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We’re a B Corp!

B the ChangeCovintus is very proud to announce we are a Certified B Corporation as of April 2017!

What is a B Corp?

The B stands for ‘Benefit’!

B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

Covintus was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our…

The 7 Principles of Universal Design for Coders

UniversalDesignYou can’t please everyone, but you can design software that is considered valuable by the widest possible user base. That’s the idea behind Universal Design (UD), a set of best usability practices created by a coalition of architects, product designers, engineers and academic researchers.

The Center for Universal Design promotes UD for applications in housing, public facilities, outdoor equipment and all commercial products, including enterprise software and apps…

Blockchain Will Change Your Business

blockchainWhere technology is concerned, “revolutionary” is an overworked adjective. Every new innovation is the innovation, it’s exhausting; and furthermore, it’s hyperbole. Despite all that, it’s no exaggeration to say blockchain is a revolutionary technology.

“Imagine for a moment if people could coordinate themselves in a much more organic and distributed manner, just like ants. But without giving up on the complexity and the free will that is characteristic of human societies,” Primavera De Filippi began, explaining blockchain at a TEDx talk in Cambridge. “We can do that.”

2017 Queen’s Entrepreneur Competition

Covintus CEO Nick Bawa with QEC 2017 winners: Penta Medical.
Covintus CEO Nick Bawa with QEC 2017 winners: Penta Medical.

A key part of what makes Covintus unique is its devotion to accelerating growth of startups and small businesses. Covintus constantly reaches out to accelerator programs and pitch competitions to provide high quality capabilities to their networks that would otherwise only be available to Fortune 500 companies. On January 27th and 28th, Covintus CEO Nick Bawa had a chance to travel to Toronto, Canada and support The Queen’s Entrepreneur Competition…