As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, Washington State and particularly Seattle has emerged as ground zero for the pandemic in the United States. In order to get the word out about existing health technologies that can help to triage, test and treat for COVID-19, a group of female health tech startup founders based in Seattle have banded together to put their solutions to the ultimate test. Their collaboration comes during a particularly special time for celebrating the contributions and powerful movements led by women in the United States — Women’s History Month.
“We saw a unique opportunity to come together and provide support in an entirely new way,” says Laura Malcolm of Give InKind, a social platform for coordinating support for loved ones in need. “We already have these tools that serve hundreds of thousands each day, and in this large-scale time of need, it’s important that we share resources that will be helpful to our communities.”