• COVID-19 Resources

    • Scroll to find Startup of the Year Alumni, Community Partners, and Federal Government Resourceså
    • Watch our Special Event: Startups & COVID-19 video, featuring five SOTY Alumni: Aperiomics, Fiveable, Kamana, Lazarus 3D, and OneMilo on our YouTube channel. 

  • Startup of the Year® Alumni


    2018 Grand Prize Winner, Established Ventures Portfolio Company

    Aperiomics is the most extensive testing company identifying every sequenced bacteria, DNA virus, parasite, and fungus. They are offering COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing for clinicians and patients.


    2019 Top 100

    Fiveable is a social learning platform for AP students to learn together through live reviews, live trivia games, and study guides. They have a team of teachers, exam readers, and students that produce interactive content every week. Fiveable can help AP Students, Teachers, and School Districts during school closings due to COVID-19.


    2019 Top 100

    Gearo is a curated outdoor gear marketplace and software program. They have launched a COVID-19 Outdoor Retailer Relief Program, where they are offering their software program, Gearo Automator, free for outdoor retailers for the next six months. It manages e-commerce as well as services.


    2019 Top 100

    InEvent brings the virtual solution to create an in-person event, but online. Experience a great networking event, session, or learning moment at no charge during these challenging times.


    2020 SXSW Virtual Winner

    Jeenie connects healthcare providers with live interpreters for confidential conversations. They are donating free interpreting minutes to customers who need language assistance (Deaf and Limited English Proficiency Patients) to consult with a doctor about COVID-19.


    2019 Top 100, Established Ventures Portfolio Company

    Kamana is an online platform for healthcare employers and professionals. They have created a COVID-19 Action Response Plan for nurses or allied health professionals to fill staffing shortages.


    2018 Top 15

    Knack's mission is to ensure every student has access to quality academic support. They are addressing the concern of implications for students learning online in response to COVID-19 by offering their technology at no cost to any tutoring centers who would like to use Knack to virtualize and scale their team of tutors when their in-person centers are closed.


    2020 Virtual SXSW

    knowRX is a mobile app that allows patients and physicians to simply and efficiently manage medication treatments. knowRX has developed and are offering a new tool, "Individual Health Insights" app assists individuals and caregivers in monitoring vital signs and symptoms that may relate to the onset and progression of COVID-19. It allows patients to input vital signs and symptoms and engage with their primary care or Telehealth in real-time, receive feedback, and navigate to advance care, if needed.

    Victims Voice

    2018 Top 15;
    NASA iTech (Established Partner) Winner

    Lazarus 3D prints organ and tissue models for medical training, but has pivoted due to COVID-19. They have switched their factories to manufacture PPE to help supply hospitals and medical facilities.


    2020 Startup Night SXSW

    Lifekey's wearable technology allows instant access to personal data and automatic emergency notifications to loved ones with no batteries or charging. Lifekey is working with doctors, patients, and labs to provide a secure method for COVID-19 antibody notification and verification using their current HIPPA compliant, Lifekey platform.


    2018 Top 100

    Litesprite's games deliver data-driven insight to clinicians and patients. Their free product offerings are poised to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing providers to conduct clinical remote patient monitoring. Litesprite's mental health video game for anxiety, stress, resiliance, and isolation, Sinasprite, can support caregivers, frontline providers, and anyone who may need a few minutes of self-care.


    2018 Top 100

    MemoryWell is a digital platform for storytelling that brings the skills of professional writers to the challenge of helping elders tell their stories. They are offering free access to the timelines on their platform as a virtual interactive way to engage seniors and families living apart to collect family histories.


    2019 Top 15

    NeuroFlow's mission is to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. Their Coronavirus Risk Assessment & Anxiety Screener will help route high-risk individuals to location specific testing resources while also provide evidence-based tools and information to support the mental wellness of all during this difficult time.

    One Milo

    2018 Top 100 & 2018 Startup Night SXSW Top 5; NASA iTech (Established Partner) Winner

    OneMilo, Inc has developed a Connected Health Ecosystem powered by rapid point-of-care and self testing diagnostics. The system incorporates smart-tech enabled test strips, a hand held analyzer and companion apps for patients, care providers and medical professionals to monitor tests in real-time. One Milo is now taking orders for its COVID-19 IgG IgM SmartRapid™ qualitative immunoassay for the rapid detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to COVID-19 in human finger prick whole blood specimens. The Test offers providers, stake holders, and regulatory authorities the ability to monitor stages of infection in real-time from a centralized location.


    2019 Grand Prize Winner

    re:3D's Gigabot flagship technology enables industrial strength, large format 3D printing at an affordable cost. re:3D is making PPE for hospitals in Texas and supporting community efforts to provide PPE in Puerto Rico and with their global community fighting COVID-19.

    Trust & Will

    2018 Top 100

    Trust & Will makes the process of setting up a Guardianship, Will, or Trust as simple and straightforward as possible. Beginning April 1, any healthcare professional working in a public health setting in the U.S. can apply to receive a free Will-based estate plan for themselves, including health care documents, HIPAA Authorization, and Medical Power of Attorney.

    Victims Voice

    2019 Top 100

    VictimsVoice gives victims a legal voice by providing a legally admissible way for victims to document abuse incidents in a safe, secure, consistent, complete, and private manner. During this time of need and financial impact, VictimsVoice is lowering costs and offering no-cost.

  • Established and Startup of the Year

    Community Partners


    AFWERX is a community of Air Force innovators who strive to connect Airmen to solutions across the force. The U.S. Air Force has established the Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team initiative to assess and rapidly respond to challenges presented by this pandemic. They are collecting information from both government and non-government personnel who are interested in getting involved. All solutions are welcome.

    Hello Alice

    Hello Alice is a free platform that helps businesses launch and grow. They have a resource center updated daily with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.


    Also, Alice is offering $10K Business for All Emergency Grants to businesses in need.

    Covalent Logic

    Covalent Logic is a corporate communications firm with offices in Austin and Baton Rouge, and serves global clients like Shell Chemical and Hilton Worldwide. They were formed in 2005, in the middle of a crisis. They have tips and guidance covering working remote, how to help your neighbors and locally, and more.

    Embarc Collective

    Embarc Collective is a startup collective - curators of experiences, resources, and environment that help forward-thinking founders and their teams thrive in Tampa Bay, FL. They've developed an open source database to support entrepreneurs and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Startup Space

    Startup Space represents the next generation of community-building tools for the entrepreneurs you serve. They have developed a list of local and national resources and organizations that are supporting startups and small businesses with the recent outbreak.

  • Federal Government

    Center for Disease Control

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a Broad Agency Announcement and call for white papers. Learn more.


    Learn how the Export-Import Bank is supporting the U.S. exporting community.


    Availability of urgent competitive revisions for research on 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Learn more here.  

    National Science Foundation

    Requests for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals addressing COVID-19. Learn more here.


    Coronavirus Medical Countermeasure Partnership Opportunities available. BARDA is working with partners to identify promising medical countermeasures and technologies to combat COVID-19.

    US Department of the Treasury

    Learn more on how the Department of the Treasury is supporting American workers and businesses.


    Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources, including low-interest disaster loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters.

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