For Meet & Pitch events we invite startups from the Factory Berlin network to pitch their products to fellow community members and professionals from the Berlin startup ecosystem.
For our March edition, we’ll be joined by companies solving problems for female consumers with innovative products and services. The event will include a Q&A section from the audience and we will open the floor to those wanting to pitch their own women-centric products.
– Ali Mann, Anatomy of Pleasure
– Annik Walter, Einhorn
– Hannah Pehlgrimm and Maxie Matthiessen, Femna
– Katherine Castellano and Olga Buneev, Clue
6:30 pm: Doors open
7:00 – 7:45 pm: Talks & Q&A
7:45 – 8:00 pm: Open mic session
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Drinks & more networking
About the speakers:
Alakina Mann is a Medical Visualiser, illustrator, Artist and Founder of AnatomyofPleasure.org; Redefining and Rediscovering Sex Anatomy and Sexuality. Created during a masters in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy at Glasgow University, Anatomyofpleasure.org presents the pleasurable female sex anatomy that gets left out of conversation, and is often poorly represented in medical textbooks. No wonder school sex-education left us with so many questions! AoP talks about the female body from the perspective of pleasure, which is after all, one of its main functions! For example, the clitoris’s only function is pleasure and arousal, though we rarely tell girls and women (or anybody else) this. AnatomyofPleasure.org uses anatomically accurate illustrations, research-based sexology and sex therapy information, and interactive 3D models to represent this under discussed but amazing anatomy.
Annik Walter curates einhorn’s Instagram channels, playfully redefining the visual language surrounding „taboo“ topics like sex and menstruation. She got her start in the media world in 2017 as an author for Mit Vergnügen and quickly discovered her passion for social media. She currently studies history in Berlin and recently celebrated her debut as an event manager for the launch of einhorn’s period products.
Maxie Matthiessen is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for women’s health. She has founded two companies, Ruby Cup and FEMNA Health. Ruby Cup was one of the first menstrual cups on the market and is the only cup with a designated social mission to give all girls and women access to sustainable female hygiene. FEMNA Health is all about women’s hormonal health. The company test & analyses female hormones and provides solutions that help restore a healthy hormonal balance.