192 Startup Ideas

  1. Personalized cereal boxes (to celebrate child's achievements)

  2. SMS reminders for TODOs

  3. Service to get paid for reviewing products

  4. A water testing kit to see if your water has minerals and stuff in it and is making you sick

  5. Netflix for home exercise equipment. Swap out your ergometer for an elliptical and then swap that for a treadmill.

  6. An app to suggest outdoor activities based on the weather in your area

  7. Car/home insurance where each user ends up owning part of the insurance company

  8. A tool that predicts flight delays

  9. In-grocery store prep service (buy vegetables first and drop them off to be chopped to your specs - pick them up on the way to checkout)

  10. Chat with a random person about a current event

  11. Self-destructing emails

  12. Selfie drones. Cheap drones that you can attach your smartphone to, that will take the best possible selfie/group selfie.

  13. An app that makes mondays less awful

  14. Rent a pet to see if it's a good idea for your family

  15. A tool to generate or relieve boredom when people need a mental boost

  16. An app to learn one super interesting fact everyday

  17. Marketplace for wedding vendors

  18. Uber for caregivers

  19. A browser extension to show a summary at the top of any news article you are reading

  20. An app to track the progress on the book you're reading through, giving an estimation of how long is left.

  21. Service to find a hiking buddy

  22. An app that sends you alerts for limited free stuff in your area everyday

  23. A service to let you create your own ice cream flavors

  24. Platform to discover emerging social media influencers

  25. A place where people could go to eat/study but would HAVE to do it at the same table with a stranger. It would encourage us to talk to/meet new and interesting people.

  26. Uber for babysitters

  27. Find someone to learn a foreign language from, while you teach them your language

  28. An app to gently remind you of people worse off than you and why you should be grateful for being you.

  29. Currency calculator with on-the-fly conversion

  30. A meter that tells you when you've had enough caffeine and when you should stop drinking.

  31. Social media platform where users vouch for other users on certain topics, skills or professions

  32. An app that notifies you of new laws in your area

  33. 23andMe for cats/dogs - Most pet owners want to know there pets are healthy and in good shape, this would help improve anxiety and do just that.

  34. A trend of the month club, where each month you get mailed something hip with a glossy booklet explaining how cool that item is about to become. Limited to 5,000 people. Gives you a cool story to tell yourself for the rest of the month, and something to talk about with your friends.

  35. A directory of conferences, events and speakers

  36. Uber for auto-repair. Get a trusted mechanic sent to your home.

  37. A service for landlords, managers, and agents to simplify the process of finding and signing a new tenant for your rental property

  38. Birthday gifts reminder app

  39. SMS alerts of news based on events within a 3 mile radius of you

  40. A platform for professionals to donate their time/services to local charities

  41. A service that automatically invests in stocks based on your interests

  42. A chat app for discussing divisive topics with strangers

  43. Annotations for Netflix - see the most interesting scenes in a movie. See what others are thinking about any particular scene.

  44. A browser extension that monitors surfing behavior to let you know when you spend too much time on time wasting sites

  45. ThatsAThing.com - tells you if things already exists

  46. Keyless entry using your phone

  47. An alternative to Facebook, that's clean, functional, and has some basic respect for user's privacy

  48. Hug Buddy - find a random person that is going through tough times to give them a hug and show emotional support

  49. Prepackaged school supplies based on the lists from the school districts

  50. An alternative to Linkedin. Something way less spammy.

  51. Marketplace for pre-owned high end clothing

  52. App to clear your camera roll of duplicates and automatically pick the best photos

  53. Snap a picture of a food dish and get similar dishes or recommendations

  54. An ethical hotline - ethics experts answer questions related to ethics for fee per hour

  55. An app that tells you why modern day trends exist and why you don't necessarily need to conform to them.

  56. A service that lets you rent a fully loaded adventure car

  57. An app that tells you what places are open right now

  58. A marketplace for developers to sell their side projects

  59. A travel company that takes people around to small towns in the South.

  60. A fresh/warm loaf of bread delivered to your door in under an hour

  61. An IMDB for people who have won awards. I want to a quick way to find the professors with the most citations in any given subject, the chefs in the area with the best Zagats reviews, the local high school football players with the most touchdowns, etc.

  62. An online marketplace for scientific experiments

  63. Uber for home made meals. Hire a mom to make you a great meal.

  64. Bedtime story company - Company that you call who reads you a bedtime story if you can't fall asleep

  65. Linkedin for challenged/disabled people

  66. Interview practice company - A company that will do mock interviews with you and give you feedback on your performance.

  67. A service that allows restaurants to fill tables by varying prices to increase demand

  68. Photography studio that casts you as characters from movies

  69. An app to count how many times per day you unlock your phone, and translates that data into how fragmented and weak your focus has become

  70. Neighborhood phone book

  71. A note taking app that's actually affective and different from all the other ones

  72. A service where you are sent a random awesome product from Amazon each week for $5 or under

  73. System that sends me my receipts electronically via email rather than paper copies at the store. Could either work with my credit card company or via the loyalty cards stores offer.

  74. A gift recommendation engine that pulls products from Amazon

  75. A company that makes cloth napkins made of old tshirts

  76. A tailored surprise subscription box. The user tells you their interests. You send them something awesome each month.

  77. An app to figure out how arrogant you are, what level is acceptable for your life/career path and how to improve that.

  78. A social network for sharing film suggestions

  79. Relaunching a service like StumbleUpon

  80. Service that declutters your home when you aren't there

  81. Subscription service that send you one random book each month

  82. SMS alerts for traffic nearby

  83. A gratitude app that teaches you to thank yourself for all the good you do for yourself and for others too.

  84. Service to rent a personal assistant for the day

  85. Subscription service that send you one random trendy movie each week

  86. An app to tell you exact wait times at restaurants nearby

  87. An easier way to meet like minded people in your area

  88. App to round up your spare change on purchases and donate it charity

  89. Ads on paper towels. Give out free paper towel rolls, each tab has some unique advertisement on it.

  90. A workaholic checker app - Analyses your calendar and where you spend your time, helping you move away from workaholism, and closer to balance.

  91. Order fresh stuff from local farms

  92. Service that keeps inventory in a household (products, cleaning, etc.)

  93. Uber for lawn care/yard work

  94. This or that comparison app

  95. Uber for dog walkers

  96. Real-time world/local news on an interactive map

  97. A meditation app

  98. Smart IOT devices for gardening

  99. Home delivery of pet food/snacks/toys on a set schedule

  100. Netflix for books/used books; online delivery service

  101. A self praise app. Sometimes you need encouragement, use the applause app to get praise for your accomplishments from supporting peers

  102. Train delay alerts by SMS

  103. Site to discover failed startup ideas

  104. A lost and found aggregator, pulling from craigslist and various other sources

  105. An alarm clock app that charges you a nickel each time you click snooze

  106. Known For - discover what each restaurant or store is known for or special for

  107. Advertisement based captcha

  108. A food service where you can email them your mom's recipes and have them make it for you and deliver it during lunch time.

  109. Themed newsletters - Daily, weekly or monthly newsletters themed at making you the best possible version of you that you can be

  110. Automated invoice collections for small businesses

  111. An app that lets you scan a parking sign and tell you if you can actually park there or not

  112. Real-time mentions of your startup from social & the web

  113. Keep track of your plants and remember to water them

  114. A tool to keep track of all your subscriptions

  115. A website that aggregates places you can go for factory tours. Like Ben & Jerry's, the Cape Cod potato chips factory, etc.

  116. Privacy policy generator

  117. Chewing gum that is good for braces and dentures

  118. An app to post a list of food from your pantry you want to get rid of, to see if others want it

  119. Personalized alarm clocks that sync with a user's body and their iPhone

  120. Wearable device for assisting the visually challenged

  121. Job swap board for stay at home moms – I'll do your laundry if you do my grocery shopping.

  122. Tool to plan a random vacation based on your budget

  123. Vacation rental management service

  124. A habit tracker

  125. A memory training chrome extension - Every day a new memory training exercises will appears in your Chrome tabs for you to work through.

  126. An app to split the rent with roommates automatically

  127. A social network for doctors

  128. A live streaming video platform focused on video gaming and eSports

  129. Real world bookmarking app

  130. Site to discover startup ideas that were acquired

  131. An app to help you fall asleep

  132. A social platform for watching sports and communicating with others who are watching the same game

  133. A service that lets you Airbnb your backyard pool

  134. An email bot that sends sarcastic messages over and over when you open your emails (client or otherwise).

  135. Platform to let users split subscription costs and share services such as cable tv, HBO, Netflix, etc

  136. Meal delivery in hospitals

  137. Automatic thank you notes, sent to contacts as a postcard generated from uploaded contact lists. On the card is a highly realistic signature that users digitally upload.

  138. Tool to generate simple placeholder logos

  139. Brainstorm support – call in service with someone to talk with you to help get your brain going

  140. A platform for entrepreneurs to find co-founders

  141. Blockchain based lending platform

  142. Recycling for people (offer to pick up their recyclables and take care of it all for them... for a fee + the value of the recyclables

  143. Relaunching a service like Vine

  144. Cleanflix - a service that lets you automatically skip nudity on Netflix

  145. An app to notify you when you are no longer on hold, so you don't have to listen to hold music anymore

  146. A service to get on demand help and advice on the health of your pets, making sure they’re always happy and well

  147. An online community where investors share investment ideas with each other

  148. Mobile app that notes the GPS location of your car when you park it so you can find it again

  149. An app that asks if you should send an email or message before you send it (avoids being triggered by emotions etc.)

  150. An app that lets you grab your favorite snips/clips from a movie to share them with friends

  151. A place to play board games and eat/drink, like a coffee house, but where board games are the main focus.

  152. Pandora of news

  153. Coffee with nearby professionals

  154. A gift card exchange marketplace where anybody can buy, sell, or trade their new or pre-owned gift cards

  155. An app to help beat procrastination

  156. A water bottle that rewards you for reusing it, refilling it and drinking more water.

  157. A service that provides specific enthusiastic people who want to volunteer or have time to go engage with people at nursing homes and doing activities with them.

  158. A service that lets you annotate any video on the web

  159. An app to find someone to go on an adventure with

  160. Nap stations throughout the city. To integrate it into our culture, we can introduce them through napping stations similar to coffee houses.

  161. Search engine for reviews

  162. Interest free loans

  163. A website that aggregates food in grocery stores that is about to expire and gives you a big discount on it. This would help to greatly reduce the millions of tons of pre-consumer food waste each year.

  164. A platform for professionals to barter time and services

  165. Netflix for expensive clothing. Users can cycle through a couple items per month

  166. An app to cheer you up when you're having a bad day

  167. SMS donations for charities

  168. Bike Garage. A garage within a current attended car garage that stores bikes for a small fee and you are guaranteed it will not be stolen.

  169. American Idol online where the user judge the you own peers and strangers, built on a karaoke format.

  170. An app to quickly fact check arguments using high quality resources/sources if a point/argument has solid scientific backing

  171. Cell phone made of biodegradable materials

  172. Self-destructing text messages

  173. An app to help you better focus throughout the day

  174. A service for spam mailboxes, disposable email accounts for all your junkmail

  175. Super local news

  176. An app to help you read through web pages faster

  177. Grocery delivery service for college campuses: Fresh direct for dorm rooms.

  178. A company that digs your car out of the snow and removes snow from your driveway and starts car in the morning.

  179. Virtual home interior decorator

  180. An app that tracks when you're your best self and aims to do what it can to keep you/get you back to that point

  181. A calorie counting app that gives advice to improve what you're doing based on the actions you’re taking

  182. Discovering some random plant based alternative to lithium, something that is a battery technology breakthrough

  183. eBay for free stuff

  184. A service to browse live supermarket inventory

  185. Relaunch something like Homejoy

  186. Weekly deliveries of fresh groceries from your local farms

  187. Book summary podcast – would include a long version with an in-depth summary and a lazy person’s version with three things to know and what to say when someone asks you about it.

  188. A service that connects the homeless with someone who is regularly integrated into society. This person will become friends with the homeless person and talk with them, help them to believe in themselves again.

  189. Travel agency that shows you dying civilizations

  190. Online shark-tank - pitch investors online

  191. SMS alerts for last minute extremely cheap flight tickets

  192. Search engine for K-12 students

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