Introducing Kia Lampi. Co-Founder of Sisko. In the realm of healthcare superheroes, Kia Lampi shines brightly as a dedicated gynecologist that works night shifts in the delivery unit ready to take life saving decisions in Sweden and Finland. Kia has a passion to find new ways to inform and improve the health of women and talking about taboos on her Instagram platform.
Sisko is guiding women and other people with vulvas through perimenopause with a digital service providing personalized medical advice. Some of the services provided are monitoring and analysis of women’s menstrual cycle and identification of perimenopausal symptoms. Receiving a monthly personalized report on the cycle, having the opportunity to send questions to medical expert and getting peer support. In this interview we talk about entrepreneurship, mission, balance and fast growing industry.
What are some of the key skills or qualities that you think are essential for success as an entrepreneur?
Loving change and the unknown, wanting to figure new ways to do things
How do you stay motivated and focused when faced with setbacks or challenges in your business?
My mission is to improve health and wellbeing for women and other people with vulvas. With that way I want women to have more power over their own bodies. I know how big the problem is because many of these problems even I have faced myself. The north star for me is so clear that bumps in the way don't change that.
What have been some of the biggest lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Get out there even if you are not 100% ready. Weather if it comes to your product, idea or presentation.
How do you balance your personal life with the demands of running a startup?
I know I'm doing better with the startup if I'm doing well in private. So I'm working out, spending time with my family and enjoying some reality romcoms to balance it all.
How do you stay up-to-date on industry trends and new technologies that could impact your business?
I have good medical networks both in Finland and Sweden and through those I'm updated on what comes to science and new waves in women's health. Our team is based in Europe and South America so together we stay updated on what's new in the femtech field globally. What we have noticed is that communities within tech and femtech are important to stay updated.
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