Coronavirus Startups Are Finding Success

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on August 27, 2020

With coronavirus shutting businesses down around the country, it is refreshing when a success story comes around to show that coronavirus startups are possible. Entrepreneurs, the ones who are able to identify opportunity and seize it before others, are more creative than ever. They understand the needs of nearly every consumer have shifted in some way and they seek to capitalize. While some are tinkering away inventing sanitizing solutions that scale, others are looking to solve a more immediate need and address a major gap in the market.

Although the headlines of PPE shortages and hospitals around the country being undersupplied has made it out of the news cycle, the need for PPE is stronger than ever. The root cause of the reported shortages came from inefficient supply chains and a lack of quick options to source trustworthy providers of PPE. It was this overall problem that companies sought to solve and one emerging startup seems to have cracked the code. 

Started during the pandemic

As many companies closed their doors, the operators of Gamebreaker and Wooter Apparel came together to leverage their advanced sourcing technology to start CovCare during the pandemic. The use of strong tech allowed CovCare to provide a robust marketplace of PPE supplied by verified manufacturers and create trust with large establishments early on that were looking for a reliable supplier of PPE. Partnerships in key industries like healthcare, higher education, corporate, and government were key in scaling this company to 8-figures within six months.

Students and faculty

School’s out, and it’s not just for summer. Grade school has turned to a virtual model as did higher education but teaching students isn’t the only work being done at universities. Colleges around the country are essential research centers with brilliant professors and scientists working on all sorts of studies to help tame and protect against COVID-19. Supporting those in the labs with needed PPE is something CovCare is quite proud of. At the University of Texas at Austin, this is exactly what’s happening and CovCare is there to support them as they were for the University of South Alabama as they sought PPE for a reopening of campus. Whether in the labs or in the lecture halls, colleges need steady access to reliable PPE with trustworthy prices and shipping–and that’s exactly what CovCare is providing for them. 

Healthcare workers

If we fail at protecting the frontline workers, the ones committed to treating the sick, then we’re in real trouble. That’s why when Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx reached out to CovCare, they gladly supplied 190 boxes with 40,000 facemakes. With New York as a hotbed for the virus, it was important that the hospital workers have a steady flow of new PPE as is now happening in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital also worked with CovCare to protect their frontline workers with reliable PPE. The nurses and doctors are unsung heroes of this time and CovCare prides itself in its ability to support them

Companies and government bodies

Essential workers, including those in the food industry and working in the public sector, need to do business as usual but now with a mask, and other protective measures in place. CovCare has developed relationships with and supplied PPE to the US Department of Defense, FBI, the Navy, the State of Illinois staff, and Texas Health and Human Services. Large corporations like Burger King, Sazerac, Rio Tinto, and WESCO all worked with CovCare for reliable PPE when it was needed the most. 

Every sector has had to adapt to the safety guidelines and the common thread globally to mitigate the dangers of COVID is to wear a facemask. The demand for facemasks is higher than ever before as it is sought after now by every single consumer so for organizations needing to protect their people, a partner like CovCare really makes the process simple. With trust, CovCare was able to win the business of many big-name partners and customers. Paired with a genuine want to give back and help wherever possible, CovCare has been able to donate a significant amount of masks while also building a profitable business amid the economic downturn. 

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Peter Salib is a Tech Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is an avid participant of events nationwide who's attended CES in Las Vegas consecutively since 2013. Peter is the host and producer of Show & Tell, a product showcase YouTube channel and also works at Gadget Flow, a leading product discovery platform reaching 31M consumers every month. Peter frequently works with startups on media, content writing, events, and sales. His dog, Scruffy, was a guest product model on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda in 2018 and was dubbed "Scruffy the Wonder Dog.”

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