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An AI-based chatbot that helps you with your fitness goals. The bot offers customized workouts based on your goals, goals, and history.

2,221

A startup that makes it easier for employees to access corporate benefits like insurance, vacation, and retirement plan.

1,682

A startup that helps nonprofits build a social media strategy for their causes

354

A fitness app for everyone, not just professional athletes. The app helps users track their daily activity and exercise goals.

338

A startup that wants to turn every conference room into a training room, and track fitness progress for employees.

232

A peer-to-peer lending company that helps non-profits raise money for their operations.

225

A tool to help non-profits raise money with an online crowdfunding campaign

120

 A Chinese-language news app. They have about 200,000 users, and are profitable. They’ve already raised $3.5 million.

113

A video games-focused startup that has created a “fitness tracker” for gamers. It’s a patch that attaches to a gamer’s sleeve and tracks their movements in real time while they play.

106

A toolkit to help non-profits build and manage websites. Its pre-built themes include a person-powered fundraising site, an environmental website, and a donation-based site.

106

This is a subscription tool for nonprofits that helps them keep track of donations and donors. The company is launching in the US in early 2019.

105

A company that’s building a “Netflix for fitness”. The company wants to be able to provide “instant-on, personalized, scalable, and effective fitness programs”.

105

A startup that gives people a way to donate their old clothes to charities and non-profits

98

A SaaS company that offers a platform for managing employee benefits. It provides a software dashboard for insurance providers to compare health plans and find the best benefits to offer without having to communicate directly with consumers.

96

A platform that brings the benefits of crowdfunding to the traditional credit card industry.

96

A startup that helps businesses reduce their energy bills by retrofitting their buildings with better insulation and more efficient heating and cooling systems.

93

A startup that sells a consulting service for people who want to start a physical fitness related business

92

A startup for community members to report potholes and graffiti in their neighborhood Workers go out daily to clean up potholes, remove graffiti

91

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

91

A startup that is building a platform for training teachers in the US public school system. The startup wants to make school more attractive and profitable.

89

A company that will help you create the perfect visual resume, with a template that’s designed to fit any job you might apply for.

89

A startup that tracks your fitness, eating, and sleep habits and then sends you personalized emails, texts, and reminders.

88

A wellness concierge service for wellness and fitness enthusiasts.

87

A tool that helps developers build apps for the fitness and health industries. The company aims to build a platform that helps all the different parts of the industry work together.

85

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

84

The company is aiming to bring the benefits of mobile marketing to nonprofits.

84

A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage HR processes: onboarding, payroll, leave, benefits, training, etc.

84

A startup that connects real estate agents with their clients, helping buyers and sellers find properties that will be a good fit for them.

84

A startup that provides a service where people can buy a box of random stuff for $100 and see if they can sell anything on eBay If they sell it, they get a portion of the profit If they don’

83

A startup that helps non-profits and nonprofits raise money by sharing their stories. The company is a YC alum.

83

A platform for employers to share their job listings, allowing them to see which candidates are the right fit for the role.

83

A startup that builds custom-fitted protective cases for phones and other devices

82

 A “kind of Tinder for hiring”, matching people who want to work together and those who might not be a good fit with each other. Its goal is to help employers find and hire better talent, while helping job seekers find the perfect fit.

82

The startup’s goal is to help scuba divers understand the visibility of their masks, how to optimize their gear, and get the best fit for their face and face shape.

81

A team health and fitness app with a day-by-day view of your schedule, tracking your reps, sets, rest and rest-pause sessions. The app also creates a social network around your workouts, creating a community around shared fitness goals.

81

The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

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A company that helps nonprofits and local governments hire digital marketing agencies that are more targeted to their needs. They’re currently offering 5 hours of consulting and digital marketing services for $200.

81

This is an app for tracking your nutrition, fitness, and health goals.

81

A tool for companies that want to bring in talent and help them fit into their company.

80

Digix wants to create a gold standard for digital currencies, with the goal of making a digital currency that can be stored and transferred digitally. The company wants to create a way for buyers, sellers, and investors to exchange digital currencies and reap the benefits of a global digital currency.

80

A tool that helps find the perfect fit for companies looking to hire.

80

This startup is building a platform for employers to manage their employee benefits.

79

A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

79

A startup that wants to create an online marketplace for fitness that will allow users to buy and sell workouts, including in-person ones.

79

A B2B company that helps businesses manage their email marketing. The company says they’re profitable and growing.

79

A startup is building a way to help people track their fitness activity, allowing people to connect with people and challenges with similar fitness goals.

79

A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

79

A clothing company and platform that allows users to create and sell custom-fitted clothes online.

78

A hardware startup that’s building a new type of computer that’s designed to be secure, power efficient, and small enough to fit on a keychain.

78

A company that sends workers out to measure sites for a precise fit for solar panels

78

A platform that helps people create a more profitable business by helping them get more data and improve their marketing.

78

A digital health and fitness platform for Indian families.

78

A platform for organizations, including universities and non-profits, to raise money through crowdfunding.

77

The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

77

A platform for managing and sharing programs that helps companies and nonprofits with their marketing materials.

77

A decentralized platform for engaging with health and fitness, with a focus on people with chronic health conditions.

77

A startup that enables companies to capitalize on the trend of people increasingly choosing to live with roommates, and helping them find roommates with their companies' benefits.

77

This company is building a platform to help businesses with their HR needs. The company’s software helps companies automate processes like hiring, tracking benefits and payroll.

77

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

77

A startup that provides a service where people who are interested in buying a home can hire someone to walk through homes that are for sale to tell them if they’re a good fit

76

A company that wants to help small businesses find products that fit their needs.

76

A platform that connects people who need help with people who can help them. They’ve partnered with cities, governments, and nonprofits.

76

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

76

A startup that aims to be a “one-stop shop” for HR, payroll, benefits and legal.

75

A company building a platform to enable "goodwill-driven" giving by connecting donors to nonprofits

75

A startup that helps employers manage their payroll, benefits, and insurance electronically, with a set of tools that include a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, an API, virtual and in-person support.

74

AI-powered machine learning platform for the fashion industry that helps brands measure product fit and recommend products for different sizes and styles.

74

This is a startup that’s building a personalized fitness plan for you based on your fitness goals, and your preferences like what music you like, which music to play, and what kind of food you like. It’s like an Uber for fitness.

74

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

74

This is a non-profit that gives "micro-loans" to entrepreneurs in Laos so they can start businesses. The startup has raised $50,000 in seed funding.

73

A company that makes AI-powered software to help nonprofits, raising funds from the community.

73

A company that wants to make it easy for large companies to take advantage of technology and automation to save money, while still ensuring employees have access to human resources, benefits, and security.

73

 A “quantified self” app for fitness enthusiasts to track their workouts and use the data to improve their habits

73

A more affordable alternative to the Fitbit fitness tracker.

73

A startup that wants to do the work of a labor union for a company, helping its employees organize and fight for better pay and benefits on their own terms.

73

A company that automatically matches users with their fitness instructors

73

This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

72

A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

72

A startup that provides people with a custom-made suit and then sends a tailor to their home to help them get fitted

71

A startup that is launching a new kind of retail store It allows customers to customize the fit of

71

A platform for sharing and tracking all of your fitness activities. The company developed a stand-alone iOS app called MyFitnessPal in 2011, which has over 150 million users worldwide. In 2017, they launched the fitness tracking and calorie logging platform Fitbit.

71

A healthcare startup that’s building a mobile app that integrates with the patient’s Fitbit to help track any changes in health.

71

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.

71

A company that helps non-profits with online fundraising.

71

A sports mobile app that enables users to track their fitness, schedule training sessions, and sync with their coaches.

71

This startup is making lifestyle capture devices that help people remember what they’re doing and where they’ve been at all times. It’s like a Fitbit and a Misfit combined.

71

A startup that provides education on the benefits of Keto and how to go about it, has an ecommerce component where you can buy all your Keto needs

70

Tiller is a way to make workforce management more efficient, says the startup. It’s a B2B SaaS platform that allows companies to manage multiple company’s HR data, including benefits, payroll, time clock and benefits, and more.

70

The company is interested in building a new type of crowdfunding platform for businesses and non-profits.

70

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

70

A platform for scheduling and tracking overhead costs for nonprofits.

70

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

70

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of the web to under-resourced countries, equipping them with internet access.

69

This startup is building a platform with just under 1,000 clients that allows people to create their own version of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt – with the added benefit of being vegan.

69

A “non-profit” that helps people tell their stories and finds them a publisher or platform that will promote them.

69

A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

69

A software company that allows businesses to manage their inventory by tracking products on a digital platform. The company wants to make it easier to determine the most profitable products to stock, based on demand, and to manage inventory.

69

This is a company that wants to do a bit of data mining to help companies improve their customer service. It’s a bit like Zenefits, but for the customer.

69

A startup for nonprofits to support their membership, fundraising, and communications via an API.

69

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

69

A company that helps companies market to their employees, allowing them to get the benefits of a health insurance program without an employer having to pay for it.

68

Webpage software for local non-profits. The company wants to help non-profits to reach more people with the tools they need to build their mission-critical websites.

68

A startup that allows you to easily find other people who use Fitbit.

68

A platform to help workers access an employer’s benefits, including healthcare, regardless of where they work.

68

A software company that helps insurance auto brokers become more profitable by streamlining their claims processes. They’re aiming to reach $2.5 million in revenue in the first year.

68

A startup that “aims to help entrepreneurs build products that are fit for the mainstream market” with their software as a service platform. They have $4.5 million in funding.

68

A startup that helps people manage their cryptocurrency portfolios Users can keep track of their portfolio and see how much profit they’ve made

67

A startup that aims to help nonprofits better track donations, gain more funding, and convert their biggest donors.

67

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

67

A "grocery delivery and store-of-value" app, allowing users to order groceries, have them delivered to their door, and then sell them for a profit.

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The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

67

An API for companies to manage their own payroll and benefits. The company wants to offer a better experience for companies, and says most payroll systems are “untimely, expensive, and less than customer-friendly.”

66

 This startup uses AI to detect insurance fraud and fraudulently- or improperly-claimed benefits. It offers a risk score and recommendations that help agents and customers decide on policies.

66

A company that helps non-profits and foundations streamline their operations by using software to connect their various databases and systems.

66

People are still not taking advantage of the benefits of peer to peer lending in the US, so Peervest is trying to change that through a marketplace that compares the best rates at peer to peer lenders in the US to traditional bank rates.

66

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.

66

The startup pitches its platform as the “one-stop shop for all things HR”. It will offer HR software, payroll, and benefits management. It also recently raised $1.5M in seed funding.

66

A startup that does not currently exist for which you will build a minimum viable product, market it, and repeat the cycle to get to product/market fit

65

A software company that offers a way for people to create and manage their health and fitness goals, while tracking and sharing their progress.

65

This startup is building a platform that allows companies to make financial decisions for their employees, including healthcare, retirement and other benefits.

65

A quick and easy way to pay, accept donations, and market for nonprofits on the web using just a mobile number, email address, and name.

65

 A company that looks to make shared apartments more profitable, both for landlords and renters.

65

A startup that is building a tool to help non-profit organizations raise funds. It’s an SBI platform that allows donors to donate in their own currency and for donors to specify how much they’d like to donate.

64

A company that brings together a community of people with the same interests. Its main community is focused on cooking, but it also had an early-stage fitness community.

64

A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

64

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

64

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

64

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

64

This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

64

A company that is building a tool that allows consumers to make use of the data from their fitness tracker to better understand what they’re eating and how they’re exercising. The company is working with fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and has also been working with the makers of the Nike+ FuelBand.

64

A startup that helps companies adjust their business operations to be more profitable, with a focus on "lean operations" that can optimize use of resources and improve efficiency.

64

A company that advises startups on how to manage their money in a way that’s profitable and that also benefits their employees.

64

A company that’s building tools for non-profit organizations to track and publish donations and donors, as well as tools for those organizations to track and publish their own press.

63

A company that helps hire talent for nonprofits and charities.

63

Fitness-tracking software that ties into a wearable device. It tracks your workouts and can get your fitness data into your fitness app or website.

63

A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

63

A SaaS platform that helps companies identify people who would be a fit for their teams, and then find and hire them.

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

63

A tool that helps non-profits create better digital apps.

63

A platform that helps people find products and services that fit their needs, be it products for their home, furniture for their office, or services for their pets.

62

A platform that helps recruiters find talent and verify that they’re a fit for companies.

62

A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

62

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

62

Does marketing automation for Indian startups with product-market fit, using a data-driven approach to help them optimize their marketing.

62

An iPhone-based app for tracking your health and habits, along with the data from your FitBit. The app averages out your personal data and presents a picture of how healthy you are overall.

62

This startup aims to make a hiring tool that is “instantly accessible and easy to use” that can “make every hire the right hire”. They have 1,000 happy customers and are profitable.

62

A startup that provides a service to help people who are looking for a new career find one that is a better fit

61

The creators of this startup want to bring the world a universal, open-source, and non-profit search engine.

61

A way for companies to develop their own custom software solutions, on the off chance that their size and size of their data doesn’t fit with the current mainframes.

60

A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

60

A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

59

A startup to help people choose a college that fits their personality. The app is a resource for students and parents looking for information about schools.

58

A platform that helps companies manage HR, including compensation, benefits, onboarding, and leave management.

58

A startup that’s meant to help employers manage their employee benefits and compensation. It’s currently a SaaS business with a free tier that offers access to a basic toolset including a tool that helps employers calculate a person’s hourly wage.

58

A startup that wants to make fitness apps as accessible as possible. It’s developing a service that can do things like send texts to your phone with workout time reminders and sets reminders on your phone for you to work out.

58

The startup provides software, training and data to help consumers achieve their fitness goals. The company’s software, which is built on the premise that “it’s not about the number of times you go to the gym, it’s about how much you get done when you go”, has won the Best Startup Award at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend.

57

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

57

A side project to Zenefits, a human resource software company, that automates payroll for small businesses by pulling data from Quickbooks.

56

A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

56

A company that helps charities and nonprofits raise money through online platforms. The company’s current product allows organizations to create an online presence, convert and store donations, and use the data to build and optimize their online marketing campaigns.

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This is a startup that makes it easier for users to read and write in French, Italian, and Spanish. Another benefit is that they can take notes in those languages and they can share those notes with others who speak those languages.

56

A laundry detergent that provides all the benefits of dry-cleaning, in a low-water, low-energy, biodegradable form.

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The startup helps nonprofits raise money, selling a “bundles of investments”.

56

SaaS to help companies establish a culture with their employees. The company works by creating a team mix that fits each company’s culture, with a focus on mandating company culture.

55

A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

55

A startup that’s building an app that will help users to change their appearance in real time, combining the optically-corrective benefits of makeup and the photorealistic capabilities of CGI.

55

Social networking for farmers. Farmline’s pitch is that as farmers grow and share more info about their crops, they’ll be able to reap more benefits from the same share.

54

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.

54

This startup is building a service that helps companies to add on-demand healthcare to their existing employee benefits packages.

53

A smartphone app that allows you to use your fitness data to personalize your health and fitness goals.

52

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

52

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

51

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

51

The first wearable fitness tracking device that’s a 25% slimmer than Apple Watch, with a rotating bezel.

51

An e-commerce company that aims to help improve customer loyalty by providing discounts and other benefits for frequent users.

51

Designed to help clients define and measure their social impact, Consequence is a software company helping nonprofits and for-profits better track their impact. It helps clients measure the effectiveness of their programs and measure employees’ impact, too. The company has a $10 million Series A, with $1 million raised in its first round of VC funding.

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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

50

A company that helps hot dog vendors in New York City sell their hot dogs by linking them to their Instagram accounts. It’s meant to make the process of selling hot dogs more efficient and profitable.

50

A new way to make small investments in companies via a traditional stock exchange, where a fund manager buys shares in a private company and sells them to public investors. A good example of a startup that is trying to bring the benefits of high-frequency trading to a more traditional model.

50

This health data startup aims to make it easier for people to track their fitness data, and leverage that data to improve their health and wellness.

50

A for-profit company that wants to create a social network for “sponsored content” where brands pay to influence public opinion.

49

The company is building a tool for veterans, designed to make the process of applying for benefits easier.

49

A tool tasked with helping local governments and non-profits collaborate through digital tools.

49

A Chrome extension that helps people find the best dog-friendly outfitters to take their dog hiking

49

This startup is building a service that helps companies manage their employee benefit programs with a single platform, and will take a slice of the companies’ profits to pay for the service.

49

A company that wants to give people a way to track their fitness exercises and their progress in real time.

49

 A collective of independent, small-time, and non-profit startups.

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A software platform for managing and tracking the purchase of goods and services for businesses. Fits in with business operations software category.

48

A product that helps people manage their health and fitness goals by aggregating data from wearable devices.

48

This is a platform that brings the benefits of a SaaS program to a closed system, allowing companies to securely deploy and manage their infrastructure on-demand, with a focus on collaboration and integration with existing systems.

48

Koku is a tool for people to build their own subscription-based service. Koku is meant to be a one-stop shop for all of a person’s subscription needs, with a toolset designed for ease of use. The startup is a Y Combinator company, and has over 200,000 users and is profitable.

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7thSky is building a startup that provides customtailoring services for clothing, aiming to offer the best fit possible and to deliver like a boutique shop, and charge less.

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This company is building a platform to allow companies and non-profits to track their employees’ attendance, expenses, and other key metrics.

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The startup is building a marketplace for social and environmental benefits that companies can offer to their customers. The idea is that companies can leverage these “social benefits” to boost the loyalty of customers who want to do the right thing.

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A Boston startup that aims to make it easier for people to start a business by cutting out the middlemen that currently profit from them. It offers a suite of services that allow companies to set up a website in 15 minutes.

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A tool that helps small businesses manage their shipping and inventory via an app, with the startup saying they’re profitable. The company has a 1-person team and has raised $10,000.

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A tool to help people manage large groups of employees and keep track of their expenses, payroll, and benefits.

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A software-as-a-service business which automates the process of helping human resources departments create, manage, and track benefits.

45

A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

45

A new channel for people to sell their old books for profit

45

A company that builds software that helps local governments and non-profit organizations use data to build better services for their communities. The startup wants to build a cloud-based platform that acts as a repository for all local government data.

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A tool that helps users track their fitness progress, measure calories burned, and connect with friends.

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A startup that helps restaurants and other places sell their leftover food for a profit.

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Launched in July, this startup is building a network of fitness centers that work with local gyms, and can charge you less at each location.

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A program that helps businesses and nonprofits engage their volunteers through social media, newsletters, and email.

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A platform that lets employers manage their employees’ health benefits. Their goal is to help employers avoid the pitfalls of health insurance by giving them access to a single platform.

43

A mobile app that generates income for the user - a college student who buys cheap phone cases from China and resells them at a profit.

42

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

42

A startup that helps users organize their fitness products by brand and type, such as HIIT gear or workout bands.

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A company that helps companies with things like payroll, benefits, and HR services

42

A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

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An HR platform for employers to manage all of their employee data, from payroll to benefits, and employee data.

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A startup that allows users to choose their own fitness programming based on their own goals and schedule, with an emphasis on strength training.

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A startup helping small businesses create their own, more profitable, online marketing campaigns. The company helps small businesses with organic content creation, on-page SEO, and paid advertising. It’s currently looking for top-level talent.

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A chatbot that can answer questions about social security benefits. The startup is building a chatbot that is programmed to answer questions about social security benefits, creating a conversational interface between government and citizens.

40

A company looking to make it easier for employers to manage payroll and benefits, with a “plus one” benefit that helps employees get paid more if they have a dependent.

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A tool to help nonprofits do their fundraising. By taking in donations and giving them out to their clients in a direct, transparent manner, the startup wants to help nonprofits grow their donor bases and improve their bottom line.

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A suite of employee benefits that give employees a share of their company’s profits.

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A travel health insurance company for the U.S. market, which is trying to cover a profitable market with an under-insured customer base. It’s currently in the UK, and is looking to expand to the US.

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A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

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"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

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A tool for the agriculture industry (including farmers) to manage products, expenses, and profit on a day-to-day basis. The startup is working with farms to improve efficiency.

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Health 2.0 is a digital health data platform that lets users upload and share raw health data from wearable devices like Fitbits, and add insights and comments.

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A startup that provides a way to connect donors with nonprofits through the power of social media.

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An automated service that can help users organize and keep track of healthcare benefits to make them accessible and easy to access.

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A platform that helps people find and book the best available gym memberships, and better manage their fitness routine.

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A startup that offers personalized workouts based on how your body moves during those activities. The startup’s first clients are in the health and fitness sector, but they hope to expand to other sectors like education or corporate wellness.

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A Sydney-based startup aiming to bring the benefits of the sharing economy to the office.

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A company that helps companies manage their HR functions. The company’s software enables companies to manage their employee records like mortgages, healthcare, and credit cards, and their payroll, benefits, and retirement.

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A platform that allows users to sign in to various apps, and then track and monitor their health and fitness through their device. The startup, which launched in 2017, is now in over 30 countries across the world and has over 100,000 members.

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This startup is building a way to keep track of employees’ work hours, salaries, and benefits. It’s building a proprietary software that allows companies to do this, and takes the place of a payrolling system.

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A company that helps recruiters and job seekers find the best fit for job openings using a combination of personal data and a proprietary algorithm.

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An educational video platform that funds new educational videos through a non-profit membership model.

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A startup building a fitness tracker for people who want a fitness tracker to use with their existing Fitbit.

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A startup that helps employers automate easy tasks like payroll, benefits, and benefits eligibility.

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A company that is building a platform for managing employee’s health benefits and the management of those benefits. The company is based in Newark, New Jersey.

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• A startup that wants to sell a concierge service that helps people with their health and fitness, like a personal trainer

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

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A toolkit that lets companies through its own platform to administer their own payroll and benefits programs.

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The company wants to become the Amazon of US foreign aid. It wants to help US citizens save money on international travel and give non-profits and governments more money to spend in the developing world.

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A company that plans to bring the benefits of cloud computing to the workforce by letting companies hire freelancers who are computers.

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This is a messaging app for nonprofit organizations. The goal is to make it easier for groups to send information and announcements, but also to build a social network for the groups.

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A startup that builds “lifelogging wearables” for people to track their health and fitness habits. It tracks blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep, and activity.

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A platform for managing and tracking employee benefits. The startup offers a suite of employee benefits management tools that help people manage their benefits and comply with regulations.

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A startup that brings the benefits of brick-and-mortar retail to online retailers.

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A SaaS company that helps employers manage their employee benefits in a simple, easy-to-use platform.

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A mobile app that helps people in the UK stay well by tracking their health and activity, using data from Fitbit, Apple Watch, and Moves.

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A for-profit volunteer organization that makes it easier for people to donate their time to nonprofits.

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A software company that sells software that allows companies to manage their workforce data, including payroll, benefits, and hours.

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A company that’s building a platform for government and non-profit organizations to find and hire remote workers.

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A company that helps employers save on employee benefits by letting employees access their retirement benefits online.

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A SaaS app for U.S. non-profits. The startup says it helps “non-profits and donor-advised funds” keep track of their donors.

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Helps companies manage their employee benefits in a centralized place.

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A not-for-profit that’s building a platform to teach girls to code.

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A job board for non-profit organizations.

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A startup that helps businesses manage HR on the go, allowing them to keep track of employee benefits, vacation time, and wages.

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The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

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A B2B SaaS company that helps employees communicate with one another and receive pay, benefits and bonuses. It’s built for larger companies with at least 1,000 employees and requires a proprietary API for payment and payroll integration.

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Startup seeking to make the world’s first computer small enough to fit into your pocket.

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A B2B service helping employers find remote workers with “the best fit” for their job.

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

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A US-based startup that wants to help businesses and nonprofits track and report on their social media activity.

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Fits a 3D scanner into a backpack so you can easily scan objects on the go.

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A software company that helps retailers predict when to restock a product’s shelf. The startup’s software helps retailers forecast demand and restock in a way that fits within their current inventory.

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

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A system that allows small businesses to manage their supply chains more efficiently, changing shipments as needed to fit a customer’s needs.

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A system that helps you figure out if a new product is a good fit for your business based on past purchases. It helps you identify the things you buy and where you buy them, then uses that information to make recommendations.

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A platform that links together online marketplaces, shopping carts, and inventory management. The startup’s founders say it’s a better fit for small businesses than existing solutions.

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A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

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The startup wants to make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of the benefits of online marketplaces. They are building a platform that helps small businesses to connect with a variety of online business networks.

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A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

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A startup that aims to bring the benefits of digital health to people who need them. It hopes to use AI to give patients personalized advice on their treatment, based on their genetics and prior medical history.

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A startup that helps users make a case for charitable donations in their life, so they can take advantage of tax benefits and make a donation to charity.

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A Wi-Fi-enabled fitness tracker that allows the user to measure their body fat percentage. When paired with Omron’s blood pressure monitor, it can also provide access to one’s general health history.

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Companies that have benefited from Y Combinator are focusing on the problems of the modern worker not because they’re trying to build the next Klout or IMVU, but because they think these problems will be solved by technology.

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A sales collaboration platform that helps companies with salespeople communicate better, run more profitable sales meetings, and close more deals.

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A fitness app that walks you through step-by-step exercises to help you get fit.

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“Our mission is to provide profitability to the drone industry.”

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A platform for helping people donate to nonprofits. The startup wants to “take the pain out of giving.”

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The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

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Non-profits in the U.S. and abroad rely on donors and volunteers to get their work done. Unfortunately, they aren’t always able to rely on these people to do what they promise. BitGive is a platform for non-profits that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform lets non-profits raise money through cryptocurrency and use those funds to make donations to the causes they care about.

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A company that helps people keep track of their health, fitness, and medical records by offering a scheduling and appointment system within the iPhone app. It’s been available since March but has only recently started gaining traction.

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A startup that helps nonprofits replace donation solicitation with a call-to-action to register to vote.

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A platform for new-hire onboarding that uses an “heuristic-based” system to determine the employee’s job fit. Previously, most company HR has been based on a 90-10 fit scale with 10 being the best fit, but the company claims it can do better.

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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 platform for helping non-profits and social enterprises connect with their customers.

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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 connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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This startup is building a platform that allows businesses to manage their payroll and benefits from a single system. The startup already serves Fortune 500 companies.

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

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A company that helps companies manage their employees’ benefits and compensation. A software-as-a-service solution that handles health and 401k administration, and helps employers manage their benefits.

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A startup that creates a tool for people to record their health and fitness data and then get recommendations for how to improve it

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Idea: A platform for better managing HR and benefits for small businesses

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Idea: Automated payroll and benefits for small businesses A bit like Gusto or Zenefits

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Idea: A software company that helps non-profits and NGOs integrate with payment processors and other fintech services

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Idea: Public Relations for the Non-Profit Sector

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Idea: A startup that wants to use machine learning to solve the problem of sifting through job applications to find the candidates who are likely to be a good fit for your company

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Idea: Luxe is building a platform for on-demand car service that charges $5 per month for bookings and $150 per mile The company expects to be profitable by the end of the year

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Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

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Idea: A cloud-based customer service platform for online businesses The company says that its tools are a good fit for e-commerce businesses

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Idea: A SaaS product that helps create recurring donations, a recurring revenue model usually only done by nonprofits The startup wants to serve for-profit businesses looking to encourage repeat purchases

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Idea: A startup that helps small businesses pay for employees’ healthcare. The startup says it’s made $100,000 in profit in the first 5 months, and has $200,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies offer benefits like cellphone plans and cellphones to employees, as well as providing employees with a way to manage their spending.

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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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A startup that helps people manage their social security and benefits. The startup wants to help people find ways to get the most benefit from their social security and benefits.

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Idea: A startup that wants to help people find a better fit for their jobs. Using an algorithm, the startup wants to improve the hiring process for companies, while helping people find their ideal jobs.

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Idea: A startup that helps people manage their finances by pulling in all their accounts from various banks and credit card companies. The company says it is profitable and growing quickly.

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Idea: In the US, a startup that brings data from a person’s Fitbit or other fitness tracker into their doctor’s office. The system, called Bionode, is already used at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They’re looking to branch out to other health providers as well.

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

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Idea: A non-profit in Brazil that provides free financial planning to low-income families. The startup works with banks to offer credit to qualifying customers, and works with the family to create a plan for them to pay it back. They already work with 8 banks and offer credit to 300 families.

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Idea: A startup for custom mobile applications for companies and non-profits. It’s a well-known model that has been around for a few years. The founder says his company has $30k in monthly recurring revenue, working with 500 companies.

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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 platform that uses AI to help small business owners scale by building an engine that automatically figures out the most profitable steps to scale a business.

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Idea: A 3D audio startup that is trying to make podcasting more immersive by using binaural audio. The app has a pretty strong take on the future of podcasting, and its founder says that the company is profitable.

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xtractor is a platform for helping publishers convert their subscriptions into recurring revenue, which is often more profitable. xtractor’s pitch is hyperfocused on their customers’ business needs, like improving reader retention and increasing subscription and recurring revenue.

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Idea: This is a tool for hiring workers on an as-needed basis. The company is working with a non-profit in Atlanta to help with staffing at after-school clubs.

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Idea: A startup for hand-made products. The startup is looking to disrupt the marketplace business by focusing on a niche of handmade goods. The startup claims it can make handmade goods more profitable for producers and more affordable for consumers.

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Idea: A white-labeled version of the video scheduling tools used by companies like Google and Facebook. It also helps companies manage their video ads — and is profitable now by helping companies make native videos.

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Idea: A startup that provides a full-stack CRM for nonprofit organizations. The founders claim the product has a 3x conversion rate compared to other major players, and is focused on helping nonprofits do more for less money.

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Idea: A startup helping businesses in emerging markets manage inventory and orders using a mobile app and a desktop dashboard. The founders say they’ve already signed more than 50 customers in the past month (and have been accepted to Y Combinator,) and that the business has been profitable since it launched at the end of May.

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A startup that helps non-profits and social enterprises improve their impact by giving them insights into how people use their products and services.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to start and run a non-profit organization. The company is launching its first product today.

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A cloud-based software company that helps businesses manage their healthcare benefits online.

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A startup that sells the right insurance policy that fits their budget

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