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Risparmio wins the 3rd Edition of the Lady Pitch Night



The competition for European female-founded startups presented by Girls in Tech and Orange

Girls in Tech Paris and Orange are pleased to announce the winner of the 3rd edition of the Lady Pitch Night, a competition for European female-founded startups : Barbara Labate with Risparmio for her interesting business and energy, and second winner is Sabine Safi with 1001pharmacies.
The 5 finalists for this years event were invited to Paris to pitch before a panel of expert judges, including:

• Gilles Babinet (France’s Digital Champion and serial entrepreneur)
• Aninna Svensson (Google, ex-Spotify)
• Marion Moreau (FrenchWeb)
• Olivier Ezratty (Innovation Strategy Consultant)
• Marie-Christine Levet (Jaina Capital)
• Samantha Jérusalmy, (Girls in Tech & Elaia Partners)
• Pascal Latouche (Orange)

Risparmio startup was selected as this year’s winner from over 50 applicants coming from 10 different European countries, including France, the UK, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Hungary.
In order to qualify for the competition, all startups had to have at least one female in the founding team, be less than 3 years old, developing a technology product and with their headquarter based in a European country. This year’s finalists included:

• BoxCryptor (Germany)
• 1001pharmacies (France)
• Risparmio Super (Italy)
• Book a Street Artist (Portugal)
• CoolBrandz (Switzerland)

This annual event organized by Girls in Tech and Orange in its Innovation Gardens strives to give female entrepreneurs in the tech space more visibility. The winning team walked away with a number of exclusive prizes including two tickets to LeWeb London, a copy of Sheryl Sandberg’s book ‘Lean In’ and an Orange 4G device. “This year, the concepts where very diverse, both in terms of sector of activity and distribution model, and all strat ups had well developped porposals” says Nathalie Boulanger, Vice-Président Innovation, France Télécom-Orange.

About Girls in Tech Paris

Girls in Tech is an international network that seeks to provide visibility to women in technology and female entrepreneurs. With over 9,000 members worldwide, the network was founded in San Francisco by Adriana Gascoigne in 2007. The French chapter was founded in 2010 by Roxanne Varza and Mounia Rhka. In Europe, Girls in Tech has a local presence in France (2010), Romania (2012), the UK (2012) and will soon launch in Italy (2013), Portugal (2013) and Germany (2013).

about Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 231 million customers at 31 December 2012, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, “conquests 2015”, Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group’s ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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