Start Up Bright Spots in a Time of Global Meltdown

  • Biomarkers for Critical Cases: In the short term, Owkin is finding the biomarkers for people who have critical cases of COVID-19. This enables hospitals and health care providers to better diagnose patients and in turn can help develop a vaccine.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: COVID-19 is specifically having a huge impact on people with cardiovascular diseases. In order to drive value for the “medium term,” Owkin is preparing for the post virus era by specializing in this area and will help this highly impacted group of people for future outbreaks.
  • Biomarkers for (All) Coronaviruses: To drive long term value, Owkin is finding the common biomarkers to coronaviruses (beyond COVID-19) that will help the development of drugs and vaccines against all types of future similar outbreaks and prevent another global crisis like we’re seeing today.
  • Refined Digital Offering: Moving their AI interview toolkit, based on WeChat, online to facilitate candidate interviews.
  • Ease-of Use: Made it easier to integrate for outside developers and parties to provide online training modules, within the IfChange platform.
  • Healthcare Materials: Glovo offers free home delivery service for parapharmacy orders in 80 cities. Specifically, their partnership with Qida allows for distributing healthcare materials for free to its network of home caregivers in Spain. In addition, a partnership with Covid Makers is helping distribute 3D-printed visors to regional hospitals.
  • Necessities for the Elderly: Glovo’s partnership with Cáritas allows for sending everyday items and necessities to the elderly throughout Spain. While their partnership with Kaufland offers free delivery and cash payment options for elderly people in 14 cities in Romania.
  • The Fight Against Hunger: In collaboration with organizations such as Villaverde School and T Islo Splai Foundation, the company is delivering food to homes that need it most and the elderly. In addition, Glovo is providing logistical support to food banks such as the NGO Social Fooding and Fesbal.
  • FollowAnalytics Mobile App Builder: By helping customers launch an app in minutes, compliant with the existing website and IT, FollowAnalytics ensures customers can offer a fully digital experience.
  • Remote & Digital Teams: Provides a platform for remote & digital teams to continue connecting with their consumers.
  • FollowAnalytics Video Conferencing: Helps companies stay connected with their customers, keeping indispensable human interactions.

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