StartUp Competition

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

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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?

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 

The awards for the winner

Eni Special Award

The prize awarded to the Winning Startup will include:

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

✓ Exclusive access to the networking opportunities of the Joule community of +9000 members including startups, entrepreneurs, industry experts and mentors

Meet the Jury

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

Valentina Raule

Startup Acceleration Specialist

Eni Joule


Chiara Monticelli

Head of Coordination of D&I initiatives Portfolio Italy and Trasversal Monitoring


Flavia Mondello