Historic Rome is home to a growing community of innovative entrepreneurs across a plethora of industries, from the digital sector to food and design. The capital’s location in the centre of Italy makes for an ideal base from which to start and grow a business, with two airports and convenient train access to Europe’s key cities within a few hours.
Rome offers many business opportunities for mums, with increasing numbers of successful female-owned businesses in the Italian capital. Home to an inspiring, dynamic network of local and international women in business, many busy working mums are making an impact across a variety of sectors in the city and surrounding areas.
Rome is undoubtedly one of the leading cities for women entrepreneurs to pursue their professional ambitions in Italy, with a lively scene of regular events and meet up groups for entrepreneurs and those thinking about starting their own business.
Roma Startup is a non-profit organisation promoting Rome as an innovative start up hub within Italy and wider Europe. Their membership is open to anyone who is active within the city’s startup ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, universities, venture capital funds and more.
Italian Start Up Scene is an online community for anyone currently or thinking about running a startup in Italy, including entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, developers and anyone with an interest in startups.
Professional Women’s Association Rome is a non-profit networking organisation that supports and promotes the interests of professional women from all different backgrounds in Rome. The group provides a welcoming, friendly forum for women at their fortnightly events including networking cocktails on the 1st Wednesday of each month, and talks by a different international speaker on the 3rd Wednesday each month, as well as workshops and cultural events throughout the year, ideal for local and expat mum entrepreneurs in Rome to meet and exchange ideas.
Digital Yuppies, based in Rome, is a community of young people in the digital industry including designers, marketers, coders and entrepreneurs. Digital Yuppies organize monthly networking events across Europe (tickets are often free but sell out quickly).
Techstars Startup Weekend Rome is an annual 3 day event that brings together Rome’s top designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all sectors. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Many successful startups in Rome have been conceived and developed at this event, including several successful mum-owned businesses in Italy.
L’Alveare (“The Beehive”) in Centocelle is the first coworking space in Rome designed specifically for working mums and their little ones. The space provides babysitting, education and activities for children from 4 to 36 months, allowing busy mums to work in a sociable, productive environment.
I Love Mum is another family friendly coworking space, located in Trastevere, set within a trendy loft overlooking a tree-lined courtyard. There are 10 workstations, a meeting area, lounge and bar, as well as a great childcare service for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years. This unique setting is perfect for busy mums in Rome with online and home based businesses in Rome to work in a dynamic environment in the company of like minded female entrepreneurs.
Located in a historic post office building in the Prati district, Talent Garden Poste Italiane is home to a diverse community of digital innovators. The campus is a fantastic place for entrepreneurs to grow their business with networking opportunities, events and the training offered by their popular Innovation School. The city’s second TG campus, Talent Garden Cinecittà is a dynamic coworking space designed to encourage creativity, devoted to the best new media professionals, including local and expat women entrepreneurs in Rome.
Impact Hub Roma is a collaborative and flexible work and startup community space for freelancers and digital nomads in the capital. With an independent cinema and living room, they also host events and provide consultants to meet with and support startups.
Fab Lab Roma is an impressively well equipped “digital fabrication laboratory” for entrepreneurs to develop ideas, create prototypes and manufacture products on a small scale, affording small businesses a great deal of flexibility with through access to industrial machinery (3D printing, laser cutting etc). Fab Lab is also the physical space at the heart of the Roma Makers movement in the city, a network for all of the city’s creatives and digital nomads interested in pursuing or already running innovative small businesses in Rome.
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