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COVID-19: Resources for the Community

Giulia Imperatrice
Mar 27 · 4 min read

This first quarter of 2020 has ushered in challenges that we could have never imagined, and we all have to confront the new reality we’re living in.

The U.S. just surpassed China in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the new epicenter of the pandemic. The global economy is at a significant decline, and forecasts on a possible timeline for the end of the pandemic are precarious, to say the least.

But there is something we know for certain: we will get through this. We know this because history taught us that the world has overcome worse crises, and because we are resourceful.

New York City, March 18, 2020. Andrew Kelly / Reuters

When going gets tough the tough get going!

At NUMA New York, we have invested some time to put together a list of resources available for individuals, startups and small businesses to support financially and not only.

US Federal & States

  1. The US Small Business Administration resources for SMBs and relief programs related to the COVID-19:

More information about their programs here.

  • Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extension: Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020. Read more about it here.

2. New York State:

3. Other US States:

4. Support for Individuals:

5. Resources for Restaurants & the Hospitality Sector:

European Countries

  1. European Commission Temporary Framework for State aid measures
  2. Austria: Government support here;
  3. Belgium: government measures
  4. Denmark: COVID-19 relief package for businesses; government-backed hotline for businesses at +45 7220 0034.
  5. Finland: Finland Bank; Business Finland resources for Business; Tax relief programs; Finnvera support; Government hackathon
  6. France: Government resources; startup toolkit; free tech resources
  7. Germany: Handbook for startups with funding & resources; operative measures
  8. Iceland: Government measures
  9. Ireland: contacts & resources for startups here; Enterprise Ireland Response Plan; Government support
  10. Italy: information & innovative startups here; government measures here
  11. Norway: Oslo Business Region resources list
  12. Spain: government measures here.
  13. Sweden: government measures here; business resources here; business faq & info here
  14. The Netherlands: FAQ for entrepreneurs; government measures; government announcements; startup guide
  15. UK: SMBs resources; Government Support measures here


  1. Egypt: read about the measures here
  2. Mauritius: read about the measures here
  3. Morocco: read about the measures here.
  4. Tunisia: read about the measures here.
  5. South Africa: read about the measures here.

Startups & SMBs Toolkit

Corporate Initiatives

In a time when we need to keep our distance, we can’t shake hands or hug, we have realized how important it is to show that we care. And while we miss these simple gestures of affirmation, we have discovered new ways of demonstrating our affection to the community.

Community is what makes our world so unique, it’s what makes NUMA special. Being part of a community is the reason why our founders are more than just colleagues, it’s the reason why they support each other and become part of a family. Community is why our mentors and investors stay with us for the long-run and why we, at NUMA, feel blessed every day when we get up for work in the morning.

The beautiful thing about our community is the resiliency and genuine nature of support, problem-solving, and giving. Please know that the NUMA team and the greater NUMA community is here to support you in any way we can.

It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”

Doe Zantamata

NUMA New York

Innovation at the speed of New York | Startups accelerator…

Giulia Imperatrice

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NUMA New York

Innovation at the speed of New York | Startups accelerator and corporate innovation hub. Read more at

Giulia Imperatrice

Written by

NUMA New York

Innovation at the speed of New York | Startups accelerator and corporate innovation hub. Read more at

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