Startup Stories - Mika Koelma (Hey Zomi)

2 Aug 2023 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Mika Koelma is cofounder of Hey Zomi, creators of Australia's first menstrual disc. Taking no shortcuts, Hey Zomi has partnered with Australia's best designers and manufacturers, and using the highest quality medical grade silicon, help women everywhere to have periods on their own terms.

Hey Zomi is focused on creating exceptional menstrual solutions that embody innovative femtech design, strong ethics and are environmentally conscious. Taking empowerment seriously, Mika is not your regular entrepreneur, but has become an educator on period care, who with Hey Zomi, passionately seek out and nurture femme collaborations across all industries and partner with Share the Dignity to work to bring an end to period poverty in Australia.

Join us for Startup Stories to discover what inspired Mika, alumna of the University of Newcastle and participant in I2N's 2022 Accelerator, to create a startup with a mission to revolutionise women's menstural experiences.

Event is free but registration is essential.

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM - Doors open (Darks Coffee Roasters cart in operation)

8:15AM - Housekeeping and introduction

8:20AM - Overview from Mika

8:40AM - Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM - Additional Q&A with audience

9:00AM - Event concludes


What is I2N?

The University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) is responsible for driving economic diversity and business growth through innovation and entrepreneurship. At its network of innovation hubs, which are home to the Hunter region’s most promising innovators and entrepreneurs, the I2N delivers a range of enterprise skill-building programs that develop ideas into sustainable, global businesses.


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