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.
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Alertgy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the following Developers Agreement between Alertgy Inc. and SEMI – Flextech. SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, connecting over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide. FlexTech is SEMI’s Technology Community focused on the growth, profitability and success of flexible and printed electronics. Community activities include organizing collaboration opportunities, directing research and development funding and advocating for the technology.
“Alertgy is honored to begin new development partner relationships with Flextech members. Through these relationships, Alertgy and its partners will work to solve challenges faced by civilians and military personnel. A Flexible Hybrid Electronic Wristband Sensor Platform will be developed to allow for non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, along with other sensing functionality for military personnel,” says Alertgy CEO Marc Rippen.
Alertgy Inc., a company founded in Melbourne, FL, is making non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology accessible to diabetics around the world. With its revolutionary technology, Alertgy is committed to improving the lifespan, quality of life, and effectiveness of medical treatment for millions of diabetics.
Alertgy took home first prize in the Nasa iTech Ignite the Night Orlando competition, and event to find new and upcoming technologies that could improve the future of space exploration and life on earth. Ten companies from all over the world presented to a panel of judges to earn a semifinalist slot in the current Nasa iTech Cycle, and eventually a finalist spot in the forum in Las Vegas. Alertgy will now present in the semi finals with 10 other companies in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Otober 7-8.
Ahead of The Rise of the Rest competition in Orlando, Alertgy was sent a congratulatory letter by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. We were extremely proud to be named as one of the finalists for the competition, and thank Orlando and Mayor Dyer for being so welcoming.
On Thursday, May 16th, Our CEO Marc Rippen will be speaking at the Medical Wearables 2019 conference in San Jose, California. At the Startup and Innovation Showcase, Marc will speak between 2-4pm. If you do not have tickets, grab one now to listen to what will be a great speech and a wonderful conference!
Florida Atlantic University held their third installment of their pitch deck competition for start-up companies. Competing against various other start-ups, Alertgy took home 1st place, along with a $15,000 prize. This was an amazing opportunity for Alertgy to gather even more name recognition and bring our revolutionary technology into the mainstream!
Alertgy will be at FAU Monday May 1st for Tech Runaway. 7 companies were chosen as finalists, and Alertgy is proud to be one of them! As always, Alertgy loves getting the word out about our revolutionary technology, and is excited for this opportunity.
Alertgy has been selected as one of 8 finalist for Rise of the Rest in Orlando Florida. Rise of the Rest is a Venture Capital competition where companies are given the opportunity to pitch in front of investors, with the winner receiving $100,000. Created by Steve Case, the cofounder of AOL, this event will put Alertgy in front of some of the most successful and important investors in the country. 8 finalists were selected from a pool of 152 applicants, and Alertgy is proud to have been one of the finalists. The event will take place on April 29th at Cheyenne Saloon at 128 W. Church Street in downtown Orlando.