“Your grandparents were called to war. You are being asked to sit on the couch. You can do this.” This meme has been circulating on social media for the past week and acts as a reminder of how lucky we are today. Thanks to technology, most of us are able to live comfortably even in a time of crisis. We can get food, groceries, and other essentials via digitally facilitated delivery systems like Amazon, Deliveroo, Carrefour.fr, and so on. However, these big names are not the only actors available! Let us introduce you to 9 STATION F startups that can help you get home essentials while you stay in the comfort of your couch (and please do).
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💊 Home essentials
Phacil (Founders Program)
Pharmacy product delivery service in France. Phacil deliver within 2 hours in the Greater Paris region (express option) and within 48 hours in the rest of France. The Phacil team is also providing us with a discount code to be applied during checkout: Phacil-Covid19 to get €10 off on your order.
BeautyMix (L’Oréal Program)
DIY natural cosmetics maker. BeautyMix has developed a handful of recipes for cosmetics that you can easily make at home including: hand sanitizer! Given the current shortage of hand sanitizers in stores, we think the best startup combo to keep your hands free from bacteria and viruses is to make your own: get required ingredients delivered with Phacil and mix it all together using BeautyMix.
Hello Néo (Schoolab program)
An introduction to the zero-waste lifestyle. Shop everyday essentials like toiletries, kitchenware, and accessories that are beautifully designed, good for you and good for the planet.
Famileat (EDHEC Program)
Looking for an alternative to UberEats and Deliveroo? Famileat is the perfect delivery option for people who want to share and enjoy a family meal. Delivery is available in France only.
AlorsFan (Ouicrea Program)
The Deliveroo for authentic Asian cuisine. Developed by a passionate team of Chinese foodies, their mission is to promote authentic Asian food and make it accessible to all. Forget about spring rolls and try something really good on the app (available on iOS and Android).
Foodetective (Founders Program)
Foodetective is in the first place an all-in-one operating system for Food & Beverage businesses (bars, restaurants, caterers), a tool that restauranteurs used to manage all client interactions on a day-to-day basis. However, in response to lockdown, Foodetective has launched a takeout and delivery consumer platform where people can order from their favorite local restaurants.
L’Intendance (Naver Program)
Similar to Néo, L’Intendance takes commitment to a zero-waste lifestyle even further. On top of kitchenware and toiletries, their curated selection of everyday essentials extends to food, cosmetics, and maintenance products; which are all organic, locally sourced, tested, and approved. All orders are delivered by bike or electric scooter under a clever consignment system for their plastic-free packaging.
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Kazidomi (HEC Program Alumni)
Healthy food e-commerce that offers a curated selection of products, from food to hygiene, including supplements and home care. Shipping is available across Europe.
🙋♀️ Handyman services
Platforms that connect freelance workers to help with any kind of tasks from home/office delivery to tutoring. If you need to find someone to help you run a (noncontact) errand or to teach you a new language by videoconference, these are the first places to look.