Collision From Home: Testing, Testing: Medtech Startup GlucoActive Crowned Winner of Collision's First Online-only PITCH Competition

Collision From Home: Testing, Testing: Medtech Startup GlucoActive Crowned Winner of Collision's First Online-only PITCH Competition

PR Newswire

TORONTO, June 25, 2020

TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, glucose monitoring startup GlucoActive was announced as the winner of Collision's annual PITCH competition. This year, the competition took place online for the first time, inviting hundreds of startups to compete and be judged by some of the world's leading investors.

GlucoActive is a non-invasive glucose monitoring laser device. Founded in 2016 in Poland, and currently at seed stage, the medtech startup is already past the first stage of clinical trials for the device, which will help to diagnose up to 20 percent of the world's population who currently go undiagnosed for diabetes.

"10 percent of the global population suffers from diabetes, while up to 20 percent of the population are undiagnosed, leading to 3.7 million deaths annually," said Robert Stacherski, CEO of GlucoActive.

"In contrast to traditional glucose methods, which cause pain…we use completely non-invasive laser light, which penetrates the skin and reacts only and directly with the glucose molecules to determine the blood's glucose level," Stacherski continues.

GlucoActive pitched against 300 startups to win the final round against security startup Sym and AI speech coach Orai. It's the second year in a row an alternative glucose monitoring startup has won the PITCH competition. Web Summit 2019 winner Nutrix also helps diagnose and monitor diabetes through saliva.

About Collision from Home:

Collision from Home is redefining conferences with a "pretty big experiment," according to the Sunday Times. Collision from Home is bringing 30,000 people who are reshaping the world online to make meaningful connections, explore and learn through software, all while it's harder than ever to meet new people. Collision will return to Toronto as a physical event for the second year from June 21-24, 2021, at the Enercare Centre.

About Web Summit:

Forbes says Web Summit is "the best tech conference on the planet"; Bloomberg calls it "Davos for geeks"; Politico, "the Olympics of tech"; the Guardian, "Glastonbury for geeks"; and, in the words of Inc. magazine, "Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world".

Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn't be possible without an incredible team of more than 200 employees based in Dublin, Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong, including world-class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. They've disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events – revolutionising how people and ideas come together to change the world.

Useful links:

Collision images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/collisionconf/

Collision YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MiQVyK_WaFlU5IvIT2b8A

Collision speaker lineup: https://collisionconf.com/speakers

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