192 Startup Ideas


  1. Train delay alerts by SMS

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

  3. Order fresh stuff from local farms

  4. Neighborhood phone book

  5. Virtual home interior decorator

  6. SMS donations for charities

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. Marketplace for pre-owned high end clothing

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

  15. 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.

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

  17. An app to help beat procrastination

  18. A service that lets you Airbnb your backyard pool

  19. Self-destructing emails

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

  21. Keyless entry using your phone

  22. Blockchain based lending platform

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

  24. Real world bookmarking app

  25. Pandora of news

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

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

  28. Self-destructing text messages

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

  30. An app to learn one super interesting fact everyday

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

  32. Search engine for K-12 students

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

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

  35. 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.

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

  37. Smart IOT devices for gardening

  38. A tool to keep track of all your subscriptions

  39. A tool that predicts flight delays

  40. Currency calculator with on-the-fly conversion

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

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

  43. Chat with a random person about a current event

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

  45. Photography studio that casts you as characters from movies

  46. A marketplace for developers to sell their side projects

  47. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  53. 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.

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

  55. Privacy policy generator

  56. A gift recommendation engine that pulls products from Amazon

  57. Birthday gifts reminder app

  58. Vacation rental management service

  59. Weekly deliveries of fresh groceries from your local farms

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

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

  62. 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.

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

  64. Service to rent a personal assistant for the day

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

  66. A platform for entrepreneurs to find co-founders

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

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

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

  70. A meditation app

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

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

  73. Service to get paid for reviewing products

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

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

  76. 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.

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

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

  79. An app to help you fall asleep

  80. Cell phone made of biodegradable materials

  81. Service to find a hiking buddy

  82. Automated invoice collections for small businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  93. 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.

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

  95. Advertisement based captcha

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

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

  98. A platform for professionals to barter time and services

  99. Platform to discover emerging social media influencers

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

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

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

  103. Uber for dog walkers

  104. SMS reminders for TODOs

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

  106. SMS alerts for traffic nearby

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

  108. Interest free loans

  109. 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.

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

  111. A habit tracker

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

  113. Search engine for reviews

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

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

  116. Uber for lawn care/yard work

  117. Online shark-tank - pitch investors online

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

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

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

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

  122. Relaunching a service like StumbleUpon

  123. SMS alerts for last minute extremely cheap flight tickets

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

  125. Coffee with nearby professionals

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

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

  128. A chat app for discussing divisive topics with strangers

  129. Tool to generate simple placeholder logos

  130. Relaunch something like Homejoy

  131. Uber for caregivers

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

  133. Site to discover failed startup ideas

  134. 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

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

  136. An app that makes mondays less awful

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

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

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

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

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

  142. Travel agency that shows you dying civilizations

  143. A social network for doctors

  144. Wearable device for assisting the visually challenged

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

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

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

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

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

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

  151. 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)

  152. Meal delivery in hospitals

  153. 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.

  154. An app to split the rent with roommates automatically

  155. Linkedin for challenged/disabled people

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

  157. eBay for free stuff

  158. An online marketplace for scientific experiments

  159. 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.

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

  161. This or that comparison app

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

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

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

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

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

  167. A social network for sharing film suggestions

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

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

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

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

  172. Super local news

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

  174. A service to browse live supermarket inventory

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

  176. 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.

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

  178. 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.

  179. Site to discover startup ideas that were acquired

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

  181. Chewing gum that is good for braces and dentures

  182. Relaunching a service like Vine

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

  184. Uber for babysitters

  185. A directory of conferences, events and speakers

  186. Marketplace for wedding vendors

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

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

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

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

  191. 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

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

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