192 Startup Ideas

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

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

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

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

  5. Privacy policy generator

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

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

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

  9. Self-destructing text messages

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

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

  12. SMS alerts for last minute extremely cheap flight tickets

  13. Service to rent a personal assistant for the day

  14. A platform for professionals to barter time and services

  15. 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.

  16. Automated invoice collections for small businesses

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

  18. Meal delivery in hospitals

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

  20. Uber for lawn care/yard work

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

  22. A habit tracker

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

  24. 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.

  25. Cell phone made of biodegradable materials

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

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

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

  29. Travel agency that shows you dying civilizations

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

  31. Train delay alerts by SMS

  32. 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.

  33. A social network for doctors

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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

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

  38. Relaunch something like Homejoy

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

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

  41. This or that comparison app

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

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

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

  45. 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.

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

  47. Virtual home interior decorator

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

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

  50. Site to discover failed startup ideas

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

  52. A service to browse live supermarket inventory

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

  54. Blockchain based lending platform

  55. Marketplace for wedding vendors

  56. 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.

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

  58. Pandora of news

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

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

  61. 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

  62. Photography studio that casts you as characters from movies

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

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

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

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

  67. An app to help you fall asleep

  68. Coffee with nearby professionals

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

  70. Service to get paid for reviewing products

  71. A gift recommendation engine that pulls products from Amazon

  72. A directory of conferences, events and speakers

  73. Uber for caregivers

  74. Search engine for K-12 students

  75. A tool to keep track of all your subscriptions

  76. 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.

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

  78. An app that makes mondays less awful

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

  80. Site to discover startup ideas that were acquired

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

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

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

  84. SMS alerts for traffic nearby

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

  86. SMS donations for charities

  87. Real world bookmarking app

  88. 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

  89. Online shark-tank - pitch investors online

  90. Uber for dog walkers

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

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

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

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

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

  96. Relaunching a service like StumbleUpon

  97. Super local news

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

  99. 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.

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

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

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

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

  104. Vacation rental management service

  105. Smart IOT devices for gardening

  106. Search engine for reviews

  107. Order fresh stuff from local farms

  108. A service that lets you Airbnb your backyard pool

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

  110. Self-destructing emails

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

  112. Weekly deliveries of fresh groceries from your local farms

  113. Marketplace for pre-owned high end clothing

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

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

  116. A platform for entrepreneurs to find co-founders

  117. Wearable device for assisting the visually challenged

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

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

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

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

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

  123. Service to find a hiking buddy

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

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

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

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

  128. An app to learn one super interesting fact everyday

  129. Platform to discover emerging social media influencers

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

  131. A marketplace for developers to sell their side projects

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

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

  134. SMS reminders for TODOs

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

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

  137. Neighborhood phone book

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

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

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

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

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

  143. Currency calculator with on-the-fly conversion

  144. Keyless entry using your phone

  145. Uber for babysitters

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

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

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

  149. Chat with a random person about a current event

  150. 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.

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

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

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

  154. Linkedin for challenged/disabled people

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

  156. A meditation app

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

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

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

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

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

  162. An app to split the rent with roommates automatically

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

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

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

  166. Relaunching a service like Vine

  167. 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.

  168. Birthday gifts reminder app

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

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

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

  172. Chewing gum that is good for braces and dentures

  173. A social network for sharing film suggestions

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

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

  176. An online marketplace for scientific experiments

  177. 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.

  178. Advertisement based captcha

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

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

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

  182. Interest free loans

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

  184. Tool to generate simple placeholder logos

  185. An app to help beat procrastination

  186. 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)

  187. eBay for free stuff

  188. 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.

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

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

  191. A tool that predicts flight delays

  192. A chat app for discussing divisive topics with strangers


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