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Local Startup Ideas



1 year ago

SITU is building a messaging app to help people connect with their local government. It’s meant to make government more approachable and transparent to the public.

3,273
10 months ago

Advertise your business online in 20 different languages, for free, in your local market.

282
11 months ago

A social platform for people to connect with local businesses. The app works as a “local discovery app” that helps people discover places to eat and shop, and connects them with local businesses.

232
11 months ago

Localization software that helps companies hire workers who can speak, read, and write in multiple languages.

199
5 months ago

A global marketplace for local goods that requires zero inventory or storage costs. The startup says it can deliver goods from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world within 48 hours.

162
1 year ago

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

161
6 months ago

A company that helps brands do email marketing by making it painless for them to set up a local mailing list.

154
1 year ago

A startup for city-dwellers to browse, buy and sell locally produced goods.

153
11 months ago

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

146
11 months ago

A startup that allows you to rent kayaks and other water sports equipment in your local area

135
1 year ago

A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

131
1 year ago

A startup that will allow people to build websites for their local community, and then charge a monthly fee for that service.

130
9 months ago

A new way to find great local coffee.

126
11 months ago

A B2B platform for local businesses that helps them find and choose the right contractors for the job.

125
1 year ago

A company that helps people easily find local, personal tax preparers. It’s a bit like TaxJar, which helps make tax season less painful.

122
1 year ago

A startup that provides an online directory of local services (ie car mechanics, painters, etc)

119
1 year ago

A company that helps companies and individuals find the best local plumbers for renovations and repairs.

119
1 year ago

The startup is an online marketplace for local services. Currently it’s focused on New York City.

118
1 year ago

A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

117
1 year ago

A company that builds a network of local SMEs to share pricing information for their services.

116
1 year ago

An online marketplace for local services and products. It launched in June 2018 with a focus on renovations and childcare.

115
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find a local moving company

113
1 year ago

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

112
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

111
1 year ago

An aggregator of local content apps for restaurants, retailers, travel, beauty, and more.

111
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service for people who are visiting a new city, to help them get a feel for the local culture

110
1 year ago

A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.

110
1 year ago

A social media platform that brings brand power to the local community. It works by giving brands a platform on which they can interact with consumers and promote their products.

110
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that connects farmers with their local food bank. The farmers will use the app to schedule deliveries of food, and the food bank will use the app to get the food delivered to their warehouse. The startup is building the platform with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

110
1 year ago

A company that helps nonprofits and local governments hire digital marketing agencies that are more targeted to their needs. They’re currently offering 5 hours of consulting and digital marketing services for $200.

110
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who are buying or selling real estate to find local contractors to do work on their home

109
1 year ago

Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

109
1 year ago

A way to build and test websites locally - without leaving your local machine, using a browser-based editor.

108
1 year ago

A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

108
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people find and hire home cleaners who are local, and who have the right experience. They want to help the market for home cleaning, which often lacks liquidity, by bringing order and transparency to the market.

107
1 year ago

A new way for people to connect with a local author, connecting publishers and authors in order to help local authors earn more.

107
1 year ago

A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

107
1 year ago

A startup that helps people buy and sell things locally through the app. Pricy is hoping to compete with services like Carousell and OLX, which have been operating in the same niche for years.

107
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where you can pay a monthly fee to have a local sitter take care of your pet

106
1 year ago

This app helps people connect with their local breweries

106
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

106
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help citizens learn about and get involved in local issues.

104
11 months ago

Online platform that helps small businesses access business loans and credit cards from local banks. The startup has raised $2 million from a range of investors.

104
1 year ago

A company that makes customized, local, dog treat recipes. The startup is making a recipe book for pet owners.

103
1 year ago

This startup is building a payment platform to help rural local businesses accept credit cards. The startup is based in the Philippines and has been working with both credit cards and bank-issued debit cards in the country.

103
1 year ago

A Facebook Messenger bot to order groceries from local stores and deliver them to your home. The company launched in 2017 as a way to increase delivery speeds, with the goal being to make deliveries within 30 minutes of the order being placed.

103
11 months ago

A platform that helps companies find new recruits. It’s a version of LinkedIn for job seekers, with a focus on the needs of local companies.

102
1 year ago

A way to find local help when you’re running a service-based business. The service tries to find contractors and other types of work that you need done, then match you with the right person to perform the work.

101
1 year ago

A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

101
1 year ago

A company that lets you find a local attorney and pay via credit card.

101
1 year ago

An idea that would let anyone be a coder or designer for local versions of the web. Google is interested.

101
1 year ago

Launched in July, this startup is building a network of fitness centers that work with local gyms, and can charge you less at each location.

101
1 year ago

A startup to help people find and support local charities.

100
1 year ago

A startup that connects businesses with local people to help them do things that require a lot of hands-on labor, like construction or gardening.

99
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that lets you make appointments for a medical doctor at your local hospital.

99
11 months ago

A startup that connects users with local services. The company claims to organize services by proximity, and to have a network of over 20,000 service providers.

99
10 months ago

A tool for finding the highest-rated local restaurants, bars, or retail locations.

98
1 year ago

A platform for creating and sharing content related to the local community, such as local guides and news.

97
1 year ago

A startup for managing knowledge management tasks for local government, such as data governance, mission management and knowledge management.

97
1 year ago

A startup that plans to build a “platform for sharing and trading of local expertise”

97
1 year ago

A company that pairs with local taxi drivers to make group rides more affordable.

97
1 year ago

Helps members of a school community get access to free local yoga.

97
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

97
1 year ago

A company that wants to re-create the good old days of the local neighborhood hardware store for modern consumers. They want to build a modern version of the mobile app that lets people buy and sell their stuff in a local community.

97
1 year ago

A virtual reality startup that enables “hyper-local beer tasting”.

97
1 year ago

A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

97
1 year ago

This startup is building a better way to find local services. The company is taking a data-driven approach to finding services for residents in a given city and helping them find what they are looking for.

96
1 year ago

Localized and hand-curated content for small businesses, such as a website’s homepage, blog, and store.

96
1 year ago

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

96
5 months ago

This SaaS startup is a “peer to peer platform for small and medium sized businesses” that helps small businesses connect with each other, allowing them to find the best local businesses for different needs.

96
1 year ago

Connecting the bike-sharing market in China to the local electric vehicle market. The Startup offers a low cost electric car battery that can be swapped into an electric bike.

95
1 year ago

a startup that wants to help you find an electrician or plumber from a group of local pros. All you have to do is plug in the city and zip code.

95
1 year ago

A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

94
1 year ago

A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

94
1 year ago

Webpage software for local non-profits. The company wants to help non-profits to reach more people with the tools they need to build their mission-critical websites.

94
1 year ago

A text-messaging app that allows people to pay businesses via text message. The startup wants to replace the cashier at your local store.

94
1 year ago

This is a startup that wants to help small and medium-size companies connect with local communities. The company provides an online platform to help companies find local talent, and has a built-in business development tool to help build relationships between companies and local businesses.

94
1 year ago

A hotel booking app for the Middle East, powered by a social network of travelers and a marketplace of local and international hotel partners.

94
10 months ago

A pizza app that allows you to order delivery from local pizzerias.

94
10 months ago

A partnership with a local entrepreneur to help them get their product to market.

94
1 year ago

The app is meant to help people feel connected to their communities and to learn about local government, news, and weather. It’s being built by the tech team of a Philly-based newsroom and has been in the works since 2013.

93
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

93
11 months ago

 A platform that allows users to find and book service from any local service provider. The startup just raised $3.4 million.

93
1 year ago

A startup that wants to provide on-demand errands to local residents. The startup wants to compete against services like DoorDash and Postmates.

92
1 year ago

A startup that connects users with local experts to help with everything from home projects to personal finance.

92
1 year ago

This is an app that helps users find and get into classes at local dance studios.

92
1 year ago

In the past year, the startup has grown to have over 500 media outlets and over 1,000 reporters and editors, covering everything from sports to politics, and local to international. They’re aiming to grow that to 10,000 members and double the number of journalists that cover the news.

92
1 year ago

One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

92
1 year ago

A platform that connects local shops with brands looking for wholesale deals through a one-stop shop.

92
1 year ago

A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

92
1 year ago

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

92
1 year ago

A startup that provides a directory for people to find local restaurants with vegan options

91
1 year ago

A local delivery service that uses the power of group buying to bring the price of a meal down to a single total cost per person.

91
1 year ago

A small, locally-owned business in the Twin Cities that sells and rents space to small nonprofits and non-profits.

91
1 year ago

A startup that’s building an app to allow people to buy and sell products from one another who are local to each other, with the goal of making local commerce easier.

91
17 days ago

A company that connects people with local handymen, who can perform repairs for them for a percentage of the cost.

91
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where you can get a house cleaned for you and then get a certificate to get a discount at a local store

90
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

90
1 year ago

A mobile app that allows users to easily send and receive money. The startup was founded in July and is focused on working with local banks in the US. It aims to get users to use the app to send money directly to their local bank accounts or other people’s bank accounts.

90
1 year ago

A virtual assistant platform that connects customers with local car repair professionals.

90
1 year ago

Postmates is a delivery service for local goods. Postmates is trying to build out a delivery-only service for people who have a car or bike, and don’t want to own a car or bike themselves, but don’t have anybody to give their stuff to.

89
1 year ago

A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

89
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

89
1 year ago

A local rideshare company with a focus on Latin America.

89
1 year ago

This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

89
1 year ago

A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

88
1 year ago

This startup wants to make a better platform for finding local business in your area by combining location data from your phone and the location data of your contacts.

88
1 year ago

A restaurant-like space in a building that lets local entrepreneurs run a curated collection of food businesses — a quick-service restaurant, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, a bakery, etc. — in a single location. The space also offers shared office space and has a private chef who can cook for customers.

88
1 year ago

A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

87
1 year ago

The online marketplace where used cars can be bought from sellers and sold to buyers. The startup is private and hasn’t released much information on its model, but it’s looking to build a local network of auto sellers and buyers who make purchases through a mobile app.

86
1 year ago

A mobile app that allows users to find the exact product they want at a local store, making it easier to shop for groceries by location.

85
1 year ago

A platform for selling and buying things on your phone, similar to eBay and Craigslist, but with more personalization and a focus on local finds. In beta as of July, the company is not yet profitable, but has already signed up over 500 beta testers.

84
1 year ago

UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

83
1 year ago

Hopper is a way for people to find, discover, and share local events.

83
1 year ago

A startup that wants to replace the need for cashiers at your local grocery store. It’s a kiosk with a full-sized grocery store inside, with plans to expand to more locations in the future. They’re currently in beta in Philadelphia.

83
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people get local deals and coupons for things like a haircut, lunch, and a movie

83
1 year ago

A business that connects customers to local businesses and events.

82
1 year ago

This startup is building a photo-sharing app that helps users organize and share photos. It’s like Pinterest but for local events and places.

82
1 year ago

A company that is building a new kind of search engine that helps you find the best vendors in a given local market. It’s part of the idea that government services should be made more efficient and easy to use.

82
1 year ago

An enterprise software company that works with local governments and educations systems, pitching its product as “the one app for everything.”

82
3 months ago

A platform that connects local businesses to kids' camps and other activities for kids

82
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

A startup that connects users with local businesses, so they can find services and goods to buy and use. It also generates revenue by helping consumers save money on things like groceries, dry cleaning, and layaway.

81
1 year ago

A platform for volunteer-powered projects that allows citizens to crowdsource solutions to local problems. It helps cities and nonprofits connect with volunteers to solve challenges like pollution, hunger, homelessness.

81
1 year ago

A startup that connects you with a local trainer for a one-on-one workout.

80
1 year ago

A platform for delivering information about local jobs to job seekers. The startup is currently operating in NYC, Chicago, and Portland.

79
1 year ago

Young startup that’s building a self-driving, electric semi-truck. Traveling 80 miles on one charge, the truck is meant to be used for local deliveries.

78
1 year ago

A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

78
11 months ago

This startup is building a company to help local businesses in the UK with their bookkeeping and accounting needs.

78
5 months ago

An AI-powered search engine that learns from your searches to create personalized content. It’s meant to serve as a search engine for all things like local events, weather, news, and sports, with a focus on the “people-centric” aspects of the internet.

78
1 year ago

Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

77
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to get into clean energy. It wants to provide customers with the option to buy certified clean energy and provide assistance with using local solar panels.

77
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be the “Yelp for small businesses”, helping them connect to customers and other local businesses in their area, and help them grow and engage with their customers. Currently has $100,000 in seed funding.

77
1 year ago

A startup that connects business owners with moms who want to use their space for parties. The startup, which launched in June, is working with over 20 local businesses to help owners find moms to host dinner, bake sales, lunch meetings, and much more.

76
1 year ago

SaaS business that connects classifieds sites with local businesses. The startup is looking to build a platform that allows for the seamless, customized discovery of local businesses.

76
1 year ago

A consumer-facing app that allows users to make online purchases of items from their local grocery store, like milk and bread.

76
8 months ago

This startup is building a global network of local legal aid attorneys to help low income people in the US access legal aid, from free legal clinics to pro bono legal services.

76
1 year ago

A startup that sells high-quality, locally made clothes for men who want something more stylish than what you can find at Old Navy

75
1 year ago

This startup’s utility is powered by the sharing economy. The app allows people to connect with local drivers and couriers to take care of what can be a labor-intensive activity, like moving a couch to a new apartment or delivering art to a new home.

75
1 year ago

A tool tasked with helping local governments and non-profits collaborate through digital tools.

75
1 year ago

A startup for home services, featuring local contractors and service providers.

75
1 year ago

A social platform for a new generation of sports fans. The company wants to attract the casual sports fan who never watches their local teams on TV, but enjoys following them online. The startup is currently in YC Summer 2019.

74
1 year ago

A small loan marketplace that allows anyone to lend and borrow locally, in person, with no credit score required.

74
1 year ago

A company that offers product-design services to local businesses.

74
1 year ago

A company that wants to build a local dating app in the US for people in the LGBTQ community.

74
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

73
1 year ago

A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

73
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for local governments to take bids for public works projects.

73
1 year ago

A career search platform that helps employers find local talent.

73
1 year ago

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

73
1 year ago

A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

71
1 year ago

A travel booking service for customers who prefer to stay in a more local or independent hotel. The company wants to make the whole booking process faster and more intuitive.

71
1 year ago

Notion is a platform that aims to simplify the purchase process for small businesses. Rather than buying products online, you can link their local brick-and-mortar store to the website and have the products delivered to you.

70
1 year ago

An online shopping portal that displays local deals in real time and lets users filter deals by category, price, time and distance or set up deal alerts.

70
1 year ago

A company that connects stores’ cashiers with our grocery delivery apps. Express Grocer lets customers order groceries from a local store and have them delivered to their door step.

69
11 months ago

 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

69
1 year ago

A company that aims to help people find the best local plumbers for their needs. It’s a service that lets people in the US and Canada search for local plumbers on a list of vetted pros.

68
1 year ago

A local delivery service for restaurants to deliver lunch to people who are out and about.

68
10 months ago

A mobile app that connects users to the best local organic food, and helps them pay for it with their credit card

68
1 year ago

This startup has a software-as-a-service that helps homeowners build custom products online, which they sell to their local brick-and-mortar stores through an e-commerce platform.

67
1 year ago

The company launched an online tool to help local governments manage payroll and other administrative functions.

67
1 year ago

A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

67
1 year ago

A booking app for millennials, featuring curated events from a local partner.

67
1 year ago

A startup that wants to take the pain out of international travel booking by creating a marketplace where travelers can find last-minute deals from local vendors.

66
9 months ago

A way for people to invest in their communities and learn about local businesses

66
1 year ago

A platform that helps local governments make decisions about vacant properties. It's similar to other services like Airbnb, but for rentals.

65
1 year ago

A global payments platform that connects businesses to their local community.

65
10 months ago

A company that is working with local governments to help them use the power of social media to bring transparency to city hall.

65
1 year ago

A company that helps people find and hire local contractors and tradespeople.

64
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that allows users to buy and sell local goods to each other directly in person, without going through a middleman.

64
1 year ago

A platform for recruiting tech talent for local startups

64
1 year ago

A company that builds software that helps local governments and non-profit organizations use data to build better services for their communities. The startup wants to build a cloud-based platform that acts as a repository for all local government data.

63
1 year ago

A product meant to help people find a local company to service their car/truck.

63
1 year ago

A company that helps connect businesses with local suppliers and help them manage inventory better

62
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps companies oversee employees who are abroad, allowing them to keep tabs on how employees are using their tools, and providing them with detailed and localized customer service.

62
1 year ago

The BLS blog provides a daily newsletter, typically written by an economist, that summarizes recent changes in labor market conditions locally and nationally, and features summaries of research findings.

62
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find local businesses to buy their products from, and allows businesses to ask users to review their products.

62
11 months ago

A digital currency for local commerce that can be used in the UK and Europe.

62
10 months ago

A smartphone case that stores a business card, works as a stylus, and can charge your phone. The case is developed by a local craftsman in Taiwan.

62
1 year ago

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

61
1 year ago

A company that connects large retailers with local farmers, allowing them to buy produce directly from them and have it delivered to their store locally.

61
1 year ago

A startup that wants to reduce the amount of time it takes to travel around local cities.

61
1 year ago

A home cleaning service that aims to be the Uber of its industry, connecting customers to local cleaners

61
1 year ago

A platform that connects businesses with the communities that surround them, allowing them to connect with their local customers, suppliers, and employees.

61
1 year ago

A small business-to-business startup that aims to be Uber for local services.

60
1 year ago

A startup that builds communities around local events and share content.

60
1 year ago

A startup that is building a mobile app to help drivers avoid parking tickets. They’re also looking to partner with local governments.

60
1 year ago

A startup that connects travelers to locals who want to hang out

60
1 year ago

A platform that facilitates local sales of used clothing. It allows users to post their items, and then lets a user who is looking to purchase an item find an appropriate buyer.

60
1 year ago

A company that’s building a library catalog for libraries. It’s a “meta-library” that’s meant to help libraries keep track of collections and allow users to find books by library, author, or keyword. It’s a local library solution, though it can also be integrated with Amazon and other online libraries.

60
1 year ago

Shoppers are no longer satisfied with the bulky, slow, and expensive payment options available today. Shift wants to provide the option of paying with cash at local stores.

60
1 year ago

A startup that provides all-in-one software for shoppers who want to compare prices on goods. It’s an Amazon-style price-comparison engine, but with a focus on regional stores and local prices.

60
2 months ago

A platform to help companies and individuals connect with local talent communities and tap into a pool of skilled talent to fill their open positions.

60
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find and book local services like house cleaning or pet sitting.

59
1 year ago

A blockchain-based platform to help hyper-local vendors make online sales.

59
1 year ago

 Expat startups that sell local products and services to expats in their new location.

59
11 months ago

An online lending platform that provides loans to local businesses. The startup says they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more businesses grow.”

59
1 year ago

An online directory of local hairstyling and beauty products.

58
1 year ago

A platform for hiring and managing employees at the city level, connecting businesses to local workers, and also to city governments for help.

58
1 year ago

This is a startup that wants to make it easier for people to make products in multiple languages. It currently offers a single language editor, aimed at creating text-based localizations for a single language, and plans to launch a tool for generating voiceover scripts.

58
1 year ago

An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

58
1 year ago

A product that aims to use machine learning to predict when things like a bag of chips or a soda will go bad and sell it to local grocers at a lower price to keep fresh foods on the shelves.

58
11 months ago

A platform that helps users find great deals from local businesses, but don’t have to go to the store. The startup sees itself competing with Groupon, although it hopes to target smaller businesses and compete with Groupon’s recent move to focus on higher-margin, bigger deals.

58
8 months ago

A company that’s building a framework for a fully decentralized digital banking network, a system that would be made up of a network of independent, local banks.

58
8 months ago

The startup is building a service that helps companies like consumer goods companies like L’Oreal, Unilever and Nestle create products that can be customized for local tastes. The startup works with companies to create their own version of the company’s product that is customized for the consumer by taking it to market.

58
8 months ago

A startup that helps small businesses connect with local merchants in a similar way that Zumper and other real estate startups connect landlords. It counts a pair of YC startups among clients.

58
1 year ago

A “street level” mobile app that helps users select a local driver to take them to their destination, and pay for the trip via the app.

57
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local flights. The startup is already seeing 1,000 downloads every week and is expanding nationally with a $500,000 investment.

57
1 year ago

Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

56
1 year ago

A B2B specialist that connects global buyers with local manufacturers. The company is building a supply chain management platform for businesses that is meant to be faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

56
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses by organising and managing all their local events, from local meetups to trade shows.

55
1 year ago

A startup that creates apps for restaurants, choosing to partner with restaurants that have a “local” feel. The startup is currently focusing on the US and UK, but plans to expand to other countries.

54
1 year ago

The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

53
1 year ago

A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses find a local contractor and reserve time with them for maintenance and repairs.

53
6 months ago

This startup is building a “cloud” of data centers around the world, so that the data center closest to the user is the most reliable. It’s similar to Amazon Web Services, but more localized.

53
1 year ago

An online marketplace for products and services, with an emphasis on local food and services.

52
1 year ago

A startup that provides on-demand access to a local barista. The concept is similar to Uber Eats, except these “district kitchens” are meant to be in neighborhoods that don’t have their own cafes. The service is currently only available in one city, but plans to expand to others in the near future.

52
8 months ago

This startup is developing a software platform to help local food producers and farmers grow and distribute their crops and foods.

52
1 year ago

A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

51
10 months ago

A platform connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants and markets, enabling them to access a wide selection of local products and services.

51
1 year ago

Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

49
1 year ago

A platform for connecting local businesses with local talent at the point of need.

49
11 months ago

A company that makes it easier for companies to sell products in the Philippines through a local market.

49
10 months ago

What if the internet let you check on your stocks, find a doctor, and pay your bills The company’s app connects users to the information they need, from financial news to local restaurant reviews. The company has raised $6.4 million in funding.

49
1 year ago

A mobile platform that allows people to provide information about local events, or to check-in to events. The company has been in stealth for a year, and was recently accepted into Y Combinator's Summer 2019 class.

48
1 year ago

A company that wants to help people make their own cocktails, and add them to the bar menu at their local businesses. The company is selling bottles with the name of their cocktail already printed on them.

48
1 year ago

A user-interactive tool to help local governments communicate with citizens about issues

48
9 months ago

A tool that helps people find local services that they need, including things like dog walking, cleaners, and plumbers.

48
10 months ago

The company is building an app that will allow users to search for, and then pay for, movie tickets at local movie theaters.

47
1 year ago

A “local” marketplace for students to find tutors and classes.

46
1 year ago

A digital platform that helps retailers predict demand in local markets for holiday products.

46
10 months ago

The startup is building its own 2-way messaging service for local groups in the U.S., which it says will help groups organize their events and events organizers get in touch with people.

46
10 months ago

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

46
9 months ago

A platform that helps local governments and organizations work with volunteers to reach people who might not otherwise be reached.

46
1 year ago

The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

45
1 year ago

A French startup that wants to bring a more accessible way to access financial services to the unbanked in developing countries. The startup is building a mobile app that connects to the bank account of the unbanked, and then allows them to make international transfers and even cash out to a local currency.

45
1 month ago

Local startup that uses AI to help consumers find real estate listings and make offers.

45
1 year ago

A startup in the health space is building a new device that connects people with a local doctor on demand, allowing them to get diagnoses and prescription refills on the spot. The startup has raised $3.1 million in funding.

44
3 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for consumers to order pickup and delivery from local restaurants and businesses.

44
10 months ago

A payment processor for local Malaysian online sellers. It serves as a gateway between sellers and local banks, allowing sellers to deposit funds or make payments into their accounts.

43
10 months ago

San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

43
9 months ago

A tool for local SEO, which helps marketplaces like Etsy, Airbnb, and Shopify promote their products on the local level.

43
5 months ago

A startup that wanted to combine the ease of Instacart and the ability to order from local stores on the web. The app lets you order groceries from local stores, but also from a list of your favorite local restaurants.

43
1 year ago

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.

42
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to get fresh produce from a local farm. The startup wants to use data from the farm to help shoppers pick out the best varieties of produce in the store.

42
10 months ago

An on-demand courier service that works with local companies to help them deliver their goods.

42
9 months ago

A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

42
4 months ago

A simple solution for localizing your website. Localize is an easy way to translate content into multiple languages without needing a developer.

42
1 year ago

This startup is building software for businesses to keep track of their expensive items, which they can then take to their local jeweler instead of paying a check out fee. They also plan to expand to offer an app that allows customers to track the location of their purchases, so they can get a full refund if the item is lost or stolen.

41
10 months ago

To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

41
9 months ago

Building software to help with the process of finding new local talent.

41
9 months ago

A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

40
8 months ago

A startup that wants to help students in the United Kingdom study abroad through a program that pairs them with a local student.

40
4 months ago

A platform that aims to help people connect with a small group of local businesses to find the best deals and lowest prices on local goods and services.

40
4 months ago

The company is building a platform for managing citizen dialog on local issues. The cofounders say that more than $6 billion is spent on lobbying each year, and the platform would make it easier for citizens to have their voices heard in government.

40
1 year ago

A three-way partnership between a university, a local government, and a private company that connects local governments and non-profits that want to find funding to their projects in a more efficient way.

39
10 months ago

A startup that allows people to make local videos, and then sell them to advertisers, essentially turning them into a YouTube-style video creator.

39
10 months ago

A way to connect with local models and agencies on the street via a mobile app, which could help with exposure for models who want to be seen in the industry.

39
10 months ago

A platform that helps people find and book local services and help businesses build a network of service providers.

38
9 months ago

A trip app, built to connect travelers with local hosts to get them a place to stay.

38
9 months ago

 A tool for building mobile applications for iOS and Android. AppLocale bills itself as the “Swiss army knife of mobile.” It is a full-stack UI toolkit with a drag-and-drop builder, APIs, and SDKs.

38
7 months ago

The company wants to do the same thing that Groupon did for local deals, except for flights.

38
5 months ago

A mobile app that connects you to the best local restaurants based on your search results.

38
2 months ago

An online marketplace for local household goods that allows you to buy anything from a couch to a crib. Its currently run in 20 cities across the US.

38
8 months ago

A tool for small businesses that want to plan their shops’ renovation work, helping them navigate local codes and ordinances.

37
6 months ago

A company that will pay you to take pictures of your local community.

37
5 months ago

A Tinder-like app for finding local businesses. Founded by two former Coinbase employees, it has a basic but growing user base.

37
10 months ago

A way to bring the B2B world back together in the form of a platform for companies to manage the sales process. Proposer uses a local sales rep to act as a “gatekeeper” who can then go out and talk to customers on behalf of the company.

36
10 months ago

SaaS service that helps anyone in the US get access to a local attorney. The startup currently has $5,000 monthly recurring revenue for a plan that includes a regular subscription, support and a network of attorneys.

36
9 months ago

A local grocery store that lets you order and pay for groceries remotely. The startup has raised $1.6 million.

36
7 months ago

A startup that allows people to connect with local services in their area, including handyman, repairmen, and the like.

36
6 months ago

Postmates is a food-delivery service similar to UberEats. But Postmates focuses on delivering food from local restaurants rather than order-in restaurants.

36
10 months ago

A system for managing payments and inventory for restaurants, including a point of sale system. It’s also a local marketplace with delivery services. It currently has 14 employees.

35
10 months ago

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.

35
7 months ago

A company that helps local businesses accept payments via the blockchain, using the Stellar blockchain.

35
2 months ago

A startup that connects customers with local employees that can help them take care of household repairs, like carrying groceries upstairs, or going to the grocery store for you.

35
2 months ago

 This startup is building a new way to buy, sell and exchange local currency in a digital wallet.

35
9 months ago

A way to allow people to make money off their old clothes or other items they no longer use. They take these items to local companies that refurbish them.

34
10 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

33
9 months ago

A product-focused company that helps companies in the developing world get products manufactured locally.

33
8 months ago

Localytics is a startup that makes it easier for Android app developers to track marketing campaigns, create marketing automation, and improve mobile app engagement.

33
7 months ago

A platform that connects homeowners with local contractors to provide home maintenance and repairs. The startup is currently focusing on Chicago.

33
6 months ago

A mobile application that lets users connect with local restaurants.

33
4 months ago

A platform to help local governments implement the eICC program and improve the digital economy

33
9 months ago

Helping local restaurants get better access to food delivery services, with the goal of scaling delivery to a national level

32
9 months ago

Woven is a marketplace for people who want to hire local contractors, but don’t know how to find them.

32
8 months ago

A digital concierge service that connects users directly to local service providers for personalized service.

32
8 months ago

This startup is building a tool to help local businesses build a web presence. The company already has clients in Chicago and Los Angeles.

32
8 months ago

A startup that helps users register for local events, including concerts, art shows, meetups, and sports games. The startup is growing quickly, with over 30,000 events registered in the past year.

32
6 months ago

This tool aims to help people connect with local tradespeople, like painters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and more.

32
6 months ago

A tool that helps people promote local businesses on Instagram

32
10 months ago

A SaaS tool that connects users to local freelance writers.

31
9 months ago

The startup is building a “mesh” of a microgrid. Microgrids are local electricity grids that can re-route power, and as such are an effective tool for disaster recovery.

31
9 months ago

The company is now offering a free version of its software that handles data collection to help the public understand the safety of local honey.

31
8 months ago

A global payments company that wants to reduce the friction of international money transfers and make them easy and seamless for consumers. The startup’s product is a platform that uses “local currency bias” to make international transactions as easy as possible.

31
8 months ago

A startup that’s building a “social climate index” for cities, tracking climate change’s effect on the environment and the local economy.

31
8 months ago

A tool that helps local governments run better.

31
4 months ago

The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

31
3 months ago

A platform that connects startups with local investors, who provide funds and advice as the startup grows.

31
2 months ago

An online marketplace for local service providers. The startup wants to help small businesses advertise their services and reach new customers.

31
7 months ago

A startup for local and regional producers, and a marketplace for local and regional buyers.

30
6 months ago

A platform that connects local service providers with customers, allowing service providers to make money selling services over the Internet.

30
6 months ago

A startup that enables users to find the best deals on home improvements, by aggregating data from local stores.

30
5 months ago

A company that makes an app that lets you order a real-time pickup of groceries from a local grocery store — for when you don’t have time to go out and pick up your food.

30
4 months ago

A platform for local news, aggregating stories from a variety of sources.

30
3 months ago

This startup is building a platform that connects companies in the food industry with people who are gluten free. Users can use the platform to create a grocery list or order groceries, or to buy items from a local restaurant or bakery.

30
2 months ago

A social network to help people find local businesses.

30
2 months ago

A tool for businesses looking to make international payments, publicizing that their business has a presence in a foreign country and helping them find a local bank account.

30
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that allows local musicians to advertise their music by paying with cryptocurrency

29
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps you to search for nearby events, and also provides a link to the ticketing page. It’s similar to Eventbrite, but focuses on local events.

29
9 months ago

A startup that helps people in the US, Mexico, and Canada communicate in local languages.

29
9 months ago

A platform that connects small farmers to buyers. The platform’s mission is to eliminate the middlemen in global trade by making it easier and more cost effective to purchase local produce.

29
9 months ago

A platform that lets restaurants share menus and business plans with local chefs, and then helps them get orders from consumers.

29
7 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform that lets people connect to local artisans, which it uses to sell their products. It has a Slack channel for vendors, and will be launching a “shop local” app in partnership with local government in September.

29
7 months ago

DesiRad is a college group for Indian students in the US that makes it easier to find events and connect with others in the local community.

29
6 months ago

A business that provides custom-designed shirts to customers by local artists, using Kickstarter to fund production.

29
5 months ago

The startup’s app helps smartphone users to make the most of their conversations with a local by providing a database of local restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The startup says it has $6 million in sales, and $500,000 in cash, and recently closed a $3.5 million seed round led by the European Investment Fund.

29
5 months ago

The problem with a lot of online shopping apps is that they are difficult to find, with users sometimes having to search for it. They want to change that by building a one-stop shopping app for finding anything from a local store to a nearby restaurant.

29
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help people save money on medical bills by connecting them with local doctors and hospitals. The company charges a monthly fee to provide the service.

28
8 months ago

A startup that allows people to rent wheels for their car and take advantage of local deals

28
7 months ago

This is a system that allows people to buy more of their favorite brands of coffee by placing their order through a barista at a local coffee shop.

28
2 months ago

A startup for local services like dry cleaning, delivery or house cleaning.

28
8 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to get home deliveries from local restaurants, as well as offers a mobile payment system.

27
7 months ago

A social network that connects people based on an interest in getting involved in local community events. For instance, if you’re interested in helping to organize a neighborhood watch program, you can connect with people in your neighborhood who are interested in getting involved.

27
7 months ago

A card that allows people to pay at any merchant that accepts Visa or MasterCard. The startup is working with the IMF to design the card with the goal of replacing cash in countries with local currency.

27
6 months ago

A local Chinese startup building a food delivery app. Currently operating in the Beijing market, it wants to go global in 4 years.

27
3 months ago

A mobile app that helps you find the best local coffee shops, using a bot that checks dozens of coffee shops in real-time.

27
3 months ago

This company is building a new way for people to get access to fresh, locally grown produce. The startup wants to make it easier for consumers to connect to local farmers and get them to market their products.

27
8 months ago

A platform for on-demand delivery, and for local businesses to offer delivery.

26
8 months ago

A peer-to-peer marketplace to help people find loans from each other. The company is looking to partner with local banks in India to help bring the startup to market.

26
6 months ago

A platform that helps local governments keep track of who has the rights to land in their city.

26
6 months ago

A global network of local markets, with local farmers who are able to sell their produce directly to consumers. The company’s customers are typically top-tier restaurants and grocery stores.

26
5 months ago

A platform that offers users a “single source of truth” for their local market, helping them to build their own communities and find local products and services.

26
5 months ago

A full-stack mobile app for local businesses with a focus on food and drink, designed for city living.

26
4 months ago

A hybrid ride-sharing service with a focus on local service, with an emphasis on the riders.

26
3 months ago

A platform that aims to make it easier to find and hire local talent, connecting employers with job seekers.

26
9 months ago

An online marketplace that connects restaurants with local delivery services. It helps restaurants fill orders from customers, and makes it easy for customers to order delivery from restaurants they’ve already tried and like.

25
8 months ago

A business that connects people with local caretakers and property managers

25
7 months ago

A platform that connects local businesses with customers, and helps them deliver packages directly to the customer’s door.

25
5 months ago

A company that helps local governments manage their permitting processes. The startup has a network of government agencies, which it helps by connecting with them.

25
4 months ago

A way for hospitality workers to help customers by answering questions about local attractions, food recommendations and more.

25
2 months ago

A startup that helps local businesses communicate with their customers by providing a shared inbox and contact list. A startup for small businesses that wants to bring in new customers.

25
1 month ago

This startup is building a connection between developers and local governments to help them build projects faster. They’ve had a great response so far, and the city of San Francisco is using them to build projects like the “people’s hub” on Market Street.

25
4 days ago

A social app that helps users find restaurants, bars and other local businesses on their phone, with a list organized by category like food and drink or nightlife.

25
8 months ago

This is a company that is trying to connect people with their local businesses, which can be a difficult task. Local businesses may not know how to reach out to a prospective customer, and customers may not know where to begin looking for a local business. The company is working with businesses to send out personalized emails to those customers, so that the business can reach out to the local customers.

24
8 months ago

A company that helps urban farmers sell fresh produce directly to local consumers via a network of farmers.

24
6 months ago

The startup’s mission is to make the internet as cheap as a phone call. Its technology uses existing cellular networks to make cheap local and international peer-to-peer calls.

24
6 months ago

A “hyperlocal food delivery service” that wants to be a “Uber for food” – a company that gives you a list of local restaurants and gives you a choice of what you want to eat, with a pickup time and a location.

24
5 months ago

A startup that wants to help non-profits find sponsors, from high-value companies that have $100K+ to support, to local businesses that have $100 per year.

24
4 months ago

A tool to help with the process of setting up a physical or virtual development environment. Users can setup their own local development enviroment, optionally with their own tools.

24
1 month ago

A smartphone app that helps people find and book appointments at their local dentist. The startup is partnered with a local dentist to help in the service.

24
9 months ago

An online clothing warehouse delivering to local boutiques and independent stores in the U.S. A recent move into the UK has brought in $100,000 in sales in their first month, while they say they’ve already received interest from other retailers.

23
6 months ago

A local delivery business that can pick up your groceries from your local grocer, or your mail order from Amazon, and bring them to your doorstep. The service is geared towards people who are too busy to make their own shopping trips.

23
5 months ago

A way to make local micro-loans, especially to women in emerging markets, by offering them a small loan and providing them with training.

23
4 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app to help people find and connect with local barbers in their area, including how to book a haircut, and even how to book a haircut online.

23
3 months ago

A startup that helps users find a local barber or stylist. The app has a “Hot Spots” feature that lets users find a barber in their neighborhood by searching for “barber” in the app and then selecting “hot spots” from a map.

23
2 months ago

A tool that helps users manage their annual and quarterly taxes by automatically filling out forms. The startup allows users to access the tool by physically visiting a kiosk at a local tax preparer.

23
7 months ago

A delivery app that integrates with existing couriers and delivery services that allows people to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered to their front door in an hour.

22
6 months ago

A ticketing software that allows you to pick up tickets from local venues and print them out at home (or by mobile app)

22
6 months ago

A company that helps people use their smartphones to report incidents to local police.

22
5 months ago

A way to buy and sell real estate from your smartphone. It’s currently in talks with real estate companies and local governments to bring the startup to its first city.

22
5 months ago

A network of local groups that help immigrants learn English and find jobs in the US.

22
4 months ago

A SaaS business that supports small businesses with a “hub and spoke” model, where a local business acts as a coordinator for a group of smaller businesses.

22
3 months ago

A location-based social network designed to help users find, connect, and transact with local businesses.

22
2 months ago

A startup working with local governments to build tech tools for municipalities, like an e-Residency for legal residents to buy and sell their own property.

22
1 month ago

A company that helps local governments and other organizations plan and manage their campaigns on social media.

22
9 months ago

This startup is building a global network of sports stadiums. It’s first project is in Brazil, where it is partnering with an insurance company to run a stadium that hosts games for the local soccer league. The startup is also working with a real estate developer to build a sports stadium in China.

21
8 months ago

A startup for organic, fair trade or locally-sourced coffee beans. The startup is targeting the $1 billion coffee market in the US, and has raised a total of $1.1 million in funding.

21
6 months ago

A startup that connects users with local licensed professionals to schedule online appointments.

21
1 month ago

A digital marketplace for local services aimed at helping customers find reliable services at a fixed rate, allowing them to compare prices and quality.

21
7 months ago

An ecommerce platform for food that’s grown organically and locally with a focus on freshness and sustainability.

20
6 months ago

A platform that helps match people with local businesses. The startup charges businesses a monthly fee to use the service, and gets paid when you use the service to find a local business.

20
5 months ago

A tool that helps local governments make policy decisions by letting them track and evaluate the public’s actions.

20
5 months ago

A nonprofit that has built a model for giving low-income communities in the US access to loans from local banks

20
4 months ago

A company that sells organic and wild foods that is also a social enterprise that helps communities build gardens, source local foods and process them.

20
4 months ago

A mobile app that helps you find the best deals on local goods and services, with an emphasis on the impact of adding an ethical component to the economy.

20
3 months ago

A meal kit delivery service that is 100% plant-based, free of sugar, gluten, soy and GMOs, and sourced from local farms and farmers’ coops.

20
2 months ago

A startup that helps customers identify, match and engage with local businesses.

20
1 month ago

An online service to connect travelers and local guides. The startup is building a platform that lets you book local guides through a website and pay them via bitcoin.

20
1 month ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local goods, like groceries and coffee. It’s focused on food delivery and grocery delivery, with a case study showing higher sales for customers in areas served by the service.

20
1 month ago

The startup links you up with a “local” car service that comes directly to you and doesn’t wait for you to find a ride, saving you time and money.

20
1 month ago

A free-to-use online platform that serves as a one-stop-shop for local small businesses, helping them build and manage a website, sell products, and promote their businesses.

20
13 days ago

A platform for fostering a community of local makers to teach and learn from each other

20
10 days ago

A platform that allows people to book, pay for, and schedule local services with a third party. It was co-founded by two people from Kiwi.co and Zirtual.

20
7 months ago

The startup aims to develop a new way for people to buy and sell cars, which would be comparable to the local car buying experience, but with a few key differences.

19
6 months ago

A company that wants to build a platform for local businesses to get their products in front of people who are interested, by connecting them to other local businesses.

19
6 months ago

A mobile app for graffiti artists. Currently in beta, the app lets people find and connect with local artists all over the world, see what they’re working on, and reach out with requests.

19
5 months ago

A subscription-based service that enables you to access a database of maps and information on things like nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions, and sends you hyperlocal recommendations based on your location.

19
5 months ago

A mobile app that brings local search and user reviews to mobile apps.

19
5 months ago

An online marketplace for shoppers to find, share and buy items from local and international sellers.

19
5 months ago

A platform that allows users to run localized peer-to-peer sales of prepaid minutes.

19
4 months ago

A mobile-first platform for small and medium businesses to connect with local and global marketing. The platform is the brainchild of veterans of the mobile payments industry.

19
4 months ago

A company that aims to take the hassle out of e-commerce for shoppers by connecting them to a network of local service providers.

19
3 months ago

A technology that allows you to receive a text message with a code that lets you know when your package has arrived. It’s similar to the Amazon Prime Now service, but for local stores.

19
3 months ago

Builds websites for local businesses, with a focus on Philly

19
3 months ago

This app aims to help people find a local bar or restaurant, and lets you order food or drinks through your mobile device.

19
1 month ago

A web-based app that helps you find and organize high-quality, verified local restaurants near you. The app has been downloaded over 5,000 times since its launch in early September.

19
1 month ago

A startup for customers to find local, in-person services and booking them online.

19
1 month ago

A startup that acts as a matchmaker between consumers and local businesses — now.com. Customers can search for businesses and read reviews, while businesses can list their items, pricing and contact information. The company is based in San Francisco.

19
19 days ago

A mobile app that connects users to local restaurants with an app, allowing users to make reviews, get recommendations and see other reviews.

19
8 months ago

A local news app that curates the best stories written about the neighborhood, city, state, or country you’re in.

18
6 months ago

A platform that allows customers to book local services like hair dressers, cleaners, and electricians.

18
5 months ago

A crowdsourced site that lets users review local restaurants, then make reservations and order takeout.

18
4 months ago

A company that works with local governments and nonprofit organizations to help them get free, city-wide WiFi for their residents. They have funded and built their own network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and expanded to New Orleans, Detroit, and Indianapolis.

18
4 months ago

A startup that lets you order fresh food from a local restaurant, stored in the app so it can be ready the moment you arrive.

18
4 months ago

A platform for local businesses to choose a delivery service that fits their needs, from B2B to B2C.

18
3 months ago

A shopping app that connects users to local merchants. The app allows users to search for nearby, often ethnic-specific, goods, and shop for them through the app.

18
3 months ago

This startup helps enterprises adopt the best of both worlds, the information security practices of the US government, while working with the local government to keep their citizens safe. It’s a way to make government services more efficient.

18
2 months ago

The startup is building a tool to help small businesses hire local contractors. It’s designed to automatically negotiate prices with contractors. The idea is that if you’re a contractor that needs to do a job in Tampa, you don’t want to drive to Jacksonville to get a bid, and if a company in Tampa needs to do a job, they don’t want to drive to Jacksonville to get a bid.

18
2 months ago

A platform designed to bring the best local restaurants to your door in cities across the US. The startup charges restaurants a fee for each meal ordered, with the idea that the startup will eventually partner with restaurants at an increased rate of the fee, expanding their reach and the number of meals delivered.

18
7 months ago

A startup for restaurants that aims to bring a more local, community-focused approach to the restaurant business. The startup is looking to help restaurants manage their operations through a system of bots and a more community-oriented approach.

17
4 months ago

This startup, which is focused on local Chinese media, aims to build a platform to help media companies target ads to specific consumers.

17
2 months ago

 This startup helps restaurants connect with their communities, by allowing local chefs to share discounts and win money to donate to local food pantries.

17
6 months ago

A start-up that is building an app that enables people to share their needs for local services with local businesses. Users can drop a quick note on the app about their services-related needs, and the app uses the data to create a personalized job board.

16
3 months ago

This startup is building a mobile app for people who want to help out their local community, but don’t know where to begin.

16
3 months ago

A company that makes it easy for people to buy and sell things on Craigslist. Sorta like Gumtree and Letgo, but with a focus on local business purchases.

16
3 months ago

A startup that wants to build an AI-powered platform that lets people create online profiles that can be used to help them make local hiring decisions.

16
2 months ago

A startup that wants to help people find a doctor appointment or store. It’s essentially an online concierge service that connects consumers to local providers.

16
1 month ago

In an effort to bring a local currency to impoverished areas of the Middle East, the startup is building a mobile app that allows users to earn money by paying their bills and buying mobile phone top-up credits on the go.

16
16 days ago

A company that’s building a platform for local web developers to create the eCommerce websites for their clients.

16
6 days ago

A startup that connects consumers, who want to buy organic produce, with local farms.

16
4 months ago

This is what happens when the team behind Meetup, the platform for organizing local events, turns their attention towards the more consumer-focused side of the world. It’s a platform that helps merchants sell directly to their customers and serves as a hub for sales, marketing, and support.

15
2 months ago

This startup is looking to augment the popular “find a mentor” model in the startup world with a program that will help people find mentors in their local area as well as people who have a history of mentoring other people.

15
6 months ago

A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

14
4 months ago

A mobile app that lets you search for local entrepreneurs in your city to connect with and request help.

14
4 months ago

A mobile app for pet owners to find local services that offer care for their pet

14
2 months ago

This is a company that wants to grow local food in the developing world, and has a product to help do that.

14
2 months ago

A startup that helps local governments and real-estate developers build affordable housing. The company allows them to do real-time analytics on the volume of transactions in their neighborhoods, helping them figure out where to build new housing.

14
2 months ago

An online marketplace for local service providers, it allows users to search, compare and book local services like landscaping, handyman, and pest control.

14
1 month ago

This startup is building an app that helps local governments work with recyclers to bring recyclable waste to buyers at a price they can afford to pay.

14
6 days ago

A way to buy and sell tickets for local events, like movie nights and concerts.

14
5 months ago

A shopping site for food from local vendors, currently available in the US, UK, and Canada

13
5 months ago

A tool for local governments to share data and allow citizens to contribute

13
4 months ago

A mobile payment processing platform for mobile-only retailers. It connects local retail businesses to millions of consumers, who can then pay for over 200,000 items at over 3,000 merchants through the app.

13
4 months ago

A “cloud-based global network of journalists” to help local newsrooms publish faster and more cheaply by connecting them to international partners.

13
4 months ago

A platform that connects community organizers with local influencers who can help promote a cause.

13
3 months ago

A platform that leverages a “social network” of local restaurants to help you find what’s nearby with a “localist” approach.

13
2 months ago

A company that helps states build a network of local dispensaries. The startup currently provides software to the Colorado Department of Revenue, which they say has led to the creation of 2,000 jobs.

13
26 days ago

A company that assists small, local businesses obtain loans. The company doesn’t lend money itself, but instead works with other lenders to provide them with the data they need to be able to make their own loan decisions.

13
3 months ago

What do you do when you have the typical set-up of an L.L.Bean outfitter in a small town in Maine, or a small-town biker shop in South Dakota, or a local bike shop in New Hampshire You could build a mobile app, or you could build out a small physical store in that town, or you could build out a membership program to then sell memberships in that store. This startup works with local machines to do that, delivering a local bike shop experience to the wider world.

12
2 months ago

An intuitive, desktop-based app that allows a restaurant to manage their menu items and ingredients. The startup gets data from local grocery stores, which it then uses to create an automated interface where a person can have a single, intuitive experience to search for a new dish at a restaurant using their phone.

12
5 months ago

A startup that aggregates information about local and national political candidates.

11
24 days ago

A shopping app that allows you to search for local stores that sell what you’re looking for and send them a request. When you receive a notification, you’re able to go directly to the store.

11
12 days ago

A company that wants to use its machine learning to help you find the best deals at local stores. The company is self-funded and has already built a prototype. The company says it will use the funds from YC to scale its team and move into a warehouse in San Francisco.

11
6 days ago

A startup that connects customers with their local locksmiths via text message, with the startup taking a cut of each transaction.

11
17 days ago

A startup for managing and sharing your local music library. The app is meant to help users discover new music, maintain a collection of their own, and share with others.

10
7 days ago

The startup is building a tool to help people find local startups, with a focus on LA. The startup is currently being bootstrapped.

10
3 months ago

A localized social network for the Japanese market. The startup currently has 30,000 users in its beta.

9
9 days ago

A product that helps small businesses track their inventory across all their different platforms, like online shopping cart, their own website, and local retail stores, to ensure they are able to track inventory across all their sales channels at all times.

8
3 days ago

Connecting users with local farmers and food producers

8
10 days ago

The startup is building a map to help people find local, independent, ethics-conscious physicians and surgeons.

7
4 days ago

A startup for local restaurants to organize themselves and share reviews and tips.

7
1 year ago

Idea: A tool for posting job openings in the local classifieds section of local newspapers. The startup has been used for over 1,200 job postings and says it has a retention rate of over 90%.

6
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

4
1 day ago

 A startup that provides a simple, community-driven way for people to leave feedback on local businesses.

3
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where you can order a dinner for two from a local restaurant

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a directory of local contractors and home improvement professionals

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service to help people learn about their local neighborhood (ie: where to park, what’s the best place to eat, places

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a directory of all of the local restaurants and dishes they serve so that you can learn about the local cuisine

-1
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find a local babysitter A startup that provides a service where you can order a bouquet of fresh flowers online

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where people can have their blood drawn at a local lab and then shipped to a local doctor to be analyzed

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for housing rentals The startup allows local tenants to rent out their home from their landlord

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A Slack group to help you shop for and buy local produce

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that wants to connect travelers with locals The idea is to enable people to go on trips and connect with locals who can show them the top things to do in a given city

-1
1 year ago

Idea: Aims to make it easier to do business in the developing world by removing the human element from contract management The company takes care of the legwork and legal formalities so that companies can do business with foreign suppliers without having to learn the ins and outs of local business processes

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for restaurants to purchase quality food and service from local chefs and cooks The startup will handle scheduling, payments, and logistics

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for small, local businesses to sell directly to consumers The startup says they already have earned $10,000 in revenue after only 5 months

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A mobile app for small businesses and local community groups

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A local heating and cooling solutions provider

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A job-matching platform for companies and local economies in developing countries The company works with local governments and communities to create a better match between employers and job seekers

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps people find a parking spot via an app that uses data from local businesses about where they think spots will open up

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A business that builds custom, localized WordPress websites for small businesses in the US, with a focus on high quality and low prices

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A mobile app that helps people take the slow out of slow travel. It offers curated lists of local experiences, and helps users book rooms and other experiences with hosts.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: This startup is building a way to use AI to safely clean up online hate speech, with a focus on areas where a person’s access to the internet is controlled by a local government and there’s a risk of them being punished.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for people to get matched up with local experts like doctors or lawyers. It currently has 2,200 experts signed up, and is charging $45/hr for up to five hours of work.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps you hire someone from out-of-town for a local job that you’re willing to pay for their travel if they’re willing to do the job remotely.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A company that helps people find, buy, and sell secondhand goods. The startup wants to be a Craigslist-like platform for local goods.

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides targeted advertising opportunities for businesses through a large database of local businesses and customers’ social media profiles. The startup aims to reduce advertising costs and increase ROI for businesses.

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service to help people export their data from Google and other web services to their local machine

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a platform to connect visitors with locals who can show them around a city

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