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Local Startup Ideas



2 years 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.

3,416
1 year ago

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

350
7 months ago

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

330
1 year 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.

251
3 months ago

A startup that helps customers find and hire local plumbers, electricians, and other handymen.

233
1 year ago

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

221
11 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.

189
1 year ago

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

186
2 years ago

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

166
2 years ago

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

163
1 year 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.

161
1 year ago

A new way to find great local coffee.

156
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.

155
2 years ago

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

147
2 years 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

145
1 year ago

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

144
2 years ago

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

143
1 year ago

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

142
1 year ago

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

139
1 year ago

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

138
2 years 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.

135
2 years ago

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

134
2 years ago

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

134
2 years 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.

133
2 years ago

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

132
2 years ago

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

128
2 years ago

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

127
2 years 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.

127
2 years ago

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

127
2 years 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

126
2 years ago

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

125
1 year ago

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

125
2 years 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.

124
2 years 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.

123
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

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

122
2 years 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.

122
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.

122
2 years ago

A startup that helps you find a local moving company

121
1 year ago

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

121
2 years 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.

120
2 years 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.

120
2 years 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.

119
2 years ago

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

119
2 years 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.

118
2 years 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.

118
2 years 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.

118
2 years 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.

117
2 years ago

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

117
2 years 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

116
2 years 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.

116
2 years ago

This app helps people connect with their local breweries

116
2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

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

115
1 year 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.

115
1 year ago

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

115
1 year 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.

115
2 years ago

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

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 years 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.

114
2 years ago

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

113
2 years ago

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

113
2 years ago

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

113
2 years 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.

113
1 year 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.

113
11 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.

113
2 years 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.

112
2 years 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.

112
9 months ago

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

112
2 years 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.

111
2 years ago

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

111
2 years ago

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

111
2 years 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.

110
2 years 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.

110
2 years 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.

110
1 year ago

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

110
2 years 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.

109
2 years ago

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

109
2 years ago

A startup to help people find and support local charities.

109
2 years 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.

109
2 years ago

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

109
2 years 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.

109
1 year 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.

109
2 years 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.

108
2 years 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.

107
2 years 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.

106
2 years 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.

106
2 years 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.

106
2 years 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.

106
2 years 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.

106
1 year ago

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

105
2 years 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

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years 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.

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

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

103
2 years ago

A local rideshare company with a focus on Latin America.

103
2 years 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.

102
2 years 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.

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years 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.

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years 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.

102
2 years 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.

100
2 years ago

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

100
2 years 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.

100
2 years 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.

100
2 years 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.

99
1 year ago

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

99
2 years ago

A business that connects customers to local businesses and events.

98
2 years 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.

98
2 years 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.

98
1 year ago

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

98
2 years ago

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

97
2 years 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.

97
2 years 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.

97
1 year ago

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

96
1 year 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.

96
2 years ago

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

95
2 years 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.

95
2 years 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.

95
2 years 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.

95
2 years 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.

94
2 years 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.

94
2 years 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.

94
2 years ago

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

94
2 years ago

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

93
1 year ago

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

93
2 years 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.

92
2 years ago

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

92
2 years 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.

91
2 years 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.

90
2 years 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.

90
2 years ago

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

90
2 years ago

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

90
2 years ago

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

90
2 years 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.

89
1 year 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.

89
2 years 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.

88
2 years 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.

88
2 years 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.

88
1 year ago

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

88
2 years 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

87
2 years 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.

87
1 year 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.

87
2 years 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.

86
2 years ago

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

86
1 year ago

A career search platform that helps employers find local talent.

86
2 years ago

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

85
2 years ago

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

85
1 year ago

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

85
2 years 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.

84
2 years 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.

84
1 year ago

A platform for recruiting tech talent for local startups

84
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.

84
2 years ago

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

83
2 years ago

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

83
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.

83
1 year ago

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

83
1 year 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.

82
2 years 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.

81
2 years ago

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

81
2 years ago

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

81
2 years 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.

81
2 years 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.

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year 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.

81
2 years 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.

80
1 year 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.

80
9 months ago

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

80
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.

79
2 years 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.

78
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.

78
1 year ago

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

78
2 years ago

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

77
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.

77
1 year ago

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

77
1 year 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.”

77
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.

76
2 years 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.

75
2 years ago

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

75
2 years 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.

75
2 years 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.

75
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.

74
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.

74
2 years ago

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

73
2 years ago

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

73
2 years 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.

73
1 year ago

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

73
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.

73
1 year ago

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

73
2 years ago

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

72
2 years ago

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

72
2 years ago

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

72
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.

72
1 year 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.

72
8 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.

72
2 years 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.

71
1 year ago

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

71
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.

71
1 year 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.

71
10 months ago

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

71
2 years ago

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

70
1 year ago

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

70
1 year 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.

70
2 years ago

An online directory of local hairstyling and beauty products.

69
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.

69
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.

69
1 year ago

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

69
2 years 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.

68
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.

68
1 year ago

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

68
6 months ago

Connecting users with local farmers and food producers

68
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.

67
11 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.

67
2 years 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.

66
2 years ago

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

66
2 years 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.

66
1 year ago

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

66
1 year ago

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

66
2 years 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.

65
1 year ago

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

65
1 year ago

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

65
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.

65
1 year ago

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

65
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.

64
2 years 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.

63
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.

63
1 year ago

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

63
1 year 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.

63
11 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.

63
9 months ago

A social network to help people find local businesses.

63
11 months ago

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

62
2 years ago

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

60
1 year ago

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

60
1 year ago

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

60
1 year ago

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

60
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.

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

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

59
2 years ago

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

58
1 year 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.

58
1 year ago

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

58
1 year ago

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

58
1 year ago

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

58
2 years 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.

57
1 year 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.

57
1 year 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.

57
1 year ago

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

57
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.

56
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.

56
9 months ago

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

56
1 year 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.

55
7 months ago

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

55
6 months 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.

55
1 year 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.

54
1 year 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.

54
10 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.

54
1 year ago

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

53
1 year ago

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

53
9 months ago

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

53
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.

52
1 year ago

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

51
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

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

51
4 months ago

A startup that helps local governments manage their payroll and human resources on their own.

51
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.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year 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.

50
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.

49
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.

49
1 year 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.

49
1 year 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.

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

48
1 year 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.

48
1 year ago

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

48
1 year 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.

48
8 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.

48
1 year 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.

47
1 year ago

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

47
1 year ago

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

47
1 year ago

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

47
1 year 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.

46
1 year 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.

46
1 year 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.

46
1 year ago

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

46
1 year ago

A mobile application that lets users connect with local restaurants.

46
1 year 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.

46
5 months ago

A startup for people to find, book and review local services for things like travel, booking a table at a restaurant, pet sitting, childcare, plumbing, and more.

46
1 year ago

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

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year ago

A tool that helps people promote local businesses on Instagram

45
1 year ago

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

44
1 year ago

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

44
1 year 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.

44
6 months 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.

44
2 months ago

An on-demand service that connects people in need of career coaching with local experts. It’s currently in a private beta.

44
2 years ago

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

43
1 year 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.

43
1 year 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.

43
1 year 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.

43
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

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

43
10 months ago

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

43
4 months ago

A way to gather data about local businesses, making it easier for customers to find local businesses and make them better known.

43
2 years 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.

42
1 year ago

A SaaS tool that connects users to local freelance writers.

42
1 year ago

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

42
1 year ago

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

42
1 year 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.

42
1 year 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.

42
10 months ago

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

42
8 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.

42
8 months ago

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

42
3 months ago

An education app that teaches users how to identify, classify and consume local food and cuisine.

42
1 year ago

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

41
1 year 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.

41
1 year 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.

41
1 year ago

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

41
1 year ago

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

41
9 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.

41
8 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.

41
7 months ago

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

41
1 year ago

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

40
1 year 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.

40
1 year ago

A tool that helps local governments run better.

40
1 year 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.

40
1 year ago

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

40
11 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.

40
11 months ago

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

40
10 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.

40
10 months ago

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

40
4 months ago

A startup that helps users find and review local health specialists by allowing them to search by location, specialty and more.

40
1 year 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.

39
1 year ago

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

39
10 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.

39
7 months 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.

39
4 months ago

A company that enables the comparison of the quality and cost of different, local delivery services.

39
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a way for people to test ride the Tesla Model S at their local Tesla store before they buy one.

39
3 months ago

A food delivery startup from San Francisco, offering delivery from local restaurants to San Francisco residents.

39
3 months ago

A “local sales app” that helps brick-and-mortar retailers track sales in real time, and shares that data with other businesses.

39
1 year ago

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

38
1 year 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.

38
1 year ago

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

38
10 months ago

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

38
7 months ago

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

38
5 months ago

A standalone Chrome extension that helps people find the best local photo-sharing service, with a built-in map to help users discover new services.

38
3 months ago

A food delivery app that brings local or organic options to your door.

38
1 year 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.

37
1 year 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.

37
1 year 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.

37
1 year 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.

37
1 year ago

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

37
1 year ago

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

37
11 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.

37
10 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.

37
10 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.

37
8 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.

37
1 year ago

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

36
1 year 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.

36
1 year 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.

36
1 year ago

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

36
1 year ago

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

36
11 months ago

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

36
11 months ago

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

36
10 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.

36
8 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.

36
7 months ago

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

36
7 months 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.

36
1 year 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.

35
1 year ago

A business that connects people with local caretakers and property managers

35
1 year 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.

35
10 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.

35
9 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.

35
9 months ago

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

35
8 months 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.

35
1 year 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.

34
1 year 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.

34
1 year ago

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

34
1 year 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.

34
1 year 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.

34
11 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.

34
8 months 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.

34
8 months 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.

34
4 months ago

A startup that aggregates local deals from a variety of sources to help you find cheap or free stuff in your city.

34
3 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for small businesses that’s similar to Kickstarter, but for local businesses rather than global ones.

34
1 year 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.

33
1 year 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.

33
11 months ago

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

33
11 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.

33
11 months ago

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

33
10 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.

33
10 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.

33
10 months ago

Builds websites for local businesses, with a focus on Philly

33
9 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.

33
9 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.

33
6 months ago

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

33
3 months ago

 A “social network of businesses.” The company is building an app for businesses to find people to send their packages. It’s focused on a local market in San Francisco, especially for companies that have employees in the area but don’t have a local delivery service.

33
1 year 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.

32
1 year ago

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

32
11 months ago

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

32
11 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.

32
8 months 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.

32
5 months ago

A social media news aggregator for local news.

32
5 months ago

Local search and discovery service for the local e-commerce market. The company helps businesses find products and services on their own sites within the company’s platform.

32
1 year 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.

31
11 months ago

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

31
9 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.

31
9 months ago

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

31
8 months 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.

31
8 months 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.

31
7 months ago

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

31
6 months ago

A startup that allows users to chat with a local concierge to get a ride, shuttle, or service request.

31
11 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.

30
10 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.

30
10 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.

30
6 months ago

A startup that launched with a $1.2 million seed round in 2014. The startup aims to build a “local living search” app that helps a user find a place to live based on the user’s location data.

30
3 months ago

A startup that wants to help small companies like restaurants and other local businesses get a leg up in the e-commerce race by providing tools to help them design and market their own products.

30
3 months ago

A startup that helps farmers in Latin America find the best deals from local banks on loans, but also helps them avoid scams and fraud.

30
1 year 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.

29
1 year 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.

29
10 months ago

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

29
10 months ago

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

29
10 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.

29
9 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.

29
7 months 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.

29
6 months ago

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

29
6 months ago

A startup that runs on phones and apps where users can connect with local businesses directly.

29
3 months ago

A smartphone application that finds you a local babysitter, or a group of friends to go to a concert, or a ride home. The startup is planning on soft launching in the second half of 2020.

29
1 year ago

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

28
1 year ago

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

28
11 months ago

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

28
11 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.

28
1 year ago

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

27
1 year 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.

27
10 months ago

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

27
9 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.

27
6 months ago

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

27
8 days ago

The company is building a startup in Ghana, where the startup says it’s found a lack of transparency and accountability in the local media.

27
1 year 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.

26
1 year ago

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

26
9 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.

26
9 months ago

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

26
6 months ago

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

26
6 months ago

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

26
4 months ago

A Localization platform for localization teams that allows them to change the language and locale of their website.

26
3 months ago

A startup that helps people find and manage their local food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, shelters, and other similar community organizations.

26
3 months ago

A platform for investors to find and share private networks of local investors, also for a fee.

26
11 months ago

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

25
10 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.

25
9 months ago

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

25
9 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.

25
7 months 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.

25
6 months 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.

25
6 months ago

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

25
5 months ago

A social enterprise that provides equipment and support to the developing world for the production of sustainable, high-quality, locally-sourced products.

25
5 months ago

The startup’s software helps local government agencies keep an eye on the behavior of their constituents.

25
3 months ago

A B2B food delivery business that prioritizes fresh, local ingredients to help restaurants avoid food waste.

25
21 days ago

A mobile app that allows you to search for and buy local products at brick-and-mortar stores

25
1 year ago

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

24
1 year 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.

24
9 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.

24
9 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.

24
9 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.

24
6 months ago

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

24
6 months ago

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

24
4 months ago

A company that offers a mobile app that allows users to order meals from local restaurants, or request that one be delivered to them.

24
4 months ago

A company that wants to help you make better decisions about what to eat, based on what you read. A differentiator is that it works with only local farmers and eateries.

24
3 months ago

A free, web-based platform that allows people to donate and volunteer their time to local non-profits.

24
2 months ago

This app connects users with local barbershops and salons. These are user-managed shops that the startup connects with through its own app.

24
11 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.

23
10 months ago

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

23
9 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.

23
8 months 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.

23
7 months 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.

23
6 months ago

In the US, many people live in places with multiple local currencies. Arbitrage builds a platform that allows people to buy and sell these different currencies, with the platform acting as the middleman for a profit.

23
6 months ago

A company that makes it as easy to find local housing and roommates as it is to find a date. The startup aims to cut down on the frustration of finding a place to live.

23
5 months ago

Helps foreign investors in Brazil and Mexico find and invest in local investment opportunities.

23
5 months ago

In the US, over 80% of food produced never ends up in a human stomach. The startup launched in early 2014, and is a food-tracking and -shipping platform for local farmers.

23
3 months ago

A startup that partners with local stores to make a delivery service that can get food to people within an hour. In the past month the company has already launched in London, and is planning to expand to the US.

23
2 months ago

People who want to buy and sell used goods can use a system that schedules conversion between local currencies, reducing the risk of cash-flow problems.

23
2 months ago

A web app that lets users easily find and buy local services from a map.

23
1 month ago

A platform to help companies identify and hire tech talent locally, rather than from a national pool.

23
2 years 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%.

22
9 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.

22
4 months ago

A startup that provides local, food-based restaurant recommendations based on your location. It’s the product of a recent startup accelerator.

22
3 months ago

 A company that helps local governments streamline the process of building new roads, with construction happening faster and less expensively.

22
11 months ago

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

21
5 months ago

An online subscription service for local newspapers and magazines.

21
4 months ago

A seed stage startup built to help small businesses find and connect with local vendors.

21
2 months ago

A search engine for local events like concerts and festivals that shows you how to get there

21
10 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.

20
9 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.

20
7 months 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.

20
6 months 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.

20
6 months ago

A startup that helps merchants in India streamline their database, connect with local customers, and get cash.

20
5 months ago

Completely new to the market, this startup is building a software platform that helps local government and municipalities to gather, manage and analyze data about their residents.

20
3 months ago

The startup aims to make it easier for individuals to learn about the causes they care about. The company’s first product, a smartphone app, aims to make it easy to support nonprofits by helping users donate to them directly on the app or find local nonprofits in their area. The app is currently in beta.

20
2 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to sell items online. The startup has already done a pilot with local stores in Hong Kong and Singapore.

20
1 month ago

A logistics company that helps small businesses get more repeat business from their customers by pairing them with a local merchant to handle delivery and pick-up of the goods.

20
1 year 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.

19
9 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.

19
5 months ago

Postmates wants to create a platform for businesses to deliver food and other items to homes through a network of local independent contractors.

19
4 months ago

An online-only membership service that allows users to order things that are on-demand, by an app, to be delivered by a local professional.

19
2 months ago

A startup that helps clients schedule doctor visits and connect with local doctors in their area.

19
2 months ago

A company that provides an online knowledge base for local service providers, allowing them to source different types of services from a wider pool of people.

19
6 months ago

A startup to make hyperlocal delivery of groceries, meals, and other household items easier.

18
3 months ago

A local commerce startup that wants to help local retailers and restaurants sell directly to consumers with a marketplace app.

18
3 months ago

Also known as the “hyperlocal news app”, Newsbreak was the first startup in this space to raise funding, when it closed $1.5M in June 2018.

18
3 months ago

A Yelp-style review platform, built to highlight obscure trending restaurants, bars, and other local businesses.

18
1 month ago

This company is trying to build a new way of converting data into money, by partnering with local farmers to provide them with the information they need to grow their business.

18
2 years 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

17
7 months 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.

17
5 months ago

A startup focused on the “hyperlocal” food delivery market, available in the US and Canada.

17
4 months ago

This is a startup that’s building a digital platform for small businesses to advertise. They’re a bit like AdWords for local business.

17
3 months ago

A startup that’s creating a simplified blockchain-based platform for local governments to build a digital identity.

17
2 months ago

A loyalty card for your favorite local restaurants. Once you become a member, you get points on every purchase and redeem them for discounts or cash. Currently, you can only redeem them online.

17
2 months ago

A web-based platform that allows users to take pictures of their items and then automatically price them against other markets. The startup plans on using the data to build a price engine to help consumers compare prices on items they may not be able to find locally.

17
1 month ago

A mobile payment platform that allows businesses to accept payments in one of over 200 currencies and in local currencies. The startup is focused on working with small businesses around the world, but has signed up thousands of merchants in the last year.

17
1 month ago

A web platform that lets people find out if their friends are coming to their local events as a way to get them to get more involved in the event.

17
3 months ago

A business that helps consumers find, research, and buy locally-sourced food.

16
2 months ago

A startup that helps companies with product development in their local language “develop faster”.

16
2 months ago

Local competitor to the popular Groovebook alternative, which is also working on business analytics for travel.

16
2 months ago

This startup helps get the word out about local food. The startup is a service that helps cities and organizations share existing foodie content, such as menus and information about local restaurants, among their communities.

16
4 months ago

A network of local farmers, distributors, delis, grocers and restaurants that allows consumers to share what they’re eating and where they’re getting it. It’s a sort of “eat local” app, but rather than trying to force the idea on people, it’ll be a way for people to voluntarily connect over food and share the experience.

15
4 months ago

A startup that is building a global marketplace for people who want to run their own events, from yoga and meditation retreats to conferences and training sessions. The startup wants to provide local organizers with tools to conduct more events.

15
3 months ago

This startup is trying to help local governments save money by reducing the cost of garbage collection and waste disposal.

15
3 months ago

Startup that wants to simplify the process for consumers to order their own produce from local farms.

15
3 months ago

A startup that’s building out a way to help small businesses get financing, and which is already working with small businesses like a local coffee shop.

15
2 months ago

A startup that helps you find the best local movers and shakers in your city. It’s a bit like Nextdoor, but for moving services.

15
2 months ago

A food-delivery startup that takes the hassle out of eating at home by delivering food prepared by local chefs — a much more inexpensive alternative to restaurants.

15
1 month ago

A platform for selling and buying things from local factories that are in the same area, essentially providing a local version of Uber.

15
4 months ago

A company that helps businesses learn about and engage with their local customers in a way that doesn’t require a separate app.

14
3 months ago

A SaaS startup that aims to streamline the process of buying, selling, and trading real estate. The company is partnering with local real estate agents to help them sell their listings, and is working with Brokers as well to help them with inventory management, and building out a platform that would allow people to have a fractional ownership of a condo or house.

14
2 months ago

A tool that allows local contractors to create a profile of their work, and then, when a project is ready to be bid, the contractor can upload their work and get an instant quote from the bidders. The company charges $25 per month for the service, and the company is currently in private beta.

14
2 months ago

A “startup founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of their race or religion, should have a fair and equal opportunity to achieve success and wealth”. The founders say that their business is founded on a bottom-up, local and accessible model that would allow communities to help themselves. The company will start by focusing on the South and the Midwest as their first markets.

14
2 months ago

A platform that allows companies to connect with local contractors, with the goal of streamlining their procurement processes and increasing efficiencies.

14
2 months ago

This startup is building a tech platform for the food industry to allow for automated, real-time ordering and tracking of food from local restaurants. The goal is to make ordering food more efficient and reduce food waste.

14
1 month ago

A small-batch, hand-crafted, and local whiskey company that makes four different liquors using small batch distilling.

14
1 month ago

A platform that helps consumers find local products and services, and allows brands to reach out to consumers at scale.

14
1 month ago

The startup was hired by a local health center to help train and support staff in order to streamline medical operations and focus on the most important things.

14
8 days ago

A way to comply with local laws and regulations

14
2 months ago

A platform for consumers to buy products and services from local artisans without leaving their home. The startup says the team has experience in retail and product development.

13
2 months ago

A platform that helps businesses and individuals find local therapists and therapists find clients. The startup wants to help people manage and choose the right therapist.

13
2 months ago

A predictive modeling tool that aims to help local governments make better decisions about where to invest in public transportation.

12
1 month ago

Builds and sells tools to help create and manage campaigns that highlight what’s going on in local communities. These could range from the neighborhood watch group to a local community group trying to raise funds for a new park.

12
10 days ago

The startup is building a mobile app that lets you scan barcodes from your phone and get a summary of products in your local grocery store. The company set up a system to scan the barcodes of over 200 grocery store chains in the U.S.

12
5 days ago

This startup is working on a solution to help local governments keep track of trash and recycling in their districts.

12
5 months ago

A search and discovery engine for events and activities, with a focus on helping event organizers connect with people in their area, utilizing local recommendations.

11
2 months ago

A platform for connecting people with their closest local experts in things like health, finance, and travel.

11
2 months ago

A web and mobile app that helps people find and book events in their area and lets them buy tickets without incurring a service fee. It’s a spin on the idea of Eventbrite, but with a focus on local content and price transparency.

11
1 month ago

A local news app that requires users to verify their location as a safety measure. It’s also a way to provide local news to users in areas where there is little or no access to other sources of news.

11
1 month ago

A startup that helps you discover and book concerts, local events and activities, and more, without incurring charges.

11
17 days ago

A new startup that wants to bring together the best local real estate agents in the US with the best local marketing teams to help landlords get the most out of their listings on the MLS.

11
9 days ago

In the same way that Gravity is a way to take meals on-the-go, Eatsa is a way to take food on-the-go. The startup is developing a way to make first class dining at a local restaurant feel as if you were sitting in a restaurant across the street.

11
3 months ago

A startup that helps companies hire remote workers with salaries matched to local salaries. The company says its revenue is growing by 50% month over month.

10
25 days ago

A local search platform for small businesses in particular, which is looking to “blend the best of Facebook and Yelp”. The startup wants to make it easy to find local businesses, giving them a list of all the businesses in their neighborhood.

10
2 years 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.

9
20 days ago

A way to connect people to their favorite brands and products, whether it’s a local, mass-market food item, or a designer handbag.

9
1 month ago

A company that’s building a platform for sharing and accessing data about local businesses, health care, and government services.