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A company that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies without having to handle the technical side of it.

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A team on a mission to build better and more accurate algorithms to predict the future of the US presidency.

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A tool to help you find and share free music online, with the help of music industry insiders

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This startup is building an app that lets drivers pay for parking in advance from inside the app.

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A three-sided marketplace helping employers recruit, screen, and hire employees.

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A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to find lost furniture that you left on the side of the road for pickup

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A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

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A social network for hiring and managing outside contractors in the US.

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A tool for cashiers to easily check if a transaction is considered a cash or credit one.

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A startup that helps people find and buy homes for $1,000, and is backed by former President Bill Clinton.

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 A platform that allows users to see 360-degree images of how a product looks inside and out.

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A startup that’s creating a novel way to buy and sell sports memorabilia. The startup is building a “sport wallet” and hopes to have a “sport wallet” inside the Google Wallet app. The startup is also trying to build an ecommerce marketplace for sports collectibles and memorabilia.

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A tool for users to organize and plan their life and finances. The app also considers what people need and what they want to have, and then it suggests the most optimal way to get them both.

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A startup that gives data on the role of the press in different countries, and what countries are most open to outside reporters.

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A tool for setting up radio stations, which is self-funded, but a side-project.

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

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A tool to help people quit smoking. The startup’s product, Patch, is designed to help people quit smoking through animations and imagery that help them break their habit. It’s designed to be used alongside other cessation products.

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

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A startup that helps small-business owners around the world get paid for the work they do — and then get paid again for the work they do on the side.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help people find and purchase real estate with outside financing.

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A startup that provides a crowdsourced network of reviewers to deliver criticism and praise about neighborhood businesses Customers rate the businesses, and the app gives them a network of reviewers to consider

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A startup that wants to help businesses create video marketing content inside of a Slack channel instead of a separate app or website.

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A platform for people to connect on a more personal level than on social media. A more serious side hustle to try to make rent.

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A company that wants to fund and manage the creation of new content in the form of online videos or podcasts. It is backed by former CNN president Jonathan Klein and has raised $7 million from investors and is already active in several markets, including the UK.

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An AI-powered robot that can answer questions and track trends for business owners. The robot can capture data and use it to make decisions, and can work alongside human employees.

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A startup that provides free consulting to people who are looking to take a side hustle idea and turn it into a real business

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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 two-sided marketplace for peer-to-peer loans

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A startup that makes a sensor that attaches to the outside of buildings and measures the humidity and temperature for every room. The startup is currently working with a handful of commercial buildings across New York City.

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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 two-sided marketplace for artists and clients to make work together. The idea is that artists can make money while building their client list, and clients can get access to a large network of artists.

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This startup is building a messaging app that’s encrypted and searchable by insiders only.

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A startup focusing on the hardware side of the IoT ecosystem, building a “smart battery” for things like refrigerators and air conditioners.

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A startup that helps people with serious illnesses deal with their illness and the mental side of it

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A platform for connecting with an expert on the other side of the world, contracting workers from global markets.

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A platform for helping people design and build virtual reality experiences. The startup is focusing on the gaming side, but says they’re open to partnering with other verticals as well.

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A digital property manager for residential and commercial real estate.

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A messaging app for the US government that allows users to set up a “digital safety net”. Users can set aside extra money to pay for medical bills, car payments, or other expenses. The government’s been piloting the app with its own employees.

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

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A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

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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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A platform that connects employers and job seekers, letting both sides build a profile of the other, and then matching candidates with the right employer.

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A startup that’s building a “person search engine” for all the people in a particular location, including registered business, registered residents, and registered vehicles

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A “co-living” startup focused on the business side of student housing and aiming to become the Airbnb of college housing

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A company that helps companies sell insurance to UK residents who are not covered by the government.

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A platform that allows outside contractors to get references from employers and contractors, and better manage their own work history.

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This startup is building a platform for the fintech industry that aims to help banks manage their lending, investments, and risk. The platform was built to sit alongside the CapitalOne API.

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A free app for connecting with your friends outside of Facebook. It’s a platform where people can create digital walls and a platform to share photos and videos. They have a team of 30 people and have raised $3.5M funding.

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Shopify is a B2B company that helps companies with the e-commerce side of things. It wants to be the go-to platform for companies like Ikea and others that want to sell products on the web.

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A company that makes a device that lets you “reverse engineer” your phone to see what’s on the other side.

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A software company that helps property owners and managers of condominiums and apartment buildings track floor plans and find lost residents.

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A B2B software company that helps recruiters manage hiring on their side, allowing them to easily search for and hire candidates.

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A healthcare startup with a team of radiologists and a product that brings an imaging tool to the patient’s bedside.

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A home security app that aims to make it easier for residents to keep track of the people and things entering their homes.

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A technology company that helps doctors manage and teach medical students and residents.

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iaidigital is building a digital tool that helps cities better manage their streets and sidewalks. The startup’s software can take a photo of a pothole and instantly notify the city of the problem.

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A credit card for young people, targeted at millennials for whom traditional credit cards don’t suit their habits. The company has a physical card with a magnetic stripe that customers put on one side of their phones to pay their bills.

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Some of the ideas listed in this section are not considered to be ideas per se but instead products in development.

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 A wearable device for detecting and tracking the movements of patients by their bedside.

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A “digital arm” inside of other companies that can help businesses deal with regulatory compliance and customer data issues, including GDPR.

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A platform for early stage companies that focuses on the content side of an entrepreneur’s portfolio

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A two-sided marketplace for ads, designed specifically for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and backed by Y Combinator. The platform will allow publishers and advertisers to sell digital advertising at an auction, then use smart contracts to facilitate payment.

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A Canadian startup that wants to help businesses get money from Canadian residents.

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An on-demand laundry service for residential, commercial and industrial clients, primarily in the UK.

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A simple way to put email and messaging in one inbox, and a way to make calls from one platform. Each app is meant to be used alongside the other, and can be combined with other services like Slack and Google Voice.

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This is a marketplace for buyers and sellers of vintage clothing, with the goal of helping both sides find more efficient ways to do business. The startup is working with a brick and mortar store in Amsterdam.

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A platform that allows brands to create branded mobile games, using the client side tools, and connect them to their existing web site.

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

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A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

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A startup for long-term rentals, allowing renters to find a home and a landlord to find the right tenant. Both sides can be verified by credit checks and the landlord can maintain control over the rental.

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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 computer-aided design app with an emphasis on the “2D” side of things. The startup is looking to do two things: first, it’s trying to “democratize” design, a notoriously expensive and time-intensive process, by helping people do their own designs. Secondly, it takes some of the things people do on their own and turns them into a “compelling product”.

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A HVAC company that services residential and commercial buildings, with an app that lets users track their energy usage and save money

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A startup that sends out health and wellness tips to help you stay on your "personal good" side.

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A startup that aims to improve fertility by allowing women to track medical side effects of their cycle, including ovulation.

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A startup that allows employers to find candidates to do side hustle tasks, like writing blogs or social media posts, for a small fee.

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A company that helps buy-side firms forecast and trade investments and derivatives.

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A startup that is building an insider-trading app that has a “whisper mode” that alerts the entire network when an event is happening. It’s working with clients like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

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In August 2018, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round from Right Side Capital, and has since expanded to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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A tool for helping over-worked employees set aside time for work-life balance.

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A platform for D2C transactions that lets users set up payment and delivery on the same platform. The company claims that, because it includes both sides of the transaction, it’s easier for the companies to manage.

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This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

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A secure, encrypted platform for file sharing in the workplace and outside of it.

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“From the outside, our team is probably the most diverse in the YC batch [of the past five years],” says cofounder Raman Harsh, an MIT alum. “There are no limits on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

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A startup that’s building a platform to help retailers better understand their customers. The idea is that retailers can use the platform to track customer behavior, and then use that information to better understand what’s going on inside stores and why customers are making the decisions they do.

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A $15,000 tool to help people purchase and sell their cars, alongside their current vehicles, and get the most money for both. The founders of this startup say that people are willing to spend up to $80,000 to get a new car, but are not willing to spend the same amount on their current ones.

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This API lets designers create and embed online maps and maps inside their apps.

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An Android app that helps you find a doctor who has a good bedside manner

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A platform for businesses to sell and share content that’s been prepared for a conference or event. The startup focuses on the event marketing, rather than sales, side of events.

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The startup has built a software platform that lets its customers create, manage, and publish road-side signs in multiple languages. The company, which was founded in 2012, has raised $4.5 million in funding, including a $1.5 million investment from Digital Garage in August 2017.

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A grocery delivery service targeting online consumers. It wants to be the fulfillment partner for all the curbside delivery services in the US.

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A startup that helps people learn about the credit cards they own, their credit scores, credit monitoring, and credit cards they’re considering.

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A company that helps teachers all over the world teach students about animals in the natural world outside of school.

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A platform that brings together employers and job seekers, helping both sides stay informed of opportunities and manage their careers through an online dashboard.

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A cloud-based tool to prevent nursing home abuse by monitoring patient activity and alerting nursing homes if a resident is being abused.

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This company is building a tool to help people find and hire residential and commercial cleaners.

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A company that provides the top digital marketing agency in the world with a digital presence outside of their clients’ websites.

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A startup where people can create and share their own videos to be used as a free marketing tool. The startup is working on a video series called Inside the Box, which follows a different startup every month as they grow.

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A mobile chat platform that lets you video chat with your friends. It actually built a mobile chat platform the same way it built the messaging platform, with no outside funding. It’s now in private beta after launching in December.

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A CRM focused on helping companies find and hire the right people. Jigsaw, which was founded in 2017, has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

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An AI-powered hiring platform that gets inside the hiring process and helps candidates find the best opportunities.

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A hybrid of Slack and Telegram, where users can chat with each other and their channels on the platform, and the company’s bots can do more dynamic tasks on the side. It’s currently available for beta on iOS.

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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 platform to connect customers with companies in a two-sided marketplace.

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A startup that sells a tool that helps people with the physical side of making a change in their life

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A startup that provides a service for people who are getting older (70+) and want to move into a senior’s residence/retirement home

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A startup that provides a service where people who are looking to buy a house can get a home inspection done when they are considering a house

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Idea: This startup is building an API for “on-demand” news writing Companies can pay to have their message delivered as a news story on sites like Business Insider, The Next Web, and CNBC

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Idea: A mobile game that runs in-browser for the browser-based game streaming service The startup basically wants to make a mobile game but instead of building a native iOS or Android app, it can run inside the browser and be streamed to a phone

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Idea: A startup for the rental housing market that helps residents find and book apartments

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Idea: This startup helps restaurants streamline operations through an app that lets customers order their meals on a tablet and then pick them up at a counter inside the restaurant

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Idea: A business that helps with the management side of commercial cleaning services, helping people set up contracts and take care of bookkeeping Has just closed an $80,000 round

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Idea: A company that helps brands manage their “influencers”, a new media channel that has emerged alongside more traditional ones like print, TV, and radio. There aren’t many tools for brands to use to manage this new channel, and the team wants to solve that problem.

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

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Idea: A startup that wants to re-create the “best part of the job interview”: the speed dating side of

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Idea: An automated platform that helps small businesses manage their finances and bookkeeping. The company is looking to help businesses reduce time spent on administrative tasks while automating a lot of the accounting side of things.

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Idea: A B2B company that helps pull financial data from multiple sources and makes it available inside a CRM-style interface. The founders say they’ve already worked with a few dozen companies.

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Idea: A startup that’s building tools to help companies with the often complicated process of shipping products to their customers. Besides providing a platform for inventory management, the startup is building in features that will help companies manage and track their inventory and shipments.

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Idea: A startup that wants to help people who work from home manage the logistical and administrative side of it. The platform, which launched its beta in May, has already signed up hundreds of users.

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Idea: A platform for booking medical appointments, similar to OpenTable or Uber. Users can book with a doctor inside or outside of the platform, and it will handle the

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Idea: An automated platform for “in-app” marketing and advertising. Essentially, the startup lets brands advertise inside of other apps, and then track whether those ads successfully inspired users to install the sponsored app.

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Idea: A new way to order a steak. Instead of receiving an entire side of beef, customers can order individual cuts to their specifications.

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