Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

Amr Abdelgawad, a co-founder of NERv, celebrates a $500K win at a global pitch competition in Saudi Arabia this week.

Amr Abdelgawad, a co-founder of NERv, celebrates a $500K win at a global pitch competition in Saudi Arabia this week.

Launched by alumni Youssef Helwa (BASc ’15, nanotechnology engineering, MASc ’17, electrical engineering) and Amr Abdelgawad (BASc ’16, nanotechnology engineering, MBET ’17), the company is developing a device to proactively detect leakage of gastrointestinal fluid into the abdominal cavity after surgery.

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