Meet our extraordinary speakers, hackathon and masterclass mentors and moderators!
Maxine is an intellectual property (IP) attorney with the law firm of Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC, having offices in Albany, New York. She focuses her practice on prosecution of patents for technology, trademarks for business brands, and copyrights for creative materials.
Through her company, Unzipped Media, Inc., Maxine publishes the Unzipped: Sex, Tech & the Law® blog at www.SexTechLaw.com and the Unzipped.
Urologist-andrologist and sexual medicine expert, who firmly believes that individual action generates collective change. Working to innovate and disrupt every area of women sexual experience and frame it into Health.
Ola is CEO and founder of Sx Tech conference. Sex/ Fem Tech specialist and business supporter.
Dinorah has been producing videos in the adult industry for
over five years. Since BaDoinkVR’s site launch, Dinorah has added VRCosplayX, 18VR, BabeVR, RealVR and KinkVR to the network.
Dominnique (Former Commercial Head for Intimina, a brand that is part of the world’s leading intimate lifestyle company, Lelo Group,) is now focused purely on the collaboration between sexual health, wellness and technology. She now consults, invests and sits on several advisory boards for the likes of Mysteryvibe.com, luxury female pleasure e-comm Pureeros.com, USA based pleasure protector Get Luwi, home health brand, Elara Care and she is also co-founder of the break-through brand Healthy Pleasure Collective, the first integrated agency for Sextech Start ups.
Luka Matutinović - Global Marketing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Beauty-tech and luxury industry. Before joining LELO, Luka made a name for himself as the Product Manager in L'Oréal Professionnel, and before that as the International Brand Manager for another beauty industry player, Henkel.
Co-founder&CMO of pureeros, e-boutique for women's pleasure and intimacy and Editor in Chief of VibesWeek, the first online magazine on sexuality.
Founder of The Italian woman of SexTech.
Co- founder&CEO of pureeros,10 years in finance and banking across 3 countries and big firms like Unicredit and Nomura.
Supporting gender equality and women's rights.
Dr. med. Maike Henningsen- founder in the medical space industry, with a successful 20-year career in healthcare. In 2016 Maike selected to the “Global Solution Program” at Singularity University in Mountain View California. Maike is a mentor to several startups and is consulting companies in her areas of expertise.
Founder & CEO of Killing Kittens, Safedate, SISTR & The Sisterhood | Business Leader 2019 Top 30 inspirational entrepreneurs
One of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs’. She made her name launching the global female empowerment brand Killing Kittens in 2005, now incorporated into the KK Group with over 120,000 members.
The first adult brand to achieve a public crowd raise in 2018 raising £600k with a series A raise starting in July 2019.
Nicolàs Boldt loves building things. WOW Tech's Director of Growth especially loves to build an exciting company - for the people working in it, but especially for the consumers using WOW Tech's products. His responsibilities include scouting growth opportunities and driving the company's innovation process. He especially loves to headhunt, and grow a diverse team that is excited about creating the future of sex tech.
Giulia Tomasello is an Interaction designer and researcher specialized in women’s healthcare combining biotechnology, interactive wearable and innovation. The winner of the STARTS Grand Prize 2018 awarded from the European Commission with her project Future Flora.
Xavi is Product Director for the BaDoinkVR Network, the world’s
the leading production company for virtual reality adult entertainment.
He has over 7 years experience in product design and user experience.
Representative of AR Conk the most innovative and advanced adult entertainment app using augmented reality and Vrconk, adult entertainment virtual reality company, a pathfinder in creating 3d virtual environments, combined with real actors.
A Feminist, serial social entrepreneur and changemaker. A graduate of Queen's University, she started Lunapads in 1993 after experiencing health challenges brought on by tampon use. Her relationship with her period was transformed, and Lunapads became a source of period innovation and menstrual justice.
Paolo Davide Griffo has gained almost 10 years of experience in the sales and marketing sector, with a deep focus on tech products and international trading. Currently is the European Sales Country Manager for SenseMax and is responsible for the company's business in the region.
Recently called 'the Goddess of Creative Rebellion``, it's true: As the daughter of an entrepreneur and an artist, the sister of a rebel, she has been inspired to be a lionhearted fighter, who challenges the status quo with a purpose. Her most prominent adventure: Ohlala - an attempt to transform the paid dating industry.
Marie Kochsiek is a social scientist and software engineer with an interest in the intersections between technologies and societies, especially with respect to sexual health and digital rights. She co-founded the Bloody Health Collective who is building drip an open source period tracking app.
Lina is a Principal at firstminute capital, a London-based $100M seed fund backed by 30 unicorn founders and Tencent. She joined firstminute from the Boston Consulting Group in 2017, as the first member of the investment team. At firstminute, Lina leads on sourcing for the Nordic and German speaking regions and has a strong interest in digital health (particularly femtech and sextech) and robotics .
Ida Tin is the CEO and Co-Founder of female health app Clue (www.helloclue.com), the free-to-download, free-to-use period tracking app, designed to help women around the world track their periods and better understand their bodies. To date, Clue has more than 11 million active users worldwide and, in 2016, was named the most accurate free period tracking app in an extensive 2016 study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Guile Lindroth is a computer scientist and has been working with AI, chatbots and virtual assistants for the past 15 years. As a system analyst, AI and graphics specialist, he is the one behind Realbotix robot’s dialogues, content, and narratives creating personality and empathy for the proprietary AI framework. Lindroth is pursuing the dream of one day teaching robots “the meaning of love, empathy, respect, and friendship.
Harmony, the planet’s most advanced Sex-AI Robot made by Realbotix.
Capable of supporting a multitude of personalities in the same hardware and a full sensory body, Harmony is Realbotix’ latest venture into the future, integrating high end silicone companions with robotic components and artificial intelligence.
Taking speed-dating to another level and for the first time in history, SxTech visitors will have an unprecedented chance to sit and talk with the new mind and face of AI.
Fascinated by the intersections between business and design, Monica has worked in a variety of design consultancies across Europe. She’s had a few different titles but essentially the same job: to find ways to make good products great. Monica currently works as a Design Strategist at Goodpatch, a design firm in Berlin with Japanese roots.
Venus has collaborated with many international media outlets such as GQ, Playboy, El Pais, The Mirror, The Guardian and more. She also has a YouTube channel where she showcases and reviews sex toys. When she isn't writing or making videos, she can usually be found on her unmade bed testing the latest adult novelties. She has acquired over 500 sex toys and after enjoying thousands of orgasms at work, Venus has discovered that the big O is much more than a sexual release.
Maciej for last 10 years is building “Silicon Valley” in people’s mind sharing their core values as CEO/founder of Netcamp Foundation developing the oldest tech/startup community in western Poland. Creator of ``100 developers for Szczecin`` vision, training new people to work in IT industry to help local tech companies and startups grow. Co-founder of Startup Poland - community voice of Polish startups ecosystem.
Techstars community leader and organizer of Polish – German Startup Weekends since 2011. Recognized with European Enterprise Award and special Auler Awards for supporting technological entrepreneurship in Poland. Now focused on connecting startups with corporate partners like Samsung or GPW and funding for Idea Global accelerator.
Data driven growth hacker with broad tech/startup industry network and years of experience in digital marketing, Former marketing advisor of Techstars METRO accelerator in Berlin. Pay it forward evangelist and tech geek passionate about web analytics. For over 7 years helping ideas become worth spreading as TEDxSzczecin lead organizer.
Johanna Rief is Head of Marketing for the Womanizer brand, a sex toy that globally gives women awesome orgasms and is one of the most sold toys in the world. She works at WOW Tech because it is fun - and she hates to feel bored. Her main goal for the future is to create global communication campaigns that speak to women of all ages and backgrounds around the world - and, while doing it, change how female sexuality is viewed for the better
Jan Greuter believes in the power of brands. The Director Marketing at WOW Tech Group is passionate about curating brands through thoughtful corporate design and compelling content. He's responsible for a growing number of brands including the established players Womanizer and We-Vibe. Leading a global team of marketing experts and creatives, he's building the strongest house of brands in the sex toy industry.
Calandra Balfour is Founder and CEO of LoveGivr, the world’s first sex-positive combined social media and e-commerce platform that donates to sexual health/sex-positive charities. Two decades of working in the adult retail industry. A recent Channel4 documentary ‘A Very British Sex Shop’ was based on her shops (lust.co.uk and taboo.co.uk) and her family. Calandra is combining an ongoing passion for sex-positivity with a proven track record in business development, whilst striving to give women a sexual voice.
Sabrina Verhage is an interactive media designer and creative technologist fascinated by the influence of technology on society.
Ever since participating in the first Sex Tech Hack (http://goldsmiths.tech/sex) at Goldsmiths in London she has been exploring sex tech in the form of hacking sex toys and prototyping new sensual experiences. She ran a hacking vibrators workshop at NODE festival in Frankfurt and she created a sorted visualization of vibrators, published on Vice's Motherboard (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbjb9p/beautiful-algorithmic-visualization-vibrators).
Kristen Tribby is the Head of Global Marketing and Education for Fun Factory, an award-winning German pleasure product manufacturer. In her role at this heritage brand, she is responsible for the branding and marketing of Fun Factory’s diverse product selection, brand messaging, and product development strategy. With over 15 years of experience in sex education and sex positive retail management, Kristen is passionate about debunking sexual stereotypes and contributing to the adult industry’s evolving role in creating more space for positive sexual expression
Dominic is a passionated UX/UI Engineer with a focus on digital product development. Besides working with several StartUps he also worked closely together with some of the biggest german Tech-Companies (Zalando, Trivago, Xing…). Dominic is currently working in the digital-product-team at Spring, a HealthCare-StartUp based in Munich. He also co-founded and organised the //Slash-Hackathon.
Eric Leddin is responsible for the digital product management at direct health services GmbH – a company that is building Europe’s leading healthcare platform by integrating telemedicine, effective medication and online pharmacies into one reassuring brand experience. The last 7 years he worked as a freelance UI/UX Designer for clients like Axel Springer, Deutsche Bank or Zattoo.
Christoph is better known as “The Pitch Doctor”. After working in advertising, he got into startups in 2007. All his own startup ideas failed, but he always had great pitches.
For the last 7 years, he's helped 1800+ startups (and an ever-growing number of corporate intrapreneurs) improve the way they pitch to investors, partners, management boards etc. He's a coach for dozens of accelerators, corporate innovation labs and startup competitions around Europe, with clients such as Airbus Bizlab, Bayer Grants4Apps, hubraum (Deutsche Telekom), Daimler, Allianz, Roland Berger, etc.
Christoph is also known as the world’s only “Startup Comedian”, doing funny pitches –e.g. RydeMyPony (the ``Airbnb for Ponies``), the ``Berlin Pitch`` (why Berlin is the best city for startups) and ``2020`` (the best year startup ever) – at conferences such as 4YFN, SXSW and Bits+Pretzels.
If you ever meet Christoph, and he's not wearing a brightly colored adidas jacket – it's not Christoph.
Teresa is a Designer at einhorn, a Berlin startup, selling vegan condoms and sustainable female hygiene products. Their goal is to make the world a better place or as they say: to unfuck it!
David Levy studied Pure Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics at St. Andrews University, Scotland, from where he graduated with a B.Sc. degree. David’s achievements in the associated field of Social Robotics include founding international conferences on the subject, and being a co-organizer of six such conferences between 2007 and 2017. He has published a primer on A.I., Robots Unlimited. His fiftieth book, Love and Sex with Robots, was published in November 2007, shortly after he was awarded a PhD by the University of Maastricht for his thesis entitled Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners
Ine Gevers is curator, writer, activist. As artistic director of the Niet Normaal Foundation she has conceptualized and realized largescale, international exhibitions at the interface of art, design & technology. ROBOT LOVE (Eindhoven, Sept-Dec 2018), filling a 6000 m2 former milk factory with human robot relations and a major publication on the full spectrum of love with robots and AI, is her latest endeavor.
Jean-Claude Artonne – Terpon Co-Founder and CEO, 30 years of entrepreneurial success in a variety of sectors including optics, consumer electronics, biotech, aeronautics, and real estate. Founded and sold several mainstream businesses in virtual reality and immersive technologies over the last 2 decades. Author of global patents and mainstream industry-recognized thought leader in panoramic, immersive, and VR technologies.
The goal of the Sx Tech hackathon challenge is to coalesce leading deep technology solutions, such as AR, VR; Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity, Data, Sustainability. Along with numerous specialists and enthusiasts of the sex tech industry, we will play together within an experimental space, which will yield new results, new ideas and innovative solutions.
Our main topics:
As in the case of every hackathon, you will be invited to create groups in which you will work together on a product that will later be pitched to the public and the jury.
At the end of the day, we will present and summarize the results of the event and celebrate the winning team at a unique after-party, Berlin style!
You don’t have to code to sign up!
We invite specialists from different fields of expertise, not only persons with developer skills! If you are a project manager, a storyteller, a marketing specialist, a data analyst, a blockchain-/crypto-enthusiast, a sexologist, a counselor, a sociologist, an event organizer or a community manager — please sign up if you have an idea that you would like to share with others, especially if it is related to Data, AR, VR; Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity
Please read our terms and conditions
We encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people to apply! We believe that technology should aim to unify us all, and should be used for the benefit of a humanity without racial or sexual distinctions and discriminations. We highly encourage female founders to develop their ideas with us! We put special efforts into aquiring the certainty that there will be many outstanding female entrepreneurs and business mentors among us.
We categorically refuse projects that are:
aimed at marginalizing and discriminating women.
non innovative entertainment projects.
Do you want Sx Tech to become part of your conference? Would you like to introduce us to an interesting startup, or are you looking for innovation in sex tech?
Get in touch, and let’s figure out what we can do together