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A startup that provides a marketplace for businesses to buy and sell excess freight capacity

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A tool for choosing where to eat in a city.

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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 startup for city-dwellers to browse, buy and sell locally produced goods.

121

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

117

A startup that provides a service where people who are visiting a new city can get a box of carefully selected items that will help them enjoy their stay

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In 2018, the firm moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City.

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“Best of Philly” Awards by the Philadelphia City Paper:

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A company that helps users schedule, organize, and share their ideas. The startup currently has a few dozen customers in New York City and San Francisco.

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A new company to help people make connections in a city, using a “social media platform for the community”

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A startup that provides a service for people who are visiting a new city, to help them get a feel for the local culture

89

A startup that provides a service for people who have lost their job to find work in another city

89

In October 2014, The Wall Street Journal ranked the Philadelphia area as the top city in America for startups.

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The startup is an online marketplace for local services. Currently it’s focused on New York City.

85

The app acts as a digital wallet for your car, helping you use your phone to buy gas and get directions, and to pay for parking and tolls in the city.

85

A SaaS tool for finding and booking open-ended, immersive style tours in any city. The startup also offers a booking platform for short-term travelers and an app that lets you book tours in advance.

84

A web and mobile app that helps people learn which service providers offer the best deals on electricity, gas, and water.

84

A mobile app that helps people find the best and cheapest public transportation in their city. Called "Uber for Transportation", it's already in beta in New York and San Francisco.

83

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.

82

A shortcut to finding new restaurants in a given city

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New York City’s drone delivery startup. The startup wants to get packages from warehouses to homes in a half hour.

82

A company that creates a platform to help people find the best places to live in their city.

80

A digital platform for apartment hunters to compare various apartments in a specific city.

79

A startup that lets users order and send takeout in New York City.

79

A startup that uses AI to identify what companies will be impacted by the city’s transportation-tech initiatives, so they can be more strategic in their expansion plans.

78

A simple way to find and pay for parking in the city of Chicago

78

A platform for letting people work remotely from anywhere. Currently working with three companies, including one in New York City.

78

A startup that sells a service that helps people who are visiting a new city find interesting things to do

77

A startup that helps international entrepreneurs network with each other in their city

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A startup that finds the best places to eat, shop, and stay in a new city.

74

A company that helps users find and book lodging for a unique event in a city. Right now, you can book a flight, but you can also book a hotel for a one-night stay or a week.

73

New York City-based startup that helps schools manage their online course catalogs and payments.

73

 A platform to help people pay for parking in a city using a smartphone.

73

A video food delivery service. The startup is planning to launch in Mexico City in the fourth quarter.

73

This startup is building a better way to find local services. The company is taking a data-driven approach to finding services for residents in a given city and helping them find what they are looking for.

72

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.

72

A startup that helps people find a place to stay when they travel to a new city

71

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

71

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.

70

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

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A startup that makes it fun for anyone to submit a link to a site they’ve created, have it reviewed by real people, and feature on the site. They’re currently working with a few sites, like the website for an artsy bar in New York City.

70

aims to aggregate all the deals and coupons for a given region or city. Users can search, compare, and subscribe to the best deals in their area, then get updates on new deals, or even unsubscribe.

70

A conference in New York City on blockchain in the energy sector.

70

A Boston-based startup that wants to take on Slack. The startup is creating a full-fledged chat platform that they say can go head to head with Slack. The company, which has raised $2.5 million and has no product yet, is based in the city’s Innovation District.

69

A data center with a 1 MW capacity for storing data and a network of 20,000 servers. It aims to help businesses and governments solve big problems with big data.

69

The team behind this startup wants to help you connect with people you know, but only if they’re in the same city.

69

A startup in the hospitality industry that helps people do business travel (IE A startup that helps people find a place to stay when they travel to a different city for business)

68

New York - New York City is home to the largest financial district in the world, but the cost of living for interns in this area is so high that it’s difficult for companies to entice young talent to stay. This startup, known as Give, wants to make it easier for companies to hire interns.

68

A startup app that helps you put your Tesla car into “hybrid mode” so you can use it like a gas car in the city.

68

A platform for people who want a green source of electricity (like rooftop solar)

68

A startup that helps people who live in the city get things they need from the country (IE I live in the city but need a goat to sacrifice, hire someone to go out into the country and find me a goat

67

A new company that aims to make it easy for people to get to know each other in a new city and find a place to live, quickly.

67

With the help of a $500,000 grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation the company is building an app that lets companies share the same schedule in one place, regardless of whether they’re centralized or distributed.

67

A startup that’s building a location-based search engine for restaurants, highlighting the cuisine of a city via an interactive map.

66

A startup that lets you buy, organize, and sell artwork from artists around the world, with the option of searching for art by artist or subject. ArtGen is based in New York City.

66

This startup is building a social network for people to share their favorite places in their city, the things they like about them, and maybe even buy things from them.

66

A platform meant to make it easier for city governments to build and manage their own smart cities.

66

A startup that helps people who are visiting a new city know what the best restaurants are to eat at

65

A platform that shows you the cheapest electricity rates in your area, saving you money.

65

"Idea" is a series of articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the startup scene in a given area. The goal is to highlight the most interesting and unique startups in a given city.

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The company has a fleet of self-driving delivery vans that can deliver anything from groceries to dry cleaning to furniture. The startup has 100 drivers in its first city of Los Angeles and plans to expand to other cities in the US and abroad.

63

A startup that makes a sensor that attaches to the outside of buildings and measures the humidity and temperature for every room. The startup is currently working with a handful of commercial buildings across New York City.

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a startup that wants to help you find an electrician or plumber from a group of local pros. All you have to do is plug in the city and zip code.

62

A way to pay for parking and city transit in order to reduce traffic and keep cities green.

61

A blockchain startup that verifies the authenticity of luxury handbags

60

A company that allows people to fly from city to city without ever having to catch a plane.

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The startup has built a software platform that gives brands the ability to create real-time webinars through web browsers or mobile applications. The company is based in New York City and is backed by a $3 million seed round from investors including 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Ventures.

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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.

53

A social network for people to share and discover what’s new in their city.

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A physical marketplace for selling and renting used cars in New York City. The startup wants to build a “supermarket for second-hand cars” and focus on luxury cars.

52

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.

50

A tool that predicts which part of a city you might want to live or work in, based on what’s nearby.

49

A simple solution that allows people to track and pay for their electricity, gas, and water bills. The company wants to make paying bills easier than it is today and aims to cut costs for customers as a result.

48

A company that aims to help people who don’t have money invest in mutual funds. It’s based in New York City.

45

A tech company that provides data on the city’s road network, and the people who drive them.

45

A startup that aims to help companies find the best talent for each job. They are based in New York City.

42

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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City-state management software company, enabling governments to be more dynamic, efficient, and effective. The startup was founded in May, and has over 50 clients nationwide.

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A mobile app providing users with recommendations on where to eat in their city based on their location. The company says it processes over 20 million restaurant reviews every month.

40

A startup that helps people find cheap flights to and from the city where they’re visiting. The company says it’s already been used by tens of thousands of customers who saved $1,000 on a flight.

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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.

39

A platform for hiring and managing employees at the city level, connecting businesses to local workers, and also to city governments for help.

39

A startup that helps people experience the city of their choice in VR. The startup has already helped a few dozen people experience the Amazon rainforest, and has plans to expand to other cities.

39

iaidigital is building a digital tool that helps cities better manage their streets and sidewalks. The startup’s software can take a photo of a pothole and instantly notify the city of the problem.

39

A platform that allows people to see how their city compares to others in terms of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. It’s currently in beta and launching in San Francisco.

37

A startup for finding and sharing the best parties in your city

37

The company wants to help the city of London manage its parking meters with a system that’s less expensive and more efficient than London’s current system.

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This startup is working on a $10,000 electric bike aimed at the city commuter,

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A startup that sells an innovative model of “waste-to-fuel” that turns waste into electricity.

34

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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A software company that helps businesses figure out how much they’re paying for electricity, and then sets up a cash flow model to ensure they’re using less electricity. The company has a database of over 1,000 utility companies that it uses to calculate the cost of electricity.

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Derringer is a company that reduces the risk of email scams by providing a service that verifies authenticity of emails, using domain reputation.

32

A shopping app that brings product discovery, price and availability data to comparison shopping, with an emphasis on simplicity.

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A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

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A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

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A way to build a “smart city” using AI and sensors, with the goal of reducing energy consumption and creating a better overall environment.

29

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

29

A 4-person team has written an iOS app that lets people search and pay for tickets to, and receive discounts on, the city’s iconic public art installations.

28

A payment system for small businesses in the Philippines, with a focus on remittance, based on a user’s location. The startup wants to target merchants with a high volume of transactions but low capacity, such as small shops and restaurants.

28

A startup that’s building a way for people to explore and explore a world of their own around their city. It lets you drop in for a day, look around, and get a sense of the neighborhood without having to physically travel to it.

28

A company that tracks and lets users track their own electricity usage, to help them save on their monthly bill

28

iaidigital helps cities manage their streets and sidewalks. It uses the power of machine learning to automatically flag and alert city workers about potholes, graffiti, and other issues.

28

A company that combines the reach of Facebook, the functionality of Slack, and the simplicity of email. The startup is aiming at small businesses and enterprises that want a way to collaborate across teams to stay connected without spending a lot of time in the office. The company is currently in private beta.

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A mobile app where people can donate money to artists or bands that they like. The startup is working with artists like N.E.R.D., KATY PERRY, and SEX AND THE CITY.

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A startup that helps businesses spend less on electricity costs by managing their energy usage (through usage monitoring and energy saving measures.)

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VentureBeat is an American technology news and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2009 as a print publication, and has since expanded to include a website and mobile apps, and became a venture-backed startup.

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A business that seeks to create the next generation of data reporting for agencies, which are tasked with crunching the numbers on everything from city budgets to loan applications.

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A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

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Trying to make it easier to find a rental property in a city

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A food delivery service that uses a fleet of small delivery scooters to deliver food to busy city streets.

7

A company that is working with local governments to help them use the power of social media to bring transparency to city hall.

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A startup for people who are moving to a new city and need help finding new friends

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A startup that provides a service to help people get their pets set up in a new city

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A startup that provides a service for helping companies transition employees from one city to another

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A startup that specializes in helping people who are applying for a job in a different city

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A startup that provides people with a directory of all the furniture stores in their city so they can go out and buy furniture for their new place

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A startup that provides a service where you can rent a room from a stranger and stay in the city that you are visiting for a short period of time

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A startup that connects people who are looking to buy a property in another city with a realtor in that city

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A startup that provides people with a service for packing up their pets and shipping them to a different city

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A startup that provides a service for people who are moving to a new city and are looking to get a job there A startup that provides a service for people who are moving to a new city and are looking to get a

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A startup that gives people a guided tour of a city (I know there’s one for NYC, but there could be one for other cities)

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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 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 provides software for scheduling employees on factory floors, allowing them to match production capacity with demand and prevent under- or over-production of goods.

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Idea: A startup that’s trying to make it easier for urbanites to move around their city using a variety of transportation options, from public transit, to ridesharing, to walking.

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The event was held on a larger scale than any previous TechCrunch event. It had a venue capacity of 2,500 people, and received 2,200 applications to attend.

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Idea: A startup that helps people who are new to a city find places to live. The startup is targeting international students, new workers and the like, and aims to partner with landlords to make a profit.

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Idea: A startup that makes a $500 software-as-a-service platform for managing storefronts. These give pop-up shops a chance to set up shop in a new city in a matter of hours.

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Idea: A community directory for short-term housing aimed at tourists and newcomers to a city. The startup is planning to expand to other cities in the future.

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A startup that provides a platform to connect visitors with locals who can show them around a city

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A startup that provides a service for people to use when they are going to a new city for business It helps them find places to go, things to do, and restaurants to eat at

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A startup that helps people move to a more expensive apartment in a city that is rapidly gentrifying

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A startup that helps people move more easily through the city

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