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4 months ago

A startup that wants to teach people about coding and programming.

386
2 years ago

Imagine an app that tells you when all of your favorite brands are offering some new deal. With their tech platform, the company is building a business that runs “brand-specific loyalty programs.”

217
1 year ago

 A startup that creates low-cost, programmable electronics for the Internet of Things.

167
1 year ago

A company that’s building a “Netflix for fitness”. The company wants to be able to provide “instant-on, personalized, scalable, and effective fitness programs”.

162
10 months ago

This startup is building a program that allows students to build an online resume and portfolio, even if they didn’t finish high school, while they learn the skills they need to get a job.

155
1 year ago

A program that trains and supports people to become entrepreneurs. The startup has raised $1.35 million.

144
1 year ago

This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

143
4 months ago

A startup that makes a program that alerts you when your car is approaching a toll booth.

139
1 year ago

A company that runs gamified learning programs for employees and helps them retain information.

138
2 years ago

An online platform that helps students get into college by providing information about scholarships, programs and financial aid.

137
1 year ago

A startup for teachers and parents to create an after-school program that takes place during the school day and aims to save money on travel and out-of-school costs.

137
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
1 year ago

A tool meant to help store managers and their employees deal with peak seasons. The tool works in a similar way to Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program, connecting the store manager to the employees who help them at the store. The idea is that with the company's software, the store manager and employees can find out what rewards are best for the store and plan accordingly.

134
2 years ago

A video game for learning how to program

132
2 years ago

A startup to help you understand your current credit card’s reward programs

131
2 years ago

A SaaS business aimed at helping companies create online training programs for their employees.

130
2 years ago

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

130
2 years ago

In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

128
2 years ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

128
2 years ago

A startup that provides data about charities so you can see how much they are spending on administration vs program expenses

126
1 year ago

This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

126
2 years ago

A tool to help programmers manage their time, to increase productivity and reduce distractions.

125
2 years ago

Founded in 2017, this startup makes a “computerized basketball training program” that’s meant to help athletes improve their shooting.

124
2 years ago

A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

122
2 years ago

A connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

122
2 years ago

A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

122
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help its customers find the right credit card with the right rewards program.

122
2 years ago

Another startup accelerator program, Techstars was originally called TechStars but shortened its name in the summer of 2010.

120
2 years ago

A digital loyalty program for retailers that rewards consumers for their loyalty.

120
2 years ago

A platform for managing and sharing programs that helps companies and nonprofits with their marketing materials.

119
2 years ago

A startup working on a program to prevent water damage in homes.

118
2 years ago

A company that provides a platform to run community-based learning programs in developing countries online.

118
2 years ago

A platform that connects homeless and low-income people to home-ownership programs

118
2 years ago

A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

118
2 years ago

A search engine for content about programming. It’s built to help people find programming tutorials, ebooks, and other resources.

118
2 years ago

This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

117
2 years ago

"An automated way to scale and manage applications that help businesses solve problems. It uses machine learning, ecommerce, and a referral program to build a community of users.”

117
2 years ago

A social network for millennials, and for people who want to make money for millennials. It allows users to earn royalties from their content and has a referral program.

117
1 year ago

 A startup that builds programs to help employers hire more effectively.

117
2 years ago

A 12-step program for quitting smoking, offering coaching, and a digital dashboard to track progress.

116
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easy to program drones, with a focus on making it easy for people to build and control drones with a mobile app.

116
1 year ago

The company’s wallet app includes a rewards program that allows users to earn points that translate into gift cards and other discounts.

116
2 years ago

The concept of the accelerator is a young one, with the first accelerator programs emerging in the late 1990s in Silicon Valley and New York. In general, accelerators help startups get off the ground, providing capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

114
2 years ago

A platform for programmatic advertising, helping buyers target ads at businesses based on their size, location, and other criteria.

114
2 years ago

A tool for businesses to manage customer programs, offering features like email marketing automation, loyalty programs, and more.

114
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their membership programs. The startup is currently focusing on the restaurant industry.

114
1 year ago

In 2018, there were a total of 15 startups selected to participate in the program.

114
2 years ago

A startup that uses a software program to crunch open data to predict land value The startup claims that it can predict land value more accurately than appraisers and cheaper than buying survey data

113
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs who were tasked with building out the Internet of Things for the US government. The team is building a programmable thermostat, which they say will “change the way people live and work”.

113
2 years ago

A no-cost education platform that helps students learn how to code by watching videos online. Arist wants to help millions of people learn programming.

113
2 years ago

A programmatic trading platform for financial institutions.

113
2 years ago

A program for students to learn the science behind the environments they work in and work to protect.

112
2 years ago

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

112
1 year ago

Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

112
1 year ago

A platform that allows companies to build digital training programs for employees.

112
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help programmers collaborate online and on-the-ground.

111
2 years ago

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

111
1 year ago

A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

110
2 years ago

An agency that helps organizations “build agile teams, identify and craft the right growth strategy, and build the right retention and customer experience programs.”

109
2 years ago

A tool for companies to execute marketing campaigns in an automated fashion, with the ability to tell the marketing department what to do and what to ignore when it comes to email program design. Idea is also originally a software company, but now a marketing software company.

108
2 years ago

A start-up that allows you to pay for your Lyft or Uber ride using the credit you get back from your credit card company’s rewards program.

108
2 years ago

Out of the 70 companies that were selected to join the program, four companies (and 1 alumni) made it to the final round of the Summer 2014 class.

108
1 year ago

A program that helps businesses and nonprofits engage their volunteers through social media, newsletters, and email.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a new way to access and use the world’s most popular programming languages. The company is now working with Google on its Material Design language team.

107
2 years ago

A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

107
2 years ago

A way to increase the efficiency of office supply purchases. The company wants to use a rewards program for office supplies to encourage companies to spend more on the right things.

107
2 years ago

A toolkit for programmatic buying of ads on Facebook. The startup is pitching the tool to agencies and advertisers as a way for them to automate Facebook ad buying.

106
2 years ago

A food delivery app that has a rewards program. The app is currently in private beta with the public beta expected in 2020.

106
2 years ago

This company is a cloud-based loyalty program that rewards users for everyday purchases, like a cup of coffee or a movie ticket.

106
2 years ago

A software platform that uses machine-learning to help companies build customer loyalty programs.

106
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service provider that allows restaurants to create, manage, and promote their loyalty programs.

105
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to choose their own fitness programming based on their own goals and schedule, with an emphasis on strength training.

105
1 year ago

Mentioned in the "2017 YC Demo Day" video, where they discuss the concept of a "mobile printing program" for small businesses. They are now calling their service "Quick Print," and the company is no longer in YC.

105
2 years ago

Founded in 2015, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley-based startup incubator and seed fund. Y Combinator has invested in several companies that have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also had several companies drop out of its program.

104
2 years ago

A startup that provides mobile training to employees, with a program that offers employees the opportunity to collect feedback on a mobile device about their interaction with customers.

104
2 years ago

This company is building a toolkit for managing and monitoring your content marketing campaigns. The goal is to make it easy for companies to build and manage their content marketing programs.

104
1 year ago

 A “boutique” loyalty program that offers extra perks like free flights, hotel stays, spa visits, concert tickets, and more to frequent shoppers. The company is currently profitable and has a $7 million valuation.

104
2 years ago

A startup to help workers make better business decisions, with a focus on helping them make the right strategic decisions in the long term. It’s currently part of the Techstars accelerator program.

103
2 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for chatbots that lets people build chatbots using any programming language

102
2 years ago

As of 2016, accelerator programs are across the world, from Silicon Valley to London, with India, China, Singapore and Israel also hosting their own.

102
2 years ago

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

102
2 years ago

A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

102
2 years ago

In addition to the startup projects listed here, some startups have been incubated at Techstars in its program.

101
2 years ago

A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

101
2 years ago

A travel rewards app for frequent travelers that links to loyalty programs and airlines.

101
2 years ago

A digital wallet for the workplace, with a rewards program that allows companies to pay their staff with their own money.

101
2 years ago

A SaaS service that helps companies build marketing automation programs that work for their specific channels.

100
2 years ago

A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

100
2 years ago

A company that uses social media to measure sales. The company claims to be the first to use programmatic buying to measure sales.

99
1 year ago

This B2B SaaS company is building a program that helps companies manage their product delivery services and handle issues like returns and warranty claims.

98
2 years ago

A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

97
2 years ago

This startup is building a digital loyalty program for hotels that aims to cut down on fraud.

97
2 years ago

A free employee referral program for companies with more than 100 employees, which they say allows companies to double their referrals and increases the number of employees they hire.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring a 21st century version of the old magazine subscription model. The startup gives access to a variety of programming languages and news to consumers for a monthly subscription fee.

97
1 year ago

A company that wants to create a “universal” credit card for customers. This could be a credit union debit card or if the company is successful, a Visa or Mastercard card with a rewards program.

97
2 years ago

A company that helps companies market to their employees, allowing them to get the benefits of a health insurance program without an employer having to pay for it.

96
2 years ago

In theory, this company can help retailers build better loyalty programs for their customers. Instead of rewarding customers with discounts and other perks, this startup says it can help retailers build loyalty programs that allow customers to earn rewards and discounts based on how often they visit the store.

95
1 year ago

A program that provides “one-click” access to patent information.

95
2 years ago

A platform for companies to facilitate “experiential learning” programs. They’re currently working with three startups, including one in the YC batch.

93
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for non-programmers to spread their own ideas together with others in real time. The company has been building a community of online users to ask and answer questions in a Q&A format.

93
2 years ago

Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

92
2 years ago

A company that wants to solve a problem for small businesses: they’re struggling to get their customers to pay. Shopin makes it easier to create a loyalty scheme for their customers by helping them create a personal account and tie it to their business account. Shopin also has a small business version that can help businesses combine rewards programs from multiple platforms into one.

92
2 years ago

A tool that provides an interface to connect to third-party data sources, like credit cards, loyalty programs, and other apps, to produce a complete customer profile.

91
2 years ago

A program that matches and trains mentors with students in the Bay Area.

91
2 years ago

Designed to help clients define and measure their social impact, Consequence is a software company helping nonprofits and for-profits better track their impact. It helps clients measure the effectiveness of their programs and measure employees’ impact, too. The company has a $10 million Series A, with $1 million raised in its first round of VC funding.

90
2 years ago

A startup that helps schools and universities establish open data programs to promote transparency and accountability.

90
2 years ago

This startup wants to bring a more collaborative approach to online education. Classcraft is building a platform where you can teach someone programming, where you’re accountable to them.

90
1 year ago

Uncover is a program that helps smart, talented people make a living from their interests.

90
1 year ago

A company that wants to be the Amazon of TV. They’re building a marketplace for TV shows, movies, and sports programming with a focus on providing the highest-quality programming to customers.

90
2 years ago

A tool to help companies build and manage training programs. The startup wants to compete with other SaaS solutions by giving companies the ability to customize their programs.

88
2 years ago

A P2P lender that works with government sponsored housing programs in the US.

88
2 years ago

A company that is developing an app to help low-income families save money on their energy bills by taking advantage of the government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

88
2 years ago

A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

88
1 year ago

A SaaS platform to help companies set up and easily manage and measure employee wellbeing programs, as well as provide advice on setting up these programs.

88
2 years ago

A platform that aims to make it easier for companies to build more effective employee referral programs.

87
1 year ago

A startup that makes a game that helps people learn how to code and write programs in custom languages. The one-time investment is $50, and it’s currently in a private beta.

87
1 year ago

A visual programming language designed for chip design, intended to allow engineers to quickly prototype and visualize their designs.

87
2 years ago

A personal assistant for programming, with a mobile app that syncs with a PC. The startup wants to help coders find resources, learn new languages, and stay on task.

86
2 years ago

This startup is building a service that helps companies manage their employee benefit programs with a single platform, and will take a slice of the companies’ profits to pay for the service.

86
2 years ago

A chatbot that can answer questions about social security benefits. The startup is building a chatbot that is programmed to answer questions about social security benefits, creating a conversational interface between government and citizens.

86
2 years ago

The startup wants to make your web browser a full-fledged programming language that you can write programs in.

85
2 years ago

A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

85
2 years ago

A B2B product that allows users to manage and track expenses related to their professional development program. It’s free for startups and small businesses.

84
2 years ago

This is a platform that brings the benefits of a SaaS program to a closed system, allowing companies to securely deploy and manage their infrastructure on-demand, with a focus on collaboration and integration with existing systems.

83
1 year ago

This startup wants to improve the impact of school-based violence prevention programs.

83
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies build mobile bots, or programs that interface with chat apps like Slack.

83
1 year ago

A company that’s building a dashboard for cities to track the impact of their programs and metrics for investors. It’s looking to target dozens of cities, from Portland to Detroit.

83
1 year ago

A shopping app in India that helps users buy online and has a loyalty program. The startup has a reported 4 million users.

83
1 year ago

This startup is developing a $10,000 maintenance program for international trade businesses.

83
2 years ago

A company building custom-branded, headless mobile apps for small businesses. It’s one of the more unusual companies in the program, with a very different business model than other companies in the program.

82
2 years ago

The summer school is for students interested in learning programming and fundamental knowledge in computer science, with the intent of helping them be successful in college.

82
2 years ago

A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

82
1 year ago

A program that helps people trade in their old textbooks for credits to buy new ones. The startup is working with publishers to get its new textbooks a little cheaper than new ones.

82
2 years ago

A startup using a combination of machine learning and an artificial intelligence program to improve customer service.

81
2 years ago

The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

81
1 year ago

A digital rewards program for customers. Customers earn points for purchases, and then redeem them for prizes ranging from gift cards to gadgets and cash.

81
2 months ago

A 3rd party app that provides a way for brands to manage their influencer marketing programs. It’s meant to help brands determine which programs are working and which ones aren’t.

81
1 year ago

This small startup is building a set of tools to help people adopt and use artificial intelligence programs.

80
1 year ago

This is an app for retailers to manage their data about customers so they can personalize their marketing and loyalty programs.

80
1 year ago

Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

79
1 year ago

A tool that helps programmers craft their apps and websites faster. It’s built as a collaboration tool that allows developers to work on the same app idea at the same time.

79
2 years ago

This is an app that allows people to pay their taxes with bitcoin, in a program that’s funded by Coinbase.

78
1 year ago

Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

78
1 year ago

A tool for non-tech students to learn about programming.

77
1 year ago

An end-to-end digital healthcare program for patients and their families.

77
1 year ago

The company is building a decentralized overlay payment platform that helps banks and e-commerce companies to build and manage loyalty programs.

77
1 year ago

A startup for freelancers to offer their services, with everything from programming to writing.

77
2 years ago

A 4-year-old company that makes a programmable, connected-home appliance that can be programmed to do things from turning the AC off and on to turning lights on and off to listening to music and turning the TV on and off. The company has raised $7.3 million in funding.

76
2 years ago

A startup that aims to integrate payments into customized retail experiences. The startup helps retailers connect with shoppers, and it’s already in a few pilot programs.

76
2 years ago

A data-driven company that makes a program that helps people pay their utility bills every month. The startup is focused on helping customers keep their utility bills at a minimum.

76
1 year ago

This startup is working to make it easier for people to find and buy insurance online. The startup is a relatively quick study that completed YC’s Startup School program in June.

76
1 year ago

A new payment option for cities. The startup is giving cities a new way to pay for things, with programs that work with existing infrastructure but also with the company’s own private network.

76
1 year ago

 A tool to programmatically manage the data and actions of your web app.

76
1 year ago

An open source online IDE for building mobile apps, spanning mobile platforms (iOS/Android/web) and programming languages (Java/C/C++).

76
2 years ago

A platform that allows developers to build and sell applications for companies that want to offer or manage a loyalty program.

75
1 year ago

A way to help businesses manage their energy consumption. The startup has over $2 million in funding and a number of pilot programs in the works.

75
1 year ago

A toolkit that lets companies through its own platform to administer their own payroll and benefits programs.

75
1 year ago

A software platform that allows businesses to build loyalty programs by taking a snapshot of a customer's loyalty points balance and automatically applying them to a product or service.

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps programmers write beautiful code, built on the fact that we’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have and doesn’t expect its users to be professional programmers with developer-level command of the language it’s written in.

74
2 years ago

A startup that helps healthcare companies manage their patient records. The company provides software and services to help them make data easier to find. They have already run pilot programs with large insurance companies and hospitals.

74
1 year ago

Provides a way to identify, and then communicate with, identified individuals who are in the process of going through a government program. The startup is currently in the process of raising funding.

74
1 year ago

An effort to start a program at MIT that partners inventors and investors and helps them make their ideas a reality.

74
2 years ago

This company wants to replace the often-painful experience of filling out a tax return with a more automated process. The startup is working on a software program that will work with H&R Block’s online software to take the pain out of filing a tax return and streamline the process. The company says it has $1.5 million in monthly revenue.

73
1 year ago

A startup that’s building an online training program for people who want to learn to code, but don’t want to go to school.

73
2 years ago

A program that helps people with disabilities to work from their homes. The company behind this product offers a service that helps employees schedule and manage a work routine in a way that keeps their jobs and responsibilities in order.

72
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a digital kitchen, with a programmable fridge, a robot, and a system for collecting and processing your data.

72
1 year ago

A developer of software that teaches programmers how to be better at data visualization, developing and releasing new courses in the field.

72
1 year ago

A home automation company that lets users program lighting and appliances to turn on when they arrive home in the evening.

72
2 years ago

This startup is built to help programmatic marketers manage their tune-up purchases. The startup claims to help retailers with multichannel inventory, real-time fraud detection, and daily auditing.

71
2 years ago

An analytics platform that helps retailers optimize in-store program time, and give salespeople better insights into what their customers are doing in their stores.

71
1 year ago

A startup that lets you create your own custom sleep program.

71
10 months ago

A “personalized” rewards program for employers, aimed at giving employees a reason to stay at their jobs beyond the paycheck.

71
2 years ago

Smart contracts platform for business ideas, with a focus on the B2B space (think legal contracts). The company is backed by Digital Garage, and has launched a program that offers $1k in credit to startups for signing up.

68
1 year ago

A new service that helps companies keep track of the travel costs of their employees. The company collects data from travel rewards programs, and allows employees to manage their travel spending.

68
1 year ago

We will be building a tool that will empower companies looking to start an internship program to make it easier for students to find internships.

68
1 year ago

A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

67
1 year ago

The accelerator program, which uses the Y Combinator model, has graduated from YC more than 50 companies and has been called “the most successful startup incubator”.

67
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy to book flights on Scandinavian airlines. It’s currently a YC summer program.

66
2 years ago

An open-source program that lets anyone create their own app for the Oculus Rift.

66
1 year ago

A program for giving tips to Uber drivers. It’s a mobile phone app that facilitates the sharing of tips and information with drivers.

66
1 year ago

A company that wants to use CRM data to build a better customer experience. So far it’s built a pilot program that serves as an internal CRM for a few hundred employees at a 100k company.

66
1 year ago

A software company that builds tools for online content creators to optimize their income by using tools like Google AdSense and YouTube Partner Program.

63
1 year ago

A platform that helps universities and colleges create personalized online learning programs for students and teachers.

63
1 year ago

A software company that makes “tools that help the world’s leading brands and agencies build and run their multi-channel customer engagement programs.”

63
11 months ago

A startup for nonprofits to manage their recurring donation programs, allowing them to figure out which programs are most effective and where to invest their money.

63
1 year ago

A company that allows teams to share and collaborate on customer loyalty programs and rewards.

62
1 year ago

A customer management software for online retailers, allowing them to run customer loyalty programs and reward their customers for purchases.

61
1 year ago

A way to evaluate programming languages and compare them to one another.

61
6 months ago

A cloud-based platform that helps small businesses build marketing programs with the help of AI.

61
2 years ago

This is a company that makes a mechanical keyboard that is fully programmable with over a million possible keyboard configurations as well as being hackable. The company is now shipping pre-order keyboards.

59
1 year ago

A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

59
1 year ago

A “artificial intelligence” system that allows homeowners to program lighting, music, and other home automation features via voice commands.

59
11 months ago

This startup is building an airline loyalty and rewards program that pays you back for your time. The company says it wants to solve rewards programs like frequent flyer programs and airline miles programs.

59
6 months ago

 A startup that provides training on a variety of skills, like programming, data entry, or testing.

59
1 year ago

A software program meant to help social workers and other therapists track and manage their clients' progress.

58
1 year ago

A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

56
1 year ago

The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

56
2 years ago

The Brooklyn-based coworking space is a community of startups and entrepreneurs working to change the world. It’s located at 625 Kent Avenue, and has a membership program that ranges from $50 to $250 per month.

55
1 year ago

A software startup that aims to make it easier for "anyone from a small business to a large enterprise" to create and manage training programs. "We've had some success so far with the enterprise space, but we're mostly focused on education at the moment," the team writes.

55
9 months ago

A programmable robot that can be programmed to do things like inspect machinery and equipment.

54
7 months ago

A startup that helps employers create more effective management training programs with a central location to view, track and manage employee performance data. They’re currently in private beta.

54
5 months ago

A world-changing language that enables people to program computers like they do with smartphones.

54
1 year ago

A blockchain-based loyalty program that rewards consumers for shopping at a merchant's site.

53
8 months ago

A startup that helps students who want to study abroad to find the right program and university.

53
1 year ago

A video analytics company that can be used to track and improve everything from a salesperson’s performance to the effectiveness of a training program.

52
1 year ago

A program that helps distributed teams build and ship their products faster

51
7 months ago

A platform to let companies pay for goods and services using gift cards, loyalty programs, and credit cards.

50
6 months ago

A startup that makes a free (and open source) online course platform that teaches programming

50
1 year ago

A program that helps small business owners and freelancers find jobs, with a focus on the healthcare industry.

49
1 year ago

A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

49
5 months ago

A startup that has started a program to make sure that every employee has a green light to leave their job and go on to another job. The idea is that it can be a good way to keep employees from jumping ship to a competitor.

49
10 months ago

A tool to help small businesses get an edge on their competitors. It’s a toolset built to help small businesses onboard and manage clients. It’s a more advanced version of a service like HubSpot’s existing “Crowd Sourced Marketing” program.

48
1 year ago

A “programmatic” ad platform that changes the way ads are bought and sold, letting companies create ads in real-time, without having to have an existing relationship with a publisher. The startup has raised $4.3 million to date, and has plans for an IPO in the next year.

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
8 months ago

For designers, this is an all-in-one program that allows you to create and screen print shirts, mugs and more.

47
7 months ago

A platform for middle school and high school students to work on programming problems and then link that work with online learning platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera.

47
1 year ago

This startup lets retailers build a custom app for their business. The idea is to let retailers build a store-specific app that gives them the tools to keep track of inventory, take reservations, and handle loyalty programs. It’s like a storefront made for the store.

46
1 year ago

An artificial intelligence program that gives tutors human-like feedback to help students study better.

46
8 months ago

A company that helps TV networks "create and monetize their own exclusive shows, even without a network, by giving advertisers the ability to sponsor and advertise wherever their programming appears."

46
5 months ago

A new product that helps TV programmers figure out which shows to buy and which to cut, with the startup’s AI software picking out the network’s greatest hits and those that are most likely to get canceled.

46
1 year ago

A company that makes a “smart” computer that can be programmed to watch for health alerts in real time. The startup wants to use the “watch” feature to alert doctors to any health issues, and then streamline the diagnostic process.

45
1 year ago

A startup aiming to create a mobile app to help with automatic employee enrollment into employers' retirement programs.

45
1 year ago

A loyalty program platform for loyalty programs.

45
10 months ago

A company building a real-time API that covers all sorts of insurance programs, from auto to life to health.

45
10 months ago

A startup building a software tool that optimizes all of a business’s marketing programs.

45
7 months ago

A self-serve meal delivery program in Bangalore, India

45
1 year ago

The company’s vision is to make the process of creating a video game “as simple as making a PowerPoint presentation”. It wants to make video game creation accessible to non-programmers, and today’s software for that is too difficult to use.

44
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps companies create online training programs that are adaptive to different kinds of learners.

44
1 year ago

A SaaS-based platform aimed at simplifying the process for creating and managing an automated recurring revenue (ARC) program.

44
8 months ago

A platform that helps women get into tech, by launching entrepreneurship bootcamps and mentorship programs.

44
8 months ago

A program that brings e-commerce to mom and pop businesses in India. The startup only has one client so far, a mom and pop store in Gujarat, but says it’ll expand to more cities soon.

44
4 months ago

A startup that makes smart contracts more usable by creating a visual editor, the startup’s founders say, a way to visually build out the functionality of a smart contract instead of just a programming language.

44
3 months ago

 A bike-sharing program, with docking stations located in neighborhoods, and users renting and returning bikes at their homes.

44
1 year ago

A startup that offers a way to hire freelance programmers.

43
1 year ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies set up software development programs that will be more likely to succeed.

43
1 year ago

A company that helps companies enable “pay it forward” and other charitable and social giving programs and enable them to get tax benefits for donations.

43
11 months ago

Helping companies lower the cost of building a loyalty program by allowing users to opt in to a loyalty program without the need for one upfront.

43
4 months ago

A startup building a software platform to help companies build secure API’s and developer programs.

43
3 months ago

A tool for people who want to make an extra $300,000 a year doing what they love and earn an average of $20,000 a month by teaching others how to do the same. It’s a freelance teaching platform that allows anyone to make money teaching web development, programming, and more for clients around the world. It’s a flexible, scalable option for people who want to reach their personal goals.

43
1 year ago

A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

42
1 year ago

A platform to help colleges teach students how to code. The startup will teach students how to code using the Drag & Drop interface, which is more intuitive compared to using more traditional programming languages.

42
10 months ago

A way for people to earn money for their own content by sharing it via an app and an affiliate program.

42
3 months ago

A Y Combinator company, now working on an electric scooter that can be programmed to stop and go on command, and a remote control that can be used to start the scooter remotely.

42
1 year ago

A startup that helps users buy tickets for bus, train, or plane rides, and has partnered with over 400 different transit agencies in the US. The service also has a loyalty program, allowing riders to earn points and then spend them on future tickets.

41
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurant chains create loyalty program. The company’s founders want to use the same tech that powers the loyalty program at Expedia to help businesses like Chipotle and Panera create their own.

41
1 year ago

A startup that provides a “human-centric” wellness program that connects patients with care professionals in the form of video chats.

41
7 months ago

 A program, with a small loan, that helps artists create and exhibit work, and then market them to a larger audience.

41
1 year ago

A company that allows users to connect with people they’d like to learn from through a private, guided coaching program.

40
1 year ago

A tool for merchants to better understand their customers and build out personalized loyalty programs based on their shopping behavior.

40
7 months ago

Other companies were pitched before being accepted into the program.

40
1 year ago

 A CNC milling machine for 3D printing that has a heated build plate, a 3D printer kit, and a software program for designing and controlling the machine directly from your computer.

39
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it as easy as possible to build and deploy a web app, no programming required.

39
1 year ago

A project from a hardware engineering company, which wants to make a programmable, modular robot with an open source hardware ecosystem.

39
1 year ago

A program that helps small businesses get funding from angel investors, working on a subscription model that allows users to pay a monthly fee for access to the service.

39
1 year ago

A startup that brings the best talent from the world's best schools to teach you how to be a better coder. The startup is an elite teachers program that has sold out its next batch of spots to students from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and Israel.

39
8 months ago

A startup that aims to create a virtual assistant that keeps track of your inbox and reminds you of important tasks. It’s currently on a pilot program with a few companies.

39
5 months ago

A platform for churches to create online bible study programs.

39
1 year ago

A company that allows data scientists to work on big data problems without needing to learn programming

38
1 year ago

A startup that empowers businesses to build a custom car leasing program, with a team of experts to help them with the various steps of the process.

38
1 year ago

A platform for community health programs to share data, information, and ideas about health care.

38
11 months ago

A platform for businesses to create and manage their own programs for their employees.

38
8 months ago

A company that says it’s built a program that can help people (especially women) live longer.

38
4 months ago

This startup is building a platform to help small businesses acquire clients in a way that’s more like a traditional marketing channel. The program is aimed at brick-and-mortar retailers and service providers, who can sign up for the Payroll database and use the platform to find and qualify new clients.

38
4 months ago

A program that helps teams organize and keep track of their travel expenses.

38
1 year ago

Creators of a tool that lets you “chase the dragon” without having to learn a new programming language.

37
1 year ago

A platform for developing and sharing learning and development programs and tools.

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 company that helps human resource departments manage their benefits program, with a focus on giving employees more control over their benefits. It’s currently in stealth mode, but raised $750,000.

37
1 year ago

A project-based funding program that lets companies quickly raise money when they need it.

37
1 year ago

A program that helps job seekers find jobs and improves their chances of getting hired.

37
8 months ago

Programmable, open-source home IoT platform.

37
8 months ago

A platform for finding the right software for your business. The startup gives would-be buyers access to a programmer's portfolio and experience, allowing them to make an informed decision about whether to hire a programmer.

37
8 months ago

A startup that builds a virtual reality “smart glove” for developers. The startup wants to make it easier for programmers to use the “magical” gloves that can track the tiny movements we make when typing, and other gestures.

37
8 months ago

These are the best of the best of the “good” ideas from YC’s Summer 2019 applications round. These companies hope to launch accelerated programs in the next 4 months.

37
1 year ago

A Chicago-based startup that helps companies build employee wellness products. It’s a way for companies to create wellness programs that are sticky and profitable.

36
1 year ago

A system that helps employees navigate and maintain compliance with their benefits programs.

36
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect businesses with their customers via coupons and loyalty programs.

36
1 year ago

A SaaS company that provides software to allow brands to send targeted text messages to customers with an opt-in, in order to acquire new customers. The startup is currently working with a number of marketing programs around the world.

36
10 months ago

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

36
7 months ago

A startup that helps build more affordable, modular homes in places that have historically been difficult to build. The company has built affordable housing as part of the Green City Solutions program in Philadelphia.

36
1 year ago

The startup helps companies build their own personal training programs in order to make in-person training more efficient, cheaper, and more accessible.

35
1 year ago

In 2014, Y Combinator’s summer program accepted 14 companies, with four eventually being launched as companies. In 2015, Y Combinator saw 20% more applicants than 2014, with the startups 35% more likely to succeed. In 2016, the number of companies accepted has been set at 14 by Y Combinator.

35
10 months ago

The startup is developing a global network of “Barista of the Future” in 20 countries where them will be a barista in a coffee shop, and they earn a living wage. The program is designed to provide baristas with the skills they need to run their own business, and to help them start their own locations.

35
8 months ago

A cloud-based e-commerce platform for restaurants, which also includes a loyalty program, recipe sharing and ordering, and a restaurant finder.

35
1 year ago

A tool for HR professionals to create training programs on the fly. The company’s co-founder went through a lot of frustration finding training programs for employees, so he wrote his own.

34
1 year ago

A company that uses a personalized approach to help a person change a habit by writing a custom program to help an individual cut down on a certain behavior.

34
1 year ago

An online platform that helps small business owners get access to capital, and which has an SBA loan program. It takes 5% off the top and has 2 customers so far.

34
9 months ago

This startup is building a platform that connects people who want to enter the IRS’ EITC program with tax preparers. The startup, which was founded by former EITC advisor Amanda Nalley, has already been used by tens of thousands of people to qualify for the tax credit.

34
9 months ago

The following startups have left TechStars Boston since the program’s start in 2011 and are no longer affiliated with the program:

34
9 months ago

A workout program that keeps track of how many calories you’re burning.

34
1 year ago

A startup that wants to allow companies to target marketing programs to specific visits on websites. The startup, which was founded in December, has already signed up over 200 customers including Pinterest, Dailymotion, and Instagram.

33
1 year ago

A program for companies to manage their employees’ health plans. The startup is using the program to help companies with 14,000 employees connect with their employees’ health plans.

33
1 year ago

Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

33
1 year ago

A way to build video games with a minimalist interface, aiming to give designers and programmers a more productive way to develop games.

33
9 months ago

A data analytics company building cybersecurity programs for the enterprise.

33
1 year ago

An online tool that helps firms manage wellness programs

32
11 months ago

A platform for online retailers that allows them to connect their merchandising software to a loyalty program and allows them to build a custom loyalty program from scratch.

32
9 months ago

A company that aims to help overseas physicians find the best insurance plans for their practice in the U.S. The startup wants to create an insurance referral program for overseas physicians for U.S. plans, as well as helping physicians manage their overall costs.

32
2 years ago

Idea: A programmable hardware add-on for Raspberry Pi

31
1 year ago

A program to help small startups with capital raise and growth

31
1 year ago

A tool for teaching machine learning, that uses a visual programming language called Keras to help train AI models.

31
11 months ago

A new way to book airfare with a focus on flexible travel options. The startup wants to expand the options to include home-away-from-home programs, and will work with companies to offer payment plans, etc.

31
10 months ago

A program to help refugees and asylum seekers in Canada find employment.

31
7 months ago

A software platform that helps large companies track and manage their supplier risk. Aids in the planning and execution of supplier audits, risk mitigation strategies and supplier management programs.

31
6 months ago

A mobile payments and loyalty program designed to help small businesses run their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The platform is open to all merchants, not just those in particular industries. It’s currently only in its beta stage.

31
3 months ago

A platform that helps brands build Instagram ads without needing to program or hire an engineer.

31
2 years ago

A software company that helps businesses build and scale their content marketing programs. A financial services company that aims to make trading more accessible for small and medium-sized businesses.

30
9 months ago

A startup that wants to disrupt the global shipping industry by building a platform that allows anyone to send packages directly to a customer. The startup’s founders say that the company has already built a beta product and has started a pilot program with USPS.

30
8 months ago

The program helps customers get paid in a timely manner.

30
6 months ago

A company that’s building a platform to help real estate companies and developers put together their own financing programs, which they charge monthly fees.

30
4 months ago

 A social networking app for people with intellectual disabilities. Notable for being the first app to be accepted into the Google Play for Accessible Apps program.

30
23 days ago

A $2 billion enterprise software startup. It’s looking to solve problems that traditional software can’t, like helping retailers do in-store loyalty programs and managing credit card accounts.

30
1 year ago

This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

29
1 year ago

A company that makes it easier for people to learn new languages. The startup aims to allow users to learn on demand via a program that allows people to listen to native speakers of the language.

29
11 months ago

Insurance that can be custom-tailored to the needs of individual people, businesses, or families. The startup aims to scale through its partnership with the US government’s Medicare program.

29
5 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for anyone to create and sell their own video games with a minimal amount of programming knowledge.

29
4 months ago

A company that uses AI to make your conference calls less annoying and more productive. Its current customers include Mozilla and the United Nations Development Program.

29
3 months ago

A SaaS that connects companies and shoppers through a loyalty program.

29
2 months ago

A program that helps people with a disability find jobs.

29
1 year ago

A startup that provides a platform for building customized wellness programs for employees.

28
10 months ago

As part of the BizCloud startups program, this company’s idea is a simple spreadsheet that makes it easy for people to organize their business ideas in a way that benefits everyone.

28
8 months ago

A startup that helps people learn how to code by building a website with drag-and-drop programming blocks. It’s currently being used by over 200,000 students, and the company says it has over $50 million in annual recurring revenue.

28
7 months ago

A platform for customer retention and loyalty programs. Currently the company has 11 employees.

28
5 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for small businesses to build their own websites without spending a lot of time with the programming.

28
4 months ago

The startup is looking to help small businesses in India follow up with customers who have requested a price quote. They want to offer a program that lets companies send out quotes, track responses, and follow up with customers on their own.

28
3 months ago

A program that helps people stay in school and get degrees

28
1 year ago

A program for non-profits to get funding from investors.

27
1 year ago

The startups pitched in the final batch of the accelerator program in February 2018.

27
1 year ago

A startup to help you check and manage your Starwood and Marriott hotel stays and loyalty programs.

27
11 months ago

A B2B company that sells cloud-based software that helps companies create and manage online training programs. The startup’s product is already used by the likes of LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Microsoft.

27
11 months ago

A product for education companies that helps them connect through online training programs. It’s used by companies including Whole Foods, Warner Brothers, and the United Way.

27
11 months ago

A decentralized AI platform built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to build AI bots that can be programmed to perform tasks.

27
8 months ago

A web-based software for designing, managing and hosting a web-based training program for employees. It makes it easy for companies to develop, host and share training programs

27
6 months ago

A team of five “digital nomads” that want to help people figure out how to use AI to build more effective marketing programs.

27
3 months ago

The startup is building what it calls an “AI platform for the internet of things (IoT)”. It aims to digitize and make programmable the world of the internet of things, which is fraught with security issues, power consumption issues, and the need for ultra-low cost.

27
3 months ago

A program that would connect classrooms to the Internet and provide resources such as curriculums, tests, and other learning materials. The startup is looking to grow a large number of schools that connect classrooms and offer educational services.

27
1 year ago

A digital platform that brings together the power of brick-and-mortar shops, online orders, and customer loyalty programs under one roof.

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
7 months ago

A tool for online learning, similar to LinkedIn Learning or Udacity. The startup helps you integrate, manage, and track your educational programs.

26
1 month ago

A platform for public radio stations that allow listeners to donate to their programming.

26
9 months ago

A free-to-use program that helps parents coordinate carpools among friends and neighbors.

25
6 months ago

An open-source project that aims to bring the ability to program robots to anyone, regardless of coding experience.

25
6 months ago

A startup that will provide an AI-based program for managing the cost and effort of legal discovery.

25
5 months ago

The San Jose, California-based startup offers an introduction to basic accounting, billing, and invoicing. The startup launched in San Francisco in December and was one of 10 finalists in the TechStars New York program.

25
5 months ago

A startup that works with corporates to set up and manage employee wellness programs.

25
3 months ago

A “smart-ticketing platform” that can help sports teams and venues get more revenue. It uses the blockchain to let teams and venues sell tickets on a decentralized platform with a built-in marketplace and a built-in loyalty program that rewards consumers for buying tickets. Currently focusing on the NBA, MLB, and NHL, but also eyeing soccer and other sports.

25
2 months ago

A digital platform that allows employees to forecast their hours and spend more time with their families. The company is based in Seattle and has a few thousand users who have used their program.

25
1 year ago

The startup helps companies build and manage their customer loyalty programs. Rewardly has raised $4 million and says it has worked with over 50 companies and has more than 45,000 users.

24
10 months ago

A product that aims to help users learn to code and build mobile apps without having to pay for expensive programming classes. The startup is backed by Y Combinator, which is investing $6.5M in the company.

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
8 months ago

Seed of an AI that learns to predict the stock market. The startup is working on creating a program that can learn to predict the price of a stock based on previous moves. The startup will use machine learning to predict the price of a stock that has been traded in the past.

24
8 months ago

A startup that helps people with vision loss connect with the growing technology community that helps them. It’s working with the Pentagon on a program to help transitioning service members learn how to use technology.

24
6 months ago

A program that helps startups and small businesses produce more documents at lower costs. The startup provides free templates for company formation filings and will charge for other services such as incorporation, patent searches and trademark searches.

24
4 months ago

Making it easier for companies to create and manage employee benefits programs. Built on top of the Forza platform, it’s designed to be more than a simple HR platform.

24
7 months ago

This startup helps publishers monetize their content through a crowdfunding program.

23
7 months ago

A startup that helps people find and book conferences and events, and helps them get discounts by offering them an affiliate program.

23
6 months ago

A company building a programmable, modular “smart” house. The company is currently building a smart-grid home in Portland, Oregon, and designed to be highly energy efficient and modular. The idea is that by building this type of home, the owner can install or upgrade the systems as she sees fit.

23
6 months ago

A platform that helps restaurant operators build and manage loyalty programs. The startup has already built out a marketplace to help restaurants sell gift cards and loyalty cards directly to consumers.

23
5 months ago

A workout program that uses an algorithm to analyze your movements to determine what’s most effective for you. The company uses the data to create custom workouts, designed with the user in mind and designed to help them lose weight or improve their overall health.

23
5 months ago

A mobile app that helps people lose weight, based on a diet program called the “Bulletproof Diet”.

23
5 months ago

A system that pays US adults for collecting plastic bags, getting more than a million people to sign up for the program in its first year.

23
4 months ago

A web-based database of the world’s most popular web programming languages, with a database of over 6 million pages.

23
11 months ago

A platform for private schools and programs that helps them build their own websites and tools. The startup is looking to build a comprehensive platform that allows schools to manage their data and create custom digital products.

22
9 months ago

A platform that allows people to create and sell merchandise, including a to-do list and a loyalty program.

22
9 months ago

A browser that shows alerts from the US government’s EB-5 immigration program. The startup wants to help people and companies that want to relocate to the US figure out how to get an immigration visa.

22
4 months ago

A new way to run training and development programs, with the promise of engaging employees and offering the most up-to-date content to customers.

22
2 years ago

Idea: The best way to learn a new programming language is to practice it through a project

21
6 months ago

A company that builds a platform so people can customize their own personal workout programs, with the data suggesting the best ways to go about it.

21
5 months ago

A startup that allows the programmers of a community to build a better, faster and more stable website for their online community. The company is developing an API for community sites to integrate into their own.

21
5 months ago

A platform for companies to take their digital marketing and make it more personal. The company is building a suite of tools that help companies make their marketing programs more personal.

21
5 months ago

A web development tool for anyone who works with text, whether in a word processing program like Microsoft Word, or with a code editor. The startup wants to help programmers work faster, and without the headache of formatting text or maintaining multiple code windows.

21
4 months ago

A new way to treat cancer, using a bone marrow transplant to reprogram a patient's own cells to attack and kill cancer cells.

21
4 months ago

This startup is aiming to make it easier to say yes, by offering a platform that helps companies design small-scale but meaningful customer engagement programs.

21
6 months ago

A startup that builds a digital curriculum for kids on topics like computer science, programming, and robotics.

20
4 months ago

A company that makes home care robots for seniors, which can be programmed to perform physical tasks like cooking and cleaning.

20
3 months ago

A startup that helps businesses create their own loyalty program and make it as “easy as ordering a pizza”.

20
2 months ago

A programmable lock that can be used by consumers and businesses to control access to their homes, offices, and cars.

20
1 month ago

A computer-aided design program that engineers can use to build 3D-printed devices.

20
1 month ago

An API for programmers to look up and analyze the quality of different products, with a curated list of top 10 ratings.

19
5 months ago

Equinor has created a third-party API (application programming interface) that allows online retailers to accept and follow up on online orders from consumers. This can help online retailers get their products to customers faster than if they were shipping in-store.

18
4 months ago

A startup that gives businesses the ability to buy and sell used cars with a single service. The startup is also launching a lending program in the US to help ease the financing process.

18
11 days ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help companies manage their employee benefits, giving them the ability to manage their benefits program themselves

18
9 months ago

A business that helps retailers manage their online customer loyalty programs.

17
8 months ago

A company with a simple mission: to help the world find the right oil. The company gathers data from oil fields to train a machine learning algorithm to determine whether a field contains oil, and then plots the data. The company is set up to collect data from all oil fields around the world, in part because of the increasing cost of oil extraction. The startup has a referral program that pays $1 per month to those who refer new clients to the service.

17
5 months ago

A platform for companies to sell tickets to events like conferences and workshops, with a focus on educational programming.

17
3 months ago

A platform for creating training programs for sales teams, The company offers video-based training, with users logging in to watch a video and work through a set of exercises. It also has live chat functionality, and the ability to track which exercises users complete.

17
3 months ago

 A platform that helps restaurants work with baristas to train them on things like cleaning, to-go items and how to deal with customers. The company helps restaurants scale their operations by hiring a number of baristas to run these training programs.

17
2 months ago

A health insurance program for low-income people.

17
2 months ago

A digital network that connects businesses in high income countries with those in lower-income countries. They’re working with the UN’s World Food Programme to address food security.

17
2 months ago

A digital loyalty program for big-box retailers. The startup is building a rewards program for floor-based retailers like BestBuy.

17
5 days ago

A virtual assistant that helps people prepare for interviews. The startup is currently in a beta program with 1,000 companies.

17
11 months ago

A retail loyalty program that rewards members with discounts at their favorite stores.

16
2 months ago

 A software platform that allows consumers to shop sales, personalize their orders, and use rewards and rewards based programs.

16
2 months ago

A chat program for businesses, similar to Slack.

15
2 months ago

A startup that is building out an API for insurance brokers to create customized programs for their clients. The API is meant to allow users to create their own programs, rather than rely on a pre-made package.

15
2 months ago

Bingo is a new way for people to watch live programming on their phones, without paying for a cable subscription. The app works with a subscription to the streaming service Hulu.

15
2 months ago

an app for people who want to learn languages. The startup is building a language program that is like a virtual teacher that helps users memorize things so they can retain them better.

14
2 months ago

The Y Combinator “demo day” event is a major launchpad for program companies. It takes place in January each year at Y Combinator's offices in Mountain View, with companies pitching their ideas. The event is open to the public and takes place on-site.

14
2 years ago

The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

13
3 months ago

A program that helps veterans and others with PTSD to access their medical records without leaving the comfort of home. The startup is providing a web-based platform to access electronic health records in a manner that is secure and private.

13
29 days ago

A personal finance app that helps millennials manage their finances while they’re still in school. The startup is looking to get their product into schools around the US and start a scholarship program for those who use the app.

13
21 days ago

A loyalty program that helps brands manage their customers, enabling them to deliver loyalty programs via web and mobile.

13
5 months ago

A platform for companies to manage their fleets of vehicles (rideshare, food trucks, delivery vans, etc.) and get them moving. The startup is part of the program for an autonomous vehicle company.

12
4 months ago

This startup created a way to embed 3D animation into “programming knowledge and skills” to help developers learn how to code.

12
4 months ago

A program that allows individuals to pay for the services of a licensed freelance designer, in advance. The startup takes care of everything from design to publishing on the web.

12
3 months ago

A startup that helps merchants integrate digital loyalty programs with their storefronts.

12
3 months ago

A new way to learn to code, meant to compete with more traditional programming classes by teaching the basics.

12
2 months ago

Y Combinator’s waiting list is a list of companies that are accepted into the program but haven’t yet received funding. The list is kept in a secret room underneath Y Combinator’s offices in Mountain View, California. The list is closed to the public and is generally used as a way for Y Combinator to vet companies that are accepted into its program.

12
1 month ago

In the spring of 2015, Y Combinator launched a branch in San Francisco as its first outside of Silicon Valley. It also expanded its new branch to Berlin, London, Toronto, and Madrid. By 2017, Y Combinator said it had over 150 active startups on its program.

12
1 month ago

A startup that aims to build a loyalty program for coffee shops. Coffee drinkers can earn points for drink purchases at participating coffee shops. The company has a goal of $20,000, which is a smaller sum than the previous round.

12
1 month ago

A digital toolset for training and education that includes a virtual learning platform, a library of e-learning videos and interactive quizzes, and a programmatic system.

12
10 days ago

A startup building a program to help people readjust to work after being out of it for a few days

11
2 years ago

Idea: Sofi is a lending program for student loans They say they can get a loan to anyone in 6 minutes, and don’t charge a processing fee The company is currently lending $3,000 loans (via a credit line) to students

10
1 month ago

A self-hosted, free, open-source program for health-tracking.

10
2 months ago

A company that helps fund social enterprises through a rewards program for socially responsible consumers that help the enterprise achieve its goals.

9
2 months ago

A platform for real-time corporate wellness programs, built on the same technology that powers health and fitness trackers.

9
6 days ago

A product that helps small businesses save money on insurance, by keeping them on auto-pay programs and putting their policy under a single roof.

9
29 days ago

A program that allows people to deploy “microservices”, or small apps, across their own private networks.

8
18 days ago

A program that helps women’s shelters provide birth control to women who need it.

8
9 days ago

A PC program that helps you to create a budget based on your own personal spending habits

8
1 month ago

A startup that offers training programs to teach people how to develop their own PC games.

7
1 month ago

A smart web platform that connects employers and employees, wherin employers can set up their own employee referral program. The startup plans to offer a suite of services including salary surveys, employee referral programs, employee reviews, and career mapping.

7
4 days ago

This startup is building a tool that helps employees take advantage of wellness programs, like smoking cessation programs, health savings accounts, etc.

7
21 days ago

A publicly traded company for building and selling airline loyalty programs.

6
15 days ago

A program that helps government agencies run background checks efficiently and collaboratively. The startup claims that it saves 10-30% of the time it previously took to run a background check, with a process that’s “10x faster than manual checklists”.

6
7 days ago

A platform that helps companies build user-friendly apps for their employees, including expense reporting, management of rewards programs, and payroll.

6
7 days ago

A digital gym subscription service. The startup takes the user-defined programming concept and applies it to fitness — users can set up a workout schedule and the app will suggest new exercises to help users stay on track.

6
2 years ago

Idea: A mobile app that delivers news from the NY Times in a personalized feed. The startup currently has 20,000 active users and is working with the Times on a pilot program to test potential monetization options.

4
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is making a new type of surface that feels a bit like paper but is actually a plastic material This material can then be molded to make all types of different things, like a fridge that can be rolled up The surface is also programmable, so it can be made to change color or texture when a button is pressed

1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a web platform that businesses can use to manage their employee referral programs

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can learn how to use a specific software program (IE Excel)

-1
2 years ago

A startup that helps people prepare their resumes for a job that they aren’t qualified for (IE they are a programmer and they want to apply for a job as a finance manager)

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people to help them get certified for the medical marijuana program in their state (ie in Virginia you can be certified to grow your own and/or buy from a dispensary)

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Online courses for teaching the basics of programming

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps online businesses understand how their product is interacting with the real world It’s like an interactive version of Google Analytics The startup’s software is built on top of a distributed programmable database called BigTable and is currently selling to a handful of enterprise clients

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A programmatic way to hire people on-demand, with data-driven validity checks

-1
2 years ago

Idea: The startup behind this idea is a marketplace for programmers to find jobs and businesses to find talented programmers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform that helps people start a business and access funding (either from investors or through a loan program)

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps companies manage their unpaid internship programs, which can be a legal headache

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for authenticating users via the Slack application programming interface (API)

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for managing corporate rewards programs, like corporate credit

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A program that allows users to build a digital profile based on their social media posts, with the goal of helping them build a portfolio to get a job.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A programmable, micro-controller chip for industrial automation.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for insurers to call and text patients regularly about their health and to encourage them to get physicals. The startup aims to be a replacement for the “wellness programs” that many insurers have offered in the past.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A software company that helps the Philippine government’s DoTCo build out their management trainee program. The startup sets up the trainees with a computer-based learning curriculum and helps the government manage their data.

-1
2 years ago

A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Fuctional programming is one of the frontiers of software development, and this startup is building a tool to help developers better understand the functional code they’re writing.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies manage and optimize their employee referral programs.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to transfer funds from a card (like a credit card or bank card) to a bank account using an API (application programming interface) instead of a physical card

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