Deals for ventures during the COVID-19 crisis

Browse discounts and deals offered for and by ventures during COVID-19.

Benji: Finding tax write-offs for independent contractors
Benji finds tax write-offs for Canadian independent contractors, including early-stage founders set up as a sole proprietor or contractor. New subscribers receive 20% off its plan during COVID-19.

ExpertFile: Helping newsrooms access reliable experts and speakers on COVID-19
ExpertFile has created the free COVID-19 Experts Search Engine to help newsrooms around the world access reliable experts to speak on topics related to the coronavirus. The people-first platform that helps companies build resilient WFH cultures.
Fortay has added flexible payment options and an additional 6-month free period for MaRS-supported ventures to support them through COVID-19.

Founded Learning Series: Free guidance to navigate a crisis
Founded has launched a free learning series to help small-business founders as they open or run a business at this time.

Magnifi: The global communications platform that connects you to your expert community
All members of the MaRS community can access the Magnifi KnowledgeSuite free of charge for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

Connect with Ontario-licensed doctors online from the safety of home to talk about possible COVID-19 infection and your next steps. Available 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Covered by OHIP. Go to:

A clinical-grade COVID-19 digital screening tool that instantly provides you with an evidence-informed assessment and a rapid triage and recommendations you can act upon. Available in the USA and Canada. *Standard message and data rates may apply. Canadian residents text: CORONASCREEN to 73777 or go to: 

Plum: Helping ease the transition for teams to remote work
Easing the transition to remote work: Plum is offering free profiles to your employees so you can identify communication/work preferences.

REMITR: Making business payments effortless and fee-free during the COVID-19 crisis
To support the business community, REMITR is waiving fees on sending and receiving domestic and international payments from March 25th to April 30th, 2020.

Tealbook offers free supplier reports to help combat COVID-19 shortages
COVID-19: Tealbook is offering free vendor reports to companies who need help finding new suppliers for critical goods and services (e.g., PPE, sanitizer).

ThinkData Works: Offering worldwide COVID-19 data to researchers
ThinkData Works’ repository of up-to-date worldwide COVID-19 data is now freely available to ensure that it can be used by those who can make a difference.

Thrive: Providing a platform of tools to help workers displaced by COVID-19
Thrive is offering free tools for job-search, up-skilling and more to those who have lost their job due the impact of COVID-19 and who worked at a small business.

Top Hat is making its education platform free during COVID-19
Top Hat’s education platform is now free for professors who need a remote teaching solution during the COVID-19 crisis. The company offers support to educators in transitioning course materials.