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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.

2,247

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

1,705

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

367

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

360

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

238

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

235

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.

132

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

125

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

122

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.

116

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”.

116

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.

115

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

105

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.

104

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

104

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

102

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

101

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.

101

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.

99

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

96

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

96

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.

95

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 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.

94

A wellness concierge service for wellness and fitness enthusiasts.

93

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

92

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

92

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

92

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

92

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

91

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

91

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.

91

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.

91

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.

91

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’

90

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.

90

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

90

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

89

 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.

89

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

89

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

89

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

88

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.

88

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

88

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.

88

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.

88

A digital health and fitness platform for Indian families.

88

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

88

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

87

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.

87

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.

87

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

87

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

86

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

86

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

86

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.

86

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.

85

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.

85

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

85

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

85

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.

85

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

84

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.

83

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

83

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

83

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

82

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

82

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

82

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

82

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.

82

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

82

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

81

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.

81

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

81

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.

81

A company that helps non-profits with online fundraising.

81

A more affordable alternative to the Fitbit fitness tracker.

81

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.

80

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.

80

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

80

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

80

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

80

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

79

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

79

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.

79

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

79

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

79

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

79

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.

79

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.

79

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

78

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.

78

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.

78

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.

78

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

77

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.

77

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.

77

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

77

A platform for scheduling and tracking overhead costs for nonprofits.

77

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.

77

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.

77

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

77

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

76

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

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

76

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.”

75

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

75

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

75

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.

75

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.

75

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

75

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.

75

A company that automatically matches users with their fitness instructors

75

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.

75

 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.

74

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

74

A company that helps hire talent for nonprofits and charities.

74

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.

74

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

74

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.

74

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

74

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.

73

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

73

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

73

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.

73

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

72

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.

72

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.

72

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.

72

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.

72

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

72

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.

72

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.

72

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.

71

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

71

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.

71

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

71

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

71

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.

70

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

70

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.

70

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

70

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.

70

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.

70

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.

70

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

69

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.

69

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

69

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.

68

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

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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

67

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.

67

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.

67

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

67

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

67

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.

66

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

66

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.

65

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

65

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.

65

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.

64

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

64

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.

63

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

63

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.

62

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.

62

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.

62

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

61

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.

61

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.

61

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.

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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.

60

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

60

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

60

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.

60

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

59

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

59

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.

59

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

57

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

57

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

57

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.

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

57

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

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

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

57

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

56

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.

56

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

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

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

55

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

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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.

54

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.

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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.

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

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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.

53

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

53

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

53

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

53

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.

52

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.

51

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.

51

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

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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.

50

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

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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.

50

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 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 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.

48

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.

48

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

48

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.

47

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

47

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.

47

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.

47

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.

47

A platform that helps companies offer their employees flexible benefits and healthcare

47

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.

46

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

46

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

45

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

45

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

44

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

44

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.

44

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

43

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.

43

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

43

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

43

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

43

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

42

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.

42

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.

42

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.

41

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.

41

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.

41

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

41

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.

41

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.

40

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

40

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

39

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

39

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

38

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

38

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

38

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.

37

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

37

A job board for non-profit organizations.

36

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.

36

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.

36

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.

35

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

35

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

35

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.

35

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.

35

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

34

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.

33

Helps companies manage their employee benefits in a centralized place.

33

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.

33

 A “boutique” loyalty program that offers extra perks like free flights, hotel stays, spa visits, concert tickets, and more to frequent shoppers. The company is currently profitable and has a $7 million valuation.

32

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

31

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.

31

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.

31

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

31

A ridesharing app that will pair people with drivers who have a car that can fit the rider’s luggage. The startup wants to make it easier for people to visit the city on vacation.

31

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.

29

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.

29

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

29

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

29

Imagine you’re a CEO who wants to maximize your company’s profits. One way to do it is to accept credit cards, but most companies struggle to get the rates they want. Debit-on-demand startup Debitize lets companies accept credit cards and debit cards on demand.

29

This is a platform for building apps that can interface with your fitness tracker.

29

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

28

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

26

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.

26

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.

25

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.

25

A startup that works with companies to upgrade their HR systems, starting with onboarding and benefits.

24

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

23

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.

23

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.

23

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.

23

A startup focused on helping non-profits make better use of their data. It’s early days, but that’s one of the key areas where non-profits are struggling to get value from their data.

23

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

22

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

22

A fitness-centric social network, with fitness-centric content, for people who are content-first, not fitness-first. The startup wants to use AI to recommend activity, food, and other content that people are likely to enjoy.

21

The startup aims to make a less expensive version of the smartphone, while also going beyond the smartphone. The company wants to make a more general purpose device, a super-smart watch, a fitness tracker, a camera, a fitness tracker, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band,

21

A B2B company that works with businesses to run payroll and health benefits, and helps them monetize their employees.

20

A company that helps employees work remotely, and helps more companies add remote work options to their benefits. It’s a “digital concierge” with a team of 100 employees.

20

The startup wants to give you a way to track your health records, like a Fitbit or Apple Watch.

20

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.

19

A device that can help “people get in shape”. The device is currently being used by a number of fitness studios and gyms that cater to women. The company has raised $2.5 million.

18

 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.

17

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

17

A company that makes an app that helps people make sense of health and fitness apps by aggregating results from different apps into one report.

17

A software company that provides a platform to help companies sell their products and services to governments, nonprofits, and businesses. The platform allows for both quotes and payments to be made.

17

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

17

This startup wants to bring the benefits of paperless medical records to India. They’re currently looking to partner with hospitals in India to make it easier to transfer medical records.

17

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.

16

A ride-sharing service that uses algorithms to match drivers with customers, as an alternative to the taxi companies that dominate the market. The drivers are paid when they’re matched with customers with a ride, and the startup is profitable.

16

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

16

A Chicago-based startup that helps companies build employee wellness products. It’s a way for companies to create wellness programs that are sticky and profitable.

16

A startup that connects farmers with buyers. The startup helps farmers find buyers with the goal of making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

16

A company that helps companies with employee benefit management. It fits with the financial services industry, which is already using it.

16

A company that uses data science to map your fitness routine, providing you with a personalized fitness plan that maximizes your time and energy while respecting your personal limits.

15

 A startup to help employers manage employee wages, benefits, and health insurance through an online portal.

15

A health insurance company that partners with companies to offer medical benefits to employees.

15

A platform that helps people with no access to banking services, get small business loans and savings accounts. They’re a nonprofit and are building a platform to help people build their own financial products and have it administered by a bank, thus making it more accessible.

14

The founder of this startup wants to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to the point of sale. The company is building a system that will allow consumers to interact with products in a more intuitive way.

14

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

14

An open-source platform that allows employers to create and manage a social safety net for their employees, including healthcare and retirement benefits. The startup has raised $8.8 million to date and has 1,000 employers on board.

14

A platform for employers to manage benefits and payroll. The company has $13.6 million in funding and 1,000 employers on board.

14

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

13

A financial services company that provides loan payments and collection services. The startup is now profitable and has a $4.5 million valuation.

13

A social network where users can ask and answer questions about various topics like dating, fashion, and fitness.

13

A platform for the entertainment industry to create, manage, and monetize its content. The startup says it will help artists “pivot to new business models, stay profitable, and expand their business”.

13

A startup for insurers to upload their accounts and their clients’ accounts and ensure that premiums and benefits are reconciled.

13

A co-op centered around giving financial advice to companies, and letting them share in the profits.

12

A new way to get medical information on the web. Rather than just being a summary of what doctors have already said, this new tool combines the best of what the web has to offer with the benefits of traditional medical journals.

12

A startup that wants to create a “virtual cycle” for getting employees, students, and governments better benefits and services through “social innovation”.

11

A company that helps companies and nonprofits raise money by letting people donate to causes they care about through the app.

11

The first platform for wholesale drug purchasing, connecting drug companies with distributors. The startup is already profitable and has 1,000 customers.

11

A software for HR managers to keep track of their employee’s performance and to determine if they are a fit for promotion. The startup says it has already managed to help companies like General Electric and PwC manage their employee performance.

10

A platform that allows users to create personal profiles for their connections on LinkedIn, then use that information to suggest connections who may be a good fit for them.

10

A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

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Employers can use this to provide employees with information about their benefits and wellness.

10

In October 2015, an app called "SparkPeople" was released by a team of developers from the University of Cincinnati. The app allows users to track their daily health and fitness goals, as well as providing personal and social health tips.

9

Building a digital platform for selling or developing “white widget” products, like a smart thermostat or fitness tracker, to customers in China.

9

A system for tracking every aspect of a person’s fitness, including sleep, hydration and more.

9

A company that helps teams manage the accounting, invoicing, and other aspects of their work. Operating in the non-profit sector, the startup is helping them get organized so they can spend less time managing accounts and more time doing their work.

9

A startup that helps you manage your health and fitness, including exercise, sleep, stress, nutrition, and more.

9

A program for non-profits to get funding from investors.

8

A non-profit that is building a strategic communications and social media campaign to help bring clean water to the world’s poorest people.

8

A smart device for tracking your fitness, with an app that syncs with the device to help you get in better shape.

8

Ever the entrepreneur, Aaron Hinkley (of 25% Happier fame) co-founded a new startup, Arana, with his wife. It’s an online platform focused on promoting and discussing the benefits of meditation in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

8

A company that helps companies enable “pay it forward” and other charitable and social giving programs and enable them to get tax benefits for donations.

8

A decentralized network of health and medical devices that can connect to each other to streamline health data gathering and data sharing. The network is designed to be a completely decentralized, non-profit network, and is currently in talks with the NHS.

7

A startup that connects users with fitness coaches, and allows them to set personal goals and track their progress.

7

Services for working with nonprofits to help them raise more money via crowdsourcing.

7

An enterprise-grade video conferencing platform for business. The startup is already profitable and is looking to double its 50 employees over the next year.

6

A web-based service designed to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money. It charges a nominal annual fee for the service.

6

A system that helps employees navigate and maintain compliance with their benefits programs.

6

Working to develop a new personal finance platform that helps users manage their money by providing ‘simple tools and features that save time and money.’ Beyond personal finance, the startup is also interested in the wellness and fitness markets, and wants to provide a platform for people to track their health and nutrition.

6

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

5

A US-based payroll service that provides full-payroll processing, payroll taxes, HR services, and employee benefits.

5

A collaboration between the MIT bionics lab and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that means that patients can be fitted with robotic prosthetics.

4

A platform that helps people find and book home services, like cleaners and handymen. The startup currently has 30 employees and is profitable.

3

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.

1

A startup that makes a shared, portable USB charger that’s small enough to fit in a wallet, but can still power smartphones and tablets.

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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 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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