TransSense wins pitch competition at DTU Startup Fair 2019

Thursday 31 Oct 19

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When DTU Startup Fair opened its doors to thousands of visitors on October 30, it was to showcase 60+ cutting edge DTU startups and offer an exclusive chance to meet DTU’s ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship all in one place. 

The event featured exciting talks and, at the center of them, a pitch competition between six carefully chosen startups.

"It was well articulated, has a good bootstrapping strategy and, beyond making money over time, a sense of helping people"
CTO Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Systems

The startups pitched in front of CTO Bjørn Skou Eilertsen from Milestone Systems, Partner David Ventzel from Accelerace and CEO Claus Zibrandtsen from InQvation, battling to win 30.000 DKK sponsored by Milestone Systems and elite startup support by InQvation.
After an exciting hour of sharp pitches from Snapform, Berring Data Collective, Paragit Solutions TransSense, OKTO Acoustics and Synklino, the panel announced the winner as TransSense. 

“We have chosen the one who had a very very good story. A story that came from the heart and had passion. It was well articulated, has a good bootstrapping strategy and, beyond making money over time, a sense of helping people. We profoundly loved the pitch (...) I would like to see on stage: TransSense", said Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO of Milestone Systems, when announcing the winner.

TransSense has developed an AI smart glove that can help the blind and visually impaired locate their items and engage more with the world. The smart glove carries several sensors and a camera, and is activated via voice control.

When the glove receives a command, it will use its camera to scan the room for the item and vibrate when it has visual. The glove can measure distances and will increase its level of vibration as it gets closer to item, allowing the user to navigate more easily and get a sense of the surroundings.