192 Startup Ideas


  1. Relaunching a service like Vine

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

  3. Travel agency that shows you dying civilizations

  4. Tool to generate simple placeholder logos

  5. Uber for babysitters

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

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

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

  9. Coffee with nearby professionals

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. An app to help beat procrastination

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

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

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

  19. Train delay alerts by SMS

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

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

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

  23. Privacy policy generator

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

  25. Online shark-tank - pitch investors online

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

  27. Virtual home interior decorator

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

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

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

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

  32. A service that lets you Airbnb your backyard pool

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

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

  35. An app to help you fall asleep

  36. A tool to keep track of all your subscriptions

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

  38. Blockchain based lending platform

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

  40. 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

  41. SMS alerts for last minute extremely cheap flight tickets

  42. 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.

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

  44. Pandora of news

  45. Keyless entry using your phone

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

  47. 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.

  48. Automated invoice collections for small businesses

  49. A chat app for discussing divisive topics with strangers

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

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

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

  53. 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.

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

  55. Chewing gum that is good for braces and dentures

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

  57. A tool that predicts flight delays

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

  59. A habit tracker

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

  61. 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.

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

  63. A meditation app

  64. Birthday gifts reminder app

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

  66. Self-destructing emails

  67. Site to discover startup ideas that were acquired

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

  69. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76. Vacation rental management service

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

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

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

  80. A platform for entrepreneurs to find co-founders

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

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

  83. 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.

  84. Smart IOT devices for gardening

  85. Wearable device for assisting the visually challenged

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

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

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

  89. Site to discover failed startup ideas

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

  91. Neighborhood phone book

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

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

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

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

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

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

  98. A social network for doctors

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

  100. Search engine for reviews

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

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

  103. Marketplace for pre-owned high end clothing

  104. Advertisement based captcha

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

  106. eBay for free stuff

  107. Meal delivery in hospitals

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

  109. Chat with a random person about a current event

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

  111. Self-destructing text messages

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

  113. SMS reminders for TODOs

  114. Platform to discover emerging social media influencers

  115. Cell phone made of biodegradable materials

  116. Service to get paid for reviewing products

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

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

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

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

  121. Currency calculator with on-the-fly conversion

  122. A marketplace for developers to sell their side projects

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

  124. Search engine for K-12 students

  125. A gift recommendation engine that pulls products from Amazon

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

  127. 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

  128. Linkedin for challenged/disabled people

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

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

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

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

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

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

  135. SMS donations for charities

  136. Service to rent a personal assistant for the day

  137. An app that makes mondays less awful

  138. Real world bookmarking app

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

  140. A directory of conferences, events and speakers

  141. Relaunching a service like StumbleUpon

  142. Uber for lawn care/yard work

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

  144. SMS alerts for traffic nearby

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

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

  147. Interest free loans

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

  149. A service to browse live supermarket inventory

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

  151. 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.

  152. This or that comparison app

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

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

  155. 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.

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

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

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

  159. Weekly deliveries of fresh groceries from your local farms

  160. 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.

  161. Relaunch something like Homejoy

  162. 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)

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

  164. Super local news

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

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

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

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

  169. Photography studio that casts you as characters from movies

  170. Uber for dog walkers

  171. 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.

  172. A social network for sharing film suggestions

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

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

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

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

  177. Uber for caregivers

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

  179. An app to split the rent with roommates automatically

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

  181. Marketplace for wedding vendors

  182. Order fresh stuff from local farms

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

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

  185. An app to learn one super interesting fact everyday

  186. An online marketplace for scientific experiments

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

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

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

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

  191. Service to find a hiking buddy

  192. A platform for professionals to barter time and services