After winning $50,000 during the fifth demo day from Lebanese accelerator Speed@BDD in March 2018, diabetes startup Spike strikes again, and this time during GITEX’s Future Stars’ Supernova Challenge, taking home $100,000.
GITEX is an annual consumer, computer and electronics trade exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai. 24 startups from around the world pitched and competed for the first title, which was won by Spike, a mobile assistant that helps diabetics track their glucose level and manage their diabetes.
Spike was launched by Ziad Alame in 2017. Through its mobile assistant, it monitors the patient’s regular behaviour, sends reminders about insulin shots, activity and food. The data received by the app get stored for further analysis or for sharing with doctors and caregivers.
Shortly after winning the Speed@BDD demo day, CEO Sami Abou Saab announced that the startup, along with coding academy TeensWhoCode, won a fully sponsored trip to attend LebNet Ignite, a two-week accelerator program in Silicon Valley.
Congrats to team and we look forward to hearing more positive news from them.