Web Summit’s PITCH competition brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups for a live onstage battle. This year, 900 of the 2,100 startups exhibiting at Web Summit took part in the PITCH competition, which took place over the three days of the conference.
The 2019 PITCH competition was won by Nutrix, a MedTech startup based in Basel, Switzerland. Nutrix is a high tech nanosensor that is placed on the tooth which detects glucose level in the saliva and transfers information to an external app. Nutrix is invisible, non-invasive, and patient-friendly. Additionally, it tracks food intake and provides valuable information for the patient and artificial pancreas algorithms.
“Nutrix has a long-term vision that goes further than just glucose. That’s our current focus, but ultimately we want to go into how we monitor the reaction of the immune system. We’re going to disrupt the way health is monitored. Today, it’s only when you’re unwell that you get the information from your doctor. We want to give people the chance to monitor this data before.”Nikjil Singh, co-founder of Nutrix
Nutrix co-founders, Maria Hahn and Nikjil Singh, came up with the idea during MIT Technology and Innovation Bootcamp in March of 2019. Nutrix is being incubated at Basel Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the University of Helsinki.
Nutrix founder and CEO, Maria Hahn, took to the PITCH stage with an injured hand caused by a surfing accident leading up to the conference. Watch her full pitch below.