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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help prevent fraud in payments. It’s an API for banks and merchants to check if accounts are being used fraudulently.

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A startup that wants to sell insurance to people who own property, and who want to protect it in the event of a fire. The startup has already built a platform for homeowners to claim their coverage, but needs to raise $5 million to build out a back-end system and additional products.

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

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This startup will help prevent people from losing their data due to hardware failure.

168

An AI for fraud prevention for banks.

153

A startup that wants to create an online-only community for teachers, and eventually other professionals.

151

Custom holograms for marketing campaigns, allowing companies to create holograms of their logo or product that can be used for promotions, company events, or even as stickers to mark employees in the office

150

A platform that lets people customize and sell their own tickets to events, with the potential to give artists more control over their work.

147

A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

141

A platform for organizing and sharing events, with a mobile app and desktop version.

123

A video streaming app that lets users watch live events like concerts and sporting events.

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A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

111

A social network for in-person events.

110

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events that they can attend from their phone, and their friends can recommend. Ticketfly is focused on events like concerts, sporting events and live theater.

110

The startup helps users register for their own events online, connecting them with other users and event organizers in the process.

109

An open-source web application for creating and managing virtual classrooms and events.

109

A security startup that’s building a platform to automatically detect and prevent fraud in the payments industry.

107

A platform for buying and selling tickets to sporting events, concerts, and other live entertainment.

104

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

104

A tool to create and manage offline events, like conferences.

102

A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

102

A tool for in-person recruiting events. The company claims to have 3,000 customers, including Y Combinator, and operates in over 50 countries.

102

A startuplicant tracking platform for online job applications. The startup wants to scale to support large recruitment events like the YC Demo Day.

102

A tool for managing an online student organization. It can be used to invite and manage members, track events, and make payments.

100

A digital marketplace for selling and buying event tickets. The company is currently in the midst of raising $500,000 in a seed round.

100

This is a B2B company that helps manage memberships for online event organizers.

100

A startup that is building a way to sell tickets to virtual events. Currently focused on ticketing for fitness events.

99

A startup to take the guesswork out of buying tickets to events. It helps consumers find the cheapest ticket and compares deals from around the web, thus making the experience of buying tickets simple and convenient.

99

An “organic social network” for concerts, sports, and events. It’s like Eventbrite for everything.

98

A startup working on a program to prevent water damage in homes.

98

A digital ticket seller for concerts, sports and other events.

98

This startup is building an iOS app that helps users find and book events that fit their interests.

98

A platform that helps retailers and brands create in-person or online events for their customers. Events include meetups, dinners, and dinners-with-entertainment. The startup has raised $288,000.

96

A platform that allows users to create and manage event pages on Facebook and Instagram.

96

A startup that uses machine learning to help prevent check fraud.

95

A “smart” hospital bed that monitors patients and adjusts the temperature in response to their health concerns. It also tracks their movements to prevent falls.

95

A platform for people to register for events and discover events as they are happening

95

A platform for forging relationships between people and businesses through technology and entertainment events.

94

This startup’s goal is to prevent ad fraud. It uses a combination of machine learning, data mining, and crowdsourcing to help companies like Amazon and Google detect fraudulent activity on their platforms.

94

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

94

A tool for meeting and event planners to help them build their own itineraries for conferences, meetups and other events.

94

A platform for event organizers that wants to help them build a new type of event around their brand.

94

The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

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This company helps middle schoolers learn about social justice by teaching them about the history of slavery in the US, how it intersects with other historical events, and what we can do to fight it now.

94

A startup that provides a service where you can sell tickets for events you can’t attend

93

A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

93

A platform that offers classified ads, event listings, and other business listings.

93

A company that helps employees with allergies prevent reactions to the things they eat, rather than just dealing with them after a reaction occurs.

93

This digital platform is for booking conferences, events, and meetings between companies. It aims to be a “Facebook for meetups” and has already raised $1 million.

93

A mobile app that helps businesses track sales to prevent fraud.

93

A search engine for esports. The startup is meant to help fans find events, follow players and teams, and share content.

92

A free mobile app that helps you find things to do in your neighborhood for free, offering nearby events, nearby restaurants, nearby bars, and more.

92

A startup that provides a custom-branded credit card for businesses. The startup is working with a handful of national merchants and aims to scale eventually.

91

A platform for running and publishing community-driven events, such as hackathons and meetups.

91

A startup that helps users find and connect with events near them. Since launching in May, the startup has seen over 2,000 new users join their platform.

91

A platform for discovering and sharing events and locations, like concerts, festivals, and more.

91

A startup with a $50 million-plus funding round, which makes networking events and events for startups much easier – with a central platform for event organizers and attendees.

90

A system for managing and tracking IT systems for distributed teams, using an event-driven approach.

90

The event took place on Friday, November 16th at 9:00 am at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

90

A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

89

A startup for buying and selling tickets to events. The startup is focused on events in the UK and Europe. They were formerly known as Ticket Vending.

89

A company that helps non-profits and charities raise money and manage all of their events.

88

A tool to help predict and prevent the spread of malware, malware-related scams, and other malicious software.

88

A music and event ticketing startup that takes a commission on ticket sales.

88

 A data platform that helps detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud on all payments. It works with banks, Venmo, and Western Union.

88

A tool for identifying and preventing fraudulent donations to political campaigns.

88

A project management tool for non-profits, with a “social component” that helps them manage events and volunteers.

88

A startup that wants to grow in the middle east and eventually offer a hub for those looking to find a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional in their area.

87

A company that makes systems for detecting and preventing fraudulent transactions and identity theft.

87

This startup wants to make it easier to sell tickets for events by allowing users to sell tickets to venues directly. Currently, the startup is only working with venues that have their own ticketing software, but in the future it hopes to work with event organizers as well.

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A startup that helps developers build apps that can be shared, with a focus on grouping events together.

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A company that is trying to create an online marketplace for networking through networking events.

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A solution to help people remember important dates and meetings. The startup is looking to help people automate reminders for the most important events in their lives.

86

A tool designed to bring transparency to the loan origination process, helping to prevent fraud, identify the best loan products, and save lenders money.

86

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.

85

A company that helps prevent data breaches. The startup’s software uses a “trusted data model” to protect data, and prevent hackers from accessing it.

85

This startup is producing the next generation of technologies that can detect and remove water in buildings to prevent mold, bacteria, and other harmful microbes from growing.

85

What happens when you start going to boring networking events A startup that sells tickets to events in a non-standard format, taking the pain out of organizing and selling tickets.

84

PlayIt is building a platform for streaming, gaming, and esports events, it’s a platform that allows users to create and manage tournaments in real time.

84

A way to monitor, measure and prevent “cybercrime”. The startup is currently being used by the United States Department of Defense to fight cybercrime.

84

A tool for creating event invitations and RSVPs. The startup allows users to create invites and RSVPs, offers a mobile app, and offers templates for various occasions.

84

 A tool for artists, record labels, and venues to find out how to better monetize their content, whether it’s a song, a TV show, or an event.

84

A way for teachers to track and analyze student performance, which they hope will eventually become a standard curriculum in schools.

84

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

84

A suite of tools to help schedule and track meetings and events

83

A platform for meeting planners and event organizers to book freelance talent for online event production.

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A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

82

A startup that helps people find events based on their interests. It currently has about 50,000 users.

81

This startup is looking to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne illnesses by manufacturing naturally repellent sunscreen that users can apply to their skin.

81

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

80

The idea of this startup is to fill the void that the daily news leaves out. By aggregating and creating content from the hundreds of sources they partner with, they aim to provide a complete picture of the news events happening around the world.

80

A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

80

A digital “wallet” for rideshare drivers (that’s UberX, Lyft, etc.) to pay expenses like deductibles, gas and maintenance. The digital wallet eventually will allow drivers to take rides anywhere and pay their expenses without having to have cash on hand.

79

The event was sponsored by Submittable, and all conference participants received a free Submittable account.

79

This startup is working on a new way to manage storage for in-home vaults, which it plans to eventually work with banks and other large financial institutions as well.

79

A company that helps lawyers fight fraud and stop identity theft, as well as help businesses prevent tech support fraud and hacking.

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Helping small businesses create community-based, crowdsourced events that benefit all the attendees.

79

A B2B company that helps companies create a network of suppliers and vendors based in other countries to help save their clients money and prevent fraud. The company is launching in the US to manage supply chains in the US, China, and Europe.

79

A parking app that matches drivers with parking spaces based on availability, demand, and proximity to events. In this case, it’s a pop-up that shows up in the app when there’s a space available, whether that be in a lot or garage.

79

A personal concierge service that helps people book events

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A startup that wants to make it easy to manage virtual attendees for events, which are usually hard to track and often not included in the database. The startup is releasing a beta version of its software in mid-November.

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The company helps athletes and teams figure out what to do next after winning a major sporting event.

78

A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

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A platform that helps recruiters find and schedule talent for in-person events. The startup wants to be the “LinkedIn for recruiters.”

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A business that connects customers to local businesses and events.

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A product-as-a-service for companies to get more out of their event-planning software.

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A platform for creating social connections around events, which is currently a popular form of entertainment. The startup wants to help users curate real-world events and build a community around them.

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Data is siloed across different departments at a company, preventing anyone from understanding how their company stacks up against the competition. This startup is building a map of various types of data within a company, allowing users to search across multiple data sets at once.

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This is a platform for connecting people, events, and ideas. They connect people with the events they want, they create the events the people want, and they manage the events for the people.

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A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

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This company is building a way to sell tickets to events. The startup works with event producers to book locations and pull together tickets.

76

A platform that allows people to buy and sell tickets to live events, and then sell them at a discount.

76

A startup that lets you share blog posts, products, and events with your social network through SMS. It’s free, and as you write you get paid in cash, in dollars or in bitcoin.

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An AI-driven (no more than 20 people) enterprise software company that is using “human intelligence” to predict and prevent customer churn.

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A startup that provides a service that allows people to coordinate rides to and from events. The company says they have $15,000 in monthly recurring revenue, with a potential to hit $200,000 in revenue in 12 months.

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This company uses AI to help companies detect and prevent fraud.

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A web-based service that allows people to create events for non-profits and make donations easier.

75

A search engine for sales opportunities that pulls in data from the likes of LinkedIn and Eventbrite

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An organization for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the New York area. The startup is building a digital community with a curated marketplace for mentors, events, and funding.

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This startup is building a decentralized event planning platform

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A tool that allows you to purchase a ticket to a movie, museum, or sporting event at the last minute.

74

A startup trying to make the creation of a new app as simple as asking a friend to help you. The idea is that creative people will be more likely to give their own time free to help others who may need it, and the startup hopes to eventually help with getting new users on their apps.

73

A startup that helps users organize their to-do list in a manner that’s most useful to them. It’s like a digital planner, but it also handles things like reminding you of deadlines and counting down the days until a big event.

73

Hopper is a way for people to find, discover, and share local events.

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Idea: A startup that helps utilities identify and prevent blackouts, utilizing machine learning and satellite imagery to predict when the grid will fail

72

A complete package for in-person recruiting events. When you schedule an event, you can mark candidates’ interests on a map, create a class schedule with break times, and then send that info to candidates in a text message.

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An online community for people to share stories, notes, and events.

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An exclusive networking event for digital creatives.

72

A platform to simplify and enhance streaming for live music events.

72

A company which helps brands and event planners create love letters to their fans, based on their feedback or engagement.

72

This startup is building a photo-sharing app that helps users organize and share photos. It’s like Pinterest but for local events and places.

71

A startup that lets users check into a space on Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare to see photos and reviews of the space, and view events happening there.

71

The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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A startup that offers one of the few ways to sell tickets to online conferences, and tickets to events in the past year, with a 2.8% take rate.

71

A startup that wants to help employers prevent employee fraud by allowing them to manage their work-from-home policy and budget via a mobile app.

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A startup that makes it easier for people to search for events. They have over 50,000 active events listed on their site, and are focusing on events in the B2B space.

70

A startup for event and concert tickets.

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A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

70

A software company that aims to make video editing more accessible to the masses with its online editing suite, and eventually create an editing academy to teach people to edit.

69

A platform for the entertainment industry to showcase talent, with a focus on both live events and social media stars. The company is looking to build out a 20,000-person network for talent.

69

This startup is developing an online platform for community members to receive and manage community and event information.

69

A web-based platform that prevents employees from falling asleep at their desks.

67

A SaaS platform used by companies to automate and manage their recruiting and event planning.

67

This startup offers a platform to help companies and organizations collaborate on content, from making public records to organizing conferences. Its founders describe it as a “LinkedIn for events”.

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A video sharing app for events and conferences. Following a seed round, it’s been acquired by Live Nation’s Blink.

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An API for businesses to coordinate in-person events with scheduling software.

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A search and discovery app for event producers.

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A platform that helps people create “e-vites” for any event. The company’s founders have approached companies like Slack and Apple about integrating the company’s service into their products.

64

A tool for keeping track of and improving the quality of speaker trainings and events.

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A new way of coordinating and selling tickets for events. The company’s product is less a ticketing platform and more a toolset for event organizers to use.

63

This startup is building an app that helps people plan their next moves in the event of a natural disaster.

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The startup is building a platform for event organizers to build their own branded events. It’s aiming to help organizers build a “social network of events” that start conversations.

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A coworking space that hosts entrepreneurs for meetings. They are hosting a series of events and are looking for members.

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A tool to help connect people with annual physicals and prevent illness

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A software that helps provide continuity to companies in the event of a natural disaster or power outage

61

A social network for Latin Americans in the US and Mexico that lets them connect, share photos, and discover events and activities related to their culture.

60

This startup is building a system that allows people to buy and sell tickets for events of any scale, with the ultimate goal of building an all-in-one ticketing platform for events.

60

A platform for event planning, created by the same team that built Eventbrite

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A startup that helps hotels in Europe and the Middle East book rooms for corporate events with Fintech companies, using their own websites, without the need for a native reservation system.

59

A company that helps tech companies prevent and integrate compliance with GDPR

58

A booking app for millennials, featuring curated events from a local partner.

58

A news network for gay men and their allies, including news, events and lifestyle coverage.

56

This startup wants to improve the impact of school-based violence prevention programs.

56

A startup that lets you create a schedule of classes and events for the school year for a particular student.

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 A startup that helps you find the best deals on events and tickets by analyzing past purchases

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This event was sponsored by Edelman Digital.

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This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

54

This startup is building a tool that helps school districts keep track of their IT budgets and prevent fraud and misuse.

53

A startup that connects event planners to vendors to help them get the most for their money.

53

A startup that builds communities around local events and share content.

52

A startup for the sale of tickets to live sporting events, including NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB

52

Startup Grind is a global community that aims to connect entrepreneurs and their startups with like-minded people, resources, and events in order to accelerate their growth. Startup Grind Philly is one of the first chapters based in the United States.

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A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.

51

A SaaS-based application for meeting and event planning that includes an online calendar, interactive maps, and invitations.

51

A suite of tools to help prevent workplace stress. The company offers a virtual office, a health coach and a network of wellness experts to ensure employees are staying on track.

51

A startup that wants to take on the role of the concierge, with a live human who can help you book a ride on Uber, book a hotel, or find an event.

49

The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

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 way to create social experiences around events.

49

A platform that curates and tracks news and events relevant to a company or industry, with a focus on India.

49

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

49

A ticketing system for events, such as conferences and sporting events

49

A startup that helps small businesses by organising and managing all their local events, from local meetups to trade shows.

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Allows users to create a “smarter” calendar, with a focus on things like highlighting “no shows”, removing “redundant” events, etc.

48

A platform that allows small business owners to create and market coupons to their customers. The platform is growing in popularity for in-person coupon-based events.

47

A new startup helping small businesses like grocers, restaurants, and events get new customers. They say they’ve already generated over $1,000 in revenue from 5 customers.

47

Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

47

A platform that helps companies host events, with a large focus on live events. It has a marketplace through which businesses can advertise their events, custom event tickets, and sell tickets to the public. Three big clients include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Visa.

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A platform that brings the power of social media to event promotion. The startup helps event organizers manage their social accounts, invite people to the event, and encourage them to talk about their experience on social platforms.

47

OurLive is a startup that wants to become a series of live events that you sign up for and can attend virtually.

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A platform for bringing together all the parts of an event — from venue, to catering, to security, to entertainment — into a centralized dashboard.

46

A company that sells ‘smart’ access cards for venues/events, allowing guests to swipe their cards, turn on an app, and receive push notifications of things like door status and food and drink orders.

46

A platform for businesses to pitch their services to event organizers, while also making it easier to manage them.

45

A "daily deal" marketplace where customers can buy discount tickets to concerts or other entertainment events.

45

 A live-streaming app for the same kinds of things that Livestream does, except for video and the focus is on live events such as concerts and conferences.

45

A startup that connects women to special events and activities around the world, such as virtual tours, culinary classes, and pop-up shops. Women can choose from a list of events and activities and be notified when they’re ready for them.

44

A startup that helps people buy inexpensive, discounted tickets to live music, theater, and sporting events. The new company’s founding team is from Ticketfly, a platform that brings together event tickets and other forms of entertainment.

44

A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

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A startup that wants to bring the conversation around current events to the next three billion online users.

44

A tool for people to share their connections to people, events, and locations, with a focus on travel.

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A mission-based social platform for millennials to discover events based on their interests, follow the ones nearby, and make connections with people in their social networks.

43

A system that prevents people without credit scores from opening bank accounts, thereby eliminating the risk of fraud and identity theft.

43

A tool that helps with all aspects of booking training and events. It helps you find venues, speakers, and attendees, and generates an end-to-end proposal for pricing and payment.

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A platform for event organisers to sell tickets to tickets for their events, with the typical markup going to the organisers.

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A Slack-like platform for event organizers, aimed at providing better analytics for event organizers than they can get with the other existing services.

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A network of “hackers” that help companies detect and prevent data breaches.

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A platform that allows users to create events and sell tickets online, now in the third round of funding.

40

A startup for scheduling social events, with an “invite only” feature that makes it more exclusive than a public event.

40

An email service that integrates with existing systems like Outlook or Gmail, and automatically adds calendar events. The startup wants to make it easy to access information from multiple systems and apps.

40

An AI-powered search engine that learns from your searches to create personalized content. It’s meant to serve as a search engine for all things like local events, weather, news, and sports, with a focus on the “people-centric” aspects of the internet.

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A platform for event planning, a marketing platform for events and marketing, and a video marketing tool for events.

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A platform for people to place bets on their favorite sporting events

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A coworking space that offers a space to network and work, and the tools to help organize the work that’s done there. It’s designed to be a place for entrepreneurs and freelancers to meet up, work together, and eventually launch their own companies.

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A platform that allows users to host their own events online, using a mix of location-based technology to lure attendees and social media to attract attendees.

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A startup that uses AI to predict your health, using a mix of data from your medical history and the future to predict your risk for a variety of age-related illnesses. The company wants to use data to provide “preventative care” to people with chronic illnesses.

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Startups with a focus on the small business market are a regular feature of Y Combinator, and this one is a real game-changer. EnviroFinder collects data from multiple sources and makes it easy for businesses to see how they rank in their local market, then take that information and “re-market” it to their customers on websites they’ve built. The idea is to help entrepreneurs win at the local level in a way that doesn’t rely on expensive and time-consuming in-person events.

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Business management for independent professionals, such as photographers, videographers, and event organizers. The startup provides tools for managing work obligations, expenses, and income, as well as coordinating and scheduling.

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A mobile platform that allows people to provide information about local events, or to check-in to events. The company has been in stealth for a year, and was recently accepted into Y Combinator's Summer 2019 class.

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A startup that is building an insider-trading app that has a “whisper mode” that alerts the entire network when an event is happening. It’s working with clients like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

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The startup is building its own 2-way messaging service for local groups in the U.S., which it says will help groups organize their events and events organizers get in touch with people.

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A company that does data collection for nonprofit events. The company is going to help nonprofits run better, faster, and cheaper events through a better toolset.

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A Y Combinator alum that allows you to visualize the traffic you get from events you’re attending

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A tool for social entrepreneurs that tracks fundraising milestones and goals, preventing over-promising.

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A company that offers an AI-based process for fraud prevention during the financial transactions process.

33

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events with a text or a web interface.

33

A search engine for the cannabis industry, focused on companies and events

33

A startup that connects insurance companies to underwriters in the event of a claim, allowing everyone to focus on customer service while the underwriting process is handled.

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A tool that helps prevent cybercrime and spam by flagging suspicious emails.

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A startup that is building an "enterprise-grade" Bitcoin wallet for enterprises. They hope to eventually provide enterprise-ready tools for other blockchains, as well.

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A blockchain startup that aims to bring “fraud” detection to the supply chain, preventing “shady retailers” from selling counterfeit goods.

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A micro-insurance platform for the Southeast Asian market that wants to make sure that medical expenses, trips, and other events are covered.

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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 startup that helps users remember and visualize things like their childhood, their favorite foods, and the time of day. The app is like a visual scrapbook and helps users keep track of important memories and events.

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A library of community and networking events for professionals in the creative and technology industries, including conference and meetup planning, networking and events

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The 2018 edition of the Y Combinator Demo Day featured 41 startups in three different tracks: Hardware, Software, and Networking & Events. The startups were chosen from 5,000 applicants by Y Combinator.

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A digital platform that serves as a booking platform for hotel rooms and event spaces.

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A streaming video platform for live sports events

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A free service that helps entrepreneurs organize events and meetings

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A platform that helps groups of people share information about the same thing, like an event, like a protest, like a job opportunity.

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A real-time data visualization platform that lets you build a dashboard to monitor a whole bunch of different metrics or events. This allows companies to monitor or forecast various metrics for their business.

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This startup is building a toolset for identifying fake news and hoaxes on the web. It’s a service for news organizations, who can use it to filter out fake news stories and prevent them from appearing on their site.

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A startup that’s creating a new way to arrange catering for events. The company is building a platform that makes it easier for event planners to book caterers and decorators in most major cities.

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A tool to help event organizers attract more attendees and better manage their finances, with features like real-time ticket sales, revenue data, and expense reports.

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A platform for people to get their credentials verified, backed by a “verified badge” for each user. The company wants to help people get into cool things, like coding bootcamps or startup events.

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A health service that allows users to monitor their health and share data, with plans to eventually tie in treatments, lifestyle changes, and other health information.

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The startup is building a platform for developers to create tools that help identify and prevent fraud for both consumers and businesses.

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A tool that optimizes how companies plan for customer acquisitions and events

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An online platform that allows its users to “recover” digital media, including photos, music, and videos. The company aims to build a digital library that it will eventually license to other companies to allow them to use the recovered content.

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A startup that lets companies conduct discovery events and get feedback from a target market in just a few weeks.

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A startup that helps users register for local events, including concerts, art shows, meetups, and sports games. The startup is growing quickly, with over 30,000 events registered in the past year.

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A ticketing and event ticketing software company. The startup wants to build a platform for events to sell tickets online, as well as a way to sell tickets at non-traditional venues like bars and gyms.

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A digital ticketing and event management platform, catering to events of all sizes from small meetups to large concerts.

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A startup has built a technology to predict and prevent stock market crashes. The company wants to use its technology to manage the flow of capital into financial markets.

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Ink is a platform for live events, with a focus on music. Users are able to create and manage their events within one platform and then broadcast these events to the world. Ink also offers a community feature, where users can share content with each other. The company raised $12.5 million, with 23,000 users in 50 countries, and is backed by Lightspeed and Greycroft.

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A startup that’s building a way to help people book and get tickets to concerts, sporting events, or other events.

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A platform for businesses to sell and share content that’s been prepared for a conference or event. The startup focuses on the event marketing, rather than sales, side of events.

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A startup that allows for a smarter way to select or customize an outfit for a formal event.

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A platform that acts as a social network for people to organize and attend events in real life, in the same way Snapchat does for people in their digital social network.

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A company that helps event organizers organize their events, including venue booking, logistics, and payments.

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A tool that helps schools schedule their special events. The idea is simple: it’s a calendar for schools, which students can access to find out about upcoming events.

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This startup is building a universal tool for “real time fraud prevention” for businesses in the UK.

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A business that helps companies sell and buy tickets to events.

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A startup that allows people to schedule or “book” housing for future events. The startup lets users find available apartments, book them, and pay for them ahead of time.

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A solution that helps companies manage their guest-list and check-in processes and prevent mistakes.

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A tool to help nonprofits create their own call-to-action campaigns, by turning their event pages into a call-to-action page.

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A social networking app for people who want to keep track of a series of events or a series of people.

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The startup makes it easier for brands to connect with their customers via websites, mobile sites, apps, and in-person events.

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This startup is building an AI-driven, image-matching tool for marketers. At first, it’d be used to build ad campaigns, but it’d eventually be used to improve content creation and moderation.

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Idea: A startup that helps you to search for nearby events, and also provides a link to the ticketing page. It’s similar to Eventbrite, but focuses on local events.

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A startup that helps bring startup culture to India. They want to help India’s startups grow by providing a hub for community and events. They’re planning to have a physical location in India.

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Winners of the first annual Venture Challenge will get a $1,000 cash prize. The event is being held at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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A startup that let’s you know what's on your calendar and help you prioritize, and keeps track of events and activities you've already committed to.

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A platform for hiring people to speak at events. The startup uses its own software, which allows companies to advertise their events, and then lets people apply to speak. The startup says it has already reached $1 million in recurring revenue.

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A smartphone that can be used to track the physical movements and location of a user in the event of a medical emergency.

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A place for people to find events that work for them. You’ll see a map of the city and nearest parks. You can also add events to a “todo list” and have the map and todo list sync up.

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A platform that lets you create event tickets without having to deal with printing, mailing, or shipping.

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A way to sell tickets to events by creating a system that allows event organizers to manage their tickets, ticket sellers to manage their sales, and ticket buyers to manage their transactions.

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A tool for event organizers to curate and manage data for their events

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Embrace is a team of scientists that are working on a way to detect and prevent heart attacks. They’re focused on developing a blood test that can detect a heart attack before it happens so that doctors can treat and prevent it. The startup has raised $84,000 in seed funding.

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A tool that helps companies manage their risk in the event of an injury to a key employee. It estimates the impact of the absence of a key employee and provides advice on what to do.

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This is a way for people to show up at an event (like a conference) and automatically get access to the speaker’s slides and notes.

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A platform that helps the 500,000 companies around the world with their live events. It helps them find, book and pay for speaking engagements, build an event calendar, and create a speaker’s profile for their attendees.

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A SaaS platform that helps user groups grow by empowering them to manage all of their conference or event logistics.

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A social network that connects people based on an interest in getting involved in local community events. For instance, if you’re interested in helping to organize a neighborhood watch program, you can connect with people in your neighborhood who are interested in getting involved.

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A platform that helps small businesses grow by offering training and advice from experts, an event calendar, and a marketplace of services from other small businesses.

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A tool that lets users share their photos and stories from a digital experience on a social network. It’s a way to create a digital scrapbook from a trip or event. It’s been used by celebrities like Pamela Anderson and Jack Black, with a team of four people.

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The idea is that this is a kind of online “buddy system” that helps people get out of the house and out into the real world. The startup has an event calendar and a forum for users to share what they’re up to.

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A community-based streaming platform that allows users to host live events from their homes that you can view from the website or mobile app.

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A startup that texts college students details about upcoming events, based on their interests.

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A startup to help people get a mental health checkup by a clinical psychologist after a significant life event, such as a breakup.

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An events calendar and mobile app for small-business owners to manage their events.

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A health insurance platform that focuses on preventive care and wellness.

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The startup is building an app for helping meet-up groups book and pay for events.

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A company that wants to help corporations with payments for conferences, events, and other recurring payments.

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A platform for managing your life with a CRM, contacts, calendar events, and tasks.

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A community building platform that allows communities to create events and provide a calendar interface for their users. It’s similar to events.io in that it helps communities organize events rather than building them from scratch.

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DesiRad is a college group for Indian students in the US that makes it easier to find events and connect with others in the local community.

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A platform that enables users to buy and sell tickets for events. The startup wants to make it easy to sell tickets for acts like musicians, DJs, comedians, etc.

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

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A blockchain-powered two-factor authentication provider that claims to prevent phishing, improve user security, and reduce fraud.

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A staffing event management platform and mobile app

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A startup for crowdfunding tickets for shows, movies, and other live events.

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Invites people to organize an event on its platform.

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A social network for women looking to connect with other women to chat, find jobs, and plan events.

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The startup helps companies coordinate meetings and events in a more efficient way with a mobile application that lets people request times to meet and itineraries for the meetings. It’s been used on over 7,000 events and 500 events per month.

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A startup that helps users organize their calendars, including reminding them about things, creating to-do lists, and setting up events

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A cloud-based tool to prevent nursing home abuse by monitoring patient activity and alerting nursing homes if a resident is being abused.

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A company that helps businesses organize their gifts and offers for clients, as well as events and employee recognition, to save everyone time and money.

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A startup that connects people who want to host an event with people who want to host an event. The startup has a staff of 20 and is based in San Francisco.

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Pitchbook presents two popular pitch events: the "Pitch It" event and the "Pitch It" event.

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A visual calendar that lets you view data from your company, including upcoming events, meetings, and tasks, all in a single place. The startup’s app seems like a mashup of Google Calendar and Trello.

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In 2014, Y Combinator’s summer program accepted 14 companies, with four eventually being launched as companies. In 2015, Y Combinator saw 20% more applicants than 2014, with the startups 35% more likely to succeed. In 2016, the number of companies accepted has been set at 14 by Y Combinator.

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A startup that will help you find events for a specific date, location, or time period. It helps you find events for a specific date, location, or time period.

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A startup that helps you automatically back up your data in the cloud, in the event that the cloud infrastructure wipes out your files.

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A platform that helps event planners plan and organize events. The startup wants to build a platform that helps event planners to seamlessly coordinate with all their vendors, from venues to caterers.

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A preventive healthcare startup that wants to use AI to help doctors manage patients’ conditions before they get sick.

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This startup is building an app that lets people create their own unique events, which they can then invite their friends to, similar to how it works on Facebook.

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A platform for selling tickets for concerts and sporting events, using a mobile app.

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A startup that allows consumers to buy airline tickets as easily as they buy concert tickets or other events.

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A startup that allows users to connect their email with their social media accounts. The company wants to provide email notifications to users based on social media events.

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A ticket management platform that allows artists to manage their tickets on the platform, and sell them to the public. The startup is using AI to help promote artist events, and currently has about $25,000 in revenue.

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An online subscription service that helps members identify and obtain the best seats for live sporting events.

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A startup that lets people create profiles, connect with each other, and search for events in their city.

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A startup that lets people book flights, hotels, and events. The startup is building a technology platform that allows people to book flights, hotels, and events together, without the overhead of setting up each separate booking through a separate web form.

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A startup that allows users to buy into conferences and events and pay in bulk if they want a discount.

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A platform for breaking down supply chain data to help companies find labor, physical labor. The company is looking to target manufacturers, who it says are the only group that is currently prevented from putting labor into their own supply chain data.

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A digital ledger for e-commerce transactions. The team works on the idea that all of the blockchain apps that have emerged in the last few years will eventually intertwine.

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A tool for planning events with a group of people in mind, similar to a calendar but for smaller groups. The startup is looking to partner with Indian companies that organize team events.

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A SaaS platform for meeting planners to manage their calendars and find new clients. The company includes a scheduling algorithm that uses algorithms to help organizers find attendees who want to meet with them. The company aims to be used in large firms and events.

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This is what happens when the team behind Meetup, the platform for organizing local events, turns their attention towards the more consumer-focused side of the world. It’s a platform that helps merchants sell directly to their customers and serves as a hub for sales, marketing, and support.

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A company that sells solutions for hosting and running private events, with a particular focus on weddings and parties.

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The company is building an AI that predicts and prevents disease.

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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools and helps them get exposure and eventually graduate from design school

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A startup that sells a tool to help people who are organizing large events to manage the volunteers and make sure they have the right jobs

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A startup that sells tickets for exclusive events They also offer concierge services for people who want to attend but can’t afford the tickets

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Idea: Make the business of event planning less of a hassle

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Idea: Event-centric marketplace connecting online retailers with high-volume consumers

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Idea: A startup that helps people improve their posture in order to prevent pain and injury The startup is currently working on an app that helps people track their posture

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Idea: This startup wants to be a “home away from home” for entrepreneurs who are looking to build their startups around the world The startup is building a platform for digital nomads, with features like work pods, coworking spaces and events They currently have 10 employees, and have raised $15M from an undisclosed VC

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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 helps companies deal with the paperwork around events. The company’s pitch is that there’s a lot of red tape to navigate for things like conferences, and they’re aiming to save companies time and money.

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Idea: A startup that offers live video transcription services, using a team of freelance transcribers to convert in-person events into written content.

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Idea: A software platform that helps companies prevent their employees from misusing PTO by tracking their time

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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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The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

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Idea: This startup is building a service that uses computer vision to verify that a politician is actually at an event.

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Idea: A live-streaming service for Facebook and Instagram. The startup wants to make it easier for people to livestream events and add social features like polls and Q&As.

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Idea: A tool for connecting people with a “community partner” like a co-working space or business incubator. It’s a way for people to find and join groups to collaborate on projects, host events, and share resources.

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Idea: A startup looking to bring the concept of “swag” from concerts to corporate events — employees are given a “swag bag” of items to take home with them in lieu of a company swag bag. The startup makes money by selling the items in the swag bag.

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Idea: Helping event organizers make money by adding a “pay what you want” option to their ticketing.

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Software that could help banks and other businesses prevent fraud by vetting new accounts for risk factors.

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A startup for meeting planners and event services. A software company that helps companies manage their capital, cash, and expense budgets. A SaaS company that provides companies with an easy way to predict how much inventory they will need to order. An online marketplace that connects hotel merchants, small businesses, and other groups with the company’s hotel partners. A solution for real-estate brokers to manage and share MLS data securely.

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A startup that helps people meet potential dates through curated events

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