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SITU is building a messaging app to help people connect with their local government. It’s meant to make government more approachable and transparent to the public.

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Advertise your business online in 20 different languages, for free, in your local market.

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A social platform for people to connect with local businesses. The app works as a “local discovery app” that helps people discover places to eat and shop, and connects them with local businesses.

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Localization software that helps companies hire workers who can speak, read, and write in multiple languages.

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A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

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A startup for city-dwellers to browse, buy and sell locally produced goods.

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A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

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A startup that allows you to rent kayaks and other water sports equipment in your local area

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A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

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A company that helps companies and individuals find the best local plumbers for renovations and repairs.

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A startup that provides an online directory of local services (ie car mechanics, painters, etc)

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

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A B2B platform for local businesses that helps them find and choose the right contractors for the job.

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

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A company that helps people easily find local, personal tax preparers. It’s a bit like TaxJar, which helps make tax season less painful.

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A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

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A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

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This startup is building an app that connects farmers with their local food bank. The farmers will use the app to schedule deliveries of food, and the food bank will use the app to get the food delivered to their warehouse. The startup is building the platform with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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An online marketplace for local services and products. It launched in June 2018 with a focus on renovations and childcare.

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The startup is an online marketplace for local services. Currently it’s focused on New York City.

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

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A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.

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A startup that helps people who are buying or selling real estate to find local contractors to do work on their home

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This app helps people connect with their local breweries

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Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

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A new way for people to connect with a local author, connecting publishers and authors in order to help local authors earn more.

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This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

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A company that builds a network of local SMEs to share pricing information for their services.

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A startup that helps you find a local moving company

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A way to find local help when you’re running a service-based business. The service tries to find contractors and other types of work that you need done, then match you with the right person to perform the work.

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A social media platform that brings brand power to the local community. It works by giving brands a platform on which they can interact with consumers and promote their products.

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A platform that helps companies find new recruits. It’s a version of LinkedIn for job seekers, with a focus on the needs of local companies.

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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.

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A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

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This startup is building a payment platform to help rural local businesses accept credit cards. The startup is based in the Philippines and has been working with both credit cards and bank-issued debit cards in the country.

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A company that wants to re-create the good old days of the local neighborhood hardware store for modern consumers. They want to build a modern version of the mobile app that lets people buy and sell their stuff in a local community.

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A startup that helps people buy and sell things locally through the app. Pricy is hoping to compete with services like Carousell and OLX, which have been operating in the same niche for years.

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A startup that connects businesses with local people to help them do things that require a lot of hands-on labor, like construction or gardening.

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This startup is building an app that lets you make appointments for a medical doctor at your local hospital.

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A platform for creating and sharing content related to the local community, such as local guides and news.

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A startup that wants to help people find and hire home cleaners who are local, and who have the right experience. They want to help the market for home cleaning, which often lacks liquidity, by bringing order and transparency to the market.

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A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

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A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

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A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

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A company that makes customized, local, dog treat recipes. The startup is making a recipe book for pet owners.

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A startup to help people find and support local charities.

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Helps members of a school community get access to free local yoga.

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A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

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Localized and hand-curated content for small businesses, such as a website’s homepage, blog, and store.

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A virtual reality startup that enables “hyper-local beer tasting”.

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A startup that provides a service where you can get a house cleaned for you and then get a certificate to get a discount at a local store

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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.

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A text-messaging app that allows people to pay businesses via text message. The startup wants to replace the cashier at your local store.

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A company that lets you find a local attorney and pay via credit card.

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An idea that would let anyone be a coder or designer for local versions of the web. Google is interested.

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

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A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

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A startup that connects users with local services. The company claims to organize services by proximity, and to have a network of over 20,000 service providers.

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Online platform that helps small businesses access business loans and credit cards from local banks. The startup has raised $2 million from a range of investors.

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A startup for managing knowledge management tasks for local government, such as data governance, mission management and knowledge management.

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A startup that plans to build a “platform for sharing and trading of local expertise”

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This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

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A company that pairs with local taxi drivers to make group rides more affordable.

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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.

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A new way to find great local coffee.

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

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In the past year, the startup has grown to have over 500 media outlets and over 1,000 reporters and editors, covering everything from sports to politics, and local to international. They’re aiming to grow that to 10,000 members and double the number of journalists that cover the news.

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

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A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

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This startup is building a better way to find local services. The company is taking a data-driven approach to finding services for residents in a given city and helping them find what they are looking for.

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

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A startup that wants to provide on-demand errands to local residents. The startup wants to compete against services like DoorDash and Postmates.

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A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

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A Facebook Messenger bot to order groceries from local stores and deliver them to your home. The company launched in 2017 as a way to increase delivery speeds, with the goal being to make deliveries within 30 minutes of the order being placed.

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A startup that’s building an app to allow people to buy and sell products from one another who are local to each other, with the goal of making local commerce easier.

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In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

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An aggregator of local content apps for restaurants, retailers, travel, beauty, and more.

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A startup that provides a directory for people to find local restaurants with vegan options

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This startup wants to make a better platform for finding local business in your area by combining location data from your phone and the location data of your contacts.

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A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

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A platform that connects local shops with brands looking for wholesale deals through a one-stop shop.

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This is a startup that wants to help small and medium-size companies connect with local communities. The company provides an online platform to help companies find local talent, and has a built-in business development tool to help build relationships between companies and local businesses.

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A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

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A business that connects customers to local businesses and events.

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

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A mobile app that allows users to find the exact product they want at a local store, making it easier to shop for groceries by location.

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A mobile app that allows users to easily send and receive money. The startup was founded in July and is focused on working with local banks in the US. It aims to get users to use the app to send money directly to their local bank accounts or other people’s bank accounts.

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A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

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 A platform that allows users to find and book service from any local service provider. The startup just raised $3.4 million.

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A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

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Postmates is a delivery service for local goods. Postmates is trying to build out a delivery-only service for people who have a car or bike, and don’t want to own a car or bike themselves, but don’t have anybody to give their stuff to.

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A company that is building a new kind of search engine that helps you find the best vendors in a given local market. It’s part of the idea that government services should be made more efficient and easy to use.

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A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

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a startup that wants to help you find an electrician or plumber from a group of local pros. All you have to do is plug in the city and zip code.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help citizens learn about and get involved in local issues.

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Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

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The online marketplace where used cars can be bought from sellers and sold to buyers. The startup is private and hasn’t released much information on its model, but it’s looking to build a local network of auto sellers and buyers who make purchases through a mobile app.

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Young startup that’s building a self-driving, electric semi-truck. Traveling 80 miles on one charge, the truck is meant to be used for local deliveries.

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

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This startup is building a company to help local businesses in the UK with their bookkeeping and accounting needs.

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UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

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A startup that wants to replace the need for cashiers at your local grocery store. It’s a kiosk with a full-sized grocery store inside, with plans to expand to more locations in the future. They’re currently in beta in Philadelphia.

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An enterprise software company that works with local governments and educations systems, pitching its product as “the one app for everything.”

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A startup that wants to be the “Yelp for small businesses”, helping them connect to customers and other local businesses in their area, and help them grow and engage with their customers. Currently has $100,000 in seed funding.

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A platform for delivering information about local jobs to job seekers. The startup is currently operating in NYC, Chicago, and Portland.

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A hotel booking app for the Middle East, powered by a social network of travelers and a marketplace of local and international hotel partners.

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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 tool that helps companies source and communicate with local contractors.

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A startup that connects users with local businesses, so they can find services and goods to buy and use. It also generates revenue by helping consumers save money on things like groceries, dry cleaning, and layaway.

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This startup’s utility is powered by the sharing economy. The app allows people to connect with local drivers and couriers to take care of what can be a labor-intensive activity, like moving a couch to a new apartment or delivering art to a new home.

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

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A consumer-facing app that allows users to make online purchases of items from their local grocery store, like milk and bread.

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A social platform for a new generation of sports fans. The company wants to attract the casual sports fan who never watches their local teams on TV, but enjoys following them online. The startup is currently in YC Summer 2019.

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A local rideshare company with a focus on Latin America.

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A startup that connects you with a local trainer for a one-on-one workout.

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

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A startup for home services, featuring local contractors and service providers.

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A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

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A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

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A company that wants to build a local dating app in the US for people in the LGBTQ community.

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A mobile app that helps people get local deals and coupons for things like a haircut, lunch, and a movie

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This startup has a software-as-a-service that helps homeowners build custom products online, which they sell to their local brick-and-mortar stores through an e-commerce platform.

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This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

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An online shopping portal that displays local deals in real time and lets users filter deals by category, price, time and distance or set up deal alerts.

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A small loan marketplace that allows anyone to lend and borrow locally, in person, with no credit score required.

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A pizza app that allows you to order delivery from local pizzerias.

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A travel booking service for customers who prefer to stay in a more local or independent hotel. The company wants to make the whole booking process faster and more intuitive.

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A company that offers product-design services to local businesses.

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A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

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A company that aims to help people find the best local plumbers for their needs. It’s a service that lets people in the US and Canada search for local plumbers on a list of vetted pros.

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A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

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A career search platform that helps employers find local talent.

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A B2B company that helps companies oversee employees who are abroad, allowing them to keep tabs on how employees are using their tools, and providing them with detailed and localized customer service.

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A partnership with a local entrepreneur to help them get their product to market.

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A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

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A company that helps connect businesses with local suppliers and help them manage inventory better

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The company launched an online tool to help local governments manage payroll and other administrative functions.

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

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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 platform that helps local governments make decisions about vacant properties. It's similar to other services like Airbnb, but for rentals.

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Notion is a platform that aims to simplify the purchase process for small businesses. Rather than buying products online, you can link their local brick-and-mortar store to the website and have the products delivered to you.

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A small business-to-business startup that aims to be Uber for local services.

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A tool for finding the highest-rated local restaurants, bars, or retail locations.

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

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A company that connects stores’ cashiers with our grocery delivery apps. Express Grocer lets customers order groceries from a local store and have them delivered to their door step.

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A startup that wants to take the pain out of international travel booking by creating a marketplace where travelers can find last-minute deals from local vendors.

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The BLS blog provides a daily newsletter, typically written by an economist, that summarizes recent changes in labor market conditions locally and nationally, and features summaries of research findings.

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A digital currency for local commerce that can be used in the UK and Europe.

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The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

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A product meant to help people find a local company to service their car/truck.

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A smartphone case that stores a business card, works as a stylus, and can charge your phone. The case is developed by a local craftsman in Taiwan.

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A startup that helps users find local businesses to buy their products from, and allows businesses to ask users to review their products.

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A local delivery service for restaurants to deliver lunch to people who are out and about.

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A mobile app that connects users to the best local organic food, and helps them pay for it with their credit card

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A company that connects large retailers with local farmers, allowing them to buy produce directly from them and have it delivered to their store locally.

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A startup that is building a mobile app to help drivers avoid parking tickets. They’re also looking to partner with local governments.

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A startup that wants to reduce the amount of time it takes to travel around local cities.

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A home cleaning service that aims to be the Uber of its industry, connecting customers to local cleaners

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A platform that connects businesses with the communities that surround them, allowing them to connect with their local customers, suppliers, and employees.

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An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

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A startup that provides all-in-one software for shoppers who want to compare prices on goods. It’s an Amazon-style price-comparison engine, but with a focus on regional stores and local prices.

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An online lending platform that provides loans to local businesses. The startup says they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more businesses grow.”

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An online directory of local hairstyling and beauty products.

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A platform for hiring and managing employees at the city level, connecting businesses to local workers, and also to city governments for help.

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A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

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Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

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

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This startup is building an app that allows users to buy and sell local goods to each other directly in person, without going through a middleman.

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A startup that helps users find and book local services like house cleaning or pet sitting.

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This is a startup that wants to make it easier for people to make products in multiple languages. It currently offers a single language editor, aimed at creating text-based localizations for a single language, and plans to launch a tool for generating voiceover scripts.

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A platform that facilitates local sales of used clothing. It allows users to post their items, and then lets a user who is looking to purchase an item find an appropriate buyer.

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A startup that provides on-demand access to a local barista. The concept is similar to Uber Eats, except these “district kitchens” are meant to be in neighborhoods that don’t have their own cafes. The service is currently only available in one city, but plans to expand to others in the near future.

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A global payments platform that connects businesses to their local community.

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Shoppers are no longer satisfied with the bulky, slow, and expensive payment options available today. Shift wants to provide the option of paying with cash at local stores.

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A product that aims to use machine learning to predict when things like a bag of chips or a soda will go bad and sell it to local grocers at a lower price to keep fresh foods on the shelves.

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 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

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A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

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A blockchain-based platform to help hyper-local vendors make online sales.

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

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A startup that connects travelers to locals who want to hang out

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A platform for recruiting tech talent for local startups

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 Expat startups that sell local products and services to expats in their new location.

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A platform that helps users find great deals from local businesses, but don’t have to go to the store. The startup sees itself competing with Groupon, although it hopes to target smaller businesses and compete with Groupon’s recent move to focus on higher-margin, bigger deals.

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A “street level” mobile app that helps users select a local driver to take them to their destination, and pay for the trip via the app.

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

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

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A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local flights. The startup is already seeing 1,000 downloads every week and is expanding nationally with a $500,000 investment.

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A company that helps people find and hire local contractors and tradespeople.

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A company that’s building a library catalog for libraries. It’s a “meta-library” that’s meant to help libraries keep track of collections and allow users to find books by library, author, or keyword. It’s a local library solution, though it can also be integrated with Amazon and other online libraries.

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A startup that helps businesses find a local contractor and reserve time with them for maintenance and repairs.

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A platform for connecting local businesses with local talent at the point of need.

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An online marketplace for products and services, with an emphasis on local food and services.

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Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

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A user-interactive tool to help local governments communicate with citizens about issues

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A digital platform that helps retailers predict demand in local markets for holiday products.

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A platform connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants and markets, enabling them to access a wide selection of local products and services.

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A company that is working with local governments to help them use the power of social media to bring transparency to city hall.

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

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The company is building an app that will allow users to search for, and then pay for, movie tickets at local movie theaters.

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What if the internet let you check on your stocks, find a doctor, and pay your bills The company’s app connects users to the information they need, from financial news to local restaurant reviews. The company has raised $6.4 million in funding.

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A company that makes it easier for companies to sell products in the Philippines through a local market.

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A payment processor for local Malaysian online sellers. It serves as a gateway between sellers and local banks, allowing sellers to deposit funds or make payments into their accounts.

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A tool for local SEO, which helps marketplaces like Etsy, Airbnb, and Shopify promote their products on the local level.

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A platform that helps local governments and organizations work with volunteers to reach people who might not otherwise be reached.

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A French startup that wants to bring a more accessible way to access financial services to the unbanked in developing countries. The startup is building a mobile app that connects to the bank account of the unbanked, and then allows them to make international transfers and even cash out to a local currency.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to get fresh produce from a local farm. The startup wants to use data from the farm to help shoppers pick out the best varieties of produce in the store.

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To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

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This startup is building a global network of local legal aid attorneys to help low income people in the US access legal aid, from free legal clinics to pro bono legal services.

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A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

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A startup that allows people to make local videos, and then sell them to advertisers, essentially turning them into a YouTube-style video creator.

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A system for managing payments and inventory for restaurants, including a point of sale system. It’s also a local marketplace with delivery services. It currently has 14 employees.

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

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A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

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Building software to help with the process of finding new local talent.

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A tool that helps people find local services that they need, including things like dog walking, cleaners, and plumbers.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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A SaaS tool that connects users to local freelance writers.

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A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

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A platform that helps people find and book local services and help businesses build a network of service providers.

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A way for people to invest in their communities and learn about local businesses

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A startup that helps small businesses connect with local merchants in a similar way that Zumper and other real estate startups connect landlords. It counts a pair of YC startups among clients.

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A way to bring the B2B world back together in the form of a platform for companies to manage the sales process. Proposer uses a local sales rep to act as a “gatekeeper” who can then go out and talk to customers on behalf of the company.

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An on-demand courier service that works with local companies to help them deliver their goods.

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A company that’s building a framework for a fully decentralized digital banking network, a system that would be made up of a network of independent, local banks.

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A way to connect with local models and agencies on the street via a mobile app, which could help with exposure for models who want to be seen in the industry.

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SaaS service that helps anyone in the US get access to a local attorney. The startup currently has $5,000 monthly recurring revenue for a plan that includes a regular subscription, support and a network of attorneys.

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The startup is building a service that helps companies like consumer goods companies like L’Oreal, Unilever and Nestle create products that can be customized for local tastes. The startup works with companies to create their own version of the company’s product that is customized for the consumer by taking it to market.

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A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

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A startup that wants to help students in the United Kingdom study abroad through a program that pairs them with a local student.

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San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

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A way to allow people to make money off their old clothes or other items they no longer use. They take these items to local companies that refurbish them.

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

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A startup that allows people to connect with local services in their area, including handyman, repairmen, and the like.

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A trip app, built to connect travelers with local hosts to get them a place to stay.

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 A tool for building mobile applications for iOS and Android. AppLocale bills itself as the “Swiss army knife of mobile.” It is a full-stack UI toolkit with a drag-and-drop builder, APIs, and SDKs.

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Woven is a marketplace for people who want to hire local contractors, but don’t know how to find them.

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A global payments company that wants to reduce the friction of international money transfers and make them easy and seamless for consumers. The startup’s product is a platform that uses “local currency bias” to make international transactions as easy as possible.

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This startup is developing a software platform to help local food producers and farmers grow and distribute their crops and foods.

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A startup that allows people to rent wheels for their car and take advantage of local deals

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A local grocery store that lets you order and pay for groceries remotely. The startup has raised $1.6 million.

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The company is now offering a free version of its software that handles data collection to help the public understand the safety of local honey.

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A startup that’s building a platform that lets people connect to local artisans, which it uses to sell their products. It has a Slack channel for vendors, and will be launching a “shop local” app in partnership with local government in September.

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A product-focused company that helps companies in the developing world get products manufactured locally.

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A startup that helps people in the US, Mexico, and Canada communicate in local languages.

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

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The startup is building a “mesh” of a microgrid. Microgrids are local electricity grids that can re-route power, and as such are an effective tool for disaster recovery.

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A tool for small businesses that want to plan their shops’ renovation work, helping them navigate local codes and ordinances.

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

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

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A platform for on-demand delivery, and for local businesses to offer delivery.

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An online marketplace that connects restaurants with local delivery services. It helps restaurants fill orders from customers, and makes it easy for customers to order delivery from restaurants they’ve already tried and like.

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This startup is building a global network of sports stadiums. It’s first project is in Brazil, where it is partnering with an insurance company to run a stadium that hosts games for the local soccer league. The startup is also working with a real estate developer to build a sports stadium in China.

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A platform that lets restaurants share menus and business plans with local chefs, and then helps them get orders from consumers.

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An online clothing warehouse delivering to local boutiques and independent stores in the U.S. A recent move into the UK has brought in $100,000 in sales in their first month, while they say they’ve already received interest from other retailers.

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Helping local restaurants get better access to food delivery services, with the goal of scaling delivery to a national level

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A startup that wants to help people save money on medical bills by connecting them with local doctors and hospitals. The company charges a monthly fee to provide the service.

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A tool that helps local governments run better.

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A startup for local and regional producers, and a marketplace for local and regional buyers.

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A platform that connects homeowners with local contractors to provide home maintenance and repairs. The startup is currently focusing on Chicago.

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A digital concierge service that connects users directly to local service providers for personalized service.

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This startup is building a tool to help local businesses build a web presence. The company already has clients in Chicago and Los Angeles.

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A startup that makes it easier for people to get home deliveries from local restaurants, as well as offers a mobile payment system.

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A startup for organic, fair trade or locally-sourced coffee beans. The startup is targeting the $1 billion coffee market in the US, and has raised a total of $1.1 million in funding.

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A startup that’s building a “social climate index” for cities, tracking climate change’s effect on the environment and the local economy.

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A business that connects people with local caretakers and property managers

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A platform that connects local businesses with customers, and helps them deliver packages directly to the customer’s door.

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A company that helps urban farmers sell fresh produce directly to local consumers via a network of farmers.

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A peer-to-peer marketplace to help people find loans from each other. The company is looking to partner with local banks in India to help bring the startup to market.

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

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Localytics is a startup that makes it easier for Android app developers to track marketing campaigns, create marketing automation, and improve mobile app engagement.

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A local news app that curates the best stories written about the neighborhood, city, state, or country you’re in.

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A company that helps local businesses accept payments via the blockchain, using the Stellar blockchain.

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Idea: A startup that allows local musicians to advertise their music by paying with cryptocurrency

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This is a company that is trying to connect people with their local businesses, which can be a difficult task. Local businesses may not know how to reach out to a prospective customer, and customers may not know where to begin looking for a local business. The company is working with businesses to send out personalized emails to those customers, so that the business can reach out to the local customers.

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The startup aims to develop a new way for people to buy and sell cars, which would be comparable to the local car buying experience, but with a few key differences.

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A startup for restaurants that aims to bring a more local, community-focused approach to the restaurant business. The startup is looking to help restaurants manage their operations through a system of bots and a more community-oriented approach.

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A startup that provides a service where you can order a dinner for two from a local restaurant

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A startup that provides a directory of local contractors and home improvement professionals

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A startup that provides a service to help people learn about their local neighborhood (ie: where to park, what’s the best place to eat, places

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A startup that provides a directory of all of the local restaurants and dishes they serve so that you can learn about the local cuisine

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Idea: A startup for housing rentals The startup allows local tenants to rent out their home from their landlord

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Idea: A Slack group to help you shop for and buy local produce

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect travelers with locals The idea is to enable people to go on trips and connect with locals who can show them the top things to do in a given city

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Idea: Aims to make it easier to do business in the developing world by removing the human element from contract management The company takes care of the legwork and legal formalities so that companies can do business with foreign suppliers without having to learn the ins and outs of local business processes

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Idea: A startup for restaurants to purchase quality food and service from local chefs and cooks The startup will handle scheduling, payments, and logistics

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Idea: A startup for small, local businesses to sell directly to consumers The startup says they already have earned $10,000 in revenue after only 5 months

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Idea: A mobile app for small businesses and local community groups

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Idea: A local heating and cooling solutions provider

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Idea: A job-matching platform for companies and local economies in developing countries The company works with local governments and communities to create a better match between employers and job seekers

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Idea: A startup that helps people find a parking spot via an app that uses data from local businesses about where they think spots will open up

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Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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Idea: A business that builds custom, localized WordPress websites for small businesses in the US, with a focus on high quality and low prices

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: A mobile app that helps people take the slow out of slow travel. It offers curated lists of local experiences, and helps users book rooms and other experiences with hosts.

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Idea: This startup is building a way to use AI to safely clean up online hate speech, with a focus on areas where a person’s access to the internet is controlled by a local government and there’s a risk of them being punished.

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Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for people to get matched up with local experts like doctors or lawyers. It currently has 2,200 experts signed up, and is charging $45/hr for up to five hours of work.

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Idea: A startup that helps you hire someone from out-of-town for a local job that you’re willing to pay for their travel if they’re willing to do the job remotely.

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Idea: A company that helps people find, buy, and sell secondhand goods. The startup wants to be a Craigslist-like platform for local goods.

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

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A startup that provides a service to help people export their data from Google and other web services to their local machine

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This is a system that allows people to buy more of their favorite brands of coffee by placing their order through a barista at a local coffee shop.

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A startup that provides a platform to connect visitors with locals who can show them around a city

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Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

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