Easter is around the corner but it looks different this year. Social distancing is the new normal due to COVID-19 and has called off church services, brunches, family get-togethers, and other activities related to the festival. Adding to this, there are travel restrictions, lockdown, and uncertainty due to the virus outbreak. Eventually, it is not going to be a typical Easter that involves family and friends and Easter eggs but don’t lose hope, as there are other ways to still enjoy a good time during the weekend.
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Of course, you can’t meet family and friends in person but there are several interesting ways you can enjoy this Easter with a hint of technology. There are a handful of European startups that can help you celebrate Easter without stepping out of your home. Wondering what these are? Well, check out how you can stay safe from COVID-19 and celebrate Easter without bringing your spirits down.
Enjoy family get-togethers with Huddly
Easter and get-togethers are synonymous and you get to meet your loved ones on the special occasion. Though not in person, you can take the help of video calling to meet them virtually irrespectively of where they are. With the Huddly smart camera from the Norwegian startup, you can enjoy a get-together with your family and relish a sumptuous dinner.
Huddly IQ is an AI-powered video camera that is touted to deliver a video experience like no other camera with an embedded 5-element microphone array, 150-degree wide-angle video, and groundbreaking AI capabilities. This smart video camera comes with a 12MP CMOS sensor with up to 1080p FHD video recording support, Genius Framing tech, 4x digital zoom, and low latency video processing among others.
Get involved in family online gaming with ChallengerMode
Well, if you are interested in something like family online gaming, then you can try ChallengerMode, which is a Swedish tech startup. It is an online competitive gaming platform with Zlatan Ibrahimović, one of the biggest names in world football being an investor. ChallengerMode is an esports platform that lets gamers meet to compete in high-quality matches and tournaments to win money and prizes.
Founded in 2014, this esports platform merges technical and business expertise of world-class talent to enable a full potential of competitive gaming experience online. ChallengerMode wants to revolutionise the digital gaming arena with the platform. Its mission is to make esports accessible for non-professional gamers and regular people. And, it believes that esports will become the world’s biggest sport in the future.
How about swishing a laddle with Chefclub?
This Easter is the perfect time to refine your culinary skills as you stay at home during the lockdown. The French video-first food startup brings everyone together in the kitchen with the creation of fun, approachable, and inspirational content, products, and services. Chefclub has leveraged the social media platforms to introduce and strengthen the brand and transforming viewers into shoppers.
Chefclub focuses on the point where and entertainment merge unlike conventional websites and brands in the industry. The video-first food brand has achieved 75 million followers as of the end of 2019 across social media platforms and generates a billion video views each month. Having said that, you can be one of the viewers and enjoy watching their videos that will give you new ideas. For your convenience, Chefclub is active across platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram.
Thuisbezorgd: Delicacies delivered at your doorstep
If Deliveroo or Uber Eats is not having your favourite restaurant in their list, and you live in the Netherlands, try is Thuisbezorgd.nl. While the food and beverage outlets across the country have been ordered to be closed, Thuisbezorgd.nl, which is a part of Takeaway.com has taken measures to ensure that they deliver food to their customers with contactless delivery. The orders will be left at the doorsteps for you to pick up, thereby making it safe for you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Farfetch, shopaholics can still rejoice
London-based Farfetch founded in 2007 by José Neves, and it is a luxury designer brands’ e-commerce store. The platform touts over 1,200 best brands, department stores, and boutiques.
So, this Easter, you can pamper yourself with a Gucci or Prada from Farfetch. Of course, it is good news that you can shop during the quarantine in some countries. Also, it is safe as Farfetch claims that it will follow the official advice from WHO and take out measures such as contactless delivery as you need not sign for the package.
Above mentioned activities are some that you can do this Easter as you stay safe at home. But there could be other fun activities and startups that help you in the same. If you know one such interesting info, do drop us an email at [email protected].
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