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A company that helps people figure out what kind of insurance they need, and then helps them find the best and cheapest way to get it. The startup says they’ve already gotten good feedback from people who have used their site.

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This startup wants to help the elderly live as independently as possible by monitoring their habits and keeping track of how they feel.

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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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is a platform that allows users to buy, sell, and trade gift cards for a small fee.

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A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

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

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A startup that provides a directory of doctors that are high quality and charge a flat fee for specific procedures

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A digital bank from Italy that gives customers free checking with no monthly fees.

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A digital platform for artists to share their work, get feedback, and start selling to gallery owners.

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A company that makes high-end reusable coffee cups.

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A startup that gives users a way to find a nearby person that can help with any task, from dog walking to medical advice, for a fee of $15

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A startup that will allow people to build websites for their local community, and then charge a monthly fee for that service.

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

91

A mobile app that helps business reduce expenses by keeping track of how much they spend on things like office supplies, bank fees, and marketing.

91

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

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A startup that does “personalized” financial planning for people who have a lot of money So, clients pay a fee and the financial planner talks with them and then helps them set up their investment portfolio

89

They’re the modern version of a “grocery store”, with a storehouse of over 400 in-demand items that can be added to a wish list. They’re free for consumers, but can have a fee for businesses with 500 or more items in stock.

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A company that’s building a platform that handles all of a company’s customer service and HR needs for a monthly fee of a few dollars.

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A smart fridge that automatically orders more milk for your coffee.

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A platform that helps businesses share their data and information with other businesses by sending out data feeds. The startup says it has taken in $1.5 million in funding to date.

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Ripple is a platform for creating virtual currency and a payment system. The startup is trying to get merchants to adopt its digital currency by offering them a low-fee payment processing system.

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A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

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This startup is building an app that allows people to find people to meet up with in real life, like at a coffee shop or party.

84

A platform that lets people sell their WiFi network for a monthly fee.

83

A credit card that has no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. The company is in India.

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A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

83

A self-storage company that provides monthly payment structures to make customers feel like they’re paying less in rent than they actually are.

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Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

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A startup that provides a service where you can pay a monthly fee to have a local sitter take care of your pet

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A startup that provides a service that helps people with brain injuries and other cognitive conditions take care of themselves and feel better

81

A startup that’s building an API for user feedback, allowing companies to use a platform such as UserVoice to collect feedback.

81

A web-based platform that provides users with a way to digitally record and collect feedback from their customers.

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A startup that lets you do to your social media presence what you do to your personal email: use AI to curate your feed, and personalize it.

80

This is a company building a software company that provides software solutions for companies to build their own customer personas, give them feedback on their user experience, and then make recommendations for changing their website layouts.

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A tool that allows people to create screen recordings, and share them for feedback.

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A web-based, collaborative platform for teachers to give and receive feedback.

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A platform that lets anyone easily create, sell, and buy stuff from Amazon, with no fees and no inventory.

79

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

79

A mobile application that allows users to earn cash back on their purchases in exchange for providing feedback.

79

A startup that helps people pay for things, whether it’s a ride or a cup of coffee. The startup charges a fee of $5.95/month to charge and pay for things, and there’s an option to opt in for free.

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A startup for baristas to easily create and share coffee recipes

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A platform for influencers to receive feedback from their followers, so they can use it to become better at what they do.

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A startup that allows you to hire a dog walker for the same price as a cup of coffee.

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A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

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A startup that wants to bring the feeling of a “welcome wagon” to the internet.

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A platform that helps small businesses manage their coffee orders online. It’s free to use for customers, but the company hopes to make money by turning the system into a recurring subscription.

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This is an in-app payment system for coffee shops and diners.

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Hoping to use the same playbook as the coffee industry to grow their subscriptions to their platform, Hopin.

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

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A company that makes it easy for brands to build and launch their own social media accounts, for free. They charge brands for the pages they create rather than charging a fixed subscription fee.

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A startup that provides a service for musicians to track their fans and receive real-time feedback

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A startup that provides users with an easy way to create surveys to collect feedback about products

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This is a “shortcut” to provide the same results as a traditional HR process, by using phone interviews, instant messaging, and video interview feedback to automate the hiring process.

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A real estate focused business that connects tenants and landlords. The startup is a bit like Rocket Mortgage, a company that helps people with bad credit refinance their home loans — the startup’s focus is more on the landlord side of the equation. The startup charges a monthly fee of $50 for their service.

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A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.

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A startup that helps companies get a better understanding of their customers by using read receipts, call recording, and pop-up notifications to get real-time feedback.

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This is a “Y Combinator for entrepreneurs”, where people can get feedback and advice from Y Combinator alumni.

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In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

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A startup that helps artists and bands promote online, connecting them with fans and listeners. The company charges artists a commission for promoted posts, and users pay a flat monthly fee for the service.

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A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

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A $30,000 investment in a machine that turns raw coffee beans into a beverage.

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

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A startup that lets shoppers bid on items to help them save money, and that charges a small fee for the service. The startup is mobile-first and only takes a small cut of profits.

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A startup that provides a platform for people to give each other feedback on their work It's like a wave pool for learning

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A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

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A navigation app for drivers that uses data from real-time feed from traffic cameras to give you turn-by-turn directions.

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A micro lending platform that helps small businesses in India access credit. It doesn’t charge interest, but charges a fee for the loans.

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This is a startup that wants to help people find their ideal yoga teacher, and help them hire them for a low monthly fee.

71

A social network for remote companies that let’s you see what your colleagues are working on, see what they’ve been working on in the past, and share feedback.

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A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

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A startup for financial advisors to offer financial planning services to businesses, taking a commission on the fee. For instance, the advisor might charge $150 to help a company with a financial budget.

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A startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

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This startup is building a tool for HR managers to give employees feedback that they can follow along with in real time.

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A startup that provides mobile training to employees, with a program that offers employees the opportunity to collect feedback on a mobile device about their interaction with customers.

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A startup that lets you create a site for a sports team in four minutes and then charges them a monthly fee based on their social media following

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A remote meeting solution for companies that want to meet where people are, like coffee shops or bars. The startup is currently focusing on a few dozen US and European locations, but plans to go global in 2018.

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A platform that integrates with healthcare providers to find communities and provide feedback on their needs. Its goal is to bring community health and quality of life to this underserved population.

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The startup is building a platform for allowing organizations to crowdsource ideas for products and services, and to get feedback from customers.

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MailChimp wants to build a new kind of email, one that feels like a conversation and is powered by AI.

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A medical-grade mattress that uses sensors and algorithms to track a person’s sleep cycles, and then provide feedback to help improve a person’s sleep.

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A company that pays people in the developing world to write content for a fee. They’ve already signed up one client (Watsi, a non-profit that helps poor people in medical emergencies) and expect to sign up another soon.

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PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

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A startup that offers to integrate employee feedback into a centralized hub to improve workflows.

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A credit card with no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, no penalty fees, no cash advance fees, no late fees, and a 0% intro APR for 15 months.

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A startup that wants to help retailers and brands find new customers by taking their email lists and feeding them into an algorithm that matches them with potential customers.

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A company that connects retail stores with talented baristas. The startup offers the ability to get coffee from the comfort of one’s own home, and pay with a credit card.

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A startup that gives you a free credit card (with no annual fees) when you sign up for a certain amount of money back when you shop online

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A coffee delivery service in San Francisco that is “delivering a new experience” to the coffee industry. The startup is a joint venture between a coffee roaster and a delivery service like Postmates.

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This is a software-as-a-service platform that allows members to buy and sell bitcoin with zero fees. The startup currently only works with digital currencies, and only with verified users, but plans to expand its service to other financial instruments in the future.

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This credit card processor is trying to make small businesses feel more secure about their accounts.

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A SaaS service that helps businesses manage their social media accounts, and make money from them. The startup charges a fee for the service, but it’s unclear how much.

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A company that provides a platform for businesses to build and promote their own e-commerce stores. The company acts as a clearinghouse for inventory and shipping, taking a commission on each sale, plus a minor fee for each product.

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This is a startup that wants to help people save money on banking fees by sharing account information with other banks.

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This company is building a platform for game developers to get feedback from fans and their communities, and earn money in the process.

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A startup that provides a service where you can pay a flat fee and get a bunch of random items from a specific category and that’s it

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This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

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A discovery platform for specialized high-end clothing that’s based on the feedback of customers

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This is an app for getting around the price and quality problems of a typical cup of coffee.

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A digital health platform for employees that allows them to book medical appointments, track usage, and get feedback from a doctor. The company wants to use machine learning to predict when employees are likely to need care, and to allow for more timely and personalized care, making it more efficient for employers.

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

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This is a startup that makes hardware that makes it easier to pick up and carry your coffee without scalding yourself. The company is currently only selling to the US, but they’re looking to expand internationally, and have raised $1.3M in funding from DFJ.

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A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

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This company is a cloud-based loyalty program that rewards users for everyday purchases, like a cup of coffee or a movie ticket.

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Drip is an app for business owners to create and manage their drip coffee business.

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A platform to make it easier for creative professionals to collaborate with clients. Both parties can share and comment on the project, and get feedback/input from others in the community.

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Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

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An online membership sharing network for businesses like Always 21, where people pay a monthly membership fee to access discounted travel and entertainment.

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Kava is building a tool for people who own coffee shops to pay their baristas via mobile payments.

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A new platform that allows big companies to help their employees get better at sales by offering real-time feedback on their pitches, and to see how they compare to others who are similar in their industry.

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Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

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A platform for finding chefs that can cook for you, for a fee, across a variety of restaurants. Peers who want to hire a chef post what they’re looking for, and chefs can bid on each request.

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A startup focused on helping users filter content in their feeds. The startup has built a product that uses algorithms to recommend the most relevant content for you based on a variety of criteria.

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A data visualization startup that combines data visualizations with haptic feedback to maximize the impact of its product.

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A Square-like mobile payment system that focuses on retail, but with a focus on cashless transactions and no fees for the merchants.

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A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

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A customer research and feedback platform for brands.

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An online marketplace for small businesses to collaborate, where they can share resources, receive feedback from customers, and get more business. They charge businesses $5 per month per person to join, and charge businesses $500 a month to become a Vendor.

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This startup’s idea is a combination of a travel guide with an Instagram feed where you can find unique places to eat and stay. The company is working on bringing in new geographies and businesses to get more exposure.

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The app is meant to help people feel connected to their communities and to learn about local government, news, and weather. It’s being built by the tech team of a Philly-based newsroom and has been in the works since 2013.

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A way for people to send each other money, for a fee. You can transfer $50 of money to someone without them having to come to a bank. There’s a mobile app that allows people to receive and send money, and an online interface for people to see all their transactions.

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An in-app survey tool that helps users of mobile games collect feedback on their game experience

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A startup that uses cryptocurrency to help consumers buy products online with a lower transaction fee.

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A B2B company that aims to eliminate the $2 trillion in fees incurred by businesses in the US and Canada by providing them with a single online account to manage all of their accounts.

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This is an in-house survey tool for customer feedback. It’s designed to help companies gather feedback from their own employees to help them improve their products.

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Nimbix is a startup creating a platform for employees to give better feedback on their managers. The company is currently in talks with several companies to use its platform.

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A tool that helps people evaluate their careers in a way that has real-time feedback from their managers. It’s currently used in early rounds at Y Combinator.

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

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A platform for freelance work, where users can bid on jobs, and get paid by a single company in exchange for a small fee.

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

56

A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

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The startup creates a tool for tracking food and waste. The company wants to help people feel more in control of their food and waste.

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

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A 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 web service that crowdsources customer feedback on products.

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A way to do peer review for scientific papers, allowing scientists to post their work directly as a paper on the internet and ask for feedback from the scientific community.

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A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

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A platform for customers to customize the fit and feel of their clothing, the startup was founded in October of 2018 and has an iOS app that launched in November of 2018

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

51

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

51

This startup is building a solution for online merchants to get in-person estimates from home-based contractors. It’s aiming to help companies compete with those that don’t offer this service, and will charge a fee for the service.

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An API that lets customers pay any merchant in the world, directly through their website, with no credit-card processing fees.

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A software platform that allows brokers to lower their fees by sending buyers and sellers a weekly report with a snapshot of their properties.

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

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A tool that helps people manage their rent payments, creating a digital ledger of when payments are made, and of any late fees or collection calls.

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A tool for businesses to create a customized API for their website. It’s like writing a custom XML feed for a site, but with an API.

49

A company that aims to simplify the process of buying and selling used goods online in the US, and in the UK, with the aim to make it easier than eBay or Craigslist. The startup currently has 2,000 members, each paying a monthly fee.

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A startup that wants to help people in developing nations to access the global stock market in a way that helps them avoid high fees and complicated paperwork.

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Pitch: A learning platform for students, with gamification and a “social network” feeling.

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A company that helps restaurants, bars and coffee shops optimize their ordering process. The startup’s platform lets customers search for locations, get delivery options from there, and track orders.

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A startup for female entrepreneurs where they can share products and get feedback, plus other resources.

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Tired of paying hefty overdraft fees, this startup wants to make banks obsolete and hand them over to their customers, who can then pay bills and get cash advances directly from their bank accounts.

45

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

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A startup building a platform to let people find jobs in their own community. It works a lot like other platforms like Upwork, but the company says it’s targeting the jobs market, and does not require fees to post a job.

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You can use this to send money to friends and family, at a small fee.

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This startup is building a video platform that allows teachers to share lessons with students and get feedback from them.

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

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A tool that aims to help create a beautiful, custom, and interactive Facebook News Feed.

42

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

42

A home security company that uses sensors to monitor the security of a home or building, paying users a fee for each intrusion detected.

41

A startup that wants to take your credit card data and have it automatically pay your bills, so you never have to pay a late fee.

41

A platform that allows brands to have their own private Instagram account, allowing them to advertise and interact on a brand’s feed without having to pay to do so.

41

A way to make “live meetings” more effective. The company hopes to help teams create meetings that feel more conversational.

41

A startup that’s building technology that can detect when to deploy new products or features based on data and customer feedback.

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The goal of this startup is to create a way for business to get feedback on their website from their customers, then use the data to make changes to their site to improve conversion rates. The startup is in early stages, but is attempting to attract investors and create a working prototype.

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A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

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A subscription-based service that allows people to get their medical records from their primary care physician to a specialist at their choice for a fee. The company also claims that it can help people find specialists within a certain time frame.

38

A tool that lets employers collect and visualize employee feedback, as well as uses that data to guide organization-wide employee performance.

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A platform that helps companies communicate better with customers, based on surveys, qualitative customer feedback and data.

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A platform for managing and selling social media accounts. The company plans to make a browser extension that will place your social media feed in a dashboard for you to see, and then allow you to manage all of your social media accounts from one place. It’s expected to raise $20 million in a Series A.

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The startup is looking to build a “social network for artists” using a subscription service and a monthly membership fee.

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A social network for businesses to share what they’re working on, see each other’s progress, and share feedback.

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This startup is looking to automatically generate and sell weekly email subscriptions to people based on their buying habits. The email service is for people who want to make sure they get email notifications for products they purchase frequently, like coffee or a subscription service, like Gilt or Birchbox.

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 A startup that improves the user experience on Twitter by adding a “feed” feature. 

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 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help companies manage their social media presence from a single dashboard. It currently has $12,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and charges a flat $5 monthly fee.

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 A startup for hotels to receive guest reviews. It allows hotels to easily build a phone application that allows guests to submit feedback. It’s also a way for hotels to tap into a big, untapped market of millennials who like to review things on their phones.

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The Parisian startup is building a digital version of a tour guide. The app will help people feel more connected to a place and know more about it than they currently do. The company has already raised €4.1 million and is currently on track to close a €5 million round.

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A payments startup that helps merchants accept all major credit cards by charging them the same price. PayMill charges the merchant a flat 2.5% fee for every credit card transaction.

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Employees can request a new car or plane ticket, with the company paying for it. It’s like a traveler’s club without the fees.

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A company that’s building a platform where you pay a monthly fee to use a service to manage your contractors. The startup is taking a page from the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system, which lets banks settle payments between banks.

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A tool built for the hospitality industry that allows them to better manage the labor they have on-hand. The tool can track labor in real-time, and when it’s time to restock the fridge or refill the coffee machine, the software can alert the staff to take action.

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A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

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A tool for online learners to share their work, with the ability to collect and collate feedback from team members.

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A platform for raising capital for early-stage startups, with a $300,000 monthly fee.

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A platform to help students communicate with professors and get feedback

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This startup wants to take the gamification of learning to the next level, with gamified quizzes that read aloud to you and provide instant feedback.

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A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

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A subscription-based loyalty card company that helps people earn reward points and redeem them for real goods and experiences (like $20 off your next coffee)

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A company building on the Ethereum blockchain that wants to create a more efficient marketplace for small businesses. The startup charges a service fee for members, and will also integrate with a business’s accounting software.

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A provisioning company that allows for free lunch, coffee, and snacks for employees.

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A digital wallet for people who need to make international transfers. The startup, which has raised $7.5 million to date, says that customers can now use their accounts to transfer funds to other countries while paying lower fees.

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A way for businesses to track and benchmark their employees’ work, so they can give their employees the feedback they need to be successful.

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A set of tools to help get new moms back on their feet.

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A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

29

This startup is building a business that connects real estate agents with people looking to rent a room, and vice versa. It works as an escrow service for landlords and tenants, with a small fee taken by the service when a transaction completes.

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A startup that creates apps for restaurants, choosing to partner with restaurants that have a “local” feel. The startup is currently focusing on the US and UK, but plans to expand to other countries.

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A social network for the small, independent coffee shops that serve as anchors for a neighborhood. The startup wants to help coffee shops grow with a social network and start-up accelerator.

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A tool for various health-related startups. The startup helps startups on the cusp of launching gather advice from experts in the field. It charges a small fee starting at $99, but founder Alex Goodyear says it’s worth it for the experience.

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A remote control for your coffee machine, allowing you to brew the perfect cup every single time.

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A company creating a consumer credit score, charging a monthly fee to help you get a better credit score.

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This startup wants to give people a way to donate money to causes that don’t have any existing infrastructure to collect or accept donations. It’s building out a platform that allows users to donate money to charities of their choice — with no fees or transaction fees, and no minimum amount. The company is building its own user base, with the goal of being a partner with any charity that wants to work with them.

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A crowdsourced design tool that uses user feedback to iterate on the design of a product.

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A credit card that doesn’t charge interest and is cheaper than a credit card with a small monthly fee.

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A “pay as you feel” charity platform

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This startup services a small group of clients in the UK who are looking to invest in more than one property. They help investors plan out their portfolio and don’t charge any fees.

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Feeding your dog food that’s nutritionally sound, but it doesn’t look like dog food.

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A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

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A platform that helps companies evaluate their employees and provide feedback to improve their work.

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A tool to help people run their own ad campaigns on Facebook for a small fee

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Subscribing to offers you can share on your Facebook feed, and then a “curated” feed of other people’s stuff you might like.

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A financial app for students that helps colleges accept payments directly from a student’s bank account, instead of charging fees or taking checks.

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A startup that provides an app that allows people to give each other feedback on their outfits

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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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Ideny is a platform that lets users share their ideas in written form, get feedback from others, and see a live visual representation of their ideas – so they can see how others are responding to their thoughts. Their results indicate that they’ve successfully engaged more than 80,000 people in the process.

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This startup says they’re building a Facebook-style news feed for people to read news stories. It’s a way to let news sources share stories without having to pay for a platform.

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This startup is building an AI that helps people manage their emotions. The startup works to remind people when they’re feeling down, and helps people change their state of mind. As an example, the startup is helping people who have depression manage their emotions more effectively.

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A form of payment supported by the federal government that allows people to pay for taxes and other fees with an app.

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A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

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This startup makes a credit card without annual fees or a credit limit. Customers can pay as much or as little as they want each month and never be charged interest or fees.

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A startup that uses AI to help streams of data such as customer feedback, sales, and more, be used to help a company make better decisions and get a better sense of the future.

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A new way of paying artists, based on a kind of marketplace model. The major difference is that the company doesn’t take any commission from the artists. The startup instead takes a 30% cut as a fee for the use of the platform.

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A startup that sells a product where you can buy a jar of coffee beans, put it in your own personal coffee grinder and then it keeps the coffee fresh for up to 1 year

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A startup that sells a subscription service where people pay a monthly fee and receive a box of snacks

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A startup that provides a service where people can go to an office and work for a day to give them a temporary feeling of working in an office

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A startup that sells a service for people who want to lose weight and for a monthly fee they get a personal trainer to come to their house and do workouts with them

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Idea: A platform to bring great coffee to everyone, everywhere The startup is building a barista-grade coffee brewing system using the Nespresso capsule format The company says it has $8,500 in monthly recurring revenue

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Idea: Sofi is a lending program for student loans They say they can get a loan to anyone in 6 minutes, and don’t charge a processing fee The company is currently lending $3,000 loans (via a credit line) to students

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Idea: A place for people to share their work and receive feedback from other designers

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Idea: A peer-to-peer lending marketplace The startup offers an alternative to traditional banks, which the founders say offer high interest rates, but often have hidden fees

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Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for companies to bring their employees to their home office The startup also is looking to build out a system that allows people to give feedback about the experience

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Idea: A startup that provides feedback on your website’s design

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Idea: A startup that curates your social media feeds and offers them up as daily briefings

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Idea: An on-demand, contract-based service that provides customer support for a monthly fee

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Idea: A tool that helps companies build applications that are easy to use, with a built-in system for gathering feedback from users

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

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Idea: A startup that wants to replace your wallet with a digital payments card, with one card that works everywhere. They charge a fee for the card, and also receive a cut of the fees merchants pay for the transaction.

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Idea: A startup that sells a “retrofuturistic” phone case, meant to bring back the feel of rotary phones.

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Idea: A payment processing company for online retailers, helping them avoid fraud and chargeback fees.

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Idea: The team is building a web app that allows people to buy a single-letter domain name for $10. It’s a two-sided marketplace, with the buyer and the seller both paying a 10% fee.

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Idea: A startup designed to help people in India pay their taxes online. The company charges one-time fees for setting up a company in India, and then charges users $1 per month to file their taxes.

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Idea: A platform for getting the most out of your coffee. The startup offers three products: a coffee subscription service, a coffee maker that brews a single cup at a time, and a French press. Their subscription service offers 12 different types of coffee every month.

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Idea: A startup that helps nonprofits raise money from their supporters. The startup charges a 20% fee of all donations made through its platform, and says it’s using a $500k grant from the Knight Foundation to grow the company.

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Idea: A software company that wants to build a platform for creating digital products that feels like you’re building in the real world.

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Idea: A startup that’s built a platform for restaurants to manage online delivery orders, featuring a dashboard to help restaurants manage customer feedback and track their online orders.

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A startup that provides a service where people can buy “nanny insurance” so they can hire a nanny and feel more secure

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