TAIPEI – Seknova Biotechnology, a revolutionary health monitoring startup, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Chinese Taipei.
With the win, its founder, Jimmy Huang, advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 184 countries.
“The technology is comprised of a painless wearable sensor, mobile app and patient monitoring platform,” said Huang. “We have developed a painless continuous monitoring sensor that minimizes the risk of infection, injury and inconvenience to patients.”
According to Huang, the products unique design allows for low-cost manufacturing while maintaining high accuracy. The sensor is worn on the arm for 14 days and sends readings to a mobile app every few minutes. The app automatically alerts when levels are out of target range.
The Seknova System is the only continuous diabetes monitoring system that offers multi-biomarker monitoring for early detection of acute complications.
In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Huang will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.
Along with Seknova Biotechnology, all contestants received access to free virtual training services to help them take their venture to the next level.
Other finalists included:
- Global Syndicated Loan Platform, a blockchain-based fintech product owned that allows lenders to restructure their asset distribution by offering their syndicated loan asset to the secondary market
- Cotery, a speed-dating app that allows users to video chat for five minutes and decide if they want to exchange contact information to go out on a real date
- IB, a service that provides a perfect match of demand and supply of value exchange based on two modules.
Judges for the competition were:
- Kuma Ku, Manager, Maxceed Capital Group
- Lillian Lu, Community Manager, Nulab
- Rick Chen, Founder & CEO, REAS Innovation Inc.
- Mason Lin, Project Manager, STARTBOARD
More than 102,000 contestants from 184 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from the idea stage to the growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019.
EWC is an initiative led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Misk Global Forum with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the Global Educational and Leadership Foundation and GSVlabs.