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Imagine an app that tells you when all of your favorite brands are offering some new deal. With their tech platform, the company is building a business that runs “brand-specific loyalty programs.”

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 A startup that creates low-cost, programmable electronics for the Internet of Things.

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A program that trains and supports people to become entrepreneurs. The startup has raised $1.35 million.

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This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

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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”.

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A company that runs gamified learning programs for employees and helps them retain information.

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An online platform that helps students get into college by providing information about scholarships, programs and financial aid.

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A startup for teachers and parents to create an after-school program that takes place during the school day and aims to save money on travel and out-of-school costs.

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A startup that provides data about charities so you can see how much they are spending on administration vs program expenses

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A SaaS business aimed at helping companies create online training programs for their employees.

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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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A startup to help you understand your current credit card’s reward programs

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A video game for learning how to program

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In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Another startup accelerator program, Techstars was originally called TechStars but shortened its name in the summer of 2010.

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A company that provides a platform to run community-based learning programs in developing countries online.

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A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

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This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

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

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A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

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A tool to help programmers manage their time, to increase productivity and reduce distractions.

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

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

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A search engine for content about programming. It’s built to help people find programming tutorials, ebooks, and other resources.

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The concept of the accelerator is a young one, with the first accelerator programs emerging in the late 1990s in Silicon Valley and New York. In general, accelerators help startups get off the ground, providing capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

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A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

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A social network for millennials, and for people who want to make money for millennials. It allows users to earn royalties from their content and has a referral program.

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A group of entrepreneurs who were tasked with building out the Internet of Things for the US government. The team is building a programmable thermostat, which they say will “change the way people live and work”.

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A digital loyalty program for retailers that rewards consumers for their loyalty.

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A 12-step program for quitting smoking, offering coaching, and a digital dashboard to track progress.

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A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their membership programs. The startup is currently focusing on the restaurant industry.

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A startup that wants to help programmers collaborate online and on-the-ground.

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This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

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This company is building a toolkit for managing and monitoring your content marketing campaigns. The goal is to make it easy for companies to build and manage their content marketing programs.

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A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

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A program for students to learn the science behind the environments they work in and work to protect.

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A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

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Founded in 2015, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley-based startup incubator and seed fund. Y Combinator has invested in several companies that have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also had several companies drop out of its program.

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A connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

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A startup that wants to help its customers find the right credit card with the right rewards program.

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This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

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A platform that allows companies to build digital training programs for employees.

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An agency that helps organizations “build agile teams, identify and craft the right growth strategy, and build the right retention and customer experience programs.”

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A tool for businesses to manage customer programs, offering features like email marketing automation, loyalty programs, and more.

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A start-up that allows you to pay for your Lyft or Uber ride using the credit you get back from your credit card company’s rewards program.

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A toolkit for programmatic buying of ads on Facebook. The startup is pitching the tool to agencies and advertisers as a way for them to automate Facebook ad buying.

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A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

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"An automated way to scale and manage applications that help businesses solve problems. It uses machine learning, ecommerce, and a referral program to build a community of users.”

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A no-cost education platform that helps students learn how to code by watching videos online. Arist wants to help millions of people learn programming.

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A food delivery app that has a rewards program. The app is currently in private beta with the public beta expected in 2020.

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A software-as-a-service provider that allows restaurants to create, manage, and promote their loyalty programs.

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

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As of 2016, accelerator programs are across the world, from Silicon Valley to London, with India, China, Singapore and Israel also hosting their own.

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A tool for companies to execute marketing campaigns in an automated fashion, with the ability to tell the marketing department what to do and what to ignore when it comes to email program design. Idea is also originally a software company, but now a marketing software company.

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A travel rewards app for frequent travelers that links to loyalty programs and airlines.

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A company that uses social media to measure sales. The company claims to be the first to use programmatic buying to measure sales.

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The company’s wallet app includes a rewards program that allows users to earn points that translate into gift cards and other discounts.

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A platform for programmatic advertising, helping buyers target ads at businesses based on their size, location, and other criteria.

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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.

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A startup to help workers make better business decisions, with a focus on helping them make the right strategic decisions in the long term. It’s currently part of the Techstars accelerator program.

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A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

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

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A startup that is building a platform for chatbots that lets people build chatbots using any programming language

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A SaaS service that helps companies build marketing automation programs that work for their specific channels.

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A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

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This startup is building a new way to access and use the world’s most popular programming languages. The company is now working with Google on its Material Design language team.

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In theory, this company can help retailers build better loyalty programs for their customers. Instead of rewarding customers with discounts and other perks, this startup says it can help retailers build loyalty programs that allow customers to earn rewards and discounts based on how often they visit the store.

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A software platform that uses machine-learning to help companies build customer loyalty programs.

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A startup that uses a software program to crunch open data to predict land value The startup claims that it can predict land value more accurately than appraisers and cheaper than buying survey data

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A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

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A platform for companies to facilitate “experiential learning” programs. They’re currently working with three startups, including one in the YC batch.

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A tool meant to help store managers and their employees deal with peak seasons. The tool works in a similar way to Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program, connecting the store manager to the employees who help them at the store. The idea is that with the company's software, the store manager and employees can find out what rewards are best for the store and plan accordingly.

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A startup that helps schools and universities establish open data programs to promote transparency and accountability.

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A tool that provides an interface to connect to third-party data sources, like credit cards, loyalty programs, and other apps, to produce a complete customer profile.

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A company that wants to solve a problem for small businesses: they’re struggling to get their customers to pay. Shopin makes it easier to create a loyalty scheme for their customers by helping them create a personal account and tie it to their business account. Shopin also has a small business version that can help businesses combine rewards programs from multiple platforms into one.

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A digital wallet for the workplace, with a rewards program that allows companies to pay their staff with their own money.

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Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

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A free employee referral program for companies with more than 100 employees, which they say allows companies to double their referrals and increases the number of employees they hire.

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A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

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 A startup that builds programs to help employers hire more effectively.

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This startup is building a digital loyalty program for hotels that aims to cut down on fraud.

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A way to increase the efficiency of office supply purchases. The company wants to use a rewards program for office supplies to encourage companies to spend more on the right things.

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A P2P lender that works with government sponsored housing programs in the US.

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Uncover is a program that helps smart, talented people make a living from their interests.

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A startup that helps companies build mobile bots, or programs that interface with chat apps like Slack.

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A platform that aims to make it easier for companies to build more effective employee referral programs.

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A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

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A startup that makes a game that helps people learn how to code and write programs in custom languages. The one-time investment is $50, and it’s currently in a private beta.

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

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A tool to help companies build and manage training programs. The startup wants to compete with other SaaS solutions by giving companies the ability to customize their programs.

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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.

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A platform that makes it easy to program drones, with a focus on making it easy for people to build and control drones with a mobile app.

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A startup using a combination of machine learning and an artificial intelligence program to improve customer service.

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A program that matches and trains mentors with students in the Bay Area.

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A company building custom-branded, headless mobile apps for small businesses. It’s one of the more unusual companies in the program, with a very different business model than other companies in the program.

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A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

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

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A startup that makes it easy for non-programmers to spread their own ideas together with others in real time. The company has been building a community of online users to ask and answer questions in a Q&A format.

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A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

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A data-driven company that makes a program that helps people pay their utility bills every month. The startup is focused on helping customers keep their utility bills at a minimum.

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A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

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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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The summer school is for students interested in learning programming and fundamental knowledge in computer science, with the intent of helping them be successful in college.

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A startup that helps programmers write beautiful code, built on the fact that we’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have and doesn’t expect its users to be professional programmers with developer-level command of the language it’s written in.

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

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The startup wants to make your web browser a full-fledged programming language that you can write programs in.

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Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

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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.

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A startup that aims to integrate payments into customized retail experiences. The startup helps retailers connect with shoppers, and it’s already in a few pilot programs.

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A B2B product that allows users to manage and track expenses related to their professional development program. It’s free for startups and small businesses.

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This is an app that allows people to pay their taxes with bitcoin, in a program that’s funded by Coinbase.

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A new service that helps companies keep track of the travel costs of their employees. The company collects data from travel rewards programs, and allows employees to manage their travel spending.

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This startup is built to help programmatic marketers manage their tune-up purchases. The startup claims to help retailers with multichannel inventory, real-time fraud detection, and daily auditing.

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The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

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A shopping app in India that helps users buy online and has a loyalty program. The startup has a reported 4 million users.

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A startup that makes it easy to book flights on Scandinavian airlines. It’s currently a YC summer program.

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A 4-year-old company that makes a programmable, connected-home appliance that can be programmed to do things from turning the AC off and on to turning lights on and off to listening to music and turning the TV on and off. The company has raised $7.3 million in funding.

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This startup is working to make it easier for people to find and buy insurance online. The startup is a relatively quick study that completed YC’s Startup School program in June.

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

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A startup that wants to build a digital kitchen, with a programmable fridge, a robot, and a system for collecting and processing your data.

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A platform that allows developers to build and sell applications for companies that want to offer or manage a loyalty program.

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A startup that helps healthcare companies manage their patient records. The company provides software and services to help them make data easier to find. They have already run pilot programs with large insurance companies and hospitals.

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Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

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A digital rewards program for customers. Customers earn points for purchases, and then redeem them for prizes ranging from gift cards to gadgets and cash.

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Provides a way to identify, and then communicate with, identified individuals who are in the process of going through a government program. The startup is currently in the process of raising funding.

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A startup that lets you create your own custom sleep program.

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A company that’s building a dashboard for cities to track the impact of their programs and metrics for investors. It’s looking to target dozens of cities, from Portland to Detroit.

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This company wants to replace the often-painful experience of filling out a tax return with a more automated process. The startup is working on a software program that will work with H&R Block’s online software to take the pain out of filing a tax return and streamline the process. The company says it has $1.5 million in monthly revenue.

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A way to help businesses manage their energy consumption. The startup has over $2 million in funding and a number of pilot programs in the works.

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

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A developer of software that teaches programmers how to be better at data visualization, developing and releasing new courses in the field.

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A new payment option for cities. The startup is giving cities a new way to pay for things, with programs that work with existing infrastructure but also with the company’s own private network.

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This B2B SaaS company is building a program that helps companies manage their product delivery services and handle issues like returns and warranty claims.

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A program that helps people trade in their old textbooks for credits to buy new ones. The startup is working with publishers to get its new textbooks a little cheaper than new ones.

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We will be building a tool that will empower companies looking to start an internship program to make it easier for students to find internships.

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A tool that helps programmers craft their apps and websites faster. It’s built as a collaboration tool that allows developers to work on the same app idea at the same time.

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This is a company that makes a mechanical keyboard that is fully programmable with over a million possible keyboard configurations as well as being hackable. The company is now shipping pre-order keyboards.

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An open-source program that lets anyone create their own app for the Oculus Rift.

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A software company that builds tools for online content creators to optimize their income by using tools like Google AdSense and YouTube Partner Program.

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A startup that’s building an online training program for people who want to learn to code, but don’t want to go to school.

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A platform that helps universities and colleges create personalized online learning programs for students and teachers.

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A tool for non-tech students to learn about programming.

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Mentioned in the "2017 YC Demo Day" video, where they discuss the concept of a "mobile printing program" for small businesses. They are now calling their service "Quick Print," and the company is no longer in YC.

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A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

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A customer management software for online retailers, allowing them to run customer loyalty programs and reward their customers for purchases.

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The accelerator program, which uses the Y Combinator model, has graduated from YC more than 50 companies and has been called “the most successful startup incubator”.

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A program for giving tips to Uber drivers. It’s a mobile phone app that facilitates the sharing of tips and information with drivers.

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A SaaS platform to help companies set up and easily manage and measure employee wellbeing programs, as well as provide advice on setting up these programs.

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A home automation company that lets users program lighting and appliances to turn on when they arrive home in the evening.

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A way to evaluate programming languages and compare them to one another.

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This startup is developing a $10,000 maintenance program for international trade businesses.

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 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.

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A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

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A company that wants to create a “universal” credit card for customers. This could be a credit union debit card or if the company is successful, a Visa or Mastercard card with a rewards program.

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A company that allows teams to share and collaborate on customer loyalty programs and rewards.

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This small startup is building a set of tools to help people adopt and use artificial intelligence programs.

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A blockchain-based loyalty program that rewards consumers for shopping at a merchant's site.

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A “programmatic” ad platform that changes the way ads are bought and sold, letting companies create ads in real-time, without having to have an existing relationship with a publisher. The startup has raised $4.3 million to date, and has plans for an IPO in the next year.

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This is an app for retailers to manage their data about customers so they can personalize their marketing and loyalty programs.

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

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A program that helps small business owners and freelancers find jobs, with a focus on the healthcare industry.

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A program that provides “one-click” access to patent information.

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An end-to-end digital healthcare program for patients and their families.

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A program that helps distributed teams build and ship their products faster

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A visual programming language designed for chip design, intended to allow engineers to quickly prototype and visualize their designs.

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A B2B company that helps companies create online training programs that are adaptive to different kinds of learners.

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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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A startup aiming to create a mobile app to help with automatic employee enrollment into employers' retirement programs.

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The company is building a decentralized overlay payment platform that helps banks and e-commerce companies to build and manage loyalty programs.

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A loyalty program platform for loyalty programs.

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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.

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Creators of a tool that lets you “chase the dragon” without having to learn a new programming language.

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A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

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A company that allows users to connect with people they’d like to learn from through a private, guided coaching program.

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The company’s vision is to make the process of creating a video game “as simple as making a PowerPoint presentation”. It wants to make video game creation accessible to non-programmers, and today’s software for that is too difficult to use.

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 A CNC milling machine for 3D printing that has a heated build plate, a 3D printer kit, and a software program for designing and controlling the machine directly from your computer.

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A company that makes a “smart” computer that can be programmed to watch for health alerts in real time. The startup wants to use the “watch” feature to alert doctors to any health issues, and then streamline the diagnostic process.

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An effort to start a program at MIT that partners inventors and investors and helps them make their ideas a reality.

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A software platform that allows businesses to build loyalty programs by taking a snapshot of a customer's loyalty points balance and automatically applying them to a product or service.

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 A tool to programmatically manage the data and actions of your web app.

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A company that uses a personalized approach to help a person change a habit by writing a custom program to help an individual cut down on a certain behavior.

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A program that helps small businesses get funding from angel investors, working on a subscription model that allows users to pay a monthly fee for access to the service.

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A startup that helps users buy tickets for bus, train, or plane rides, and has partnered with over 400 different transit agencies in the US. The service also has a loyalty program, allowing riders to earn points and then spend them on future tickets.

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An artificial intelligence program that gives tutors human-like feedback to help students study better.

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A startup that offers a way to hire freelance programmers.

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A startup that provides a platform for building customized wellness programs for employees.

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A project from a hardware engineering company, which wants to make a programmable, modular robot with an open source hardware ecosystem.

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A startup for freelancers to offer their services, with everything from programming to writing.

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A startup that wants to make it as easy as possible to build and deploy a web app, no programming required.

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This startup lets retailers build a custom app for their business. The idea is to let retailers build a store-specific app that gives them the tools to keep track of inventory, take reservations, and handle loyalty programs. It’s like a storefront made for the store.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies set up software development programs that will be more likely to succeed.

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A company that allows data scientists to work on big data problems without needing to learn programming

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Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

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A SaaS-based platform aimed at simplifying the process for creating and managing an automated recurring revenue (ARC) program.

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A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

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A program for companies to manage their employees’ health plans. The startup is using the program to help companies with 14,000 employees connect with their employees’ health plans.

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A platform for developing and sharing learning and development programs and tools.

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An online tool that helps firms manage wellness programs

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

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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.

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A startup that helps connect businesses with their customers via coupons and loyalty programs.

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A startup that empowers businesses to build a custom car leasing program, with a team of experts to help them with the various steps of the process.

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This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

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A startup that wants to allow companies to target marketing programs to specific visits on websites. The startup, which was founded in December, has already signed up over 200 customers including Pinterest, Dailymotion, and Instagram.

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

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The startup helps companies build their own personal training programs in order to make in-person training more efficient, cheaper, and more accessible.

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A tool for HR professionals to create training programs on the fly. The company’s co-founder went through a lot of frustration finding training programs for employees, so he wrote his own.

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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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The startups pitched in the final batch of the accelerator program in February 2018.

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Idea: A programmable hardware add-on for Raspberry Pi

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A startup that provides a web platform that businesses can use to manage their employee referral programs

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A startup that provides a service where people can learn how to use a specific software program (IE Excel)

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A startup that helps people prepare their resumes for a job that they aren’t qualified for (IE they are a programmer and they want to apply for a job as a finance manager)

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A startup that provides a service for people to help them get certified for the medical marijuana program in their state (ie in Virginia you can be certified to grow your own and/or buy from a dispensary)

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Idea: The best way to learn a new programming language is to practice it through a project

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

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Idea: Online courses for teaching the basics of programming

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Idea: A programmatic way to hire people on-demand, with data-driven validity checks

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Idea: The startup behind this idea is a marketplace for programmers to find jobs and businesses to find talented programmers

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Idea: A platform that helps people start a business and access funding (either from investors or through a loan program)

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Idea: A startup that helps companies manage their unpaid internship programs, which can be a legal headache

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Idea: A platform for authenticating users via the Slack application programming interface (API)

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Idea: A tool for managing corporate rewards programs, like corporate credit

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Idea: A program that allows users to build a digital profile based on their social media posts, with the goal of helping them build a portfolio to get a job.

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Idea: A programmable, micro-controller chip for industrial automation.

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Idea: A platform for insurers to call and text patients regularly about their health and to encourage them to get physicals. The startup aims to be a replacement for the “wellness programs” that many insurers have offered in the past.

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

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Idea: A software company that helps the Philippine government’s DoTCo build out their management trainee program. The startup sets up the trainees with a computer-based learning curriculum and helps the government manage their data.

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A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

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Idea: Fuctional programming is one of the frontiers of software development, and this startup is building a tool to help developers better understand the functional code they’re writing.

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A startup that helps companies manage and optimize their employee referral programs.

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A software company that helps businesses build and scale their content marketing programs. A financial services company that aims to make trading more accessible for small and medium-sized businesses.

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A startup that allows you to transfer funds from a card (like a credit card or bank card) to a bank account using an API (application programming interface) instead of a physical card

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