The capital of the Piedmont region in the heart of Italy’s North West, Turin is known for its gastronomy, culture and more recently for one of Italy’s most exciting startup ecosystems.
The city is home to a thriving startup scene that has grown exponentially in the last few years. Located just 1 hour by train from Milan, within driving distance of the Italian Riviera and the mountains and with an international airport connecting it to many European cities, Turin is an ideal location for growing businesses. The city is home to an impressive network of successful women in business, with many local and expat entrepreneurs setting up small and growing businesses in a plethora of different sectors from tourism to food, finance, wellness and fitness. With many online and home based businesses ideas for mums in Turin and the surrounding areas too, more women than ever are reclaiming a work/life balance that suits them and their families, making the most of the exceptional Piedmontese quality of life.
The APID is a non-profit association that brings together women entrepreneurs in Turin to promote the benefits of female entrepreneurship, support more women in the workplace in general and raise awareness of corporate social responsibility among companies. The association also provides opportunities for development and training, facilitates the creation of new businesses, encourages networking through its platform.
One of APID’s recent projects is the Donne Digital (Digital Women) Project, promoting the digitization of Turin’s start-up scene, with workshops and education for women in business in Torino and facilitating access to STEM careers among women.
The International Women’s Club of Torino is for international English-speaking women in the local area (as well as local Italian women) to meet and connect with one another. Founded in 1960, the group organises many social activities and events throughout the year. Turin Startup Scene is a useful Facebook group for anyone either involved or interested in the Turin startup community. Italian Startup Scene Turin
is another Facebook group dedicated to the local start-up scene for those who would like to get to know others in the ecosystem or start a working collaboration.
Many incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces are opening in the city, including
Talent Garden Turin, part of a network of 17 coworking spaces throughout Europe. Located close to Porta Susa train station, this innovative new space has been thoughtfully designed to enhance productivity and creativity among its community of entrepreneurs, ideal for busy mums in Turin who freelance or run their own businesses.
Located in an atmospheric converted foundry close to Porta Nuova station, Toolbox is a vast coworking space with 8000 square metres of workspace, and event spaces in the heart of Turin. With over 400 members from freelancers and professionals and start-ups, there is a vibrant collaborative atmosphere ideal for shaping new business ideas. The space is also home to FabLab Turin, one of a new wave of digital manufacturing workshops, where hard-to-find equipment previously only found in more industrial settings (3D modeling and printers, electronics, laser cutters etc) is made available a community of self-employed creatives and makers The FabLab organises over 300 events a year, making the Toolbox the ideal space in which to work, do business and form relationships.
Impact Hub Torino is both a physical space for coworking and events, as well as a virtual space (through the global Community App platform) for Turin’s innovators, freelancers and change makers. They also offer training, organised networking and startup acceleration programs. Working Creative Agency, AdFarm decided to open their doors to coworking individuals, creating another great dynamic enclave of workspace in the city.
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