In New York City, residents will receive fliers and a knock at their door from a nurse or EMT. If they have coronavirus symptoms, they can get a test on the spot or make an appointment for someone to return. Residents can also use a tablet to talk to a doctor to get what’s equivalent to urgent care services right at their door for free.
Arcadia, a clean energy technology company, announced today the expansion of its community solar program into Colorado. Now, both homeowners and renters within Xcel Energy territory can sign up in two minutes to support solar and start saving money on their electricity bills.
RapidSOS, which works with some 4,700 public safety agencies alongside a network of other companies, including wearable tech makers, connected home companies, carriers and others to provide those agencies with instant data about people in critical situations making emergency calls for help — some 650,000 calls per day in the U.S. alone — has raised $21 million in funding.
The City of Philadelphia announced a partnership with Retrievr. Residents can schedule free doorstep pickups for clothing and small electronics. There’s a small fee to recycle larger electronics like TVs, microwaves and air conditioners (which the state of PA legally requires you to recycle).
The online learning company has launched a $3 million scholarship fund and teamed up with more than 30 universities across the country to support job candidates facing employment or financial challenges.
Rising Higher is a clinical decision support tool that enables healthcare providers and payors to remotely monitor symptoms in high-risk patient populations. Rising Higher creates behavioral health vital signs by detecting anxiety or depression symptoms via dual acoustic and semantic-based assessments of patient speech.
Over the last few months we’ve highlighted the fantastic work that the teams at City Light portfolio teams are doing to make the world smarter and safer. This week, we continue with three stories from companies on the frontlines of the future of work, mental health, and frontline response, including some from fellow travelers’ portfolios. The entrepreneurs with whom we are fortunate enough to partner are working on solutions that the world needs now more than ever. They are still on the front lines providing care, reducing stress and anxiety, and increasing access to education and energy.