Skip to main content

The Good Example: Businesses and startups that help others during quarantine

In times like the unusual ones we live in now, there’s nothing more important than spreading love and support to everyone who needs it. Hospitals, patients, employees, businesses, stores- everyone’s trying to survive and sometimes the tiniest bit of support can make a big impact on someone’s life even without us realizing it.

Here’s why we decided to create a list of startups and companies that come up with creative ways to support communities around the world. There’s obviously thousands of amazing examples out there which couldn’t make us more happy because we see the effort and the love that businesses are now putting into supporting others. This is just a small portion of them.


Please feel free to email us with more suggestions so we can give a shout-out to those lovely people who are doing their best to help us all go through this. We will update the list in future. 


E-mail: ina@techpods.co





Healthcare


Naicoms - a Bulgarian company, offers their platform MedCare for free during the pandemic. The platform provides free 24/7 online video medical consultations. Consultants can provide professional advice on monitoring a chronic illness such as diabetes, analyze the results of studies, guide you into preventive care, or help you when you do not know whom to contact for healthcare, give a second opinion on already existing diagnosis and be your partner in many other situations.


Kry, a Swedish digital healthcare company, has launched a free web-based platform for healthcare professionals across Europe to use to keep in touch with their patients.   


Doctor Care Anywhere, a digital healthcare company, is offering a free training programme for GPs in the UK to help them conduct safe and effective video consultations. 

Liki24, a Ukrainian online pharmacy startup, offers free deliveries of medicines during quarantine. 

Adent Health, a Copenhagen-based dental care app has fast-tracked the development of its ‘digital dental consultation platform’. Dental professionals will soon be able to use the consultation platform for free during the global pandemic. 

FirstVet, a Swedish telemedicine platform for vet and pet owners, has made its services available for free to all pet owners across the UK and in the Nordics. 

Mindhope, a Spanish online therapy platform connects expert psychologists with those in a vulnerable state for free. 

Management and HR

Jubiwee, a Paris-based team management and communication platform, has launched a free tool to help managers and HR to follow up on how teams are doing, and how they’re dealing with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Thyngs, a UK-based payments platform has partnered with Charities Trust, offering a free tool that allows brands to raise funds via their own physical products and services. 

Peakon, a platform which measures and improves employee engagement has launched a free Covid-19 support hub. Companies have free access to the Peakon platform for three months to help them understand how to respond to workforce situations during the pandemic. 



Software

XWiki’s open source collaboration software is free to use — and now, for three months, so is its cloud infrastructure. 

Valispace, a Lisbon-headquartered browser-based software for engineers is taking part in the CoVent-19 Challenge, which is solving the mechanical ventilator shortages across the globe for those in need. 

Workable, the hiring platform, has made its video-interviewing add-on free for three months to help companies hire remotely. 




Education

Freepik Company, a Malaga-stationed startup providing free graphic resources such as photos, icons and presentation templates is providing its premium accounts for free, with access to all of its graphic resources for teachers, journalists and health professionals. 

Kobi, a Slovenian mobile app helping children to learn how to read, especially those with learning difficulties and dyslexia, is providing free monthly licences to keep children learning during the pandemic. 


And here’s something else that we found interesting: there’s even a project for a park in Vienna that is designed to  keep everyone six feet apart! Can you guess the name of the park? It's called Park de la Distance.


That's it from us for now. Stay safe and healthy. 
TechPods


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Working from home - tips for EMPLOYEES, LEADERS and the TEAM

In the light of the current events, lots of us work from the comfort of our homes in order to stay safe and protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19. This however might be challenging not only for the managers of the companies who’re trying to make sure their work is staying on track, but also for the employees. As an employee, you’re probably used to working with your colleagues, having your manager by your side so you can get their assistance at any time and just in general feel more organized and social in an office environment. There are also difficulties that the team as a whole might face, due to the decreased communication.

We decided to give you some short and effective tips that actually work, and see how you can get the most of your work from home.

Before we begin, it’s important to say that we are grateful that we are a business that can afford to work remotely. We appreciate everyone who’s out there working as per usual, all the hospital staff who are going above …

10 Easy Ways to Go Green in the Office

We know that most of you are currently working from home but we want to take this opportunity to consider what our offices are going to look like once we get back in them.

Researches show that CSR (Company Social Responsibility) is quickly becoming one of the biggest factors for employees when choosing their preferred future employer. So here’s how you can include some small but valuable details to your everyday office life to not only help the environment but also attract and retain top talent. 

1. Recycling bins

Easy to do and super effective- place 3 or 4 bins around the office where everyone can throw their plastic, metal, paper or glass waste.

You can also provide some tips and tricks on how to recycle properly and place them near each bin. Brand the bins, add stickers or whatever you want to make this experience fun and enjoyable.

2. Dishes and cutlery

Each office has access to a sink, some places even have their own kitchens so don’t be afraid to use some normal cutlery and pla…