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10 Calgary Startups Helping the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

In these challenging times Calgarians have proven once again that we are here to support each other. We have seen the community persist, collaborate, and come together during this crisis. Here are some of the Calgary startups that are helping the community during these tough times:



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Raft Beer Labs

It’s the science of beer! Raft Beer Labs is a provider of fermentation science and brewing analytics for breweries across Alberta. During this time, Raft Beer Labs has partnered with Alberta Health Services and a number of breweries including Annex Ales, Troubled Monk and The Pass Beer Company to produce alcohol-based hand sanitizers to combat the current shortage.

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PwrSwitch is a mobile application that assists individuals going through high conflict breakups involving harassment and abuse. PwrSwitch automates the evidence gathering of abusive emails and texts so that individuals can regain their sanity, time and control. In these stressful times bad situations can be even harder. So from now until May 31, PwrSwitch is offering free unlimited access to their application.



headversity is a mental health coach in your pocket. Build emotional wellness and resilience through headversity’s mobile training platform. Companies big and small can easily offer their entire staff a full suite of mental health supports using their app. headversity will be offering all local Calgary businesses an exclusive discount on headversity subscriptions: 40% off for 3 months, OR 60% off for 6 months. You can access this exclusive offer by visiting us here:

Note: headversity's offer has now expired.



Looking for ways to make home workouts more effective? EvolutionVN will guide you through practical and effective home workout routines using their Evolution Training System.






The PostGame app will allow your recreational sports team to easily book at restaurants for that post-game meal with no hassle and no time wasted. In support of local Calgary restaurants, PostGame has aggregated a map of restaurants, bars and pubs offering pick-up discounts during the COVID-19 crisis. Check it out at PostGame has also partnered with restaurants to feed 50 Calgary families over Easter weekend 2020. They are currently looking for donations & volunteers. Visit to learn how you can support.

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Chocolate Lab

These will be some of the most beautiful chocolates you’ll ever eat! The Chocolate Lab hand crafts all their chocolates with fresh ingredients. It’s traditional chocolate making with the “adventurous spirit of youth”! The Chocolate Lab is currently offering free local delivery of their products (on minimum of a $40 purchase).

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Bessie Box

Founded by a group of food enthusiasts who care about where their food came from, Bessie Box provides high quality meat and seafood from local farmers and producers straight to your door. They have been including an additional item (at no extra charge) with each delivery to be given to someone in need during this trying time. 


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Virtual Gurus

Streamline your back-office functions including schedule planning, calendar management, data entry, website maintenance and much more. Virtual Gurus provides a remote virtual assistant that will help take care of administrative functions to allow you to focus on your core business. Virtual Gurus will be providing one month of free services to 25 Alberta startups during this time. Visit and enter code Startup100 at checkout.

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Find the right financial advisor online with the right financial advice you need. From getting a second opinion to learning the fundamentals on saving, MatchWorth will connect you to an independent, private, financial advisor online that has the advice you are seeking.



Goodlawyer makes finding legal advice less scary. At the touch of a button, GoodLawyer’s online platform will help you find the lawyer you need for the area you need legal advice in. Need a document reviewed? Just enter your email and you will be connected in minutes. Goodlawyer is currently giving away 15 minutes of free legal advice to individuals who have questions as a result of the pandemic.