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A browser extension that tracks the cost of your everyday items (fries, cup of coffee, etc.) over time and cross-references this data with the Starbucks menu. In addition to the main purpose of tracking your coffee expenses, the tool also allows users to find out if they are spending more than they should and how to cut back.

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A startup that helps companies with analytics on their customer acquisition costs, and then recommend how much cash they should spend.

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Web-based software that helps farmers increase yields and reduce costs of farming

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People love their pets, but when it comes to veterinary care, there’s a shortage of vets, and a high cost. PetMeds is building a subscription service that integrates with veterinarians to deliver pharmaceuticals and supplies to pets at home, where they can get better care and less expensively.

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Two different hardware startups that aim to help businesses set up a server farm on the cheap. Both claim their products are the lowest-cost solution for businesses looking to set up a private cloud.

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A startup that an online marketplace for VR powered by blockchain to reduce the transaction cost

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

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 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

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A global marketplace for local goods that requires zero inventory or storage costs. The startup says it can deliver goods from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world within 48 hours.

142

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.

140

A startup that reduces time and costs involved in obtaining and renewing a US work visa

127

A software platform that lets brands communicate with marketing departments around the world — making workflows easier and more cost-effective.

127

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.

118

A startup for teachers and parents to create an after-school program that takes place during the school day and aims to save money on travel and out-of-school costs.

115

A startup that’s building a low-cost, low-power drone with software that allows it to do a variety of tasks, including aerial photography.

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A kit for building low-cost drones.

109

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

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Idea: A startup for tracking and keeping tabs on the cost of a medical procedure. The idea is to allow patients to shop around for prices, and also to provide a level of transparency that many hospitals don’t have.

105

A customer and supplier management software to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and increase productivity.

104

A startup that wants to help you find low cost utility companies that provide better service.

104

Building a subscription service for hosting websites, similar to Windows’ own hosting service but without the cost.

103

A B2B platform company that helps healthcare and insurance companies gather and use patient data to improve care, manage costs, and reduce waste.

103

A startup that helps credit unions expand their lending options by lowering the cost and time it takes to get a loan.

101

 A cost of living comparison tool for millennials

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This startup helps companies deliver care to patients in a more efficient manner. The company works with hospitals to help them deliver care in a more cost-effective way.

100

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

99

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

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A company that helps companies buy the most cost-effective insurance coverage for their employees as a group.

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The Delhi-based startup is building a platform that helps users book flights, hotels, and car rentals with a single app. The company claims it can slash travel costs by as much as 80 percent.

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A tool to help startups with the cost of raising seed funding, that seeks to integrate the big four of Kickstarter, AngelList, DigitalTilt, and SeedInvest in one platform.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help schools estimate their energy costs. The startup’s founders say they want to make it easier for schools to measure and manage their energy costs, but they also want to make it easier for them to implement energy saving measures.

97

When you want to buy a new coat, you order it from a store. When you want to buy a new car, you do the same, and your credit card company gets in touch with you. When you want to buy a new smartphone, you have to go through the same process. It’s a bit of a hassle, and it costs a lot of money.

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A new way of doing customer service that can cut costs.

95

A company that offers a low-cost alternative to dental work for low-income people in the US.

94

A platform for small business buying and selling services, which it says is more cost-effective than going through agents.

94

A company that helps its customers build their own hardware. Once they have the specs for the product, they can create a 3D design, and get it printed at Shapeways at a fraction of the cost of other companies that do the same thing.

93

A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

93

A startup that wants to disrupt the textbook market by offering low-cost, digital textbooks made by an average person.

92

A tool that helps small businesses streamline their operations via a cloud-based tool with CRM and marketing automation. The startup wants to help companies set up their own platforms, which they claim can help save 15% to 40% of costs.

92

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

92

A platform for sharing home services and letting customers compare costs and quality.

92

A home energy service software company that helps users track and manage their energy usage in real-time. Anyone can install the service, which allows users to subscribe to a specific time frame or a whole week and pay $5 to $8 per day. Meant to help people save money on their energy costs.

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This is a service that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft.

90

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

90

A delivery app that lets couriers send beer and wine deliveries to people’s homes for the same cost as ordering a pizza.

90

A social network for those in finance, made with the goal of “reducing the cost of the financial system by democratizing access to financial markets.”

90

A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

90

App that helps travelers find and book carpools. The startup is equipped with a whole suite of tools for drivers looking to share the driving costs with others in the car.

90

This startup is building a platform that lets users scan in their groceries, learn how much it costs, and then print the bill at home.

90

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 mobile app that helps users manage their health care costs on a variety of health care plans

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A mobile app that lets people monitor the cost of their medications by scanning their barcode or entering the pharmacy’s name.

89

A company that helps small businesses connect with insurers and other partners to manage their risk and reduce their costs.

88

A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

88

A platform that helps companies organize their email, Slack, and other messaging systems. The startup’s founders say it can save companies 5% to 30% on their monthly email costs, and that it’s used by companies like MercadoLibre, Zappos, and Expedia.

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A startup that gives people access to low-cost, high-speed wireless internet in a place they’d otherwise have to pay for a fixed line.

88

A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

87

A digital platform to help consumers compare home loans at a low cost

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A platform for businesses to use and manage their international trade finance more easily, helping them avoid the costs and delays of traditional financing.

87

A tool for procurement managers that helps them understand their spend and reduce costs.

87

A no-cost education platform that helps students learn how to code by watching videos online. Arist wants to help millions of people learn programming.

87

A startup that simplifies the process of selling online, allowing anyone to list items on multiple shopping sites. The idea is that doing so is more cost-efficient than having to curate items individually on each.

87

The startup uses AI to guide you through the process of buying a home, starting with a base salary and home costs, then dividing up the costs per square foot and getting a personal loan.

87

A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

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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.

86

A tool to help people figure out the best way to get from point A to point B, based on cost, time, and traffic patterns.

85

A digital tool to help managers and employees manage their time and costs.

85

This startup is building a comprehensive online marketplace for the sale of assets like real estate and cars. The startup is focused on rural markets like India, where the costs of buying and selling homes and commodities is often prohibitively high.

85

The startup offers some of the lowest-cost dental insurance in the United States. It wants to win over the many people with gaps in insurance coverage that many large companies have.

85

Connecting the bike-sharing market in China to the local electric vehicle market. The Startup offers a low cost electric car battery that can be swapped into an electric bike.

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This “new era of vending machines” wants to help grocery stores sell beverages at a lower cost

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A company that uses AI to help make low-cost, high-quality face-to-face video calls.

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A software company that aims to help employers and HR departments manage the cost of employee benefits. It aims to make it easier for employers to understand what they’re paying and how to improve it. They’re currently in talks with banks to offer a new product.

83

Builds and delivers smart meters for solar farms in India. The startup claims that it’s the lowest cost alternative to utility-scale solar.

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A startup that helps companies manage their customer service costs by managing the number of customer support hours.

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A company that’s building a “novel” construction management system for construction projects that use “smart data” to predict how expensive a project will be down to the square foot of a building. It’s meant to replace the current method where a project management team manually calculates the costs.

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A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

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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.

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A platform for scheduling and tracking overhead costs for nonprofits.

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A startup that helps farmers and businesses avoid the high cost of getting loans, especially through microfinance.

81

A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

81

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

81

A local delivery service that uses the power of group buying to bring the price of a meal down to a single total cost per person.

80

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

80

A financial management application to help freelancers get paid, track their costs, and manage their invoices.

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A company that helps companies create software that allows them to sell more online while keeping their costs down.

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A startup that helps small businesses keep track of their finances. The company is an online invoice management system that helps companies manage invoices and costs more than $300 million in annual revenue.

79

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 startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft. This is a startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft. This is a startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft.

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A B2B company that connects companies with Indonesian factories that can produce goods at a lower cost than competitors outside the country.

79

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

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In the past, a person could get insurance through a company and then write off the cost of that insurance. With the advent of the individual market, many companies are no longer offering insurance because the rate they would have to charge is too low.

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A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

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A platform that helps companies create a digital open-book management system. The startup wants to help companies automate their paperwork and cut down on costs.

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PowerMeter is a smart meter data company. They want to provide “a data-driven mobile application for consumers and businesses that uses data from the smart meters to provide insights about power consumption, cost savings, and energy savings on a monthly and annual basis.”

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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 tool to help users understand the credit and risk of the costs of their insurance plan.

77

A tool for hiring consultants, with the goal of reducing costs by 30% and cutting the number of steps it takes to get a consultant hired.

77

A B2B platform to keep track of product costs, with a recurring revenue model that covers processing fees for orders, as well as profit margin.

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A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

76

A startup that compares the costs of different lenders, which is what launched a year ago. The company aims to be a one-stop shop for people looking for loans, saving them time and money.

76

This startup is building an application that connects credit unions with third parties like landlords, allowing them to provide credit to their members at a lower cost than in-person lenders.

76

This startup is building a tool that helps restaurants manage the costs of delivery, predicting when customers will order and then using predictive analytics to ensure food is available when they need it.

76

The high cost of online advertising means that marketers struggle to find the right people to reach with their ads. Yieldly wants to automate the process of finding the right people, using a system of algorithms that finds the right person to target for the right job, based on the criteria the company needs.

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A suburban hacker space, the Haus will provide low-cost hack and maker spaces for people to build “things”. The business, which is also an answer to the trend of “maker spaces” in cities like San Francisco and New York, is built around a single shared space, where members can come to build and learn.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their insurance policies and costs. The company is currently in the process of raising a new round of funding.

75

A venture-backed startup that’s building a platform for home builders that helps them manage their quality assurance, build projects faster, and reduce costs.

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App that helps you estimate the cost of your home renovations based on your own inputs.

75

A startup focused on helping to lower the cost of the gig economy. They provide a platform for workers to outsource tasks as much as they need, and helps clients with tasks like hiring, HR, and payroll.

74

This startup is building a way for people to buy and sell used items at a fraction of the cost of new goods.

74

A digital product management platform that helps enterprise software vendors manage the development of their products. Its pitch is that it’s more cost effective for customers to make changes on the fly, rather than make and test changes to an entire CRM system.

73

A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

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A startup that enables doctors to treat patients with diabetes by prescribing them low-cost glucose-monitoring devices. The startup is partnered with the American Diabetes Association and has already provided over 10,000 glucose monitoring devices to patients in the US.

72

A company that helps companies be more efficient and cost-effective

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A Fintech startup that helps retailers like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus better manage inventory to help them slash their costs and increase sales.

70

A company that aims to help companies track spending for every product they ship and identify opportunities to reduce costs.

67

The startup offers a platform that helps you manage your insurance and healthcare needs from one place, using an “integrated health platform” that breaks down medical costs into categories and lets you quickly compare practitioners and procedures.

67

It’s a way for companies to distribute benefits to employees without increasing their payroll costs.

67

A startup that helps people choose and set up online advertising campaigns, including cost-per-click (CPC), cost-per-thousand (CPM), cost-per-action (CPA), and cost-per-install (CPI).

67

A company that helps people who want to be independent living at home avoid the costs associated with needing an in-home caregiver.

67

A startup that wants to cut the cost of an “unmanned” service.

66

A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

66

A digital media studio that helps brands create top-quality videos by combining story-telling and media technology. The startup is looking to create a platform that is easy for people to use, allowing for professional-level video production at a minimal cost.

66

A startup for selling used cars, selling cars wholesale and at a lower cost than dealerships. The startup has partnered with dealerships in the US already, and is adding an auto insurance product to help offset the cost of rental cars for customers.

64

The company is looking to help service providers know which jobs are the most important to perform, and which jobs can be outsourced, to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Its software, called

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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.

63

A startup that aggregates and analyzes information about the cost of living and quality of life in a location to help people decide where to move

62

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

61

A platform that integrates with existing systems to give users a view into the costs of running their business.

61

A startup that aims to reduce the cost of renting out a house while also making it easier for homeowners to rent out properties through apps and online portals.

61

A platform that allows retailers to sell their products online without buying wholesale, lowering costs and maximizing margins. They’re building a marketplace that connects retailers directly with manufacturers.

60

A startup that builds software that helps automate physical inventory tracking at warehouses, helping companies lower costs and increase efficiency.

59

This startup in the area of healthcare is building a platform to allow patients to make appointments with other patients with the same medical condition. It also takes lower-cost medical tests and puts them in an online marketplace for patients to decide which tests they want.

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A startup that wants to help companies and businesses grow by working with them to eliminate waste and reduce costs.

59

The company’s pitch is that it is building a digital platform to help entrepreneurs raise capital at a much lower cost than traditional venture capital.

59

A “free, no-code” web application that allows teams to create and manage a shared document repository. It’s currently in a beta stage and costs $7 per month.

59

An online insurance platform that helps people customize their coverage based on their health needs and desired cost.

59

A company building a kit to help you create your own “smart” home — for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

58

A solution that helps large retailers and manufacturers avoid expensive damage and return costs.

58

 This startup is building software to help Canadian insurers provide better information to patients about things like drug costs, clinic visit costs, lab visit costs, etc.

58

A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

58

A startup that wants to use AI to create bespoke, cost-effective car insurance policies based on an agent’s driving history

58

A startup that helps people get their car inspected, selling it to insurance companies as an add-on rather than for the full cost of inspection.

58

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.

57

A marketing software platform for pharmaceutical companies, meant to improve the customer experience and cut costs.

57

A platform for sharing and measuring data in real time. The startup’s goal is to help hospitals save lives by improving operation outcomes and reducing costs.

56

A startup that makes it easier to deal with the risks and costs associated with running a business. The company aims to help business owners save time and money, and to make it easier to access professional services.

55

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.

55

This startup wants to offer a cheaper alternative to the costly, time-consuming process of renting a car, and make it easy for car buyers to find the right car for their needs.

55

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.

55

A startup that’s helping dental offices reduce costs and improve patient experience by adding a 3D tool that lets dentists see what they’re doing in real-time.

55

A platform which provides cost-efficient and secure cloud-based maintenance operations for IT infrastructure through a single API.

54

In 2017, American companies spent $32.7 billion in shipping costs, according to a report by the Air Transport Association.

54

A way to help people make better decisions in healthcare, by making it possible to compare the cost and effectiveness of different treatments.

54

A startup that helps women save on their families’ healthcare costs by creating a digital health dashboard of their monthly medical expenses

54

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

54

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.

54

A startup that helps small businesses in the US and beyond streamline their sales and HR processes, with a focus on increasing customer engagement and reducing costs.

53

Taking a more “on-demand” approach to healthcare than traditional apps, with a goal of reducing cost and improving outcomes

53

A platform that helps businesses track the true costs of their data, and then helps them make better decisions about where to allocate their resources. This startup is building an enterprise-focused tool that helps businesses track their data and calculate their true costs.

52

A startup that wants to build a discount drug pricing loyalty card with a goal of reducing the cost of prescription medications by up to 50%.

52

A new service that helps companies keep track of the travel costs of their employees. The company collects data from travel rewards programs, and allows employees to manage their travel spending.

52

This startup wants to help healthcare professionals keep track of all the bills and costs associated with a patient.

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With this company’s “socially intelligent” inventory management system, manufacturers can better predict demand for their products in real time, and thus lower their costs. It integrates with factories’ inventory systems and takes orders and shipment predictions from social networks to figure out where to place a product’s next shipment.

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A health care company that aims to make it easy for patients to access, at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance, the full range of doctor and hospital services.

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A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

50

A platform that automates and centralizes the insurance claims process, claiming to reduce costs in the process by up to 30%.

49

A shared vehicle rental service where drivers can split the cost of a ride.

49

This startup is building a platform for small businesses to create pricing structures and track their revenue, giving them a tool that will allow them to understand their revenue streams, cut costs, and increase revenues.

49

A company that brings down the cost of guest-listing events, from $20 for a single ticket to $20 for a guest list, to $5 for a guest list.

49

A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

48

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of automation to the legal industry, helping legal firms reduce costs and increase efficiency.

48

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

47

A B2B app for corporations that helps them better manage the costs of their business and their employees.

47

A blockchain-based invoice financing platform. The company wants to lower the cost of capital for the global invoice financing market. It’s using the blockchain to replace the middleman and make the process more transparent.

46

The company wants to take the cost of sending parcels internationally to $0.

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 A platform that allows companies to better manage their assets and reduce costs and risks

46

 A startup that compares and recommends providers of childcare, school, and daycare based on the cost, quality, and convenience of the care. Looks like a better version of Nannybook.

46

A tool for freelancers that allows them to create invoices with no upfront cost or monthly subscription. The startup is looking to be a cheaper alternative to Upwork and Freelancer.

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A platform for low cost college housing. The startup is now working with one university, and plans to expand to many more in the coming years.

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A tool that helps companies calculate their healthcare costs, prices, and monthly payments.

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A software stack for claims processing. The company, founded by a former legal executive, aims to reduce the cost of claims processing by 10-20%. It has raised $5.1 million in funding.

45

A company that provides software to help companies that use cloud-based apps to keep track of employees’ health for better insurance rate negotiations. The startup is working with companies like Costco and Hyatt.

45

A web-based platform that allows users to rent out their space. It’s meant to help alleviate rental costs for tenants, and allows them to earn extra money.

44

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

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Gives people the ability to “give back” in a way that’s easy, cost effective, and fun. It’s a platform that lets people donate a percentage of their income through a daily survey, which is then split between the nonprofit of their choice and the charity of their choice.

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 A company that helps providers manage their own dental, vision, and life insurance needs. It doesn’t offer a traditional insurance product, yet covers 100% of a doctor’s out of pocket costs if they’re hospitalized.

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A startup that wants to help people save the cost of a cell phone plan by letting them bring their own phone, and set it up to work on their carrier’s network.

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An online tool to help employees track and control the costs of things like conference calls, or to help them split up phone bills.

43

A startup that connects retailers to the right supplier by monitoring the daily cost of raw materials, and then helping the retailer to negotiate a better deal.

43

A software company that provides software for companies to calculate the cost of hiring new employees. The company says it’s already attracting customers like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Zendesk.

42

A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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A medical biller that gives users a way to compare healthcare costs across providers.

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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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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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Nota is building a tool that helps companies calculate their cost of goods sold on on each unit of product they sell. The startup built a tool that can predict and measure the cost of goods sold within an hour.

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A tool for managing the costs of projects, like equipment and travel. The company is building a global network of people who will manage a project for you

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A B2B platform for pharmaceutical manufacturers, letting them get products to market faster at lower cost.

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This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

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A startup that’s creating a platform for sharing high-quality, low-cost medical images.

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An API for credit unions to help them get up and running at lower cost.

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Reviewing B2B contracts is often a long and expensive process. With a cloud-based solution, companies can employ an army of contract reviewers at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

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A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

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A free and open-source tool to help marketers create the same kind of email campaigns that we can create in AdWords, but with less of a hassle and less cost.

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A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

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In the past year, the startup has built an in-house production facility and is rolling out a new production line that will allow it to produce larger batches with less waste and lower costs.

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A startup that wants to help reduce the cost of creating and publishing original video content by using Adobe’s technology.

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A startup that allows you to grow a whole portfolio of assets with one purchase, such as a website, business card, email, etc. The startup allows users to mix and match different products to create a single portfolio, while driving down the cost of all of them.

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A startup that’s building a platform that helps retailers and manufacturers ship products directly to consumers. The company wants to offer a new model for connecting consumers with businesses that will bring down costs, and potentially lower shipping costs, and increase convenience.

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A platform that lets you create and manage bids for your project's bids for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

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A new way to sell and manage mortgage loans. The company wants to disrupt the industry by using artificial intelligence to manage home loans and lower cost by removing the middleman.

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A tool that helps companies in all industries decide the best way to invest their thousands of dollars in customer acquisition costs.

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The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

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A startup that works with big companies to help them cut down on costs by eliminating unnecessary phone lines.

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WellDoc is a medical record company that was founded by two doctors. It provides a service to all physicians to use patient information in electronic medical records to reduce costs and improve patient care.

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A tool that helps brick-and-mortar stores stay on top of inventory and customer data, helping them reduce labor costs and increase profits.

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A platform which aims to cut the cost of organizing and managing events by making it easy to book riders and vendors, and to collect payments.

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A tool that helps businesses lower the cost of their marketing by giving them direct access to their customers.

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A tool for finding out how much a particular product costs on Amazon.

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Reducing the cost of healthcare for consumers by empowering them to collect, manage, and share their own health data.

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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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A startup meant to help people find out if a hotel room is worth the cost.

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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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This startup is building a platform to drive down the cost of healthcare professionals.

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A company that helps people get on the path to financial independence by saving money, cutting costs, and investing. It plans to disrupt the current financial planning industry by offering services at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial planning.

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A new app that lets people in the US track the cost of their utility bills. Energy management platform, YieldClerk, aims to help people save money by giving an overview of their bill and what they could be spending on other things. It also gives them a way to request service credits from their utility companies.

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A startup to help users know when the last time they texted was, and how much it cost.

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This startup is aimed at manufacturers, selling them automation equipment that can cut down on labor costs.

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A platform that allows anyone to build a website, designed to save cost and time for startups.

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A way for people to build their own low-cost homes using 3D printing, with a focus on the poor.

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A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

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A web app to help users find low-cost or free items to buy at retail outlets. The company says it has over 100,000 users and 2,500 stores.

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A platform that helps organizations to lower their energy costs, while also lowering their carbon footprint.

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An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

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Based on the startup’s founder’s work at Kiva, a nonprofit that helps people in poverty create micro loans, the startup wants to expand its service to provide people in the US loans at a lower cost. It currently serves small businesses in 30 US cities.

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This company helps consumers compare credit cards, and also helps retailers understand the costs of credit cards on their in-store cards. The company charges an annual fee, but it’s so far been able to build a strong network of merchants and credit card issuers.

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A company that wants to disrupt the $100 billion legal industry, by helping lawyers and law firms bring their services to the web and compete on quality and cost.

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The startup is building a platform to help “millennials buy houses”. The startup wants to help millennials move into their first homes, saving them thousands of dollars in mortgage costs and time.

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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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Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

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This company has built an open-source platform for data science and predictive modeling. The company has built a platform that provides insights into data quickly and cost-efficiently.

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A low-cost, high-speed, high-capacity network for manufacturing. Each hub is designed to be small, modular, and scalable.

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This startup helps to deliver a new kind of photo book with a digital book that can be sold or shared online. It’s a premium service that costs $600 for a year.

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A financial and investment platform that facilitates and provides insurance and retirement plans. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company wants to simplify the insurance and retirement plans experience for customers and consumers, and for companies to manage their employees’ plans.

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Viable is a health insurance company that provides a 10th of the cost of other plans but covers primary care and urgent care. It’s currently profitable and the product is available in the Philadelphia area.

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A self-service platform that aims to help businesses negotiate insurance costs.

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A startup that’s developing a self-driving electric vehicle for the cost of a $1,000 taxicab. It’s a smart car that communicates via Bluetooth, offers a variety of car-related services, and can be controlled through an app.

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A tool that helps smaller tech companies understand their technology costs and profitability

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A tool to help companies raise money at lower costs. It’s a tool for venture capital firms to automate the process of investing in startups.

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Freight costs are high enough for this startup to make moving easier by letting you move any size item (such as a couch, or a full house) for $3.

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An online lending platform that lowers the costs of borrowing for micro-finance companies.

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A company that makes a way for restaurants to provide a delivery service with minimal cost. With low overhead, they say they can provide delivery service for $0.50 per delivery.

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A platform that connects small farmers to buyers. The platform’s mission is to eliminate the middlemen in global trade by making it easier and more cost effective to purchase local produce.

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This New York City startup is building a subscription service for the restaurant industry. The founders behind the company believe that the industry is plagued by high costs and a lack of execution.

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A company that helps people find apartments. The company claims that the average cost to find a rental is just a fraction of a percent of monthly rent, and has found that it’s more effective to have a niche niche of renters rather than trying to convince all of the town’s renters to become landlords.

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A mobile-first and global B2B marketplace that connects buyers and sellers in a bid to decrease the cost and time of international trade.

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Receipts are generally paper or emailed, with companies generally paying for their own processing. Payroll is one of the biggest costs for most companies.

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People in the US are getting older, but the cost of healthcare is rising faster than the CPI. This startup wants to make healthcare affordable for everyone by merging technology with universal healthcare.

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A company that wants to reduce the costs of hiring workers to move goods from place to place, from the stock room to the warehouse.

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A company that aims to help companies determine which labor-saving devices are actually more efficient and cost-effective for their operations.

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A medical device company using blockchain to develop a platform to help people with diabetes manage their medical costs.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for people to access health care without worrying about high costs. The startup wants to create a more seamless experience for patients with insurance covering more than 80% of health care costs.

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A platform to help people get more out of their money by calculating the cost of their life and retirement. The startup currently has 38,000 users and is growing by 1,000 a month.

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A system that helps healthcare providers cut down on costly billing mistakes.

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A company that helps doctors handle the immense volume of patient data to improve patient care and lower costs. It’s first product is a “data lake” that aggregates patient records and makes them searchable.

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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.

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This startup is developing a platform for automated “in house” customer service, which the company claims reduces the cost of customer support.

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A startup that helps companies quickly and easily find and hire interns and low-cost labor for tasks like data entry, social media work, and other office tasks.

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A way to drive down the cost of hiring legal help for small businesses.

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Helping companies lower the cost of building a loyalty program by allowing users to opt in to a loyalty program without the need for one upfront.

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A provider of video and live streaming services for the enterprise, aiming to be a low-cost alternative to traditional video production.

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A software company that wants to help companies integrate their data and systems in a way that is more cost-effective and easier to manage.

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A modern online broker for retail investors. The startup wants to compete with the likes of TD Ameritrade and E*Trade by offering low-cost brokerage and investing services.

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A new way to pay bills that cuts the cost of paper and the need to use a credit card.

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A platform to help advise and manage small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The startup’s founder says he wants his product to be like a “low-cost version of Facebook for SMBs”.

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A new approach to software development that promises to help companies deploy code faster and cut costs.

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Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

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A startup that allows anyone to live stream to YouTube. It’s a free service that lets people live stream directly to YouTube, and also costs viewers a small fee.

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A physical store that sells groceries to consumers, which they deliver to their homes or offices. The company wants to reduce the costs of grocery delivery by 1,000% and offer food delivery service to consumers who don’t want to shop for groceries themselves.

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A startup that helps businesses automate the process of reaching out to customers and prospects. Instead of using a “cold call”, which is risky and has a 50% failure rate, companies use a “warm call” that is more successful and costs less.

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A way to reduce costs and improve reliability for businesses using a device that uses radio to communicate with handheld devices and computers. The startup works with companies like Blackberry, Samsung, and Microsoft.

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A startup with the aim of lowering the cost of delivering medical care to remote regions. The company wants to build a tele-health network where doctors can treat patients remotely.

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The startup is looking to use its AI to help companies recruit better. It’s looking to meet the needs of the one-in-five companies that has to go out of business or needs to bring on a new hire. And it’s looking to do so at a lower cost than other recruiting services.

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A piece of software that helps employers in the US and abroad hire and manage their teams in an efficient and cost-effective way.

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A healthcare blockchain powered by the Ethereum network. It’s a digital patient ledger system that can share patient data with physicians, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies with the goal of reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.

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A company that sells low cost digital cameras to students, aiming to help them improve their photography.

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A company that helps businesses lower the cost of purchasing and managing apps and software.

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The startup is building a way for people to find the right place to live. It wants to make home-buying cost-effective and easy in the U.S.

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A health and wellness startup that is working to disrupt the pharmacy business by lowering the costs of shopping for prescriptions and increasing the transparency in patient data.

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A platform for renting and selling goods on Airbnb, with tools to help hosts manage their listings and reduce costs.

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A startup for online learning. The startup says its users are saving 50% on their education costs.

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A tool that helps users find, contact and automate the adoption of new mobile workflows. The startup wants to help organizations with the upfront and ongoing costs of getting employees to adopt new mobile apps.

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A startup that helps people plan their visits to a doctor by breaking down the cost of a trip in different currencies.

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A company that will decrease the cost and improve the accuracy of blood tests and medical care by using information that is already in the medical record.

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A startup that helps employees manage their medical benefits, offering both the ability to manage the entire process at their fingertips and an automated process that could save employers up to 70% of the cost of doing it themselves.

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MakeMaps helps users create maps from scratch, or edit existing maps. It uses low-cost aerial mapping technology to create maps that are useful for a range of products.

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A startup that helps businesses integrate their point-of-sale systems with their back-end systems. It takes the process of creating checkout systems and streamlines it, with company-wide benefits in addition to the obvious cost savings.

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A startup that will help customers develop financial plans, at no cost, and then help them get access to an advisor or broker.

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A startup that wants to reduce the cost of donated blood in the U.S. by harnessing the power of mobile, in-person patient engagement.

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An intelligent mobile app for mobile operators to help them monitor their networks and manage their costs

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A startup that wants to help organizations cost-effectively learn, measure, and deploy AI.

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A company that helps overcome the threat of a patent lawsuit from a patent troll. They’re working on a system to help you determine which patents you’re actually violating, and what it’ll cost to license them.

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A startup that wants to help companies make more efficient use of the cloud by using machine learning and artificial intelligence to monitor usage and predict when to cut costs.

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A startup that helps people who don’t have full cost of living insurance by allowing them to pay a small amount to get a certificate that covers those costs, in case they get injured.

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This is a software company that is building a tool to monitor and track the health of a fleet of electric vehicles. It wants to reduce the cost of maintenance and replace the need for a mechanic to come to the owner’s home.

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A company that wants to lower the cost of IoT devices.

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It’s an AI-powered app that lets you make low-cost, sustainable, end-to-end custom versions of your favorite products at home.

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A platform that helps small business owners book affordable group reservations, cutting their cost from 25% to 10%.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help middlemen brokers buy direct from manufacturers, helping to reduce costs, increase supply, and make sure all the right products are in the right places at the right time.

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This startup aims to become the Airbnb for Healthcare. The company wants to help patients manage their healthcare costs and make healthcare more affordable by allowing people to share their medical expenses with other patients.

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A tool to help people get their doctor to prescribe cheaper medications by checking Medicare cost data and comparing it to what a doctor’s office would charge for that medication.

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A B2B company, which is building a platform that helps small and medium sized businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and retailers like Costco, Amazon, or Walmart, manage their inventory.

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A B2B company that builds software to help companies manage their healthcare costs and employee benefits. Its clients include companies such as McDonald’s and Wells Fargo.

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A platform that allows employers to make sure they can manage expenses, such as travel and medical costs, in a consistent way.

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A company that wants to help students learn the benefits of a college degree and the costs associated.

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Filmmakers want to keep track of their own costs while they’re making a movie. They wanted a way to track what they’re spending on equipment and how long things take. They also wanted to be able to follow their work in real time. They’re both very common problems, and the startup helps solve them.

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A startup that wants to help companies deal with the risks of cyber attacks by offering insurance that covers the costs of information that is stolen.

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Idea: A B2B startup making a new kind of AI for managing oil wells. They say their AI’s can help reduce costs, make oil wells more efficient, and reduce environmental impact.

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Idea: A startup that is meant to help businesses manage their data storage costs by using self-serve products and software

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Idea: A series of low-cost, open-source WiFi routers

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Idea: Getting the power of an enterprise ERP at the cost of a SaaS

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Idea: A data analytics platform for the petrochemical, energy, and manufacturing industries, helping them stay aware of the cost of their product and the impact their product has on the environment

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Idea: A startup that helps subscription companies sell online courses more effectively. The company is currently working with companies like The Great Courses, Lynda and Udemy, offering their software at no cost.

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Idea: An online marketplace for wholesalers and small businesses to get access to low-cost goods in bulk.

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Idea: SaaS for managing fleets of vans and trucks, aiming to reduce costs and administrative headaches by streamlining receipts, invoices, and other paperwork.

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Idea: A company that wants to help businesses refine their hiring process by looking at past candidates. Specifically, they want to help companies discover talent in their town without having to go through the costly process of headhunting.

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy for US consumers to buy Mexican avocados. The company is doing this by helping consumers order avocados online, then providing a service that ships the avocados to them from Mexico, taking care of taxes and other details. It’s already working with several large grocery chains, including Costco.

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A startup that helps online businesses sell merchandise through Walmart. Their pitch is that it costs $5 on Walmart to sell every $100 of merchandise, while on Amazon it’s $20/100.

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Idea: A way for brick and mortar businesses to book low-cost appointments with customers.

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Idea: A software solution for restaurants to manage employee schedules and keep track of labor costs.

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A startup that provides targeted advertising opportunities for businesses through a large database of local businesses and customers’ social media profiles. The startup aims to reduce advertising costs and increase ROI for businesses.

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 A startup that provides high quality, low cost legal services

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A startup that helps people find people who want to split the cost of a vacation rental

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A platform that allows users to purchase and sell data. For instance, a third-party could use the API to compare the cost of an Uber ride in different cities.

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