Is your business experiencing operational challenges during COVID-19, with issues such as:

  • E-commerce platform setup and marketing
  • Outdoor heating for restaurants and patios, or;
  • Local retail and food distribution


ventureLAB has sourced three local tech startups who have responded to the challenge, and their solutions are available free of charge until mid-March as part of the Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Program.

These services may be particularly relevant with the recently implemented public health measures. Main Street Businesses are welcome to apply by filling out this Expression of Interest by February 28, 2021. Upon receipt, we will reach out and facilitate introductions. 

Please share this information with your membership, and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to assist your membership network in taking advantage of these solutions!



TakuLabs – TAKU is the easiest way for retailers to sell online and in-store with one software. Built by retailers for retailers, TAKU is designed to help traditional merchants bring their physical stores online. As the only retail software to be directly linked to Google, TAKU can even help boost store sales by getting your products to show up on search results automatically. Get your store online in a few weeks and show up when it counts – when local shoppers are searching online for what you sell. Learn more:


Wrmth – Wrmth provides the first 100% Canadian designed and manufactured outdoor heated furniture to extend the patio season. With specially selected, long life, outdoor safe, and weather resistant materials suited to the Canadian climate, Wrmth is the next and best weapon to extend outdoor entertainment seasons and fight COVID-19. Learn more:


delivereh. – Our Canadian on-demand delivery solution will save your business cost; while speeding up the shipping cycle. We deliver, Eh! was founded to support businesses during the pandemic and beyond. End to End digital solution for local retail and food distribution. Learn more: