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A platform that pairs people who have a spare room in their home with those who need a place to stay.

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A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

483

A startup that helps consumers get their money back from airlines for delayed flights.

371

A startup that creates online courses that teach people how to do common home repairs

336

An algorithm that tells you how to play games like Solitaire: FreeCell, Spider Solitaire, and Hearts

201

A startup that helps companies locate and hire the right candidates, including people who are blind or visually impaired.

181

A startup that provides cleaning and maintenance for Airbnb properties

155

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

146

A company that manufactures unique air filters for the home.

140

A tool that helps people find specific flights, using data from travel agent websites. It’s a fairly simple concept but it will be interesting to see how they implement it as they try to become the Yelp for flights.

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Y Combinator has funded a wide variety of companies such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, and Reddit.

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A startup that provides a service to help people organize and repair their garage

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A platform for people to share, compare and book air travel with friend and family,

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A startup that provides homeowners with discounted rates for insurance and home repairs.

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This startup is building an automatic repair system for the Internet of Things, a term for everyday objects with sensors and connectivity.

110

A company that helps companies and individuals find the best local plumbers for renovations and repairs.

109

A personal robot designed to help people with mobility impairments, with a goal to help them live more independently and improve daily living.

104

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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In August 2019 they launched, a “natural hair care line for black women”.

102

A startup that lets you scan a barcode and get a quote for repairs on your iPhone or watch in the UK.

102

A software company that helps companies build new websites quickly and easily. It has helped companies like Kiva, IBM, and Airbnb build websites.

102

A company that builds the “Airbnb for internships”, connecting students with companies looking for summer interns. It’s a platform that allows both internships to be created and offers a marketplace for applications.

101

A startup that provides a service for people who are interested in learning how to do their own home repairs

100

A travel app that claims to be fully integrated with Airbnb. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been in talks with Airbnb about using their platform.

99

A mobile app that pairs with a “machine-learning algorithm” to help drivers find the best routes to their destinations.

97

This startup is looking to bring Airbnb-style home sharing to the US.

96

A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

95

Starting as a maker of carbonated drinks with the tagline “For those who don’t have air,” this startup is building a new kind of Citrus Cloud, which will use the sun as a source of carbon dioxide to allow plants to grow in areas without electricity.

95

A startup that wants to offer a safer way for people to get their cars repaired.

94

A platform that connects car dealers and automakers to help them sell, advertise, and service new cars and repairs and replace existing ones.

94

A startup that connects auto repair shops and customers via mobile app

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A startup that sells a directory of people who will come out and do odd jobs around your house - like repairing fixtures, painting,

92

A new airline that runs flights from the US to cities in the Philippines and Indonesia, using a fleet of Boeing 787-8s

92

Polite.com is building on the idea of “time banking” — people who trade their time for other people’s labor. They have a number of products that do this, including a new one that pairs people with tasks and then allows them to track their work.

92

Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

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A startup that provides a service where people can get a haircut from the comfort of their own home (you visit their home and they cut your hair)

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A venture-funded mobile app that helps users book hair and makeup services.

90

A startup that provides mobile phone repair for $5, and a service in which customers can have their phones fixed by their friends.

89

A platform that connects cars to the internet allowing them to be monitored and repaired remotely.

89

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

89

A drone that can follow you around on land and in the air, taking photos and video and providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

89

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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This startup makes it easier for companies to decide if they are in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

88

A startup that provides a service to help people with their immigration paperwork (basically lawyer) A startup that provides an alternative to Airbnb for people to rent out their homes (which they are not living in)

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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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Idea: A startup that wants to connect people with the services they need. A startup for services, the startup wants to help people find the services they need, like a haircut or a ride.

87

A solution for managing airline reservations, with an app and a tool that helps airlines minimize the time it takes to manage their inventory and the amount of work that goes into changing the status of a flight.

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A tool to help people find the best airfare deals.

87

A startup that wants to “make the world a better place” by helping small farmers sell their crops for fair prices.

87

A travel booking app that lets consumers book airfare, hotels and car rentals all at once.

87

The first YC-backed startup to reach unicorn status was Airbnb, in 2009. Airbnb was followed by Dropbox, Stripe, Uber, Instacart, and Wayfair.

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A startup that provides a service where people can rent out air mattresses in their homes when they’re traveling

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A startup that helps people who are blind navigate their way through airports by teaching them which gates to use

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A company that aims to disrupt the transportation of hazardous cargo by using drones to fly through the air and drop off material to the ground.

86

A social network for shared care that pairs doctors with patients.

86

The startup wants to build a smart little robot to help you get out of a chair.

85

This startup is a real estate marketplace for owners to rent out their properties for short-term stays, like Airbnb. They have over 25,000 properties on their platform.

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A startup that pairs you with a community of debt-free, budget-conscious people who are willing to split the cost of a car, home, furniture, or other major purchase.

85

This authentication app is made for Airbnb and other service providers. It lets you use your phone to make a secure token to authenticate yourself to an app.

85

A startup that creates a directory of people who are trained to do repair work on a variety of things like plumbing, electrical wiring, and AC work

84

A startup that pairs freelance designers with clients to create logos, websites, and more

84

A chatbot-powered automated service for making purchases at the airport.

84

A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

84

A startup that allows travelers to easily access and compare the prices of flights from all major airlines in a single interface.

83

LOWCOUNTRY is a startup building a live-action reenactment of the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The company is a production company that shoots reenactments, and it is building a storytelling platform to pair with them.

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Similar to Airbnb, this company aims to connect homeowners with travelers looking for places to stay.

83

A B2B company that helps property managers and agents manage rental properties by automating tasks like invoicing, collecting rent and taking care of repairs.

83

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

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There’s a lot of startups out there that are building tools to make our lives better, like TaskRabbit and Airbnb. But not so many that are building tools to make our lives worse.

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A startup that makes a device to help people sleep better It’s built like a thermos with a spout that releases humidified air

81

A startup that sells a device that measures the humidity in your home and helps you manage your dry air

81

A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

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• "Future Billionaires" (US edition), Forbes, November 30, 2013

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This app helps people find and book hair and nail services and services at salons, spas, and other beauty and wellness businesses.

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One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

81

An AI-based matchmaking system that pairs job seekers with employers.

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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.

81

A platform for streamlining the process of managing rental properties, meant to save landlords money on things like insurance and repair work.

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A platform to find and book airfare and hotels. The company’s mission is to democratize travel with a transparent and fair marketplace.

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A startup that provides a service where people can get a free haircut because they need a confidence boost

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A logistics marketplace for e-commerce companies. The startup wants to help buyers and sellers find each other, and has already paired up with a few major retailers.

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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 allows people to rent their homes to Airbnb hosts on a per-night basis, charging a fee to those hosts.

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A company that makes it easier for the visually impaired to translate symbols. The startup has raised $1.2 million.

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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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A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer air travel booking platform

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A startup that brings the power of an “off-the-shelf” product like Uber or Airbnb to the small business owner. It makes the process of hosting, booking, and paying for a service as easy as booking a flight or an Uber.

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A startup that pairs patients with farmers via its mobile app, helping patients manage their personal medical records and their personal health data. The startup aims to build a “virtual pharmacy” that can help patients manage continuous care.

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A software company for building apps with Facebook Messenger. The startup has built apps for the likes of Unilever and Airbnb. It’s a platform for chat bots, and allows companies to build chat bots in minutes.

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A startup that aims to help people who travel by air and face long delays. It’s a platform for travelers to stay connected and informed during delays.

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A tool for booking rooms, like Airbnb but for short stay hotels.

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A startup that provides a service for renting servers, using a model similar to Airbnb Users can rent a server by the hour, day, week, or month They rent out their unused servers, which helps keep them up to date, and clients get cheap hosting

76

A startup that’s building a mobile app that lets you rent out your spare room on Airbnb.

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The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

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A way for people to rent out their spare bedrooms and living rooms on Airbnb, or even to create an entire home on the platform.

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"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

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A paperless way to order and manage airline tickets.

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A travel rewards app for frequent travelers that links to loyalty programs and airlines.

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A startup that builds apps for the blind and visually impaired who want to use the the cutting-edge features of their smartphones.

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A platform that helps users find the best salon for their haircuts. The app stores salon location data in users’ phones and provides them with recommendations based on their location and needs.

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A pair of heavy-equipment spare parts specialists in the Midwest. These guys help companies find used equipment, they’ve made over 200 sales to date.

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A startup that wants to help connect apartment tenants with home repair services.

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 A startup that bundles travel packages (air, hotel, rental car) for you

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A startup that helps you find the perfect Airbnb for your needs

74

A company that makes a small device that cools down the air in your car.

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An on-demand marketplace for your home, pitched as a more effective, more satisfying alternative to Airbnb.

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A startup focusing on the hardware side of the IoT ecosystem, building a “smart battery” for things like refrigerators and air conditioners.

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A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

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Marketplace for home repair, including licensed contractors.

74

A startup that’s building a marketplace for dispute resolution for startups and small businesses. It pairs companies with a lawyer who works in conjunction with a separate, neutral party.

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A startup that helps users book Airbnb-style rentals, which is still a very new industry in the U.S.

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A platform that helps people make money by sharing their home with Airbnb guests.

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A startup that provides a service where you can rent a house on Airbnb and they’ll come clean it with their own cleaning crew before the next tenant arrives

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A startup that pairs up its product design expertise with a developer to build a custom mobile app. It takes a few days and the startup will provide a working prototype.

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A take on the “room-sharing” model of Airbnb, Mio is a peer-to-peer marketplace connecting guests and hosts.

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A corporate-owned, decentralized, fair-trading platform with a ton of data and insights

71

A digital drawer that provides a digital photo frame, calendar, diary, and address book. It’s designed for the elderly and visually impaired.

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The startup is building a B2B website for hairdressers to sell clients on services like color, highlights, or trim, and to manage payments.

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The startup is looking to pair the benefits of a collaborative economy with the efficiency of a shared economy. The company offers a system that can match the right person with the right job while also providing them with a flexible schedule.

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The app that makes it easy to find a place to get a haircut or a manicure.

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A car insurance company that helps drivers who are blind or visually impaired

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The company is pairing the digital technology used by banks to process payments to the physical elements of a cash machine, such as a keypad and a printer, to create an end-to-end solution.

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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.

70

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

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The app will allow people to search and buy flights at any time of day, choosing from direct flights, travel agencies, or their preferred airlines.

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A home services marketplace that helps users coordinate with contractors and service providers to make repairs and renovations. The startup also offers a concierge service that lets users put the app on a desk, and it works with home services companies to help them grow.

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A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

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A media company that provides videos for doctors on evidence-based medicine, and for patients on everything from how to take their diabetes medication to how to use a wheelchair.

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A company that makes a social network for people who are visually impaired.

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A tool meant to help store managers and their employees deal with peak seasons. The tool works in a similar way to Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program, connecting the store manager to the employees who help them at the store. The idea is that with the company's software, the store manager and employees can find out what rewards are best for the store and plan accordingly.

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A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

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A startup for buying and selling used office equipment, including desks, chairs, and computers.

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A startup that helps real estate agents with "after-hours" showings The startup wants to grow into a managed marketplace that serves as a broker for all home services, from repairs to insurance

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A startup that helps people find and book flights around the world. "We're not trying to be a travel booking site but more a package." The platform lets users see prices and deals from a variety of airlines, which is useful for travelers.

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The startup is a personal shopper for the cosmetics market, helping people find the right products for skin type, hair type, and more.

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A messaging app that was built from the ground up to be used by people who are hearing impaired.

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A web-based platform for booking and managing travel. It’s like Kayak but for travel companies and airlines.

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A startup that wants to develop a technology that allows cities to track air quality.

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Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

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A startup that provides a “digital dictionary” for the visually impaired

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A startup that lets people get free haircuts and other services from barber shops in need of clients.

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A mobile app that helps people get local deals and coupons for things like a haircut, lunch, and a movie

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A browser extension that lets you easily find free Wi-Fi, or a coupon for free Wi-Fi at an airport or hotel, and a reputation system to make sure you can always find good free Wi-Fi.

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A tool that pairs with a customer’s bank account to automatically route money and send bills.

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A “co-living” startup focused on the business side of student housing and aiming to become the Airbnb of college housing

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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 travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

59

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 startup is building a service that they describe as “the Uber of air travel”. It replaces the “front-end” that users deal with when they book a flight and instead of a travel agent, will connect them directly with an itinerary.

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A smart phone app that makes it easier to find the cheapest airfare for travel on Facebook. The startup has already seen success with the app, and says they’ve seen a 150% increase in the number of people in India who use it on a daily basis.

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A cloud-based video platform that allows video producers to sell their content in a transparent and fair way.

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This is a fully automated dairy company that aims to sell its milk in a box. The startup uses a robot to make the milk, and plans to distribute in 100,000 restaurants.

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 A consumer app that pairs with a free service that helps consumers track their spending.

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“The world’s largest decentralized flight management system”, helping pilots and air traffic control systems coordinate location and navigate flights. The startup says that its technology is already replacing “50% of an airline’s total operations” with a fleet of more than 30,000 aircraft.

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A startup for booking and managing automotive services. The startup builds software that allows customers to book services like oil changes, tune ups, and repairs, and also lets mechanics and mechanics’ shops set up recurring bookings.

56

A company that wants to help people find a way to use a home like a hotel. People can rent out their home for a day, two weeks, or longer, with Airbnb-like booking options.

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A platform that allows users to store and manage their tiny home remotely. It’s like Airbnb for tiny homes.

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A company that wants to improve the way people pay for airline tickets. The startup is building a new online travel booking platform that they say will help travelers get the cheapest and best seats, and even get upgrades.

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A startup that will help you live like a millionaire by getting you to invest in startup owners as they grow.

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A tool for scheduling and estimating repairs. It currently has over 2,000 customers in the UK.

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A company that makes it easier for companies to create and manage tons of different types of virtual environments like cars and airplanes.

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A startup for people who are hosts on Airbnb. The startup is looking to make it easier to manage multiple properties

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An AI-powered platform that helps travel companies and agents book seats and deals on the most popular airline websites. The startup's proprietary technology is a SaaS product that can be integrated with any travel site.

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A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

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As Seen On TV is a YouTube channel that reviews and shares videos from the shows that air on TLC, the Discovery Channel, and History Channel. It was founded in January 2015.

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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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An artificial intelligence engine for the U.S. Air Force. The startup uses machine learning to predict the behavior of drones in a given environment.

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A platform to save money on airline tickets for frequent travelers. The company’s software automatically determines how much you’d pay each way to get to a particular destination, based on your previous travel history.

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Everyone has a friend or acquaintance that they’d like to loan money to, but they have no way to do so. MoneyBroker does just that, pairing people with other people in need of cash with those who have funds to give. The startup has already raised $2.5 million and is currently on-boarding more than 2,000 users a month.

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

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A startup that’s building a version of the Oculus Rift for the visually impaired

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A free form writing and editing tool for people with a visual impairment.

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A company that lets you use the internet to buy and sell everything from iced coffee to air mattresses to motorcycles.

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A payment platform for mobile airtime cards and prepaid calling cards

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A company that’s building a mobile app to allow travelers to search for hotels and airbnb listings in cities they’re visiting.

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A new startup that helps students learn how to do their own repairs by teaching them the basics of repair.

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A platform that helps local governments make decisions about vacant properties. It's similar to other services like Airbnb, but for rentals.

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A system for companies to track and manage their repair/replace parts inventory

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A startup that’s trying to make it easier to manage audit and compliance processes, as well as keep up with sanctions and other international affairs.

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The startup is building a traveler marketplace for South American cities. It’s a place where travelers can find roommates, book flights, and even share their rooms on AirBNB-like websites.

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A real estate technology platform that is a hybrid of Homejoy and Airbnb, letting landlords rent out their properties on the platform.

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A startup that makes it easy to book flights on Scandinavian airlines. It’s currently a YC summer program.

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A tool for the hospitality industry to manage attendee profiles. One of the founders previously worked at Airbnb.

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A platform that makes it easier to sell and ship products online. CEO Jairaj Habbal has raised $100,000 in seed funding and says he wants the company to be the eBay of the e-commerce world.

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Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

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A company that designs and manufactures 3D printed medical devices. The startup wants to build a device that helps the blind navigate and helps the visually impaired to see better. It’s working with an area hospital and hopes to have a product out this year.

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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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An online hub for people who are visually-impaired and hard of hearing. The site’s founders say that they’re currently in talks with hearing suppliers to help them build a suite of apps for users.

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Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

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A $50 million per year B2B startup that gathers data from credit card transactions, then matches the data to the person’s payment history to make sure they’re getting fair credit.

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An online directory of local hairstyling and beauty products.

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A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

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A startup to help travellers navigate the security lines at airports and customs in any country.

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A startup that helps employees find, manage, and repair their own company-provided computers.

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A new kind of Airbnb for flower deliveries. The company hopes to have 10,000 commercial partners by the end of the year.

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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 camera system that “drives and fixes” things. “Drive and Fix” is a smartphone app that tells you when your car needs a repair, and sends you a video of it being done.

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A platform that helps advertisers and agencies connect with creators to curate the most viral content. Content Studio is hoping to use blockchain to create a market for content and allow users to earn tokens for their contributions in a way that is transparent and fair.

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This startup helps businesses sell their spare computer parts to repair shops for cash.

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A way for people to find a great hair stylist

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A startup for buying and selling airtime on prepaid phones, currently live in Sweden.

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A startup that uses high-tech, low-cost sensors to monitor the quality of the air around us.

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This startup is creating a chatbot that will help users find the best deal on airline tickets, and provide recommendations based on personal preferences.

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A platform that matches customers with repair services.

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The company is building a toolset for building and selling items on Airbnb. The company is already working with a few startups in Silicon Valley, and says they’ve raised $1.2M but aren’t disclosing their valuation or amount raised.

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A startup that helps businesses find a local contractor and reserve time with them for maintenance and repairs.

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This startup wants to be the Airbnb of after-hours travel for dentists. Dentists can use the service to help students and interns for practice trips, and offer their own services to travelers looking for a dentist while on vacation.

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A startup that offers a way for people to book rides from their homes to the airport. UberX rides are typically cheaper than cab rides, but even after the startup’s recent troubles, it has a market share of over 30%.

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This startup is working to ensure that your home insurance policy covers home repair, and will alert you if you’re not getting the protection you need. They’re already in the process of introducing a data-driven product to the US market.

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The company sells a tool that allows you to take a photo of a paper receipt and get an instant quote for your repair job.

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A startup that builds a network of air-conditioned lockers to provide secure bike parking and storage for members.

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This startup wants to be the all-in-one platform for managing mobile repair and maintenance. It serves companies like Best Buy, which have over 1,100 stores, and wants to help them easily manage and pay for repairs.

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A tool that makes it easy for businesses to manage customer on-boarding and user experience. The product has been used by more than 300 companies, including Mozilla, Airbnb, and Groupon.

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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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This startup makes a machine that allows users to draw on the screen using air pressure.

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Founded by a pair of former Stripe engineers, this startup helps companies store and deliver their data in a way that is accessible to developers.

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A new way to book tickets online. Instead of booking through a travel agency or airline, the startup plans to make it easy to book and pay for your tickets through the app.

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A startup that advertises itself as “the Airbnb of villages.” The company is building a marketplace for rural villages in India, where villagers can rent out their rooms for short-term stays.

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A ridesharing app that will pair people with drivers who have a car that can fit the rider’s luggage. The startup wants to make it easier for people to visit the city on vacation.

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A platform that pairs clients with freelancers to get the job done. It’s not quite an Uber, but it’s the next iteration of a task-based model.

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 A company that’s building a platform to help tenants and landlords in the US remotely manage properties, including maintenance and repair services, through a web app.

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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 tool for local SEO, which helps marketplaces like Etsy, Airbnb, and Shopify promote their products on the local level.

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As of 2018, YC has graduated over 2,000 companies, including some of the most well-known startups in the world, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, and Lyft.

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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 lets anyone buy a pair of tickets to a concert or sports game.

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Settle.me is a video hosting platform for Airbnb hosts, helping them tell and share their stories.

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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 lets people ask Uber to have their drivers arrive at all kinds of remote locations, including airports, stadiums, and parks.

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A startup that helps small businesses connect with local merchants in a similar way that Zumper and other real estate startups connect landlords. It counts a pair of YC startups among clients.

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A startup that uses data science to help companies find new talent. The Startup is currently working with the YC SaaS alum and YC Alumni Wayfair.

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An underground “mixing” app that uses the concept of the blind date to pair people up based on shared interests and provide a means for them to meet.

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A software package that helps create threadless repairs for consumers.

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A company that helps installers and service providers manage contract maintenance and repair.

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A platform for homes where homeowners can share tools and services, and get paid for doing so, similar to AirBnB.

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A platform that lets people rent tools, repair their own things, and get their things fixed instantly through the app, which uses a subscription-based service to keep costs down.

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This is an online tool that allows companies to schedule and track vehicle maintenance and repairs.

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A startup that wants to help students in the United Kingdom study abroad through a program that pairs them with a local student.

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A company providing home repair services, with a focus on renovations.

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A startup that pairs a user’s phone number with a set of features that are only available during a certain time of day. It’s meant to help users fill out surveys faster by making the process more convenient.

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A way to help people find out if their car insurance will pay for car repairs

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A software as a service to help people who are blind or visually impaired to read text from screen to screen.

19

The following startups were featured on the show as a part of the Airtime segment, but did not have a pitch session:

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A wireless sensor that helps you monitor air quality in real-time.

17

A card for the visually impaired that is integrated into their bank card and ATM rewards, allowing them to save money and access other services.

17

A startup that wants to bring a model airplane shop to 3D printing.

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A startup that allows people to connect with local services in their area, including handyman, repairmen, and the like.

17

A startup to help people sell their used clothing and get a fair price. The company has a partnership with a charity that helps needy people in India.

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A startup that helps manufacturers of air fresheners, air purifiers, and air purifying devices scale their operations. The startup creates software that automates the design of these products for overseas manufacturers, allowing them to keep costs down.

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The company’s goal is to build a tool for consumers to track the air quality in their neighborhoods.

16

A mobile app designed to allow teachers to pair student collaboration tools with social media.

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A company focused on building a mobile chat app for users to find and book hair- and beauty services.

15

A hot air balloon tour company that uses an app on your phone to track time, location, and food intake on the ride.

15

A tool that helps you discover the best deals on things like car insurance, airfare, and flight miles.

14

A startup that wants to use VR to help visually impaired people read. With the help of VR, users can read much more quickly than they could without it.

14

A startup that wants to automatically match people with the best Airbnb rentals for them.

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Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

13

A company that pairs “futurists” with the startups and brands they write about. The startup charges a small fee to write a piece and shares some of that revenue with the futurist. The company pays writers $50 to $100 per piece, with a minimum payout of $200.

13

The startup is building a web-based platform for doctors in the US to fill out a questionnaire in order to get a better idea of a patient’s medical history.

13

A company that lets you find and book the right stylist for your next haircut, without having to leave your desk.

13

This startup wants to make it easier for people to create their own videos, with the goal of helping them share their stories with the world. The platform can be integrated into other services or used standalone, and has a number of corporate customers including the likes of Airbnb.

13

This startup is looking to make it easier for people to share their ride requests, whether it be a ride with friends, a ride to the airport, or a ride to a restaurant.

12

A startup that wants to build a building management system to help buildings adapt to sharing economy demand. It monitors energy usage and billing, to help buildings adapt to the Airbnb-style short-term rental.

12

A startup that’s building an AI for image recognition. On Rains is building an AI that can do lip-reading for people with hearing impairments.

12

A fixer-upper app, with a focus on home renovations. Founded by a pair of ex-Googlers, it allows users to record their repairs on a map to see how they match up with others.

12

A startup that connects business users with nearby vendors who can help with things like installation, maintenance, or repair.

11

A platform to help retailers buy, maintain and repair their products.

11

A startup that wants to make it easier to shop for airline tickets without having to go to an airline website or app

11

A platform that connects homeowners with local contractors to provide home maintenance and repairs. The startup is currently focusing on Chicago.

11

A startup that wants to build a “self-serve” marketplace for home repair and maintenance services.

10

This startup wants to be the Airbnb of the hotel industry. Its mission: to make corporate events a lot more social.

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Co-founders said they were inspired by the success of Airbnb but found themselves frustrated by the startup’s inability to deliver on its promises. Rival hotel booking site Hotels.com filed for an IPO in April 2016.

10

A startup for organic, fair trade or locally-sourced coffee beans. The startup is targeting the $1 billion coffee market in the US, and has raised a total of $1.1 million in funding.

10

A company that aims to be the Uber of Airbnbs by connecting people with shared interest and letting them share their dwelling with others who want to stay or need a place to stay.

9

KVRP-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 88.1 MHz in San Marcos, Texas which airs an Adult Contemporary format. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation.

8

A platform that helps small businesses get into marketplaces like Airbnb and Airbnb for Business. The startup says it has already signed up over 100 companies.

7

A new service that lets people offer their unused airline miles to friends and family. Recipients can redeem the miles for airline tickets, and the sender gets a payout.

7

A platform that aims to capitalize on the power of the “frictionless” commerce that comes from services like Uber and Airbnb. The platform will allow consumers to use apps to order groceries, ride-sharing, or take-out, and the company will cover the cost of delivery.

5

A company that makes a looping video meant to be watched from the user’s couch. They’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors including Airbnb and Airbnb co-founder, Brian Chesky.

4

A platform for servicing or repairing vehicle systems. If you have a “check engine” light on your car, you can book the job with the startup’s app.

4

A company that helps technicians and technicians-to-be learn how to repair basic electronics.

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A startup that provides a service where people can book a room to stay in for a night like AirBnb but instead of an entire house it’s just a room

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A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis

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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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Idea: A startup that pairs businesses with highly-rated freelancers

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Idea: A company that connects car mechanics and drivers to make repairs easier

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Idea: This startup wants to help you plan your travel and get you to the airport a day early, allowing you to get the best price

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Idea: A startup that is building a way to share the cognitive load of family planning. The service pairs a chatbot with a fertility tracking app to help couples track their progress.

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Idea: A mobile app for legal services, to help people manage the details of their legal affairs online, without the need to go to a lawyer’s office.

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A mobile app meant to serve as a sort of concierge for things like travel and activities. The startup is currently working with 1,000 tourists in Buenos Aires.

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Idea: A startup that wants to be the “Airbnb of cars”. It’s an inventory management app that helps car rental agencies manage their fleet.

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A startup that helps people find the best time to travel by providing personalized flight information and pricing The idea is to provide a better customer experience and a better chance at getting a cheaper ticket The startup says that it can save customers up to $300 annually on their air

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A startuplication for helping the visually impaired navigate the physical world.

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 A startup that helps people order concert tickets, airline tickets, and theater tickets online

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