Maxie Matthiessen

Maxie Matthiessen


FEMNA Health

I am an internationally award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for women’s health and social impact. I have founded two companies,Ruby Cup and FEMNA Health. Ruby Cup is a pioneer period company with a designated social mission to give all girls and women access to sustainable female hygiene. FEMNA Health is the very first tele-medicine platform in Germany that offers home-diagnostics and online health consultations for women’s health.

Awards & recognitions:

  • Victress Award (Germany)
  • Wilhelm L he Prize (Germany)
  • ZDF Kampf der Startups (Germany)
  • Venture Cup (Denmark)- Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (US)
  • Finalist at Ben&Jerry Join Our Core (Uganda)

Next to my job, I consult and do pitch training for various startups and companies. The following are some of my clients: VW,Vodafone, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Impact Hub Berlin and GTECH.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, I worked in corporate strategy& development, drafted studies for the UN General Assembly, consulted on micro-finance topics, and organized high-level round table discussions at the EU Parliament.

I hold a Master degree in International Business & Politics andBachelor degree in Business, Language & Culture from theCopenhagen Business School and was a visiting student at the Universidad Aut noma (Madrid) and University of California(Berkeley).


Other speakers in this event

Volker M. Lauschke


Volker M. Lauschke

Associate Professor and Group Leader in Personalized Medicine and Drug Development
Director of the Micro- and Nanoengineering Facility at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden, Deputy Head of the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology (IKP)
Rikke Nørgaard Elster


Rikke Nørgaard Elster

Head of Mental Health Tech at We.Care
Psychologist | Specialized in Digital Therapeutics
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