Updated: Nov 14
There are so many startups that are out there supporting job hunters and essential workers. It’s amazing to watch. And there are also so many startups who aren’t letting these tough times slow them down. They’re out there, hustling, and making waves in their industries.
We’re here to celebrate and recognize both. Below you’ll find a list of ten startups that are kicking butt and taking names.
Alison Rogers - CEO & Cofounder, USEFULL
Submitted: Aug 21, 2020
USEFULL is is a circular solution for reusable to-go cups so you never need to reach for a disposable cup again. We're the reusable cup equivalent to bike sharing.
Ken Savage - Founder, JobMate
Submitted: Aug 14, 2020
JobMate finds passive job seekers new jobs and we apply to those jobs for them. We save job seekers 8-10 hours per week filling out applications and sending resumes.
“Currently there’s 25 million adult Americans who are unemployed and need jobs. We’ve helped 28 of them land new positions in July. We’re looking to double that in August. Let’s Go!!”
Mati Amin - Founder & CEO, Lit
Submitted: Oct 20, 2020
Lit is an input-based language acquisition tool for teachers and students. Language proficiency through digital stories.
"Since our beta launch just three months ago, we've welcomed thousands of students and teachers onto our platform. They have completed more than 100,000 activities - a number that is rapidly growing! Our goal is to become the go-to platform for language acquisition and make language learning and teaching as enjoyable and easy as possible. This month we were also selected as one of the 2020 Inno on Fire honorees, a list of 50 startups and individuals setting Boston's innovation ecosystem ablaze."
Manasi Vora - VP of Strategy & Operations, Sia
Submitted: Aug 17, 2020
Sia is the leading decentralized cloud storage platform. No signups, no servers, no trusted third parties. Sia leverages blockchain technology to create a data storage marketplace that is more robust and more affordable than traditional cloud storage providers.
“We successfully launched in Feb 2020 a revolutionary new way of publishing and sharing not only data but also applications called Skynet; with a vision to create a free internet where users are in control of their data. Within the first 4 months since launch, more than 1.5 million files have been uploaded to Skynet and more than 100 third party applications have been created using Skynet. We are incredibly proud of building an open-source platform that is highly performant and censorship-resistant.”
Timi Dayo-Kayode - CEO, Worksense
Submitted: Sept 17, 2020
Worksense empowers people leaders to use data to drive fairness across their talent lifecycle.
Cara Hogan - Director of Brand and Content, ClimaCell
Submitted: Sept 3, 2020
ClimaCell is the world's leading All-in-One Weather Intelligence Platform™. Fully customizable to any industry impacted by the weather, customers around the world including the NFL and Uber use ClimaCell to dramatically improve operational efficiency.
“We created ClimaCon, the weather intelligence conference by ClimaCell, and quickly adapted it as a completely digital event with fantastic speakers from the NFL to Google - all over the world.”
Arturo Falck - CEO, Whoo.ai
Submitted: Sept 17, 2020
Whoo.ai is an intercom at your multi-tenant building that lets tenants see and speak with their visitors in real time and grant building access with the push of a button.
“We surpassed 700 users!”
Daniel Brassloff - Founder, Freed Foodies
Submitted: Sept 22, 2020
Freed Foodies is makes gluten-free multipurpose mixes. Our mixes work to make pizza crust, calzones, biscuits, cannoli shells, and other baked goods with recipes to come!
“We launched in June 2020 and since then we have consistently scaled demand and pivoted for growth during COVID. We placed third in MALGBTCC's Virtual Pitch Competition and sold more units in the past few weeks than we had in over a month from our first production run!”
Kezia Fitzgerald - CIO & Cofounder, CareAline Products
Submitted: Aug 12, 2020
CareAline Products provides personal protection reusable personal protective masks and gowns.
Zoe Silverman - Head of People Operations, Yesware
Submitted: Sept 24, 2020
Yesware is your all-in-one sales toolkit that gives you everything you need to prospect, schedule meetings, and follow up - right from your inbox.
“Here at Yesware, we’re trying to do more to support the Black community within and outside of our own organization. We're excited to announce that Yesware recently launched an initiative offering free seats of our product to Black-owned small businesses. Our software helps improve sales outcomes and we believe that access to tools like ours can make a meaningful impact on our users’ business. To learn more about this program, please visit www.yesware.com/BLM or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
What Have You Accomplished This Past Month?
Did you hire a new team member? Put a new feature or product in beta? Make your first sale?
Whatever it may be, we want to know! Please submit your company’s milestone right here so we can share it with the world.