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

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

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

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

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A company that helps people make massive amounts of money on the side by helping them optimize their productivity. The company makes software that helps people manage their time.

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The company’s first product is a tool for developers to write tests that run on the server-side, eliminating the need to run the tests in the browser.

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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 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 peer-to-peer loans

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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 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 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 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 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 B2B company that connects companies with Indonesian factories that can produce goods at a lower cost than competitors outside the country.

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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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In 2016, the company was featured in a Wired article titled "The $10 Million Game That Can Change Your Life," and has been covered in articles in Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Economist.

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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 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 digital property manager for residential and commercial real estate.

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A bug detector that scans for malware, like a virus, and blocks it out before it affects a computer. The company says it is meant to be used alongside antivirus tools to “protect your digital space” and is efficient because it operates at the lowest levels of the operating system.

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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 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 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 marketing software service for small and medium-sized companies. The company’s founders say they’re seeing a huge demand for the service from companies after a number of competitors have fallen by the wayside.

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

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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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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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Idea: A company that helps parents keep track of their kids’ activities at school The company wants to use data science to help parents see what’s going on inside classrooms and, as it grows, is looking to expand into other verticals, including medicine

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

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

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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 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 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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A startup that makes it easier for people to sell their cars privately. Its users pay a monthly fee, and get free car insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance.

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An employee-owned co-living space in the heart of New York City in which residents can rent private rooms for $1,000 a month with monthly fees of $200.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An expenses app that breaks down a monthly paycheck by category, showing how much to set aside for rent, car payments, and the rest.

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The startup is building a platform that allows developers to build apps that integrate with Amazon Echo. It’s a side project for the founders of the company.

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

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

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A platform that helps people locate and book workers for online jobs, including freelancing and side hustles.

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

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A company that allows employees to earn extra income on the side by renting out their spare time.

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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 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 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 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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A platform for making it easier for people to integrate their health and fitness data into their daily lives. The startup is currently trying to get the FDA on its side to call its technology a medical device.

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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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Focusing on the production side of the cannabis industry, Vite helps growers track their crop through harvest, packaging, labeling, shipping, and aging. Co-founder Pravin Patel says they built the software for half a million dollars in seed funding, and are working with other cannabis companies to deliver their software.

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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 ‘smart’ dog collar that monitors your dog’s vital signs remotely. It has built-in sensors for walking, running, walking backwards, walking on a treadmill, walking in the rain, walking up hills, walking down hills, walking indoors, walking under water, walking into the street, walking into the pool, walking into the lake, walking into the ocean, walking into the lake, walking into the pool, walking backwards, walking inside, walking backwards, walking indoors, walking backwards, walking backwards. Also has a voice recognition system, so you can talk to your dog at the same time.

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Providing a platform for W2 workers to get paid for their work outside of the traditional office environment.

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A startup that lets you run a kitchen and bar business on the side or full time, or just help out in a friend’s kitchen for a night.

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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 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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A startup that uses the smartphone’s accelerometer to automatically turn on fans and heating/cooling systems when it’s cold outside.

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For better or worse, a startup that sells “smart furniture”. The startup is building furniture that works alongside existing home automation technology and also lets you control it with your smart phone.

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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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“Business Insider” is a U.S. business and technology news website, founded in 2009.

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A dating app that matches you with people who work at the same company you do. The startup is focused on the software side of the company, and partnering with companies already located in the app’s target cities.

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A Pinterest-like social network for artisans, with a focus on artisans in developing countries. The platform uses a marketplace to help artisans sell their goods and connect with customers, and features "artists in residence" to help guide new sellers.

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Companies today have huge backlogs of social and community management needs that are “outside the scope of their core competencies”

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A startup for public housing residents in Los Angeles. The startup provides home repair services to residents who otherwise don’t have access to those kinds of services.

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 A company that makes smart locks for high-end residential housing, so that you can unlock your front door with your phone, for instance.

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 A company that wants to create a more collaborative and efficient process for hiring a new employee. It’s an employer-side HR platform aimed at recruiting managers who use a proprietary algorithm, using data from their own workforce, to help them reach out to candidates the best way possible.

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A video series of side-by-side comparisons of the same products or websites to highlight the differences.

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The company’s first app is a cloud-based video platform for businesses that allows users to edit and create videos from inside the app.

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An enterprise phone system that allows companies to change their phones to a different number and have it ring as many times as they need. It’s similar to RingCentral’s business model where you can get a phone number on the side of your business.

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A new textbook for medical students and residents, meant to help them learn and retain information.

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A real estate agent that helps find and sell commercial and residential properties, while also connecting users with other professionals.

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This is what happens when the team behind Meetup, the platform for organizing local events, turns their attention towards the more consumer-focused side of the world. It’s a platform that helps merchants sell directly to their customers and serves as a hub for sales, marketing, and support.

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A platform that allows consumers to pay for products using Bitcoin. The company is not accepting outside funding.

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A startup for selling outside of Ebay. The company is building out a marketplace for manufacturers and suppliers to list their goods for sale.

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A project backed by the President of Brazil to develop the country’s cabs.

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A company that works with local governments and nonprofit organizations to help them get free, city-wide WiFi for their residents. They have funded and built their own network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and expanded to New Orleans, Detroit, and Indianapolis.

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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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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: 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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