Tellspec is selected to take part in TEDMED’s Hive in November 2015

Toronto, September 24th, 2015

Tellspec Inc., a digital health company that provides predictive intelligence about food by combining NIR spectroscopy, bio-informatics techniques & learning algorithms in a revolutionary technology that analyzes consumer foods at the molecular level, announces that the company has been selected to take part in TEDMED’s “Hive” in November 2015 in Palm Springs, California. Aligning with this year’s event’s theme “Breaking Through to a Healthier Tomorrow”, Isabel Hoffmann, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, will represent the company and discuss its innovative technologies being designed to help create a clean food revolution by providing consumers with information about what is really in their food beyond the nutrition label.

Isabel Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Tellspec, commented:

“We are very honored and proud to have been selected to take part in this year’s Hive, alongside such amazing start-ups. We will be pleased to demonstrate how the Tellspec food sensor can be used to help diabetic patients to analyze their diet, and in particular track calories, carbohydrates, fiber, and glycemic load, as well as how our sensor can be used to avoid known allergens and narrow potential food sensitivities.”

Isabel Hoffmann is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded eight companies over the last 26 years in the fields of preventative medicine, interactive multimedia, and digital health. She has negotiated strategic investments with groups such as Mitsubishi International and raised equity investment and convertible debenture notes worldwide, and she was the main strategic negotiator on several business acquisitions, including a US$28M acquisition of Corel Multimedia business division. She has shared her experiences as an entrepreneur and as knowledge on commercializing technologies by teaching MBA-level entrepreneurship courses at the University of Porto in partnership with the London Business School and the North Carolina University. Her awards in the technology and entrepreneurial field include The Women in Technology Award presented by Bell Canada and the Toronto Sun; Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by Ernst & Young; and MacLean’s Honor Roll for Canadian Excellence presented by MacLean’s Magazine