Diva Tommei, Founder & Inventor of Caia
Diva is the founder and CEO of Solenica, as well as the inventor of our flagship product Caia. Diva has a Bachelor in Biotechnology from La Sapienza and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge. She was also part of the last class of the Master “In The Boardroom 4.0”, a course prepping women executives to take part in international and national boardrooms. Diva attended the NASA university program Singularity University in 2010, and has been an honorary member of the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club since 2013. She was nominated “Top 50 Women in European Tech” by Forbes in 2018 and has given two TEDx talks, one in Rome (2017) and one in Matera (2018). She was also awarded the Young Global Innovator Award by MIT Tech Review in 2017 and has worked with Huawei on their artificial intelligence campaign (2017) as well as with Land Rover on their sustainability campaign (2019). In 2019 Diva was awarded the Pleiade International Award in the field of Innovation and New Technologies.
Studied Genomic Biotechnology at La Sapienza in Rome and went on to get a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge.
Diva In The News
Pleiade International Award.
June 7, 2019: Awarded the “Pleide International Award” for Innovation & New Technologies at the Italian House of Representatives.
Speaker at TEDx Matera.
December 14, 2018: Diva speaks at TEDx Matera on “Habitat 4.0: how robotics should help us reshape our indoor environment” (video to be released)
Entrepreneur Podcast Feature
October 24, 2017: Episode 41 of Lean the F*ck Out, a podcast for women entrepreneurs, features Diva discussing what makes a hardware startup tick and what it means to reinvest in your community.
Tech Open Air Berlin 2017 Speaker
July 12, 2017: Diva spoke on the topic of Acing The Iceberg: What You Need To Know About Crowdfunding Hardware at one of the top European tech conferences of the year.
Winner of Elle Italia & Huawei Innovative Women Award
November 5, 2016: Winner of the Elle Italia “Donna, talento e innovazione nel mondo digitale” award.
Select Delegate at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
June 22-24, 2016: Diva was one of only two selected delegates from all of Italy at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University.