Lambert Labs Startup Wins Third Place at Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:30am

Texas ECE students Sam Kanawati and Sal Pathare took Third Place in the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) on May 10, 2019. Lambert Labs aims to revolutionize blood glucose monitoring for diabetics worldwide by inventing a new proprietary glucose test strips. They are using artificial intelligence to turn any smartphone into a glucose monitor. 

The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin present their ideas for new businesses and receive invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors. Many TVLIC competitors go on to launch their businesses. Successful competitors have included uShip, Ordoro and Qcue among others. TVLIC gives away more than $58,000 a year in prizes during its fall and spring competitions. The competition is open to any UT Austin graduate student. 

Sam Kanawati is graduating in Spring 2019 with a MSEE from The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his BS from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. His research interests include biomedical SoC design specially focused on non-invasive identification of concentration of specific molecules in human body in order to determine the state of health.

Sal Pathare is an undergraduate student in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He  is presnetly serving as an intern in the National Instruments Leadership Program and has previously served an internship with Cisco.