fbpx
Connect with us

Executive Voice

Building The Alibaba Of PPE During The Pandemic

Innovation and entrepreneurship are very much alive despite the pandemic. If anything, innovation is being accelerated as it’s become necessary to survive these very challenging series of events. Everything has been challenged over the past few months, and we’ve seen tremendous stress in certain areas. Our grocery stores saw empty shelves and purchase limits, and our healthcare system is still experiencing difficulty getting PPE in the hands of frontline workers. 

Both examples were subject to supply chain and logistics, an industry that’s been notorious for being behind the technology curve and using old legacy systems. The supply chain and logistics behind our medical supplies industry is one that was put into the light as hospitals and state leaders competed to source and purchase PPE. The news reported shortages, but in reality, it was a resource allocation problem. This is a problem that can be solved by cleverly applying technology and efficient business systems.

Entrepreneurs Delivering PPE

Newly founded companies have taken it upon themselves to fill the gap and connect the dots in getting PPE to frontline workers. Upstarts, like the fast-growing CovCare, is using strong database technology to efficiently maintain and manage availability, capacity, minimums, pricing, and shipping for a large number of PPE manufacturers. 

This made them a quickly trusted medical supplies company doing over $20M in sales since being founded in March of this year and working with the likes of government departments like the DOD and NAVY, and hospital groups like Mount Sinai and Montefiore. As quick as entrepreneurs are to seize a market opportunity–they’re just as eager to give back.

Donations To The Frontlines

CovCare a built-in donation model into its business where they’ll donate one 3-ply face mask for every ten sold. In addition, CovCare is partnering up with many organizations to distribute 3-ply mask donations directly into the hands of healthcare professionals, essential workers, and first responders. 

Between March and April alone, CovCare has donated over $200,000 worth of PPE supplies across the US, and they have the intention of giving away 1million disposable face masks in the next month. This topic really touches so many people, because everyone knows a nurse–it’s no surprise that there are other great organizations forming around PPE donations. 

The Talent Behind CovCare

CovCare’s mission is to supply medical supplies in the fastest turnaround possible and for much lower than the market price. Leading this Staten Island-based company’s mission and goal of flattening the curve and saving lives is a group of entrepreneurs with a background in the apparel industry. 

Leveraging the business systems built around Wooter Apparel and Game Breaker, Alex Aleksandrovski and his team launched CovCare to provide a trusted source for PPE at proper prices. Naturally, it made sense to borrow the established efficient supply chains, highest-quality sourcing, and expanded distribution network from Wooter and Game Breaker to address this unprecedented need.

Some of the biggest names in the health industry are turning to CovCare to source their PPE, including government entities. While some may call CovCare the Alibaba of PPE, building a company that scaled to 20M in just 3months sure sounds like it can indeed be the next Alibaba. 

As an organization, we exist to empower the new generation of thought leaders, developers, creators, digital marketers and entrepreneurs, to learn new skills, grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. Our global campuses and pop-up workshops will help to eradicate poverty. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in tech and grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is WiFi and a dream.

Advertisement Become A Crypto Expert

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Disrupt Prime Video5 hours ago

Top 3 NFT Projects under 1 ETH | NFT Disruptors Podcast

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain, a form of digital ledger. NFTs can...

NFT4 days ago

Polly Kole, The Beauty With Gifted Hands Tycoon Of NFT Sculptures

In a society full of stereotypes, people clinging to appearance and disregarding one’s achievements is the magnificent Polly Kole stunning...

News4 weeks ago

Spider Man; No Way Home’, Crushes Box Office Estimates Generating A Mammoth $253 Million In North America.

After only 3 days in the cinemas, the latest and last Spidey outing disrupted the international market as the highest-grossing...

Cryptocurrency1 month ago

Nike just bought a virtual shoe company that makes NFTs and sneakers ‘for the metaverse’

Nike, the sportswear mogul, recently stunned the globe as it moved into the realm of the metaverse industry and blockchain...

QR code screenshot QR code screenshot
Diversity in Tech1 month ago

BTC did 62% more in transactions than PayPal this year

MasterCard and Visa have always topped as the runaway leaders; however, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network will soon disrupt this norm. Starting...

high angle photo of person holding turned on smartphone with tall buildings background high angle photo of person holding turned on smartphone with tall buildings background
Social Media2 months ago

How to Organically Grow Your Social Media Following In 2022

Instagram On Instagram, use Reels to reach new audiences and grow – find popular sounds and use them in your...

gold-colored Bitcoin gold-colored Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency2 months ago

Julio Domenech On How Banks Can Engage In Bitcoin in 2022

As cryptocurrency continues to become a popular trend in the US, many people are looking for an opportunity to participate...

Diversity in Tech2 months ago

Microsoft Teams, Incorporating New 3D Avatars And Virtual Meeting Spaces Before Mid 2022

Microsoft Mesh has always led as the future of Microsoft Teams meetings. However, Meta, the newly launched Facebook company, is...

Health + Fitness3 months ago

Stephen Campolo – How A Former Fat Kid Transformed His Body And Is Now Helping Others Do The Same

UPDATE: During a recent interview with Yahoo! News, Stephen revealed that he will be speaking at the next Disrupt Puerto...

News3 months ago

Facebook Goes Meta As It Scales Up Beyond Just Social Media

Thursday 28 September 2021, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, announced Metaverse, a brand for users to interact in virtual...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.