methodologies for sustainable startups

✓ Mentorship meetings with Eni Experts specialized on vertical areas to guide the startup on strategic and growth aspects

Feedel Ventures Special Award

✓ 6 Month program in the startup studio Feedel Ventures, valued at €75,000 between investment in the startup, reimbursement of expenses for the entrepreneur and services of the studio

✓ Access to the network and service network of Feedel Ventures.

InnovUp Special Award

✓ Free membership to InnovUp for 12 months in the Scaleup category

✓ Free membership to InnovUp for 12 months in the Startup Seed category

Qonto Special Award

 1 year free* for opening a Qonto business account for the winning startup, via designated discount code

 6 months free* for opening a Qonto business account for all finalist startups, via designated discount code

*The free months are calculated on the Essential plan (29€/month). The discount code is valid for all tariff plans and entitles you to the first month free and a discount of €29 for the following 11 or 5 months.

Meet the Jury

on the Jury, to declare the winning Startup, participate:

Valentina Raule

Startup Acceleration Specialist

Eni Joule


Domenica Surace

Head of Impact assessment, Monitoring & Reporting @ Eni Joule

Eni Joule


Mattia Farci

HR Business Partner & Communication Manager



Lorenzo Zatini

Ecosystem Marketing Manager @ Qonto



Luca La Mesa

Social Media Strategist


Cristina Angelillo

CEO & Co-Founder @ Marshmallow Games, Presidente @ InnovUp



Valentina Casella

Partner @ Casella e Associati

Casella e Associati


Luca Pignatti


Feedel Ventures


Victoria Citterio-Soelle

Partnership & Ecosystem Lead @ Feedel Ventures | Managing Director @ Sölle Homes

Feedel Ventures


Jacqueline Ruedin-Rüsch

Founding General Manager

Privilege Ventures


Alec Ross

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Bologna Business School


Veronica Diquattro

CEO Global Markets @ DAZN



Paola Di Rosa

TechTransfer & Venture Builder Advisor



Fulvia Nannini

Senior Partner RCG Advisor



Marie-Pierre Schickel

Brand Innovation Strategist & Start-up Mentor



Donata Cappelli

Dottore Commercialista | Financial Adviser