Our community’s response to COVID-19
Company. Mar 23, 2020
With things changing daily in NYC and across the country, we hope that you are staying healthy and collected during this unprecedented time. In times like these, community and being in good company (at home) is more important than ever. We are proud to share what members of our community are doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Healthcare & Science
Elektra (GCT 2020) will be hosting free 15-minute telemedicine appointments with their gynecologists for remote support for common hormonal health and gynecological needs. Sign up here. They’ll also be hosting webinars to ensure that their community stays well informed, healthy & well during these times.
Kleo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Urban Tech Hub), a leading company in the field of developing next-generation, fully synthetic bispecific compounds designed to emulate or enhance the activity of biologics, has entered into a research collaboration with South Korea-based Green Cross LabCell (GCLC), a pioneer in the next generation of allogeneic, to rapidly advance testing of both advanced technology platforms in combination as a potential therapy for COVID-19 patients.
Oova (GCT 2019) is answering questions for those planning their fertility journey, going through fertility treatments, or who are currently pregnant. Check out their most common questions, answered here, or reach out to Dr. Amy Divaraniya, Co-Founder & CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Particle Health (GCT 2019) is opening its medical API at no cost to health organizations.
pulseData (GCT 2018) is offering its solution for free to help employers and healthcare systems identify high-risk patients with undiagnosed kidney disease.
Eli Polanco (GCT 2020) is the former Executive Director – Head of Banking Product at Blockchain Center of Excellence at JP Morgan and is offering expert advice regarding cybersecurity, fraud, and payments automation. Email her, email@example.com, with any questions.
Eric Friedman (Venture Partner & COO at Company, formerly Expa, Foursquare and USV) is offering weekly office hours. His focus is on early stage founders, but any topic is fair game. He’ll be offering to give feedback or be a sounding board.
Lantern (GCT 2020) is here to guide you through life, before and after a death. COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to this process from enforcing limits on funerals to increasing feelings of isolation after a loss. It has also forced many to face their own mortality and seek ways to be better prepared. They’ve created a resource hub to help navigate each piece of the process in the time of COVID-19.
NewtonX (GCT 2018) is offering their clients a blanket 20% discount on all remote expert work from online surveys to expert calls or video conferences. This effort is intended to support their clients and partners who increasingly need to source the right insights remotely. They’ve assembled 3 panels of experts on topics ranging from medicine to macroeconomics and crisis management and will send complimentary invites to their community for the virtual roundtables as they happen.
Summer (GCT 2019) is providing free student loan advice to anyone confused by the new federal relief programs.
Tropic (GCT 2020) has put together a list of software vendors with special COVID-19 relief offers.
Data & Technology
Anvyl (GCT 2017) is leveraging their supplier network to help source masks, sanitizers, and ventilators for hospitals and facilities in need of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Buster (Urban Tech Hub) is developing safe and secure private bus transportation for companies and governments that want to move essential employees without using public transportation.
Coord (Urban Tech Hub) is utilizing their data from Seattle’s curbs to help local restaurant deliverers access on-street parking and temporary loading zones to facilitate easier curbside meal pick-ups.
Fetcher (GCT 2015), a full-service recruiting automation platform, is offering their platform & services complimentary to qualified hospitals, nonprofits, & healthcare companies.
Pillar (Urban Tech Hub)is deploying smart sensor networks across construction projects in Massachusetts to help limit worker exposure and address new industry restrictions due to COVID-19.
TPS Engage (Urban Tech Hub) is working with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the local CDC in Romania on a mass information campaign that uses signage screens updated with real-time information regarding geo-targeted COVID-19 spread, to help identify, inform, and protect the most at-risk populations.
The Athletic is unlocking its favorite sports articles for free.
Hilma (GCT 2019) is donating 1% of all sales to Food Bank For New York City.
Ten Little (GCT 2020) is donating 10% of proceeds to No Kid Hungry, with the goal of reaching 10,000 meals. They’ll also be sharing easy activities and resources for parents on social… follow them on Instagram @tenlittlekids. Fatma Collins, Co-Founder & CEO, suggests parents check out @savewithstories.
Education & Resources
Citiesense (Urban Tech Hub) is helping businesses stay connected to their customers by offering a platform where information (like revised hours of operations) can be updated and shared with ease.
Contextere (Urban Tech Hub) has contributed to the global research community by preparing and distributing COVID-19 data to the Allen Institute for AI’s Open Research Dataset, a free resource of +29,000 scholarly articles.
Nesterly (GCT 2019) launched a new, free platform in Boston called Good Neighbors, which supports at-risk individuals who need to maintain social distancing as a result of COVID-19 by matching them with volunteers to fulfill basic needs including no-contact deliveries and friendly check-ins.
PanOpen (Urban Tech Hub) partnered with Rice University, OpenStax, and other companies to support teachers by providing free access to their online homework and courseware.
Paladin (GCT 2017) enables legal teams to sign up for pro bono opportunities, then makes their work and its impact easier to track. They’ve teamed up with the ABA to launch a new portal that helps attorneys find pro bono opportunities specifically for people affected by COVID-19 and other natural disasters.
RaisedByUs (GCT 2019) is helping coordinate mask making efforts by mobilizing sewers, makers, and organizers to hand-sew and deliver masks to facilities affected by mask shortages. Share with your talented maker-friends
Transfernation (Urban Tech Hub) is using their nimble infrastructure to make sure that the people who cannot afford to stock up are still able to access food. They’re working with soup kitchens, Meals on Wheels, and other programs to help them plan for the influx of people who will rely on their services.
To be added to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.