UXR Collective runs the world’s largest user experience conference. It’s a place to share research about how customers interact with companies, products and services. Since COVID-19 hit, CEO Alec Levin is pivoting to an online, subscription-based platform that gives people access to a wealth of user experience knowledge.
Toronto startup HELM Life started as a platform to connect people to in-person experiences. When COVID-19 challenged the business model, entrepreneur Elize Shirdel quickly switched gears. Her site now provides content and hosts fun group activities for kids, adults and work teams.
Patient health records can be fragmented across multiple providers, entities and systems. Medical Veda is trying to pull it together, with a decentralized platform that uses blockchain technology. It promises to give patients more access and control around their medical information.
For mid-market retailers, Taku’s cloud-based point-of-sale software helps to manage transactions, inventory and an online presence. The goal? Drive more store traffic. Taku stands for “try and keep up”, which the company’s CEO says is a dare to competitors.