Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: ProGlove

Startup Of The Week: ProGlove
ProGlove co-founder Thomas Kirchner

ProGlove, a 2020 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, makes hands-free industrial wearables that it claims are the lightest, smallest and toughest barcode scanners in the world. In wake of COVID-19 it is adding an optional downloadable proximity sensing app to help frontline workers on assembly lines or in distribution centers maintain a safe distance from each other. Its customers include BMW, Lufthansa and DHL.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.