Optics and photonics startup Alertgy Inc. which has developed the world’s first non-invasive glucometer on the market took home the third-place prize of $250,000 in the latest Luminate NY accelerator competition, which was held this week at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s MetroTech Center in Brooklyn.
What is Alertgy?
Alertgy is the world’s first non-invasive glucometer on the market using dielectric spectroscopy and artificial intelligence. Glucometers have been around since the 1920s and are a staple in diabetes management. However, all traditional glucometers require at least a finger prick to take a blood sample, which can be painful and is not real-time.
The Road to Luminate NY
We were recently selected to participate in the cohort of Luminate NY’s accelerator program. The four-month program provides a hands-on curriculum with expert instruction on all aspects of starting and scaling a business in the optics, photonics and imaging industry. Most importantly, it gave us access to mentors who are at the top of their game. They have connections in industries we never even knew existed – from manufacturing supply chains to design software developers! During this time, we’ve been hard at work building our team and creating prototypes for potential markets.
Luminate NY optics, photonics, and imaging startup accelerator competition.
Luminate NY is a startup accelerator program for optics, photonics and imaging startups. The three-month business intensive offers funding and expert mentorship to entrepreneurs with innovations in these fields. Alertgy was selected as one of the nine companies in this year’s cohort and took home third place after a judging panel from industry experts ranked them against their peers.