Finalists of the 2018 Women Startup Challenge Europe


Europe 2018 | Finalists | Judges | Advisors | Mentors | Sponsors

Meet the 10 women-led startups who pitched their ventures to a jury of top investors and tech leaders for a total of $60,000 in cash grants that was awarded on October 25, 2018 at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.

The $35,000 grand prize went to Colleen Becker of Sampson Solutions. Mitchell Baker, Cofounder and Chairwoman of Mozilla, awarded a $25,000 Mozilla cash grant to Alex Haslehurst at Vitrue Health, the startup who best addressed data, privacy, and transparency. The OneRagtime Audience Choice Award went to Amel Bendali of Inorevia. Check out the finalists’ game-changing startups below.

Deko Eko

Pitching Founder: Agata Frankiewicz


Deko Eko is an upcycling platform that works with the best designers globally to create well-designed consumer products out of carefully selected waste materials from the largest companies and brands.

Enterprise Bot

Pitching Founder: Ravina Mutha


Enterprise Bot creates AI powered chatbots to automate customer interactions and provide enterprises with a readily accessible digital agent to improve customer experience and create operationally efficiency.


Pitching Founder: Amel Bendali

Inorevia develops and commercializes a new generation of patented technologies that miniaturize lab instrument volumes for analysis. This technology drastically reduces costs, time, and manipulation necessary to perform next-generation bioassays and precision medicine.


Pitching Founder: Judith Gampe


NOVA is the first bluetooth headset that can be integrated into earrings with a built-in speaker and microphone.


Pitching Founder: Vivien Dollinger


ObjectBox (Techstars ’17) is the first high-performance NoSQL, ACID-compliant on-device database for mobile and IoT. It is 10X faster than the industry leader, only one-tenth of the code to implement, and comes with an out-of-the-box data synchronization.

Sampson Solutions

Pitching Founder: Colleen Becker

Sampson Solutions capitalizes on business opportunities precipitated by the Paris climate agreement. Working with University of Bath chemical engineers, they are creating bio-based construction materials from sustainable sources using a closed-loop, carbon neutral manufacturing process.


Pitching Founder: Francesca Boccolini


SonicJobs is the first virtual recruiter for blue-collar recruitment that uses chatbots combined with occupational psychology and AI, which screen and select the right job candidates in real time.


Pitching Founder: Pae Natwilai


TRIK is a Google map for structural inspection that turns photos from drones into digital 3D models. Users can make comments, take measurements, and compare changes directly from the time-lapse 3D models.

Vitrue Health

Pitching Founder: Alex Haslehurst


Vitrue Health is developing computer vision based tools that sit in the background of clinical assessments, autonomously measuring motor function metrics, freeing clinicians to focus on more complex patient interactions, and allowing them to detect and treat degradations in functional health. This improves quality of life and saves millions in healthcare costs.

Pitching Founder: Ewelina Robaczek

@vouchery_io is a predictive coupon, discount and loyalty automation platform that optimizes promotional strategy for customer engagement while preventing coupon fraud.