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August 2020


Our Advisory Board


We welcome our new advisory board members!

Finance Online Platform FinMarie taking off to a next level with prominent advisors

For some entrepreneurs the lockdown might have meant a forced break in their activities, for the team of FinMarie it meant using the momentum for getting set up even better. Today they are announcing the start of a strong and inspiring advisory board: Two prominent brand ambassadors – the former Minister for Economics and Energy Brigitte Zypries as well as the former Member of Parliament Mirco Dragowski will support the startup with their joined activities as well as their know-how.

Excerpt from the Press Release | 1st July 2020

“We are extremely happy and honoured to welcome our first two members for our advisory board. Having been able to convince the former Minister of Economics and Energy Brigitte Zypries as well as the startup mentor and former Member of Parliament Mirco Dragowski, two highly influential as well as inspiring personalities are joining forces with us as well as the mission of advancing the issue of “women and financial independence”.

Introducing the Members of the Advisory Board

Brigitte Zypries

Former Minister of Economics and Energy, Patron of Women’s Economic Issues

Brigitte Zypries (born 16 November 1953) is a German lawyer and politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Between 2017 and 2018, she served as Minister for Economics and Energy in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel; she was the first woman to hold that office in German history.

Zypries had previously been Parliamentary State Secretary since December 2013, charged with the coordination of Germany’s aviation and space policies. She was Federal Minister of Justice of Germany from 2002 to 2009 and State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior from 1998 to 2002.

Mirco Dragowski


After his degree in law and politics he completed his exam as a fully qualified lawyer in 2006. He was a member of the German parliament as well as speaker for the FDP for Europe, Science & Research issues.

After having conducted his own lawyers’ practice, some time later he became the first employee and then managing director of the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. Since October 2018 he has been coaching and mentoring startups, corporates, non profits, investors, politic and shareholders in issues related to strategy, how to advance innovation as well as the creation of networks.

As an alumni of the Freie Universität Berlin he is also a board member of the Entrepreneurs Network of the university and is engaged on the board of the “Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche e.V.”

Mirco Dragowski – networker, bridge builder, innovation patron – strategy consultant

“There never really was a doubt as to whether I should support FinMarie. The current development during the lockdown had made it so obvious again how big the gap of ambition vs. facts ref. financial equality of the genders in Germany still is. Serving as an advisor for FinMarie for me represents the opportunity to give this topic and possible solutions even more awareness and visibility.”

– Brigitte Zypries

“Each day I realize how small the degree of female influence within the startup and investors scene in Germany still remains. This is a massive motivation for me to help women via FinMarie to gain more economic confidence as well as influence. I am convinced, like this we can help grow the female influence in founder teams as well as investment committees.”

– Mirco Dragowski

Even more inspiration - among women

A first event in cooperation with Brigitte Zypries is intended to take place in August, others to follow in September.

“The current situation obviously means we need to be extremely careful and act responsible referring to the health and safety of participants and speakers as well. At the same time we are confident we’ll find a format that is as safe as inspirational as well.”

Caroline Bell, COO FinMarie

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Now even better equipped to help you towards more financial independence.

“Having those two experienced partners on board is highly appreciated by the whole team. We are looking forward to working together very much! We feel really empowered for the next milestones.”

Karolina Decker, CEO FinMarie

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