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SITU is building a messaging app to help people connect with their local government. It’s meant to make government more approachable and transparent to the public.

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The startup is building a digital platform to enable farmers to monitor and manage the health of their crops.

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A network of tutors across the world that get paid per student, with students able to take lessons from anyone.

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A startup for hotels to fill rooms quickly with the best available rates.

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A startup that collects data on the world’s 4.5 billion-odd cellphones and builds a giant map of their locations with all the phone data available.

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A collection of online educational materials available for free.

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A platform for “pay-at-the-table” service restaurants.

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A startup that offers a highly customisable, easy-to-use platform for designing employee relocation packages

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A platform that enables online retailers to offer their customers the option to create their own exclusive in-store experiences.

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This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

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A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

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A startup that’s building an AI-enabled chatbot for legal services. The company has $1 million in seed funding.

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A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A new, blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer lending platform that is targeting the global student debt crisis. The company is expanding internationally and looking for investors.

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 A startup that creates low-cost, programmable electronics for the Internet of Things.

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A startup that helps big retailers manage a large number of different call center operations. The company says it has been able to save retailers over $100 million a year in labor costs.

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A company building a browser extension that adds web-based editing to Microsoft Word, enabling users to do everything from adding images to creating tables and charts.

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A startup where you can buy used tablet computers from big retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

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 A Chinese-language news app. They have about 200,000 users, and are profitable. They’ve already raised $3.5 million.

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A startup that allows you to select when and where you’d like to get your car washed, from a list of viable times and places.

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The startup makes on-demand cleaners available for home services, largely to help cities manage their waste. By putting the service in the hands of users, it helps cities cut costs and be more efficient.

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A search engine for fashion companies to find clothes and accessories that go well together, cut for a specific body type, or are made with sustainable materials.

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A company that’s building a “Netflix for fitness”. The company wants to be able to provide “instant-on, personalized, scalable, and effective fitness programs”.

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A company that makes high-end reusable coffee cups.

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A startup that uses affordable technology to help farmers in India learn to use technology to make better decisions

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A tool that lets software developers build and share reusable code snippets.

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Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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A SaaS system that enables companies to create and maintain their own web pages, and use them as a single source of truth.

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A food delivery startup that wants to take on Uber Eats. The company is currently only available in Seattle and has $3 million in funding.

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A startup that promises to be able to show its customers how to save money by optimizing their home’s energy consumption.

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A company that makes it easier to create, manage, and scale sales data. The platform is designed for sales teams to collect data about their clients, and make it available to others in the company.

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This company wants to build a platform that automatically adjusts the rate that your car consumes fuel based on a variety of variables (driving conditions, time of day, weather, etc.)

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This startup tries to make student loans more affordable for students by offering a low-risk version of student loans.

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A platform for the distribution of affordable and affordable housing.

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A startup that is building a platform for training teachers in the US public school system. The startup wants to make school more attractive and profitable.

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A revenue sharing model for people who want to share their personal data with advertisers. By offering a monthly subscription, the company expects to earn revenue from those who feel most comfortable sharing their data.

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A platform that enables content creators to create and share their own branded content, with revenue split with the creator.

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A company that provides software to enable “app-like” experiences for businesses in the medical sector

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A company that makes a pair of Bluetooth headphones that are like a high-end pair of AirPods, but with a subscription service to make them more affordable.

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A company that makes a customizable app to help employees manage their personal finances, with tools like a budgeting planner and a personal finance tracker.

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A text message-based calendar that lets you schedule events and reminders, with a calendar interface. The app is available for iOS and Android

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A maker of smartphones and tablets, the startup wants to sell its own operating system and make its own hardware.

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Wearable sensors that help detect the presence of volatile gases in buildings.

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A location-based service for couples, with an idea that couples should be able to have a regular time to meet each other.

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A startup that makes a reusable and portable medical device that helps people keep their wounds clean

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A startup that provides a “free and sustainable” alternative to plastic bags

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A digital insurance company that enables companies to offer health plans. It’s currently working with both employers and individuals.

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A cloud-based platform to enable people to easily run their own on-demand marketplaces. The startup is targeting people who sell products on eBay and Amazon.

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A wearables startup that wants to help people run more efficiently and exercise better. It says its product is worn like a wristband and tracks things like steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep.

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A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

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A way to make on-demand legal services more efficient and more affordable.

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A motorized, wearable device that can put you in touch with your employees when you’re away.

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A startup that helps people find a reliable plumber or other fix-it guy on the same day they need him

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A B2B software product for companies that manage and maintain their IT and IT-enabled departments.

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A high-tech way to enable people to communicate with their doctors remotely. The company hopes to make that easier for everyone: patients, doctors, and caretakers.

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A new app for cheap, reliable rides.

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A software company that builds tools for companies that want to be able to measure employee productivity.

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A wearable device that monitors your heart rate and breathing patterns to help treat sleep apnea.

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A group of entrepreneurs who were tasked with building out the Internet of Things for the US government. The team is building a programmable thermostat, which they say will “change the way people live and work”.

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A platform that helps companies create custom, branded t-shirts, available to buy online and in-store.

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A system for visualizing all financial data for a company, and making it actionable.

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The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

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A company that enables companies to build bot-enabled services and chatbots. The company already has a beta product, a chatbot for booking a server that runs on Amazon’s Alexa.

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A startup that will enable lenders to offer small business loans online.

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An online marketplace that connects manufacturers with large-scale distributors. The marketplace is built on the idea that there are many manufacturing companies that want to do business with large companies, but are unable to do so because of their small size.

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Idea : A mobile app that enables people to quickly book and pay for their parking tickets in the UK.

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A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

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A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

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A platform for online tutoring with a focus on helping teachers and parents out of school. Tutor-to-tutor videos are on-demand, and the startup is also working on a way to make the private video chats public and shareable.

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A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

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A B2B company that helps businesses manage their email marketing. The company says they’re profitable and growing.

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 A company that wants to make it easy for companies to monitor work performance and productivity through smart devices like phones and wearables.

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This startup is building an app to help people with mental illness manage their health. The app aims to make mental health care more accessible and affordable.

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A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

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This startup is building tools to enable communication between teams and individuals across companies, using a unified interface.

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A software company that makes managing a large number of Twitter accounts easier. The startup has been able to grow its customer base at a rate of 50% per month, and has built a $2 million annual recurring revenue business.

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A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

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A company that’s built a software platform to translate a user’s text into a computer-readable language. It’s already in use by several Fortune 500 companies.

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a wearable device that plays video games

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A tool for modeling and simulating the physical behavior of interaction with a product, with a focus on wearables. The startups aims to allow customers to model wearables in a way that’s more intuitive than the current alternatives

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A startup that helps users send money and pay bills at no cost. Currently only available in the UK

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The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

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A wearable sensor that helps detect motion and alert you when someone is approaching your home.

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A startup that goes after the 5 million small businesses that have yet to accept payments online. Their vision is to be able to “complete, manage, and reimburse small business invoices”.

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A startup that sells laser-cut, customizable paper for planners, journals, planners, notebooks, and more

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A platform that helps people create a more profitable business by helping them get more data and improve their marketing.

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Trunkable wants to build a web-based home that can be rented as a vacation home.

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Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

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P2P platform that enables car owners to rent out their vehicles to others. The startup is looking to build a network of users that would rent out their cars when they are not using them.

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A company that sells “the world’s first wearable data science platform”.

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A tool that helps brands looking to engage with influencers. The company claims to be able to find influencers in any niche, bringing them into a social network.

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A group of MIT engineers are building a robot that will be able to remove contaminated oil spills from beaches.

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A startup that enables users to create a story about a short trip online, using photos and maps. The app has been in beta for two years now, and has over a million photos and videos.

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A digital platform that enables brands to create and manage campaigns for their customers.

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A company that connects high-quality and reliable dentists to patients, also offering a digital dental records service.

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A phone app that lets consumers track their car and its maintenance. The startup is working on a new charging dock that will operate with a single cable, so consumers can charge their cars without having to worry about cables.

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A startup that enables companies to capitalize on the trend of people increasingly choosing to live with roommates, and helping them find roommates with their companies' benefits.

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This is a startup that wants to help people “build on top of the internet,” with a platform that enables anyone to publish products and content at scale.

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A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

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A simple way to visualize statistics and make them actionable.

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A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

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A software company designed to make college affordable by allowing students to pay for it with credit.

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A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

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A tool to help companies manage multiple workflows and processes for a single project. It’s available as a Chrome extension.

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An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

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A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

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A platform that enables users to buy and sell their unused iPhone parts.

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A startup that allows your smartphone to operate as a wearable device that can track your movements, showing you how much exercise you’re getting.

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A company building a platform to enable "goodwill-driven" giving by connecting donors to nonprofits

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A SaaS platform that helps companies manage their expense reports. It starts with a monthly subscription and then allows the user to create expense reports that are editable and searchable, with the option to export.

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Bizion is a network of companies that provide more than $1 million in annual revenue. Bizion enables companies to have a single point of contact for funding (usually a bank) for their entire business, saving a lot of time and money.

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 A company that helps employers and employees manage insurance plans. Their software allows the employer to manage a healthcare plan in a more centralized manner with less paperwork, and provides employees with a more affordable option to access healthcare.

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A startup that enables a group of people to share their carpools and public transportation with one another. It’s a bit of a meta application in that the startup is building an app to help companies integrate carpooling into their business models.

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The startup is building a platform for small businesses to manage sales, with a feature that enables customers to easily cancel orders that don’t meet their expectations.

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A tool that enables users to automatically draft and share social media posts

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A consumer-facing platform that enables publishers to curate content for users with the goal of increasing interaction with content and driving more revenue for publishers.

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A platform that helps restaurants provide better service while still being able to spend less on labor.

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A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

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Currently focused on the UK, a B2B company that enables people to borrow money from their employer via a payroll deduction. It charges 1% interest for up to 12 months, and the company keeps 2% of the loan amount.

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A tool that allows people to register for events, including those who are not currently able to attend. Like Meetup, it’s meant to help people find and attend events both in person and online.

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A company that makes and sells an “unhackable” router. It’s free if users agree to a one-time data security checkup.

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A startup that sells the first commercial drone to have a consumer version available, with a price tag of $1,000. The drone is made for those who want to experiment with aerial photography and videography.

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A “factory farming” startup that plans to take over the entire process of raising and slaughtering animals from the farm to the table.

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A tablet organizer that aims to keep the iPad in sync with your desktop and other devices.

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A more affordable alternative to the Fitbit fitness tracker.

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A tool to enable employers to create and manage their podcasts. The company is taking a very dry subject and making it fun, like “How to be a great manager”

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A startup that helps people find the best, most reliable care for themselves and their loved ones. The company is looking to partner with employers and large patient-specific care providers to improve the quality of care, while also being a resource for medical professionals.

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A wearable that tracks when you’re thirsty, and provides an alert when you’re close to a water bottle so you don’t have to keep looking for it.

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A wearable device that tracks running and biking data and can communicate with a smartphone app. The startup wants to make it easy to get new workouts and track progress without having to purchase a wearable or smartphone apps.

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A digital, searchable file of your medical records to make it easier for you to access information and keep all your records up to date.

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A startup that wants to build a system that helps patients get more affordable, higher quality, and faster-acting healthcare. The startup is starting in the UK and Ireland.

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A startup for pre-owned tablets.

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This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

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A platform that enables online businesses to easily take payments with a credit card.

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A travel management system for businesses, which enables them to book travel for clients and manage that travel, including meal preferences.

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A different kind of charging station for electric vehicles, focusing on the home. Rather than wirelessly charging vehicles, the startup's stations are stationary and have a separate charging port for plugging in phones and tablets.

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A virtual reality startup that enables “hyper-local beer tasting”.

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A tool for building, managing, and deploying custom web applications, available on a free tier.

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A startup that claims to be able to help businesses with their mobile IT needs.

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A SaaS platform that helps IT teams automatically create a repeatable, secure, and reliable infrastructure for IoT/edge devices.

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A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

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A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

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A design company building a more sustainable way to build better building

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A startup that lets people track their food from farm to table.

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A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage their accounts receivable and payables. The company works with clients like Microsoft and Infosys.

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A company trying to bring together auto repair information from different sources into a single, searchable place.

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An artificial intelligence-powered system that lets businesses see how their employees are performing. The underlying AI platform is able to understand the inner-workings of a company. The company recently closed a $4 million Series A funding.

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“A new type of data marketplace, we are creating a marketplace where you can buy and sell your data. Everything from your browsing history to your location data, and from your health data to your social media data. We are building a data marketplace that enables you to monetize your data.”

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The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

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A way to get more data from your marketing toolset, and make it more actionable.

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A hosting company that offers affordable hosting

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A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

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A sports mobile app that enables users to track their fitness, schedule training sessions, and sync with their coaches.

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A solution for the unstable relationship between digital ad buying and the media buying process.

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A startup that make a tool that allows you to make your home automation system available on the open web

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A startup that helps people find affordable health care services. The startup also offers a service that helps people who need a doctor find one via a map.

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A startup that lets you send money to your friends at scale, through a simple mobile interface. The startup wants to use data from users to build a better product, and it’s currently only available for iOS.

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A startup that helps people get paid for their time. By giving users the ability to keep track of their time in the app and being able to check off of it in real-time, the business aims to help users be able to make better money while they’re on the job.

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Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

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A “shareable” version of Microsoft Word, with a story, an audio component, and a visualization component.

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A new way of paying for groceries using a credit card, with the goal of helping people make healthier, more affordable choices.

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Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

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A portfolio of music and lecture channels that are available for 24/7 streaming.

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A tool to help companies manage their supply chains more efficiently, with an added focus on the green products that they’re able to source.

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A platform for developers to build chatbots on. The startup enables developers to build software that can mimic human conversations.

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A startup that makes a product called “The Wig”, a wearable device that can tell you if you have a fever or not by reading your face

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This app helps people find parking spots in downtown areas and is available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

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A tool for creating and editing charts from Python or MATLAB. Charts is a Python library for creating and editing charts, with an API for creating and editing charts in MATLAB. Charts is available on the Python Package Index and on GitHub.

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A company that pairs with local taxi drivers to make group rides more affordable.

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A startup that enables businesses to create a custom work product for their employees. The company has only run early stage trials, but has already attracted more than $3 million in funding from investors like 500 Startups.

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Changing the way companies find and hire talent. Based in London, the startup is building software meant to give companies a better idea of who’s available that can make them more open to hiring candidates. They have a large set of clients in the UK.

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A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

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A software company that allows businesses to manage their inventory by tracking products on a digital platform. The company wants to make it easier to determine the most profitable products to stock, based on demand, and to manage inventory.

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A mini-storage startup that rents out small lockers, intended to be a more affordable alternative to larger storage units.

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A messaging app for urbanites in India, where the government has banned SMS and WhatsApp, and SMS is often unreliable.

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The company’s first product is a suite of LED bulbs that can be controlled via a smartphone app. The bulbs are built with a Wi-Fi enabled hub and have a built-in motion sensor allowing the user to turn the light on and off, dim, or change its color.

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A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

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A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

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A mobile app that helps restaurants with inventory management. The app’s software syncs with a customer’s phone to check if a product is available and to notify the restaurant of changes in the status of the product.

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A platform that helps small business owners in India use their app to accept payments, and enables customers to pay with a couple of taps.

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A startup that helps people track their workouts and plan healthy meals. The startup is focused on helping people who are healthy and want to keep it that way, and the company says that because the company’s algorithms are based on historical exercise data, it’s able to identify trends that are more accurate than what a person might individually determine for themselves.

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A software company that helps insurance auto brokers become more profitable by streamlining their claims processes. They’re aiming to reach $2.5 million in revenue in the first year.

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A company that makes biodegradable water bottles. The startup wants to build a business around breaking a water bottle back down into its water-carbon components.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their supply chain operations more efficiently by streamlining it into a single network of vendors. The company helps companies manage and keep track of invoices, payments, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

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This is a “tech-for-good” project that wants to build a marketplace where people can donate their old smartphones and tablets to be refurbished and repurposed into solar-powered lights for developing countries.

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A startup that provides a service to help people find less expensive alternatives to their cable package

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A company that takes a subscription-based model for health insurance, and looks to make it as affordable as possible. The startup is also looking to launch in January.

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A platform to enable a “smart pool”. The startup is building technology that allows for robotic pool maintenance so pool owners don’t have to spend hours performing maintenance tasks.

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Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

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A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

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A startup that uses AI to automate the process of scheduling, tracking and managing meetings. Their software is available on the market, with customers including the US Department of Defense, Coca-Cola and Walmart.

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A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

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A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

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An iOS app that helps people schedule and manage tasks. It’s available on the App Store and also through the website.

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A startup that aims to deliver affordable, high-quality storage to the home. The company is focusing on a particular vertical, which is a new one.

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A startup to help students get the most relevant and affordable loans from the US government.

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A startup that creates a marketplace for companies to outsource their recruiting to on-demand recruiters, with the promise of matching candidates to available jobs within a week

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A platform that enables companies to talk to their customers in a more natural and personal way.

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A company that helps companies achieve sustainability in the workplace by encouraging sustainable procurement and waste management.

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A platform for companies to sell and manage their employee vacation time, incentivizing employees to take it when they’re able.

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The company's app is designed to help consumers monitor the health of their finances, including credit scores, debt and income. The application, which is in beta, is available for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

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The startup is building digital signage for companies to let their employees know when tasks need to be completed, and will also allow them to use it to let customers know when they have stock available.

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A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

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A platform that enables people to interact with their favorite brands through video. The startup’s founders say they have 40,000+ customers for the product.

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An online photo editing platform, also available on iOS and Android, which is meant to be used by people with no experience in photography to be able to add various effects to photos.

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The startup is building a tool to help startups get more visibility into their customers. The startup wants to use data to build a “scalable dashboard” that allows small and medium sized businesses to see all their social media data in one place.

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A platform that uses machine learning to create customizable Google authentication for access to services, using the logins of all your Google accounts.

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A tool for searching and accessing email accounts. The company wants to be a “Google for email”, with users able to connect email accounts from different providers.

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A startup that does not currently exist for which you will build a minimum viable product, market it, and repeat the cycle to get to product/market fit

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A startup that enables people to join online discussions from anywhere, even when they’re offline

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An online tool for the restaurant industry that enables companies to manage inventory, control orders, and order supplies from a single dashboard.

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A platform to help people find and book affordable dental work. Currently focused in the UK and US.

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A software platform that enables the sharing of carpooling services based on income levels, creating a price that includes how much it costs to get to work, how much your coworkers are willing to pay, and how much you’re willing to pay.

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A tool that will allow marketers to connect with journalists to report stories with the ability to collaborate on the story’s delivery. The company wants to be a go-between that can provide access to journalists in order to make the story more valuable.

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“A premium app store with an emphasis on quality,” aiming to have a “curated selection of apps” that are not available anywhere else.

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 A company that looks to make shared apartments more profitable, both for landlords and renters.

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Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

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A company that combines a wearables platform, a wearable device, and a smartphone app to improve the health of its users.

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A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

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This company builds apps for the Lockbox app, a lockbox service that lets people store valuables in a secure location.

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A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

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The startup wants to create a platform for “inclusive, scalable, and affordable” virtual reality training.

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This startup is building a messaging app that’s encrypted and searchable by insiders only.

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This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

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A platform that enables users to customize their phones with accessories like stands and cases.

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A startup that helps companies adjust their business operations to be more profitable, with a focus on "lean operations" that can optimize use of resources and improve efficiency.

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A company that advises startups on how to manage their money in a way that’s profitable and that also benefits their employees.

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A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

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Making customer data more actionable through simple, tangible interfaces.

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A company that makes a 2D-printable prosthetic for people who need one

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A digital product that detects, tracks, and pays a user’s monthly rent payments. Due to rent laws, a tenant in many areas may not legally be able to sign for a check until it’s been deposited. By the time they can, the landlord has already moved on to the next tenant, which means the tenant may have to pay the holdback fee.

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A wearable that helps you find the best places to park during a trip to the grocery store.

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An online network for women to share advice with each other and access peer support. The startup is trying to build a community that helps women keep each other accountable, and tells them when they’re in a rut and need to make a change.

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Fitness-tracking software that ties into a wearable device. It tracks your workouts and can get your fitness data into your fitness app or website.

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A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for people to “write” music. The startup is building a music editing app that takes your tracks and makes them more palatable for radio and podcasts.

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In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

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This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

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A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

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This startup wants to build a customizable, flexible, and affordable credit score.

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One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

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A startup that is working on an injectable drug that will help heal damaged nerve fibers. They’re working on a treatment for a degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves.

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A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

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A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

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A startup that wants to build a “green” power plant designed to burn trash. They want to build sustainable power plants, using waste as fuel, and keeping energy costs low.

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A Chinese-American startup that’s building an app that makes it easier to pay for things online. The app is in private beta and is already available in Shanghai, Shanghai and other parts of China.

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This startup aims to make a hiring tool that is “instantly accessible and easy to use” that can “make every hire the right hire”. They have 1,000 happy customers and are profitable.

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The company, founded by two former Facebook engineers, is building a way to take existing and upcoming blockchains and enable them to be built and used easily across different platforms.

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A video-sharing platform that allows users to create their own videos, share them and get paid for them. The site is currently available in the UK and Australia and has more than 1 million users.

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This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

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An online translation service that enables online support and communication with patients. Pronix has raised over $4 million to date and has clients in the UK, Canada, and the US.

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A startup that provides the infrastructure “to build and scale simple, automated, and scalable apps built on top of the open source Git version control system.”

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This startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a shareable video about their business. Users can clip the video and share it on social media, and companies can see how many views it generates.

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A platform to make insurance more affordable and simple for independent agents

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A digital payments platform for small business owners that enables them to take payments in person, over email, or via mobile. It’s currently in private beta but plans to launch publicly next year.

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A platform for online learning, with tutoring and mentoring services. The startup is behind the new iPad app, which they say “enables teachers and students to practice and learn in real time from each other, with the help of a learning coach.”

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A startup that enables anyone to create a micro-site and sell it for $10 a month.

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A B2B company that helps companies understand their supply chain data and make it actionable.

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A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

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A company that sells “smart contracts”. The idea is that Smart Contracts are more efficient and reliable than the current “Oracles” that are used to execute contracts.

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The company’s goal is to create a cloud-based service that’s cheaper, more secure, and more scalable than Dropbox, Box, and other cloud storage companies.

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A platform that helps people find the best way to pay for medical care. The startup’s mission is to make healthcare more affordable in the US and in Europe.

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A tool that provides a series of smart defaults for a wiki, like a suggested table of contents.

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A solar panel that is cheap, durable, and highly efficient.

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A startup that provides a service where you can purchase a gift card that is redeemable for a 1 hour tech support phone call

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This startup is building software for people who aren’t online. It’s not just for the elderly, but for people who aren’t comfortable with the internet, or don’t have access.

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A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

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A technology company that takes photo and video content, and makes it into a product that can be resold as an image or video stock. They’re also developing a platform to enable photo and video creatives to get paid for their work

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A health insurance company built for small businesses. It’s a “flexible, affordable, and transparent platform by which businesses can get coverage for in-house doctors and nurses.”

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A tool that enables anyone to set up a crowdfunding campaign for their startup or product.

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An iOS app and web-based service that helps people find the best deals on headphones, portable speakers, and more.

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A company that provides “a complex API that enables companies to identify the right type of person for a job”, based on digital data. It currently has $1.6 million in the bank.

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A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

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A platform that enables big businesses to automate their customer service, using AI and ML to predict customer satisfaction and easy ways to solve customer problems.

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A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

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A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

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A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

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A startup that sells a “customizable, open-source video doorbell”.

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This networking platform enables real-time communication, collaboration and creation of new products.

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A tool that allows employees to manage their expenses so they can take accounting to the next level (and hold their bosses accountable for it). The team has raised $500,000 in seed funding and is based in NYC.

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A laundry detergent that provides all the benefits of dry-cleaning, in a low-water, low-energy, biodegradable form.

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A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

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A product management platform built for companies to be able to manage product proposals in a collaborative, efficient way.

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A software company that allows people to collect and use data to better manage their health. It’s building a “smart” wearable device that can track your health and send a report to a doctor.

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The startup aims to solve the problem of the “job-hopping” millennial who wants to be able to get a new job without having to quit and wait for the old one to be filled.

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A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

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A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

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A food delivery service that takes a cut of each order. The startup’s delivery partners are close to becoming available in Brooklyn, with plans to expand to a dozen more by the end of the year. The startup charges a 20% delivery fee.

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This startup wants to make the world’s most durable tablet, one that can withstand a drop from a boat in the ocean, or a puddle of coffee.

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A smart app that keeps track of your health and wellness. The startup is working on a sensor that can be attached to a band or other wearable device and track vitals like heart rate, body temperature, and more.

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A startup that helps small businesses market to homebuyers. Their product is a “premier content marketing platform” that utilizes detailed data about a dozen variables, including income, credit score, and the type of property they’re looking for.

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A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

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A software company building a “search engine for financial markets” that enables investors to find the best stocks to buy and sell.

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The startup plans to help employees manage their travel expenses online and keep track of reimbursable expenses.

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Social networking for farmers. Farmline’s pitch is that as farmers grow and share more info about their crops, they’ll be able to reap more benefits from the same share.

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A company that markets and sells “performance” clothing for men. The startup is trying to make sure that the clothes it sells are comfortable and high quality.

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A chatbot that integrates with your email and helps you manage your inbox. The chatbot is designed to be able to answer questions about email and work.

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A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

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A way to make paying taxes easier, with a tool that lets you pay your taxes in a way that’s more efficient than the IRS’ online tools. The startup also wants to make the tax process more predictable and transparent by providing a taxpayer’s tax form for every state, and giving an estimate of what the liability is.

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A tool that delivers content based on the interests of users. The startup has built a platform where users are able to express their interests, and then receive content that is tailored to their tastes.

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A startup that wants to help organizations build better customer service experiences. The startup builds artificial intelligence to help organizations capture customer insights with its software. It claims to be able to predict customer service issues by scanning a customer’s social media activity.

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A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

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A startup that is building out a system to help people invest in both the stock market and their own homes, with a goal of making investing affordable for everyone.

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A way to create a spreadsheet that’s machine-readable. The startup is building a way to read spreadsheets without needing to know the syntax of formulas.

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A company that helps athletes and other team members make sense of their training data. The startup was founded in November and is currently available in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston.

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A private market place for the sale of artificial intelligence-enabled services.

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A startup that aims to simplify the creation of email marketing campaigns. A typical campaign might include dozens of email addresses, personalization, and a list of recipients. The startup empowers marketers to create a single email campaign, and include as many personalized variables as they want.

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A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.

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A startup that creates a new kind of smart home audio experience Their idea is to create a “high quality, yet affordable, audio experience”

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A startup that matches employers with employees that are looking to work from home. The startup is currently in beta mode and is available for use on the iOS version of the app.

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A startup focused on making home security more affordable and accessible. The company has raised $5 million from investors including General Catalyst, T. Rowe Price, and others.

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A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

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A platform that enables salespeople to better manage their pipeline of opportunities, getting better results and making more money.

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A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

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A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

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A way to measure and report on a person’s location and movements in real-time, without requiring a wearable device.

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The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

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The startup has built a platform that makes it easy for libraries to provide free Wi-Fi to their patrons. The app is available for use in libraries nationwide and charges a 6% fee for the service.

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A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

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The first wearable fitness tracking device that’s a 25% slimmer than Apple Watch, with a rotating bezel.

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A wearable company that makes a product called a ‘halo’ that is a jacket and a hat for your dog and monitor its health

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A company that helps hot dog vendors in New York City sell their hot dogs by linking them to their Instagram accounts. It’s meant to make the process of selling hot dogs more efficient and profitable.

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A computer vision startup that wants to use machine learning and image recognition to make product photos more complete. The startup says their technology can improve the accuracy of product photos 40% with claims to be able to identify colors, shapes and other features of products.

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A company that helps you track, manage, and pay for your cable and internet bill.

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An AI powered work scheduling app for HR managers, telling them who is available and what their availability is like.

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A platform that enables customers to rate and review their favorite stores. The startup uses a crowdsourced model to encourage customer feedback and use it to guide the company’s product development.

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A paid content platform for YouTube channels that enables content creators to generate revenue from their efforts.

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A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

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An affordable, internal IT service for small businesses. The startup aims to be a technology partner for small businesses, offering a package of IT services to keep employees productive and the business running.

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A startup that builds a new kind of chair, with the goal of being the first chair in the world to help with back pain and to be completely customizable.

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A product that helps people manage their health and fitness goals by aggregating data from wearable devices.

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Koku is a tool for people to build their own subscription-based service. Koku is meant to be a one-stop shop for all of a person’s subscription needs, with a toolset designed for ease of use. The startup is a Y Combinator company, and has over 200,000 users and is profitable.

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These compostable cups are meant to help coffee shops reduce their packaging waste. They can be full of coffee or tea or soup and you can recycle them, but they don’t break down in landfills.

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A platform that allows for GPS-enabled payments where customers can pay for parking at over 3,000 locations in the U.S. via their smartphone.

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A company that’s building a software product that enables people to rent out their spare bedrooms to travelers through a website.

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“A low-cost, durable, and scalable solution for the enterprise that replaces the expense of traditional PDAs and cellphones.”

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A payments company that serves high-volume ecommerce merchants. It’s in the process of launching a service that will enable online sellers to offer rewards to buyers.

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This startup is building an API for onboarding third party software into different companies’ workflows. The platform is currently available to customers in four industries.

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A tool that builds customizable online guides for listing services like Airbnb and Etsy.

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A process control startup that enables companies to monitor and control processes that don’t have sensors. It’s a more accurate way of gauging process performance than the traditional approach of sending a technician to the site.

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A new kind of restaurant reservation platform that works across telephone, mobile, and web. The company says it’s building a “digital concierge” that can quickly answer questions on the fly and will be available in 6 languages.

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A tool that helps small businesses manage their shipping and inventory via an app, with the startup saying they’re profitable. The company has a 1-person team and has raised $10,000.

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A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

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A platform that helps people find the best and cheapest healthcare, based on the best information available on what treatments are effective, and what providers are best. HealthMap is targeting big cities in the US that have good healthcare options and are currently underserved by them.

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A tool that helps cities build an API for companies to be able to monitor traffic and respond quickly to incidents.

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A startup for book lovers that lets you see what books are available to buy in your area and set a reminder to buy it when it’s cheaper.

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A “real-time messaging application that enables people to communicate online in real-time”. They’re working with tech firms in the Washington DC area, and say they expect to expand beyond their current market by 2020.

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A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

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This startup’s goal is to help hotels and other hospitality businesses save money by using the same technology that powers self-driving cars to know where their employees are, and be able to send them on a break.

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This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

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A “social discovery and recommendation” app that enables people to discover new products and services from their other social media accounts, without them having to leave a platform.

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A platform for lending and borrowing money with a goal of reaching 1 million borrowers. Users will be able to search for and compare loans online.

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A credit card that rewards its customers for giving back to the community. Instead of paying a flat fee for the credit card, customers are charged based on the number of points they earn for charitable donations.

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A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

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This startup is building a closed social network for people who are physically or emotionally unable to socialize with others in the same way as most of the world. The idea is that they’ll want to be part of a social network, but they can’t be fully active because of a physical or emotional impairment.

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A startup that is building a network of independent financial advisors who will work with people to get them the best insurance rates available.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage and find service providers. Like a concierge, it helps companies build a list of vendors, and then makes those vendors available to companies on demand.

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A platform that helps new businesses get started, allowing them to get a credit line and borrow money at favorable rates from lenders.

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Nextbit wants to deliver Android in a way that lets you take your phone with you everywhere. It cuts down on background apps and syncs only the apps that you want to use with your phone. Available on Android and iOS.

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A platform for sharing tools and services between people who need them. So far, they’ve been able to build a basic stack for a Kickstarter-like experience, and work on a basic version of the

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A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

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A new way to store and manage your digital media. The team at Briefly is building a platform that enables users to “train” their computer to automatically organize and discover their files, and then creates a “smart folder” that’s a digital representation of the physical one.

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A data science tool that automatically turns data into “actionable, knowledge-rich insights” about any given user, looking for insights like “which users are most likely to convert to customers, or which users spend the most money”.

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The startup wants to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Facebook ads needs. The startup is currently only available to marketing executives.

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The company’s goal is to be the most socially responsible fashion platform on the web. “We’re like the Etsy for buying sustainable products,” says CEO Rami.

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This company is building a system to help businesses manage their supply chains. The more companies that use it, the more supply chain visibility the company will be able to offer.

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A company that wants to “create the next generation of architecture” with “sustainable, sustainable” buildings. The company uses the idea of “architecture as a verb” to help people think about their buildings as the sum of the parts, not just the whole.

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A web-based video platform for providing short-form, on-demand “how to” guides for small businesses. The idea is that users can subscribe to specific topics, such as ‘how to sell on eBay’ and then be notified when a new video is available.

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As an online continuing education course for lawyers, this startup is hoping to enable higher education for lawyers without charging tuition.

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A tool for managing the data on a small to medium sized business. It’s a white label product that is available to be customized by either a third party or a business owner.

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A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

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A tool to help people create easily sharable images, using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Because of the way the attention economy works, every one of your images is worth more to someone else than to you.

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A startup helping small businesses create their own, more profitable, online marketing campaigns. The company helps small businesses with organic content creation, on-page SEO, and paid advertising. It’s currently looking for top-level talent.

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A wearable device that uses a sensor to measure how much CO2 each person is emitting. The startup is looking to reinvent the carbon footprint game by working with employers to offer discounts to employees who can reduce their emissions.

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A startup that wants to build a digital kitchen, with a programmable fridge, a robot, and a system for collecting and processing your data.

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A company that turns smartphone screens into touch-enabled, virtual room controls

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A travel health insurance company for the U.S. market, which is trying to cover a profitable market with an under-insured customer base. It’s currently in the UK, and is looking to expand to the US.

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A way for team leaders to keep track of the progress of their team with simple checklists. The app is a free to share checklist and the team can customize the checklist with be customizable.

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 A software company that helps businesses and foundations manage their contributions to charitable causes. The company wants to be the “Yahoo of charity”.

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A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

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Combining the ease with which inter-city carpooling apps like UberPool and Lyft Line can be found with a new approach to making the rides more affordable, by adding a personal concierge to the ride to help with navigation, scheduling and other tasks.

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A 4-year-old company that makes a programmable, connected-home appliance that can be programmed to do things from turning the AC off and on to turning lights on and off to listening to music and turning the TV on and off. The company has raised $7.3 million in funding.

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A platform that enables people to crowdsource and “pay it forward” their expertise to help others

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A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

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"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

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Health 2.0 is a digital health data platform that lets users upload and share raw health data from wearable devices like Fitbits, and add insights and comments.

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A platform to shop for and share used cars, trucks, and SUVs by searching for and comparing available inventory via a mobile app, and then making an offer on a car with a simple swipe.

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A startup that built an app that enables people to create custom messaging channels on WhatsApp. The startup, which has already raised funding from Y Combinator and other investors, is currently working with WhatsApp to enable its customers to sell premium products in their chat channels.

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A tool that helps users automate the process of cleaning the air in their homes. They’re already working with a Fortune 500 company to make their product available to their customer.

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A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

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The company wants to make negotiating harder than it already is by providing a simple, searchable interface for employees to search the market for best deals on everything from Amazon Prime subscriptions to a new suit.

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A platform that helps people find and book the best available gym memberships, and better manage their fitness routine.

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A company that’s building tools that send and receive money from people’s bank accounts. Using the software, people can send money to each other and keep an account for receiving payments. The app can be used by anyone in the country, and is available to customers through a bank account in the US.

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A company that creates one-click, easy-to-setup landing pages that look just like search results and are indistinguishable from them, except that they’re optimized for conversions.

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A platform that aims to improve the quality of data in health and education, by using AI and machine learning. A result is a platform that makes data “actionable” so it can be used to simulate outcomes and make predictions.

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A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

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A platform for building out a SaaS-enabled multi-channel marketing campaign. The startup is now focused on developing its own SaaS product.

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A 24-hour customer service bot that's capable of making appointments, booking hotels, and purchasing airline tickets.

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A company that designs and produces tech-enabled wearables that allow users to connect with their body and health data

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A startup that helps small and medium-sized companies manage their accounts receivable. They’re currently serving customers in California, Florida, and Illinois.

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A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

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A company that wants to help people store medical records. Medtronic shares the same vision, but has been unable to land deals with hospitals and doctors. Medtronic has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including GE Ventures and the National Academy of Medicine.

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A startup that wants to help people find reliable electricians in a given area.

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A company that helps companies manage their HR functions. The company’s software enables companies to manage their employee records like mortgages, healthcare, and credit cards, and their payroll, benefits, and retirement.

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A startup that enables customers to pre-order any kind of product and get it shipped to their house in just 3 days. It’s currently been used to pre-order 500 products.

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A new way for entrepreneurs to get funding. The startup, which launches today, wants to give entrepreneurs access to a “constant stream of regular, predictable investments”.

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The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

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A startup for single-use disposable products, with an emphasis on the sustainable consumption habits of its users

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A Slack-like tool for managing employee time, with automatic notifications and the ability to block time off. Only available on Slack.

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The idea is to build a service that enables you to trade your Apple Watch and iPhone data with other people. The company wants to build a directory of sellers and buyers of Apple Watch and iPhone data.

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A platform that can enable businesses to scale their sales in a way that’s closer to conventional brick-and-mortar stores.

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A video conferencing platform that’s powered by the cloud and designed to work on all devices. It’s already integrated with Slack, allowing customers to schedule meetings from anywhere and get notifications when they’re available.

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A B2B company that aims to help retailers manage all of their account receivables (credit cards, store cards, and payment cards) from a single platform. The company is selling to retailers and merchants in the US and Latin America.

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An AI-enabled accounting platform for the travel and hospitality industries. This startup is taking a hybrid approach, using AI to make the process more efficient, and also manually coding the interface so it’s more intuitive.

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A medical device startup that’s trying to simplify the medical industry by tracking and improving on the performance of injectable drugs.

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This startup is building a platform for restaurants to manage their staff’s schedules and payments. Redshift is essentially a company payroll app that helps restaurants manage their scheduling and payroll in a scalable way.

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A company that provides a “wearable” device for monitoring blood sugar. It was founded in Boston by a team of MIT graduates.

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A company that makes small, affordable homes from shipping containers. The company has built “a new kind of modular home that can be made in as little as one week, on site”. The first models are coming out in October.

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A platform that enables vendors to manage their inventory by connecting them to a network of marketplaces and selling through them.

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A Chrome app that enables web developers to debug their sites.

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This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

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This is a Shopify-like app for online clothing stores. It’s available in the US and Canada for now.

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 A platform for creating 3D models on top of a 3D model. The startup is building a way to create 3D models of buildings and other structures, and create 3D printable models of them.

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A startup that provides on-demand access to a local barista. The concept is similar to Uber Eats, except these “district kitchens” are meant to be in neighborhoods that don’t have their own cafes. The service is currently only available in one city, but plans to expand to others in the near future.

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The startup wants to build a “third-party insurance-for-everyone” platform that offers affordable health insurance. The startup has already built a network that serves around 200,000 people in the US and has raised $3.5 million.

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A Web-based service that helps retailers find the right people to sell their products to. It’s currently only available to retailers with a large network of stores.

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A startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

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A health insurance alternative for young adults. It’s a $1 per month plan that is affordable and has low out of pocket costs for patients.

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A company that builds flexible, adjustable shipping containers that can be used for housing, shipping, and construction.

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A startup that builds “lifelogging wearables” for people to track their health and fitness habits. It tracks blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep, and activity.

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A line of 4-foot tall furniture made of wood that uses a patented process to create a wooden frame that is filled with foam and then wrapped in fabric. The product is meant to be customizable and customizable.

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A company building a wearable that the company says is the size of a bar of soap and can be worn for up to a week. The company says the wearable can continuously monitor glucose levels, and can be used as a glucose monitor.

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A SaaS product that monitors a company’s IT infrastructure in real-time, helping it remain stable and avoid downtime.

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A tool that enables you to create custom groups of contacts on your smartphone and send targeted messages to them.

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A mobile platform that aims to enable and empower people to help each other in their daily lives.

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A platform that helps people identify viable business opportunities. The startup helps entrepreneurs identify markets, feasibility, and other factors that make their business ideas viable.

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A parking app that uses remote parking sensors to find available parking for drivers.

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A startup that enables companies to easily manage their AWS accounts, with a managed dashboard that automates a ton of tasks including groups, billing, and monitoring. The company is starting to roll out to larger customers.

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A startup that helps people “make the most of round-the-clock” available to them. It’s a reference app for an app that helps people with sleep disorders find the right sleep schedule for them.

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A visual and auditory learning platform that enables users to learn through games, videos and images.

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A company that is building a marketplace for data that comes from large data sets. TimeNexus aims to make this data available to researchers and teams to help them build out their own prediction models.

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A platform for human rights, which includes the belief that people should be able to freely share their information. The goal of Propscout is to provide a platform for the sharing of information regarding human rights issues in order to protect, respect, and promote those rights.

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A startup that seeks to help people with chronic pain by enabling them to connect their mobile device to a wearable device to track symptoms and manage pain.

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A free online tool for freelancers that simplifies the process of finding reliable clients, vetting them for quality, finding payment terms, and more.

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is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

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A startup where you can buy and sell your homegrown vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

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A company that is creating a new kind of wireless charger, which takes the form of a lamp with a cable that plugs into the wall and then into the charging device. The lamp can then charge multiple devices at the same time, and with the lights off the lamp can also act as a nightstand.

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Shoppers are no longer satisfied with the bulky, slow, and expensive payment options available today. Shift wants to provide the option of paying with cash at local stores.

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A pitch for a health insurance platform that enables users to use a smartphone to view their health data, make payments, and receive regular communications from a doctor.

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A platform that provides a sophisticated, scalable, and easy-to-use business intelligence platform designed for businesses of all types.

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A platform that allows landlords to manage their rental units, connecting them to homebuyers and letting agents. The pitch is that it gives landlords a new way to run their business, helping them collect rent and keep track of their properties. It’s available in the UK and Australia at the moment, although they’re looking to expand internationally.

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This startup is building a service that turns your iPhone into a platform for helping you find a doctor or emergency room. You’ll be able to call any medical professional or hospital directly from your iPhone, and they’ll provide you with directions and a diagnosis.

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A platform that helps companies find and hire talent. The company wants to be the LinkedIn for the hiring process, allowing companies to do a search for their needs and then being able to find candidates who match the roles easily.

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A resource for women on the road to help them be better travelers. The company says it’s already working with companies like Microsoft and Time Warner Cable.

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A tool that helps you manage your courses and courses of study, along with the borrowing and loan information for each. It’s currently available on the web, but will be coming to iOS and Android.

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A platform for photographers to create and sell downloadable photo books. Delivery is currently only via PDF, but the startup is looking to add other forms, including photo books with physical pages.

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A food delivery service for restaurants. The startup offers customers a subscription model, giving them access to a $20-30 menu of food available between the hours of 8am and 2am.

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A white-labeled tool for restaurants to manage their online ordering. The startup wants to help restaurants build an online ordering feature that integrates with their existing website. The product is built for restaurants, but the company imagines that it will be able to be used by other companies as well.

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New York-based startup that’s building a marketplace for bike parts. They want to disrupt the market by making their own parts available and making it easy for people to find and buy them.

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A startup that aims to connect the world through the Internet of Things at a global scale. It aims to use the Internet of Things to enable the connected devices in homes and businesses to communicate with each other and the world while offering new services for consumers.

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A personal computer for managing back pain. It’s essentially a smartphone that sits on a medical table and provides a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and a system for collecting patient data.

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A startup that builds affordable, durable, lightweight solar panels that can power devices whether or not the sun is shining.

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A B2B startup that helps healthcare providers in the US provide remote patient care. Its software enables physicians to manage patients’ appointments and visits.

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A startup that helps people find affordable housing in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco (and other cities too).

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A startup that wants to enable hoteliers to build their own room-by-room marketing campaigns.

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A B2B marketplace that enables businesses to connect with suppliers and manage orders and payments.

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A platform that enables investors to raise money with a single filing, much like a SaaS product.

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A startup that lets you connect with the people you’re hiring. It’s available for companies to use themselves or as an add-on to larger recruiting platforms.

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A startup for sustainable tech goods

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A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

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The company is creating a platform for companies that want to take advantage of their networks of publicists, leading to more effective, more affordable marketing.

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A wearable device meant to track and help manage the effectiveness of a workout routine.

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A startup that helps people find reliable, well-reviewed doctors, and those doctors get paid to advertise.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their data and get to market quicker. The company says it’s already landing a lot of customers in the early days as it’s able to deliver a relatively simple product.

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A startup that’s bringing Bitcoin into the physical world, with a prepaid debit card and a physical debit card. The founders want to make Bitcoin universally usable, and are building a physical card to use at stores, ATMs, and anywhere else.

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Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

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A startup that’s building a new kind of ad network for digital publishers. The startup aims to make publishers’ ad businesses more valuable by integrating their ad products with their own.

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 A function that can be applied to any type of email. The goal is to be able to remove and manage spam and reduce email volume.

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A platform to let consumers connect with the right people and businesses for their needs, and then to take advantage of the discounts and services that are available. The startup is building a "social commerce" platform, designed to make “bid-for-deals” a thing that users want and businesses want.

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A “hybrid” of Google Docs, Slack, and Dropbox. It’s a platform for teamwork and communication that’s meant to be secure and easy to use. Available on iOS and Android.

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This is a company that makes a mechanical keyboard that is fully programmable with over a million possible keyboard configurations as well as being hackable. The company is now shipping pre-order keyboards.

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A Google-designed browser that makes everything on the web searchable.

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A wearable device meant to help people with visual impairments navigate the world. The startup is looking to deploy its product in the US and UK, and has raised $2.5 million in seed funding so far.

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A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

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A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

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A customizable, female-friendly skincare brand that uses AI to make products that are good for the skin.

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A startup that helps senders and recipients of ransomware in the US to split the cost of a ransom if they’re unable to pay.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

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The founders of this company started it to help people in the US and UK keep track of their medication. It’s currently available for iOS.

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A tool for electronics repair technicians that is now available in the US. The idea is to give them better tools beyond the manual they’re given to learn.

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A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

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A platform to help people in South Korea manage their own medical records in a more secure and reliable manner.

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A company that enables online stores to have a “dashboard” for viewing deals and keeping track of their inventory.

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An AI-based platform for managing and improving product lifecycles, the company wants to enable manufacturers to make their products safer and more reliable.

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This startup is building an app that enables workers to schedule tasks via a mobile app instead of an email. They’re currently working on a version for freelance workers, but they’ve also written a book on how to run your business without a web presence.

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A medical device company in the Netherlands that wants to bring a reusable medical device to market, which can be used for hysterectomies, colonoscopies, and other procedures. The device works with a camera and a monitor and wirelessly connects to an operating room.

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A startup working to democratize credit in the developing world, creating a new financial product that would give people access to credit in a way they haven’t had before. The company, which was founded in India, wants to make it more affordable for people in the developing world to use and maintain credit.

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This startup is building a tool for HR managers to manage their team’s performance reviews. The service has already been used by over 5,000 companies, and it’s available for free to large companies.

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A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

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A company that links employers with unemployed workers, helping the unemployed find jobs and employers get a reliable pool of workers.

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A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

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A startup that helps users make a case for charitable donations in their life, so they can take advantage of tax benefits and make a donation to charity.

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A platform that helps identify and connect brands with influencers, and enables influencers to sell their own content.

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A Wi-Fi-enabled fitness tracker that allows the user to measure their body fat percentage. When paired with Omron’s blood pressure monitor, it can also provide access to one’s general health history.

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A platform to enable companies to sell tickets to their employees, giving them a chance to invest in their own brands.

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A sales collaboration platform that helps companies with salespeople communicate better, run more profitable sales meetings, and close more deals.

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Dedicated to helping tech companies build more sustainable products, it’s a platform for tracking products’ carbon emissions and life cycle, and helping companies figure out what to do to reduce them.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

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“A social life-tracking app for the digital age.” Users will be able to share and manage their social calendars as well as their personal goals and activities.

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Data is the new oil, and the oil of the future is data. And with the rise of AI, the data is becoming more valuable. The startup is meant to help companies extract value from all that data.

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A platform for people to connect with each other and help each other find the best available healthcare solutions for them.

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A SaaS app that helps anyone create a custom cable channel for Slack, built on top of the existing Slack API.

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A long-form podcasting app that allows users to record their thoughts and to be able to edit and create a podcast without having to upload each individual episode.

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To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

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Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

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A “SaaS-based accounting and finance tool for SMBs”. The company offers integrated accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, bank account linking, invoice creation, and expense tracking through its cloud product.

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A company that builds a software-as-a-service platform that helps people manage their wealth.They provide a way to create a savings plan that’s customizable based on the user’s specific needs. They also provide a digital portfolio that allows people to manage all of their financial accounts in one place.

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A startup that launched in 2009, The Ophelia Project is the original "crowdfunding for women" platform, meaning it enables female entrepreneurs to raise money from female investors. It has raised $133 million since its inception.

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A bitcoin exchange for small-dollar retail purchases. It’s available in the U.S. and Canada.

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A new way to help people stay accountable for their food. The company wants to help people keep track of their meals with a graphing platform.

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Non-profits in the U.S. and abroad rely on donors and volunteers to get their work done. Unfortunately, they aren’t always able to rely on these people to do what they promise. BitGive is a platform for non-profits that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform lets non-profits raise money through cryptocurrency and use those funds to make donations to the causes they care about.

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A company that helps people keep track of their health, fitness, and medical records by offering a scheduling and appointment system within the iPhone app. It’s been available since March but has only recently started gaining traction.

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The startup wants to build a marketplace for the next generation of employees, where companies can sell affordable part-time and contingent labor for tasks like cleaning, deliveries and other services. It wants to build a company that will be able to create a network of “micro-employers”, who can offer cheap labor, solve for the “short-term inconvenience of an extra employee,” and scale quickly.

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A company that helps students pay for tuition with a prepaid debit card, available to any in the US. The startup has built a “pay to school” system that works with any college, university, or trade school. The startup doesn’t operate in Brazil.

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A startup that helps companies with HR and recruiting by providing a platform for job seekers to see what’s available, and employers to see who is applying and in-demand.

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A tech-enabled market for finding and hiring high-quality freelancers. The company’s aim is to help small businesses expand their reach and have access to a more comprehensive pool of talent.

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A company that wants to help companies and individuals save money by giving them a way to get better prices for a range of products, from auto insurance to cable TV.

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A tool that helps businesses find the closest, most affordable and cleanest IT support professional.

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A startup that enables users to create a ‘vision profile’ and share it with friends. Created by a couple in their twenties who wanted to know how other people were making it in the world.

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A startup that enables people to track their vacations, including the cost of flights, hotels, and rental cars.

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A company that makes a tool that enables remote workers to collaborate remotely

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This little wearable sensor makes it easier to find your phone when you lose it. The device is supposed to vibrate if it’s within a certain radius of your phone.

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This startup is building an AI tool that helps in-home care providers monitor and log their work while still being able to be hands-free. Caregiversoft currently has a small contract with a big company for $50k.

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A tool to help employees track their time on site and manage their overtime. Available on iOS and Android.

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A wearable for the visually impaired, which uses machine learning to convert a video of the world, like a restaurant or a landscape, into an audio guide.

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A startup that helps people find affordable housing and makes money by charging rent (like airbnb does)

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A startup that provides a service where you can buy a non-perishable dinner, put it in your freezer and it will cook itself

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A startup that helps people in the Philippines find the best and most reliable nannies and domestic helpers

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Idea: Cooking tech products that are affordable and easy to use

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Idea: Personalized, affordable health insurance for every American

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Idea: A remote digital marketing agency for high-growth tech companies The startup has worked with a few dozen clients since launching last year, and is currently available to startups that are a $1 million in revenue or less

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Idea: A programmable hardware add-on for Raspberry Pi

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Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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Idea: A more sustainable and affordable apartment building for college students

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Idea: Automated, searchable, and shareable medical records

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect travelers with locals The idea is to enable people to go on trips and connect with locals who can show them the top things to do in a given city

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Idea: A piece of wearable tech that helps with balance and muscle memory

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Idea: This startup helps restaurants streamline operations through an app that lets customers order their meals on a tablet and then pick them up at a counter inside the restaurant

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Idea: A software-enabled workforce, where employees can be their own bosses

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Idea: This startup helps small and medium-sized businesses automate their accounts receivable, allowing them to focus on their core business

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Idea: Resumable file uploads for web apps

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Idea: A customizable, machine learning-driven planning engine for autonomous vehicles

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Idea: This startup is making a wearable device to help train new drivers The device plugs into a car’s OBD-II port and tracks various metrics like steering speed and braking force

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Idea: A medtech startup that aims to help people with their insulin needs The company says it’s already working with over 1,000 people and has a real-time insulin dosing calculator for people to use online The company’s COO points out that this is a $7B market and the company is targeting the $45B of people who aren’t able to take insulin as prescribed

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Idea: A software company that wants to build project management applications that are smarter and easier to use than what’s available today

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Idea: A startup that enables people to automatically record the music they listen to on their phones and stream it to a connected speaker

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Idea: A software company that enables companies to sell their products through women’s clothing retailers

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Idea: A startup that enables people to create an online store for their products with a custom domain, and have the startup built a custom mobile app for it

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Idea: A startup that is building a SaaS product that enables self-storage facilities to access their data in a centralized dashboard to improve operations and increase revenue

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Idea: Luxe is building a platform for on-demand car service that charges $5 per month for bookings and $150 per mile The company expects to be profitable by the end of the year

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Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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Idea: A startup that is a marketplace for wearable companies to hire the same freelance engineers to build apps for their products

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Idea: A software company that helps enterprises retain their most valuable employees, by providing a third-party system that handles internal communications across teams

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Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect freelancers with large companies The company says it has a “sizable pipeline” of customers and has already signed up its first paying client, a “large financial services company”

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Idea: A startup that enables people to track and record their eating habits It is currently used by thousands of people around the world

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Idea: A software company that is building a platform for providing medical care in developing countries Their technology makes it easier to find and train medical staff who are willing to work abroad, and more affordable for the organizations that need them

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Idea: A startup that is building a real estate investing marketplace where individual investors can connect with each other and do deals together. The company charges a fee on each transaction, and says it is profitable.

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Idea: A programmable, micro-controller chip for industrial automation.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

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A startup that enables businesses to manage energy consumption, meant to save customers money on their utility bill.

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Idea: A startup that makes a lightweight, packable USB hub with a built-in battery.

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Idea: A startup that helps people manage their finances by pulling in all their accounts from various banks and credit card companies. The company says it is profitable and growing quickly.

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Idea: A company that wants to help freelancers and remote workers without access to healthcare manage their health. Users take a quiz to determine their health needs, and then the company helps them find affordable ways to take

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Idea: A B2B company that helps pull financial data from multiple sources and makes it available inside a CRM-style interface. The founders say they’ve already worked with a few dozen companies.

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Idea: A startup that sells and ships cereal to customers. The startup wants to tap into an underserved niche of customers who want cereal that’s not available in stores.

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Idea: A digital platform for physical businesses that enables them to manage their inventory, pricing and promotions in one place and across multiple channels. The company has $1.3M in revenue.

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Idea: A startup that is building a decentralized version of YouTube. Users of the platform are able to earn money by posting content and advertisers are able to put ads on the content. The startup wants to give people the ability to build up a following without having to go through a traditional platform.

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