Unlock 1.0: How Some Startups Are Helping in COVID-19?

Yash Raj Srivastava Yash Raj Srivastava
Apr 2, 2022 5 min read
Unlock 1.0: How Some Startups Are Helping in COVID-19?

The end of 2019 was the start of a dreadful virus that shook the entire world and forced them to stop living their daily lives. the lockdown ensued everywhere and we got confined in our own houses, businesses stopped functioning, people lost their employment and the infection and death rate kept increasing. After months of lockdown, the government then announces the Unlock phase 1.

At this time of concern of pandemic, some Indian based entrepreneurs have found a ray of hope. They have converted this challenge into an opportunity and has brought some of their innovations to make people's life easier. As India has entered the unlock phase this is a great opportunity to earn money and do business by creating a good impact in the market.

Many sectors which have been in the market but were not able to come up due to many reasons now have the opportunity to come up and make a good impact in the market during this unlock phase. In this article, we will talk about the startups that are being a great help for people during this Unlock phase and can also become a great market in the upcoming months and can have a good hold in the Indian market prioritizing the safety of people. So, let's get started.

Magneto Cleantech
VAMS Global
Aiisma
FLOOR
Pragati
Shiprocket

Magneto Cleantech

Magneto Cleantech founded in the year 2017 by Himanshu Agarwal has been one of the leading air cleaners in the country which boasts of cleaning about 39000 litres of air per minute has come up with a new solution during the pandemic. Magneto Central Air Cleaner that filters the air conditioning system. They have improved their cleaning system and have claimed to much cleaner air and provide a better and clean environment. Any kind of dust, pollen, bacteria or viruses is cleaned through this technology. making the indoor spaces safe.

VAMS Global

VAMS is a visitor management system founded in the year 2010 by Nikhil Kothary that has come up with a new and innovative idea during the time of the pandemic. They have developed VAMS Safeguard which has the features of scanning our body's current temperature, recording it, and reading our faces even if we are wearing masks, and face and palm recognition are also there without any physical contact. Various processes like time and attendance, event management, visitors management, access control, and others can be done with this 100% contactless system and with the help of some applications.

They have used AI to develop this system which needs zero contact among people, and the visitor entry is also contact-free. They have also included a feature in which people will get to know if Aarogya Setu is downloaded on their phone, an emergency notification will provide if someone contacted the virus is on the premises. It is a great startup opportunity and can be a boon for the market.

Aiisma

Aiisma founded in 2018 by an Indian and a Swiss National Ankit Chaudhari and Nicholas Boehnlein is a data marketplace. It helps the users to trade their data with the help of this application. With the current situation of the pandemic, they thought of coming up with this new feature in which people can share the data related to their health manually and keep a track of their health.

It is also looking forward to adding a feature in which the person having the application will get a warning that they have been in contact with a person having Covid-19 or is near that person. Also, people can trade their own behavioural data and get rewards for that and can also receive some extra compensation by viewing advertisements. Businesses access their data from this platform in a legal way to serve relevant offers to consumers. Aiisma has an initiative name #mydatamyasset and aims to create a nationwide trend to give the power of their own data to themselves.

FLOOR

FLOOR was founded in the year 2020 in the middle of the pandemic by Atul Todi and Mayank Chowdhury. The platform has brought a concept of virtual event solutions. Leaving behind online video meetings platforms such as Google meets, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others it has brought up the concept of being physically present at the other end through the virtual world.

During the unlock phase to avoid social contact and meetings, they have come up with an idea in which people can communicate with the other person with the help of Artificial Intelligence and being physically present in front of them but only virtually. This platform allows users to add and manage speakers, sponsors, or exhibitor profiles through the programme's onboarding features.

Pragati

Indifi Technologies, one of India's leading platforms have announced the launch of Pragati, India's first platform for small businesses, SMEs, and startups. With the announcement of Atmanirbhar Bharat by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this startup can be a huge success as its main focus is to provide financial and non-financial help to those small businesses that are struggling because of Covid-19. It will help create an opportunity for the small businesses and startups that were lacking funding during the phase. Through this platform, after the unlock many small businesses may experience a boom.

Shiprocket

Shiprocket is India's largest eCommerce shipping platform for SMBs (Small Medium Businesses). It ships software solutions to different locations across India. Launched in 2017 this technology helps to deliver to the SMEs, D2C retailers, and social commerce sellers in our country. With almost 50,000 orders daily they have around 20 courier partners across India. They provide shipping solutions to many courier services like Delhivery, FedEx, BlueDart and others. They help in reducing the cost of couriers and people can place orders in bulk even during unlock 1.0. Β It is an online shipping platform that will also be beneficial for contactless during the phase of unlocking. Its main aim is to empower local businesses during the time of Unlock 1.0.

Conclusion

Covid-19 has brought the world to a halt and people are confused about the future. However, during this time, it has been an opportunity for some entrepreneurs and their businesses to present their new technologies in front of the world. A contactless world will be the new future and minimum contact has become a necessity till the virus haunts us. So ventures like this can be a boon to humankind and will take part in the fight against the virus.

FAQs

When will Unlock 1.0 will start in India?

Unlock 1 will begin from 1st June 2020.

Who is the founder of Magneto Cleantech?

Himanshu Agarwal is the founder of Magneto Cleantech.

When was lockdown started in India?

On March 24, 2020, lockdown was started in India.

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