TellSpec's Food Scanner Knows What's in Your Nachos

TellSpec divines calories, allergens, and nutrients in 1,500 foods

Innovator: Isabel Hoffmann  
Age: 52  
Chief executive officer and co-founder of year-old, 18-employee startup TellSpec in Toronto.

Form and function: TellSpec is a rechargeable, handheld spectrometer that can analyze the light reflected by foods and beverages to provide information about their ingredients, calorie content, nutrients, and allergens.