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Open-source software to help companies track the life cycle of their products.

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A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

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A startup that aims to help people with severe anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues find the resources they need to get better

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A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

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A startup that helps small businesses and individuals who are planning to start a business find resources

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A SaaS system that enables companies to create and maintain their own web pages, and use them as a single source of truth.

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A company that builds and manages software that helps the processing and management of HR, payroll, payroll tax and other human resource information.

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The company provides a single, unified interface for customers to access their data and resources, plus a suite of APIs that allow third-party developers to integrate their services into

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A software platform that helps human resources departments manage their employees' healthcare.

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This startup helps employees gain access to their employer’s network and resources without logging in. It’s an employee portal that connects to the company’s own servers to provide a unified sign-on.

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There are a number of resources for startups:

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A startup for freelancers, providing a venue where employers and freelancers can use an “open-source” to find and hire each other.

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Starting as a maker of carbonated drinks with the tagline “For those who don’t have air,” this startup is building a new kind of Citrus Cloud, which will use the sun as a source of carbon dioxide to allow plants to grow in areas without electricity.

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A “network of people and resources to help you build a great website”.

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A chatbot that helps personal financial management. The startup is looking to build a platform that aggregates data from a variety of online and offline sources to provide financial guidance and advice to its users.

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A free and open-source app for finding, managing and sharing files

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A startup that crowdsources legal advice by using “smart contracts”.

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A concierge service to help investors source private capital.

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A crowdsourced platform for companies and individuals to network and find leads.

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In-person job recruitment turned into a crowdsourced game.

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A crowdsourced employee handbook for startups in India.

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A human resources software company that helps companies track their employee’s work hours, track TPS reports, and calculate the number of employees they need.

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A healthcare service that provides a platform for human resources to view and search through the health records of employees. Providers can also use the platform to set up secure access for their employees, and then billing details are sent automatically.

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There are also a handful of open source startups doing interesting things:

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A software company that offers a software-as-a-service product that combines a CRM and enterprise resource planning system. The company works with clients to create customized software packages.

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A company that is building a platform for managing “smart” cities. The company wants to create a tool that helps cities manage resources like energy, parking, and transportation.

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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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A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

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A P2P lending platform for businesses that don’t have the resources to build out the infrastructure to do their own payments.

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An open source platform that helps pharmacy owners boost sales of generics.

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A solution for single-source supply chain visibility

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A crowdsourced translation app that lets you leave a comment to help an Italian native translate an English text into Italian.

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A way to let people crowdsource their ideas (like Kickstarter) from the comfort of their home, where they can focus on the creative process without having to deal with logistics.

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A company that is creating an open-source platform to track employee time, and then charging employers for its usage.

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A platform that allows companies to crowdsource information and data. The startup has developed a platform to help companies integrate data from third-party sources.

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A company that wants to make it easy for large companies to take advantage of technology and automation to save money, while still ensuring employees have access to human resources, benefits, and security.

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A startup that helps people find the best, most reliable care for themselves and their loved ones. The company is looking to partner with employers and large patient-specific care providers to improve the quality of care, while also being a resource for medical professionals.

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Launched in August, this is an open-source chatbot that can handle both finance and consumer-facing business.

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A startup that wants to solve the “capital management” problem for enterprise software startups. Instead of companies managing all of their own financial resources, they plan to provide a service that helps startups manage their capital, paying for those resources as needed.

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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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The company provides company-wide training and staff development. It works with employers to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their jobs.

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A company trying to bring together auto repair information from different sources into a single, searchable place.

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This startup is building a machine learning service that helps other companies quickly create and execute campaigns without the need for a huge staff. The startup is targeting startups that need marketing help but don’t have the time or the resources to build it.

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A startup that aims to help remove the friction between resource-poor hospitals in India and those with more resources.

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A startup for people who want to start a business, but don’t have the time or resources to actually do it. The app aims to provide education, mentoring, and a place where entrepreneurs can network.

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An open-source platform for allowing any developer to build an on-demand movie ticketing app.

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A platform to help create and manage communities, including a marketplace for selling and buying resources.

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A mobile app that uses crowdsourced data and AI to improve real-time messaging on messaging apps. The startup has raised $6M in funding to date.

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A 3-screen, “Freedom of Information” app that sources and displays data from NYC’s 311 service.

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A tool to help companies manage their supply chains more efficiently, with an added focus on the green products that they’re able to source.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for people to spontaneously and collaboratively crowdsource ad hoc solutions to a wide variety of problems.

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

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A tool that helps sales managers and salespeople manage sales leads from all different sources. It works as a CRM for Salesforce, helping salespeople see calls and leads in one place.

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The idea of this startup is to fill the void that the daily news leaves out. By aggregating and creating content from the hundreds of sources they partner with, they aim to provide a complete picture of the news events happening around the world.

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A way to help human resources departments get a better picture of how workers are doing and whether they are happy in their jobs. The startup is looking to help HR departments with new tools to reduce turnover and better focus on employee retention.

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A free, open-source and community-driven email client built on the Electron framework.

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For over two years, the company has been working on a platform that allows teams to track the sales process and view it as a movie, with data visualizations and a dynamic timeline. Users can pull data from any source, and the company’s been working with a number of clients, including the White House, to do this.

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A platform for people who want a green source of electricity (like rooftop solar)

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A community for teachers to connect and share resources.

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This startup is building a new approach to accounting where companies can be both the “source” and “destination” of revenue, for the purpose of calculating tax liabilities.

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A startup that creates a marketplace for companies to outsource their recruiting to on-demand recruiters, with the promise of matching candidates to available jobs within a week

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The startup is building a platform for allowing organizations to crowdsource ideas for products and services, and to get feedback from customers.

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A startup that builds software solutions for companies that want to develop for TV, but don’t have the resources to do so.

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A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

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A startup that outsources the time-consuming parts of building a website or app to freelancers

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A startup that wants to make it easier to source and sell used cars, cars that have not been bought and sold through a dealership.

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A “crowdsourced recommendation engine” that uses a model built on Yelp and other reviews to help people find apps and services that they might not necessarily know about.

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 The startup aims to be a single source of research on all of the different ride-sharing apps from Uber to Lyft.

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A platform that connects businesses with data science resources in a way that makes it easy to collaborate and get work done. The company also plans to launch a consumer app that will allow customers to sign up for machine learning-based advice.

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The Startup is building out a free, open-source toolset for managing your GitHub project.

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A business-to-business open source platform for building enterprise software.

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A software-as-a-service platform that allows businesses to manage their financial resources like a small business.

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The idea behind this open source tool is to allow people to get their hands on a data set and work on it without needing to license it.

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The startup is building a platform for genomics data that is both more accessible, and more useful in the long run than other existing options. They are digitizing research from thousands of articles to make their platform the definitive source for scientific information.

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A startup that makes it easier to get funding from community sources, such as crowdfunding sites.

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A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

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Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

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A startup that helps companies adjust their business operations to be more profitable, with a focus on "lean operations" that can optimize use of resources and improve efficiency.

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An open source software platform that helps companies manage their customer risk data through a unified and central platform

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

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A startup that aims to help college students get answers to their questions about their health. There are an estimated 1.5 million students with health questions and a very limited number of resources to direct them to.

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A software company that wants to help companies pull data from multiple sources, combine it, and make sense of it all.

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A platform for employers to find and manage outsourced workers.

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The company is building an online tool to help businesses automate payroll and human resources, with features like time tracking and flexible pay.

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A SaaS startup for accounting that provides a single-source, centralized platform for managing all of your accounting needs.

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A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

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A company that offers “crowdsourced data” for “successful” products, like the iPad

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A startup that provides the infrastructure “to build and scale simple, automated, and scalable apps built on top of the open source Git version control system.”

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

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This is a collaboration platform for business teams to share resources.

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A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

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Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

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An internal audit tool which helps companies audit data from multiple sources, and produce an audit report for each source.

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A messaging platform for #MeToo survivors to share stories, recommendations, and resources.

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A new way to crowdsource ideas for new products, with the goal of helping fledgling startups get ideas for new products off the ground. The startup is building a platform for companies to crowdsource ideas in exchange for equity.

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An online marketplace for small businesses to collaborate, where they can share resources, receive feedback from customers, and get more business. They charge businesses $5 per month per person to join, and charge businesses $500 a month to become a Vendor.

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A crowdsourced research platform focused on helping companies understand their customers.

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A company that helps companies with sales and marketing by giving them a single source to track all of their leads on a single platform.

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A startup to help people choose a college that fits their personality. The app is a resource for students and parents looking for information about schools.

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A tool for automating and monitoring Kubernetes resources.

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The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

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An open source database for database administrators to quickly and easily populate their infrastructure with needed data.

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A tool for managing retail inventory, with an API that allows developers to pull inventory data from a range of different sources. The startup says they’ve already integrated with over 250 retailers.

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The company built a “crowd-sourced” platform to help people with their financial planning.

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This startup is building a vending machine for the financial sector. It’s an open source vending machine that lets banks and credit unions buy and sell financial products in bulk.

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A search engine that surfaces open source code.

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A startup that sells a “customizable, open-source video doorbell”.

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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 platform that helps businesses manage their data more effectively, as well as connect diverse data sources.

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A white-label company that sells customer data to insurance companies, but the startup says the data it offers is less than what a company buying data from a broker would pay for. Instead of buying a person’s data from a broker, Vitality starts with a person’s data from 3rd party sources and helps them create a profile.

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A tool that helps companies source and communicate with local contractors.

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A startup focused on helping to lower the cost of the gig economy. They provide a platform for workers to outsource tasks as much as they need, and helps clients with tasks like hiring, HR, and payroll.

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A SaaS company that provides a resource of data for businesses to use in their marketing.

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A web service that crowdsources customer feedback on products.

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This is an ongoing list of startups that have raised funding. This list is compiled from Crunchbase and other news sources.

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A new product by the founders of a popular open-source project, allowing people to see all of their files on file servers and get them to sync with their desktop.

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a technology service to make people’s lives easier by letting them manage their health records from a single source. The startup has a partnership with WellPoint to bring its service to hospitals and doctors.

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A small business resource center for people who want to start a new business

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A startup that helps businesses create a more efficient CRM system by collecting data from multiple sources and automatically integrating it into a single sales pipeline.

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This startup is building out a news aggregation platform for journalists and bloggers to gather content from sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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A company that aims to reinvent and recruit the human resources function for startups in the US.

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A SaaS platform for managing data that helps scientists and researchers conduct research. The startup helps scientists find the right resources, and connect to them in ways they never could before.

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A platform that enables customers to rate and review their favorite stores. The startup uses a crowdsourced model to encourage customer feedback and use it to guide the company’s product development.

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A company that helps companies with their data pipelines, connecting them to more and more sources of data.

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Its goal is to be the next generation of open-source apps in the Apple App Store.

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A startup that helps folks in the fashion industry source products, make purchases, and have their purchases delivered.

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A startup that’s building a C++ library that allows hardware designs to be shared on GitHub. The company’s CEO says that the concept is similar to the Arduino open source hardware platform.

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A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

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An enterprise resource planning solution for small businesses that lets them share key financial data with a single dashboard, rather than using different apps on different devices.

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A startup that brings together suppliers and customers in a community for shared resources, helping people get the best prices and services.

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A new way to get enterprise-grade security for all your cloud apps using orchestration from a single source. It’s a security automation tool that promises to make security management easier for companies of all sizes.

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A software company that helps HR teams with all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. They strive to be a one-stop shop for talent as well as a human resource management solution.

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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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A blockchain startup developing a “decentralized protocol for recording and verifying the provenance of natural resources”.

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A Y Combinator company that builds open-source components for the enterprise.

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

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A startup for female entrepreneurs where they can share products and get feedback, plus other resources.

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The startup is looking to help people who have a lot of different data sources gather information about themselves, and then store it in the cloud.

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A startup to crowdsource direct marketing campaigns for companies.

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An “open-source ‘on-demand’ service for the generation, distribution, and consumption of media”.

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An open-source platform and data storage for enterprise use

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On-demand software for human resources (HR) teams. It automates the hiring process, removes the stress of finding the right people, and streamlines data collection and reporting for HR teams.

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This startup is building a toolset for HR managers that lets them manage their company’s “Human Resources” from anywhere in the world.

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A single source of financial records for a company's employees, providing one unified way to view all their financial information and transactions.

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This startup is building an open-source platform for healthcare providers to create and manage a variety of healthcare apps.

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A startup that aims to help organizations be more efficient by “minimizing the amount of time, energy, and resources required” to manage the things that can’t be automated.

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A startup trying to help domestic violence victims connect with resources and foster social networks of support. They’re looking to hire a coder to help make their product.

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A platform that helps business owners directly monetize their digital content. They’re using a crowdsourced model of community management to build the best content curation platform.

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This startup makes it easy to integrate customer data from various sources into a single platform. The company’s co-founder was formerly a product manager at Google.

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A crowdsourced shopping website for Indian customers.

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A platform that enables people to crowdsource and “pay it forward” their expertise to help others

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A startup that’s building an “open-source” virtual network for computer-to-computer communication

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A resource for QA Engineers to find quality software engineering jobs in the US and Canada.

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A startup that helps companies explore their data across different data sources, with the goal of extracting the useful data buried in the data.

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This startup is building an online marketplace for the sale of computer parts, but based on the free and open source project OpenELEC.

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A platform that helps businesses track the true costs of their data, and then helps them make better decisions about where to allocate their resources. This startup is building an enterprise-focused tool that helps businesses track their data and calculate their true costs.

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A startup that has built a visual, crowd-sourced map of the world’s nuclear weapons.

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A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

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A way for people to crowdsource their legal advice, getting online help from a group of attorneys.

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A company that helps companies create, manage, and implement international human resource policies.

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This is an open source project to create a webOS-like platform for a variety of mobile devices.

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Open-source software that provides a platform for the secure exchange of sensitive information

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A startup that helps manufacturers source materials and organize their supply chains.

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An “open source command-line tool for processing Kafka messages”.

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This company is building a “truly independent” alternative to Google News. It looks at all the news sources on the web and aggregates them into a single stream, eliminating the need for users to manually visit all their sources.

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

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A startup that helps employees streamline their use of corporate IT resources.

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A cloud-based platform for crowdsourcing and crowdsourced marketing. The startup is looking to scale by acquiring other startup marketing firms.

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A company that provides software for building, managing and monetizing open source software.

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A startup that collects data on your phone and then turns it into a map of crowdsourced traffic conditions along major roads and highways.

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Open-source data visualization tool that connects together email, web, and desktop. It also integrates into Slack and other tools.

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Open-source, distributed computing that allows people to build and manage their own supercomputers. The company wants to provide people with the means to build their own supercomputers, allowing them to “live in the cloud” at home.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to find and share data sets from different sources. It has raised $3.3 million to date, and is targeting enterprise customers.

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This startup sells a zero-emission travel device that charges a phone, laptop, or other device when the traveler is near a wireless source.

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A platform for crowdsourcing and combining data from different geographic sources.

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A “crowdsourced business intelligence platform”. The startup wants to help businesses predict and manage their growth. It launched in May with 1000 customers.

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A tool to help companies make the right product decisions by crunching data from different sources.

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A “crowd-sourced data science platform.”

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A startup that provides a way for tech companies to manage their digital marketing as one source for all their marketing needs.

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Startup Grind is a global community that aims to connect entrepreneurs and their startups with like-minded people, resources, and events in order to accelerate their growth. Startup Grind Philly is one of the first chapters based in the United States.

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An API for crowdsourced product reviews, allowing brands to run their own polls and aggregate the data.

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A resource for women on the road to help them be better travelers. The company says it’s already working with companies like Microsoft and Time Warner Cable.

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A startup that connects shoppers with crowdsourced personal shoppers. It has been acquired by Groupon.

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A way for mobile users to get notifications from different sources, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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An open source, cloud-based platform that allows companies to track and report on the performance and progress of people and teams.

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A web app that allows people to watch movies and TV when and where they want, using a library of content from various sources.

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A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

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A customer support app for businesses, that helps users get through to human resources, and allows them to receive specific customer service.

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A crowdsourced platform for mail-order brides that lets them communicate with potential suitors.

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

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A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

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Ira is a tool that helps people manage and communicate with their business partners and suppliers. The business development team can use the platform to find and get to know new partners, and the sales team can help handle communication, relationships, and resources, all in one place.

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A tool for finding and hiring independent contractors, allowing companies to outsource tasks to independent contractors with a single click.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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This is a “B2B” resource marketplace for UK legal services. It allows you to find lawyers who can help you with legal needs.

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A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

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A way to build a crowd-sourced marketplace of the best designers.

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The startup is building an online platform that helps B2B companies pull data from their sales and marketing teams to help them better allocate resources. Their service pulls data from tools like Salesforce, Marketo, and Hubspot.

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A crowdsourced design tool that uses user feedback to iterate on the design of a product.

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An open source API for medical device data

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A tool that makes it easy to create software exports from a website into the code the developer needs. It’s like a “convert code to source” tool for web developers.

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A platform that helps businesses like accounting, legal, and human resources departments manage the paperwork, invoicing, and payments for companies all in one place.

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

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This startup says they’re building a Facebook-style news feed for people to read news stories. It’s a way to let news sources share stories without having to pay for a platform.

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A startup that sells a service where you can outsource the work of maintaining your house plants

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Idea: A centralized hub for information and resources for businesses

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Idea: An open source platform for managing the supply chain

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Idea: A series of low-cost, open-source WiFi routers

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Idea: This startup is building a startup marketplace where aspiring entrepreneurs can connect with investors and other resources to make their startup a success

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Idea: Open-source crypto-to-crypto exchanges

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

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Idea: Blockchain-based open-source tool for managing car-sharing communities

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Idea: A tool to help recruiters source candidates and apply for jobs

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Idea: The founders of Recruiterbox have started a new company called Proxee, which is a “CRM for recruiters” The app promises to help recruiters source and manage candidates

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Idea: Use crowdsourced data to build a universal language translation app for developers

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Idea: Crowdsourced AI to predict drone flight paths

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Idea: Open-source, decentralized app store

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Idea: An open source CSS framework for building accessible, high-performance interfaces

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Idea: Mention is a tool for tracking news about your company The startup says it’s a service for journalists who want a way to quickly search through news sources to see what’s being said about a company

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A platform for the construction industry that helps contractors communicate and source and track materials

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Idea: A platform for people to pay for community services, like cleaning or cooking The startup wants to provide a way for people to outsource

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Idea: A startup that wants to bring data-driven insights to the human resources world.

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Idea: A software company that helps small businesses manage their invoicing. The company targets small businesses that don’t have a dedicated finance team or want to outsource the work.

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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 collects different data sources and makes them intelligible, allowing people to make data-driven decisions.

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Idea: A hardware startup looking to build a “developer’s dream”, a library of easy-to-use and open source hardware tools for electronics prototyping.

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This software company is building a platform for developers to use in building apps that can read and process information from multiple data sources, including Telegram.

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A startup that’s built an open-source, artificial intelligence-powered bot that helps you schedule meetings on Slack. The bot is called Lino and was built by a team of ex-Google and ex-Yahoo engineers.

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Idea: The first 100% free, open source code collaboration platform The company has raised $47 million in venture capital and has over 1000 users

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A startup that provides affordable vehicle insurance to people under 25. The startup wants to become the go-to resource for young drivers and disrupt the current auto insurance industry which targets only the high-risk demographic.

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