Recently eight of Waterloo Region’s most promising startups competed in the annual GTAN|START pitch competition. The eight companies ranged from
In first place, Medella Health won $10,000 for its pitch by co-founder Harry Gandhi. Medella Health is developing a smart contact lens that monitors glucose levels, and transmits the data in real-time to a mobile phone, so patients can better manage their diabetes.
In second, winning $5,000, was EyeCheck, which is making vision screening fast and mobile, in order to eradicate preventable blindness around the world. QidniLabs, which is working on creating an artificial kidney, won $2,000 for third place.