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Women Startup Challenge
2018 Europe

Grand Prize: Sampson Solutions
October 25, 2018 at Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France
Sampson Solutions, a startup creating bio-based construction materials from sustainable sources, won the $35,000 grand prize.

On October 25, 2018, the Women Startup Challenge Europe showcased 10 of the best early-stage, women-led startups from across Europe. The pitch competition was cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of Paris and held at City Hall in Paris, France.

Grand Prize

Sampson Solutions

Pitching Founder: Colleen Becker
Country: UK

Colleen Becker of Sampson Solutions Women Startup Challenge Europe

The $35,000 grand prize went to Sampson Solutions, which capitalizes on business opportunities precipitated by the Paris climate agreement. Founded by Colleen Becker, Sampson is creating bio-based construction materials from sustainable sources using a closed-loop, carbon neutral manufacturing process.

Alex Haslehurst of Vitrue Health

Mozilla Award

Vitrue Health

Pitching Founder: Alex Haslehurst
Country: UK

The $25,000 Mozilla Prize was awarded to Alex Haslehurst of Vitrue Health, the startup who best addressed data, privacy, and transparency. 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.

Inorevia Founder Amel Bendali

OneRagtime Audience Choice Award


Pitching Founder: Amel Bendali
Country: France

The OneRagtime Audience Choice Award went to Amel Bendali, COO and Cofounder of Inorevia, a startup that develops and commercializes a new generation of patented technologies that miniaturize lab instrument volumes for analysis.



Grand Prize
Mozilla Prize
Critical Startup Services

Women Startup Challenge 2018 Europe Finalists

Vivien Dollinger
Amel Bendali
Pae Natwilai
Judith Gampe
Vitrue Health
Alex Haslehurst
Deko Eko
Agata Frankiewicz
Francesca Boccolini
Ewelina Robaczek
Enterprise Bot
Ravina Mutha
Sampson Solutions
Colleen Becker

Meet the Jury