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Room Startup Ideas



1 year ago

A platform that pairs people who have a spare room in their home with those who need a place to stay.

769
1 year ago

A startup offers a platform for small businesses to rent private offices and conference rooms to employees who work remotely.

659
2 years ago

A startup for hotels to fill rooms quickly with the best available rates.

481
1 year ago

A digital platform for automated room service ordering in hotels. Users can order from a menu of the hotel’s dishes, and the order is sent to the kitchen directly. The startup is working with a dozen hotels in India.

300
2 years ago

A startup that wants to turn every conference room into a training room, and track fitness progress for employees.

294
7 months ago

A startup that claims to be “the Tinder of the apartment market”, allowing people to find roommates and share apartments.

236
1 year ago

A startup that lets users rent out their spare bedrooms to guests

178
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a “smart” conference room intercom system, in which conference room intercom speakers can be upgraded to allow different types of speakers, including video.

170
1 year ago

A hospitality company that provides standardized guest rooms in a hotel, either customized to the needs of a customer or a group of customers.

168
1 year ago

A music production platform for bedroom musicians. The startup is currently in YC’s Winter ’18 batch.

157
2 years ago

An open-source web application for creating and managing virtual classrooms and events.

155
1 year ago

 A new kind of startup that’s looking to help you find a good roommate through the internet.

154
2 years ago

An online forum that helps people find roommates

148
2 years ago

A startup that builds "the world’s first decentralized, open source, student portal.” Its goal is to connect students around the world to their professors through a global network of university digital classrooms.

148
1 year ago

This startup is building a new way to work that allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting room for your team (with audio, video, and other features) and then broadcast it to whoever is interested.

147
2 years ago

"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

146
2 years ago

A community of teachers with a chat room for discussion

139
2 years ago

A startup that provides an app that helps people find and purchase discounted hotel rooms

137
8 months ago

A startup for people who want to rent out their living room, garage or basement space to Airbnb/VRBO/HomeAway-like home-sharing services in cities across the US.

135
2 years ago

A platform that allows people to rent out spare bedrooms and/or spare bedrooms with other household members. It’s designed to help people earn additional income from their homes while also giving their families the chance to stay in their homes in times of need.

134
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find new homes, apartments or roommates on behalf of landlords

132
2 years ago

A startup that enables companies to capitalize on the trend of people increasingly choosing to live with roommates, and helping them find roommates with their companies' benefits.

132
2 years ago

This is a company that helps you find the best possible roommate for you. The company has built out a database of thousands of people who have applied to be roommates, including their likes and dislikes.

131
2 years ago

A platform for finding and booking cheap rooms in hostels, hotels and other accommodations.

130
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can rent a room in someone’s house for a night, a weekend, a week, etc

128
1 year ago

The company wants to build an offline-first collaborative editing platform for video production that would allow editors to work in a room with multiple screens, and for multiple editors to work on the same piece of footage simultaneously.

128
2 years ago

A startup for people to rent or lease out their spare bedrooms, apartments, or houses to travelers.

126
2 years ago

Builds a simple, secure, and anonymous way to rent out a private room in your home.

126
1 year ago

A “social network for the professional dog groomers in the world”, allowing them to connect with customers and each other.

126
2 years ago

A tool for teachers to look for suppliers of the classroom supplies they need. The startup, which was founded in July, is building a list of suppliers that are listed on Amazon.

125
2 years ago

A startup building an in-home showroom for buying, selling, and renting real estate. Starting at $5,000 up to $25,000, the company is currently operating in the Washington D.C. area.

121
2 years ago

A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

121
2 years ago

A take on the “room-sharing” model of Airbnb, Mio is a peer-to-peer marketplace connecting guests and hosts.

121
2 years ago

A video chat app that also allows group video chat rooms and video conferences, with the ability to draw and annotate on your screen.

121
2 years ago

A tool for teachers to manage their grading, grading rubrics, and student assignments in the classroom.

120
2 years ago

A way for people to rent out their spare bedrooms and living rooms on Airbnb, or even to create an entire home on the platform.

118
2 years ago

A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer platform allowing people to rent apartments and rooms in unused retail space to travelers in need as a means of earning extra income and paying for rent.

117
1 year ago

The startup lets you book rooms in hotels, flights and rental cars virtually. It’s looking to compete with companies like Hotel Tonight and Expedia.

117
2 years ago

A startup that makes a sensor that attaches to the outside of buildings and measures the humidity and temperature for every room. The startup is currently working with a handful of commercial buildings across New York City.

116
2 years ago

A way for people to buy and sell things online. The company also works on a feature to group items into “rooms” that users can browse by category.

116
2 years ago

A software company that makes it easy for organizations to save energy with their buildings, turning off lights when the room isn’t needed and using the heat generated by other machines.

116
2 years ago

A platform for sharing science/tech knowledge that goes beyond just classrooms. The platform aims to break down the barriers between academia and the next generation of scientists and engineers. It’s currently in the private beta testing phase.

116
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a mobile app that lets you rent out your spare room on Airbnb.

115
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.

115
2 years ago

Crowdvilla is a startup that lets you book room reservations online, for prices that are typically lower than a hotel's.

113
1 year ago

This startup is building a business that connects real estate agents with people looking to rent a room, and vice versa. It works as an escrow service for landlords and tenants, with a small fee taken by the service when a transaction completes.

113
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help teachers use technology in the classroom

112
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for newsrooms, news publishers, and TV channels to collaborate on sharing content and distribute video. They focus on sharing video content, and do so in a way that Twitter and Facebook can’t.

112
2 years ago

A company that lets teachers stream class lectures to the students in the classroom — and vice versa. The startup is currently working with 45 teachers and 10 school districts in the San Francisco Bay area.

111
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who are traveling can rent a guest room in someone else’s

110
2 years ago

A startup to help people find and book their next hotel room. The startup is currently building a network of people that are willing to be hotel concierges.

109
2 years ago

A tool to help connect students with secondary education with students in a similar grade at a university. The startup helps with translation and registration, and says it has successfully helped one student find a roommate for her roommate’s apartment.

109
1 year ago

This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

109
1 year ago

The company wants to help companies manage their travel logistics for conferences, including hotel rooms, transportation, and food.

109
2 years ago

A startup that makes it possible to order room service from your hotel room

106
2 years ago

$50 app that connects people with items they’re looking for (think Ikea showroom product search).

106
2 years ago

A platform for connecting friends in real life with people they want to meet. The startup was founded by a former college roommate.

106
2 years ago

A startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

106
2 years ago

A startup that aims to be the Uber of short-term rentals, allowing people to rent out their spare rooms or entire homes. Ethos currently has a pilot in place with over 10,000 users.

106
2 years ago

A startup that helps secure online meetings, allowing users to set up meeting rooms, and then make the meeting private.

106
2 years ago

A startup that helps teachers use their classroom’s data to better serve their students. TeacherSitter tracks a teacher’s attendance, assignments, and grades, and helps them decide how to help their students the most.

105
2 years ago

A piece of software that helps people with homeschooling get the most out of their hobby, and helps them with classroom management.

104
2 years ago

Using AI to provide help and support to students in the classroom, school and home.

104
2 years ago

A high-tech startup that wants to use its virtual reality to help people turn their natural surroundings into their classroom.

103
2 years ago

A self-hosted online classroom for teachers, allowing them to bring their classes online. They’re looking for co-founders to help build out the platform.

102
2 years ago

A tool for booking rooms, like Airbnb but for short stay hotels.

102
2 years ago

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

102
2 years ago

A company that’s building a software product that enables people to rent out their spare bedrooms to travelers through a website.

102
2 years ago

A platform for college students to learn how to code with their peers, without being in the classroom. It did not qualify for YC.

100
2 years ago

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

99
2 years ago

A non-profit organization which helps teachers discuss and share classroom resources, with an emphasis on developing new materials and resources for teachers.

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies manage and track the money spent on their branded conference rooms at hotels.

98
2 years ago

The startup’s app allows users to browse, book, and pay for hotel services using their smartphone without any of the usual frustrations from booking a room with a tech-less hotel website.

97
2 years ago

This startup wants to make it easier for anyone to find a roommate. The team wants to provide a way for people to connect with each other that doesn’t require a third party verification.

97
2 years ago

A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

96
1 year ago

A startup that offers a way to track employees’ use of the bathroom at work.

96
2 years ago

Ex-Google engineers are building a new living room device they call the “Echo” that’s essentially a giant voice-controlled speaker. The device is a stripped-down, Google-made version of the Google Home, and can be controlled by voice, music, and TV apps. It’s set to launch in November.

95
2 years ago

A startup that allows customers to order food and snacks to be delivered to their hotel room in advance of a trip.

95
1 year ago

This company is developing a smart environment sensor that can track a room’s temperature, humidity, and humidity changes over time.

95
1 year ago

A startup with a focus on the beauty and grooming industry, aimed at consumers and retailers.

95
1 year ago

A company that turns smartphone screens into touch-enabled, virtual room controls

94
1 year ago

This company is working on a platform that helps people book hotel rooms while traveling, even while they’re overseas.

94
2 years ago

This startup offers business meetings in a virtual conference room, without the hassle of meeting in person. The company is based in Philadelphia but has users in more than 30 cities.

93
2 years ago

A new way to personalize a conference that helps you book a room, attend a presentation, and find a new friend.

93
2 years ago

A startup that lets you rent out rooms for your stuff. The startup is based in San Francisco.

93
1 year ago

A startup that helps hotels in Europe and the Middle East book rooms for corporate events with Fintech companies, using their own websites, without the need for a native reservation system.

93
2 years ago

A startup that lends out the tools necessary to set up a basic office at home, whether it’s for a small team, an individual freelancer, or even a single room. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

92
1 year ago

A speaker that allows you set up a conference call, share a screen, and use it like a conference room.

92
22 days ago

A software platform that makes it easy for companies to create “newsrooms” inside of their websites, letting them create full-fledged news organizations that can be managed by a single person.

91
1 year ago

Portals for hotel rooms where you can book online.

90
2 years ago

The startup is building a traveler marketplace for South American cities. It’s a place where travelers can find roommates, book flights, and even share their rooms on AirBNB-like websites.

89
2 years ago

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

89
2 years ago

Idea: A company that helps parents keep track of their kids’ activities at school The company wants to use data science to help parents see what’s going on inside classrooms and, as it grows, is looking to expand into other verticals, including medicine

87
2 years ago

 This startup is building an app to help educators better track student performance in their classrooms.

87
2 years ago

An employee-owned co-living space in the heart of New York City in which residents can rent private rooms for $1,000 a month with monthly fees of $200.

87
2 years ago

A startup that helps teachers and students collaborate on homework and projects in real-time by connecting them through a chatroom.

86
2 years ago

A secure messaging platform for enterprises. It looks a lot like Slack, but only allows internal employees to join a company chatroom.

85
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform for booking travel and hotel rooms. The company is aiming to compete with Expedia and Priceline.

84
2 years ago

A startup that wants to let you automate your living room with the click of a button.

81
2 years ago

A startup for hosts to sell their spare rooms.

81
8 months ago

Remote workers can use the app to connect to the company’s chat room to get work done.

81
2 years ago

A platform that makes it easier for companies to measure employee engagement. It analyzes text messages, chatroom messages, and social media posts to provide employers with insights into what employees prefer, what their priorities are, and what they’re working on.

80
1 year ago

A new startup that makes your living room into a “smart home”, with smart lighting, connected appliances, and smart security cameras.

79
3 months ago

A company that hosts a website that helps people live rent-free in their spare bedrooms. The site matches hosts with people in need of a place to stay.

79
13 days ago

A travel service for dog owners that lets pet owners take their dogs to the groomer, vet, doggie daycare, and boarding.

79
1 year ago

This startup makes the most of the fact that employers like to have their employees on the same location. It connects employees with other employees in a private chat room, where they can discuss work and ask questions. It’s a more efficient use of time for employers who don’t want their employees talking to each other.

78
1 year ago

A platform for building a complete digital newsroom, with backend content management, real time video, and a CMS.

78
1 year ago

A peer-to-peer housing marketplace, where people can find roommates or share their own home for cheaper rates.

78
2 years ago

This startup is building a consumer-facing marketplace for the home-sharing economy, where people can find a roommate to live in their home.

77
2 years ago

This is a startup that’s building a platform for B2B companies to manage and operate their own branded conference rooms with the help of a private operator.

77
25 days ago

This startup is building a tool for people who want to start their own Airbnb-like site to rent out their rooms. They’re targeting “micro-hosts” who want to supplement their income by renting out a spare room, kitchen, or patio space.

77
1 year ago

A check-in system for hotels and other lodging services, using a “frictionless check-in” platform. The platform allows guests to book rooms from their phone, and lets them track the status of their room within their app.

76
2 years ago

A company that works with hotels to organize conference rooms, and works with corporate clients to organize in-person meetings on the spot.

75
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide “secure and private” chat rooms for people to meet up, without having to give out personal information.

74
2 years ago

This startup is building a service that turns your iPhone into a platform for helping you find a doctor or emergency room. You’ll be able to call any medical professional or hospital directly from your iPhone, and they’ll provide you with directions and a diagnosis.

74
5 months ago

This company is building a platform that aims to help small companies communicate and collaborate with each other via a virtual conference room.

74
11 months ago

A company that tracks and streams video from all corners of a conference room.

73
1 year ago

A medical device company in the Netherlands that wants to bring a reusable medical device to market, which can be used for hysterectomies, colonoscopies, and other procedures. The device works with a camera and a monitor and wirelessly connects to an operating room.

72
1 year ago

A startup that advertises itself as “the Airbnb of villages.” The company is building a marketplace for rural villages in India, where villagers can rent out their rooms for short-term stays.

72
1 year ago

A tool that helps students learn how to write, and a subscription service that helps teachers use it in the classroom.

71
2 years ago

A startup that allows people to rent their extra space, be it a spare room, storage unit, or just a balcony.

70
1 year ago

A home-sharing platform for students on the move. It allows students to rent out rooms in their homes for short periods.

70
8 months ago

This is an on-demand toilet rental service that aims to give people easier access to the restroom when they’re out and about.

70
2 years ago

A startup that wants to enable hoteliers to build their own room-by-room marketing campaigns.

68
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that can help companies and employees schedule meetings, handle travel coordination, book rooms and even help with pre-determined tasks in the office.

68
2 years ago

A platform for educators to receive classroom feedback easily. The platform is designed to be an extension of the teacher’s phone, allowing them to receive instant feedback from the classroom.

67
26 days ago

A platform that lets consumers buy products from their living room via a connected TV

66
1 year ago

A digital platform that serves as a booking platform for hotel rooms and event spaces.

65
2 years ago

This company is looking to connect home buyers with people looking to rent out their basements, garages, and spare rooms. The startup has raised $1.6 million, and is interested in getting users to share their spaces with strangers.

64
1 year ago

This startup aims to build a “magic mirror” for a person’s bathroom vanity, making it possible for someone to see what their face would look like, without any makeup, in real time.

64
1 year ago

A tool that helps lawyers find the best deal on software to try in the courtroom.

64
2 years ago

A startup that gives teachers complete control over their classrooms. The company uses AI to analyze teachers’ strengths and weaknesses and then uploads the data into an online dashboard for teachers to view.

62
1 year ago

A tool for people who rent out their homes while they’re away to charge guests for the use of their rooms.

62
1 year ago

A “digital hotel” that will allow guests to book rooms on the same bed sheets, towels, and other amenities that they’d expect to find during a stay at a hotel.

60
1 year ago

A startup meant to help people find out if a hotel room is worth the cost.

58
1 year ago

A platform that connects renters to landlords with filters for what kind of roommates they want.

57
1 year ago

A visual communication app for professionals in real estate. Clique uses an algorithm to guess what type of room a person is looking for and suggests people they might want to work with.

57
27 days ago

A software that helps people find roommates and rent out their spare rooms. The startup is also working on a budgeting tool to help people plan and budget for the costs of renting out a room.

57
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a robotic vacuum cleaner for indoor use; it’s first product is a $10 model that’s meant to work in high-traffic areas like bedrooms.

56
10 months ago

A way to create and manage virtual and physical spaces, so that companies can put their offices in a virtual room.

55
10 months ago

Build a digital community for college students. The startup wants to be the go-to place for students to find roommates, find jobs, look for housing, and more. One of the most interesting parts of the business is that the startup is actually building their own apartment complex, with all the services and amenities that go with it.

55
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help hotels charge customers’ room rates from the exact moment they check in, rather than the moment they check out.

54
8 months ago

A tool for pet owners that allows pet sitters to book sitters for houses, aquariums, grooming, and more.

54
1 year ago

A platform to create custom, private, and secure online video chat rooms for a variety of uses, including recruitment, dating, and customer support.

53
1 year ago

 A startup that wants to help people book and pay for hotel rooms. The startup is running a pilot with Y Combinator and Hilton.

53
1 year ago

A hospital-based startup working with hospitals to implement new technologies in the emergency room.

53
1 year ago

A live performance app that lets people stream their performances. A new app called LiveStream lets users stream live video online for free. LiveStream is free to use with up to five people in the same room, available in 24 languages, and it has 10,000 users.

52
4 months ago

A startup that lets users more easily access Airbnb-style rooms in their own home, without having to go through vacation rentals.

52
4 months ago

A network of real-time, high-quality audio recordings of presidential speeches, for use in classrooms, research, and other purposes.

52
1 year ago

A startup with a camera that allows you to snap a photo into a virtual world. This lets you snap a photo of your friend’s room, for instance, and then walk into that room in VR and be able to explore it.

51
1 year ago

A tool to help people get around parking on campus, and to help them find parking as easily as they can book a hotel room.

51
1 year ago

This is an app that tells you which room in your home you spend the most time in, and how that time compares to the time you spend at work, with friends, etc.

51
7 months ago

A startup that helps people find roommates. It’s currently only in San Francisco, but the founders hope to expand to other cities.

51
6 months ago

A “Netflix for frequent fliers” that helps passengers book flights, hotels and rental cars from the comfort of their living room.

51
1 year ago

 A company that helps consumers book hotel rooms by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, and then using a mobile app to pay for it.

50
1 year ago

A startup that’s building real estate tools for tour operators and hotels. The company is a spin-off of a similar service called AirBnB, and says the average hotel makes $500 a year on each room they manage.

50
9 months ago

A shared workspace for tech companies to rent out their desks and conference rooms for short-term projects.

50
1 month ago

A tool to give employees a way to go behind the scenes with their employers to see how they’re running their company. The startup says that it’s bringing transparency to the boardroom.

50
1 year ago

This company lets you rent an office or conference room for a few hours or days

49
1 year ago

A portable, solar-powered “newsroom” for journalists covering breaking news.

49
10 months ago

Connecting people with a shared interest with a way to manage their own chat rooms.

49
5 months ago

A “decentralized healthcare network” that wants to build a network of medical facilities that have doctors on staff, rather than relying on rooms of other medical professionals.

49
29 days ago

This SaaS platform connects businesses with customers and notaries in a single, streamlined experience. It’s a virtual living room where users can conduct real-time video meetings.

49
7 days ago

A manual for doctors on how to treat patients at a hospital emergency room. The startup wants to help ambulance services, which are often understaffed, treat patients more quickly.

49
1 year ago

A platform that connects the right people in the right places for a roomier, more comfortable vacation.

48
1 year ago

A startup that aims to be a hybrid of Slack, Gitter and Discord, featuring a notification system that lets you know when a team member is available, or if they’ve left the room.

48
10 months ago

 A startup that makes a high-tech paper tablecloth that can be used to protect a dining room table and also to track how often a table is used.

47
7 months ago

Zivgo is building a service that aims to help students find roommates, which is an oft-overlooked part of college life.

47
5 months ago

A tablet-based virtual classroom for kids.

45
1 year ago

A platform that helps find the best rooms at a hotel for a certain guest based on their profile. The company says it’s a “nudged recommendation” system using AI and machine learning.

44
1 year ago

A hotel app that allows travelers to reserve and book rooms in advance to save money on hotels.

44
8 months ago

A mobile app that connects housemates with roommates who need a place to stay. The company says it’s been able to reduce the number of empty houses in the US by 20%.

44
4 months ago

A startup that allows people to rent out their spare room on a short-term basis to someone who needs it. The startup also wants to build a marketplace of rental rooms, allowing renters to find their matches through the app.

44
9 days ago

A startup that wants to bring a “digital concierge” to hotels, where clients can ask for a concierge to book them a table at a restaurant or for a specific room, in exchange for a small fee.

44
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a hybrid of Uber and Airbnb, a peer-to-peer hotel booking platform. The startup is building a mobile app that allows users to find, book and manage private rooms, in addition to a marketplace for services.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps people book rooms at hotels through a mobile app, and helps improve customer service.

42
1 year ago

A company that wants to reduce the costs of hiring workers to move goods from place to place, from the stock room to the warehouse.

42
1 year ago

A Slack-like platform for online chat rooms and one-on-one messaging using customizable avatars to represent each user.

42
9 months ago

The startup is working on a product to use in the operating room to help correct eye and head alignment.

42
4 months ago

A platform for people looking to rent out living rooms, offices or spare rooms

41
1 month ago

A company that wants to make it easier to find the right real-estate agent. The startup’s software allows users to filter through listings with a variety of other criteria they choose like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and price.

41
1 year ago

An online platform for renting out unused rooms in houses and apartments, and letting guests stay in them for a night.

40
1 year ago

A company that helps companies set up and manage their physical and virtual offices, and handles everything from room and board to mail and maintenance.

39
1 year ago

The company is building a facial recognition product for hotels, enabling them to identify guests from photos and automatically adjust room rates. In this way, staying at a hotel is a more seamless process – the process of checking in and out is handled automatically.

39
1 year ago

A travel platform that lets users book hotel rooms from the same app they use to book flights.

39
1 year ago

At the end of the day, most of us want to be able to sleep well. But sleeping well can be complicated, as many of us have trouble sleeping on planes, in unfamiliar beds, and with new roommates.

39
11 months ago

A tool for communicating with a crowd of people, it's like a Slack for chat rooms.

39
9 months ago

“The best way to discover interesting new things is to ask a friend.” Spare Room is looking to build out a marketplace for people to privately buy, sell, and share gifts.

39
9 months ago

A B2C startup that supplies restaurant fitting room merchandise to their customers.

39
7 months ago

A real estate startup that helps agents find roommates and list their rooms for rent.

39
7 months ago

is a startup that builds a “virtual concierge” for hotels, getting them to book the exact right room for their guests.

39
8 days ago

The startup is developing a new kind of appliance that can be used both inside and out of the home. It can be used as a coffee machine in the kitchen, a set-top box in the living room and as a smart plug elsewhere.

39
1 year ago

Allows users to create a listing for their house or rental, then rent out their spare room or entire apartment.

38
1 year ago

A B2C subscription service for emergency room visits that includes pre-paid debit cards and a 24/7 concierge service.

38
10 months ago

The startup is building an “Uber-for-airport-bookings” that aims to make booking flights easier than ever. It’s first product is an iOS app that lets you book rooms at hotels through your phone without the hassle of having to book offline.

38
1 year ago

A startup built for homes in hospitals in the US with an array of features including a delivery calendar, room-to-room reminders, mood tracking for patients, and in-room video conferencing.

37
1 year ago

A startup that helps people set up a “social room” at their house for guests to hang out together, helping them save money and plan their social calendars.

37
9 months ago

A Slack-like chat for newsrooms, for the purpose of “helping journalists get the word out about their work”.

37
8 months ago

A system that monitors and controls the airflow in buildings and rooms, allowing them to be more energy-efficient and comfortable.

37
8 months ago

A startup that helps hotel chains and rental car companies give customers the ability to reserve a car and a hotel room together.

37
7 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to share a room as a group, both with friends and with strangers. The company also wants to be a way to connect people with roommate matches, and also plans to support free housing for people who need to stay in a certain city for a certain amount of time.

37
8 months ago

A “hotel concierge” that enables guests to book the rooms they want without worrying about the hassle of dealing with the front desk. The startup’s flagship product is “Rooms”, a website that allows users to book rooms at hotels around the world.

36
5 months ago

A “smart” kids’ toy that’s a little like a Roomba but with an iPad app to control it. The startup has built an internal prototype.

36
1 year ago

This startup is building an online marketplace for people seeking to rent out their spare rooms, apartments, or even their entire homes.

35
9 months ago

A “place to be” startup that provides digital entertainment and experiences on larger screens, like living room TVs and monitors.

35
6 months ago

A tool to help you book a hotel room on Expedia

35
6 months ago

A startup that lets people rent out their spare rooms, offering a variety of services while keeping the renter’s privacy in mind.

35
5 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.

35
4 months ago

A platform for booking or reserving anything from taxis to gyms to hotel rooms.

35
1 year ago

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

34
9 months ago

A toolkit for educators that enables anyone to create their own virtual classroom.

34
9 months ago

A digital assistant to help you find a roommate

34
6 months ago

A video conferencing and live-streaming app for classrooms and student groups, meant to help people learn together.

34
5 days ago

A company that enables people to rent out their spare bedrooms. They charge a small monthly fee to rent out a room, while keeping the majority of the rent.

34
1 year ago

A new kind of elevator for startups, allowing them to have private offices with WiFi, ergonomic desks, and multiple private conference rooms.

33
8 months ago

A company that helps people organize the lessons they learn in the classroom.

33
5 months ago

A startup in the travel industry that offers a new way to book hotels through a single app. The company, which was founded in May, is now live in over 40 cities and has over 4,000 hotel rooms booked.

33
1 month ago

A real-time chat room for doctors to discuss patient cases, including patient histories and test results.

33
3 months ago

A product for doctors to use in the exam room to help them understand what their patients need and how to provide it.

31
7 months ago

A SaaS company that builds out a platform for renting out your spare rooms and apartments. The company is currently in the process of relying on a network of recruiters to find hosts and build out their product.

30
6 months ago

A mobile app that helps hoteliers list their rooms directly on Airbnb.com without the need to host their own website.

30
8 months ago

A team of students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, have built a bitcoin ATM in their dorm room and are now taking orders from students around the world. The students are hoping to raise $10,000 to bring their ATM to the next level.

29
7 months ago

This startup is building a platform that lets people rent out their spare bedroom to complete strangers while they’re out of town. Renters use their own laptops and internet connection to control their home’s thermostat, light, and other settings.

29
7 months ago

A team of engineers at the University of Pennsylvania that created a wireless data transmission system that could send data between two devices within the same room.

29
4 months ago

A company that creates communication and decision making tools for the digital classroom.

29
7 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.

28
5 months ago

This B2B company is helping the hospitality industry track the organization of a room, project or event.

28
4 months ago

A startup that helps teachers find and get funding for interesting projects in their classroom as part of their professional development.

28
11 months ago

A Spanish-language tech startup building a platform for travel agents and consumers to book hotel rooms online, and for online travel agencies to sell and manage hotels. The company has built a solid revenue model, and believes that scale is coming soon.

27
4 months ago

A classroom-sized wireless robot that allows kids to explore their environment and participate in lessons.

27
4 months ago

A startup that helps you book a cheap flight and hotel room for a conference you’re attending, or a client you’re meeting with.

27
4 months ago

Propeller is building an enterprise-level social network for fast-growing companies to get the right people in the right room at the right time. The company is a response to the explosion of talent acquisition platforms on the market.

27
4 months ago

A startup that operates like a music studio but instead of a recording studio, they have a classroom setting where children learn to play traditional instruments

27
7 months ago

A new way for hotels to book rooms on the fly, allowing them to increase revenue by selling blocks of rooms to big companies in order to keep prices down.

26
4 months ago

A platform that helps companies build and broadcast live video from their conference rooms.

26
3 months ago

A startup that organizes employees’ calendars, meeting rooms, and tasks. It currently offers integration with Slack and Google Calendar.

26
4 days ago

The company wants to be the Airbnb of Brooklyn, where you can rent out your bedroom or your couch while you’re traveling.

26
8 months ago

This startup is building a network of rooms for individuals with specific needs, like for aging parents or recovering addicts.

25
7 months ago

A startup that helps people with autism and similar conditions find roommates and support.

25
3 months ago

Multi-city, crowdsourced apartment rentals, as well as a matching service that pairs renters with potential roommates

25
8 months ago

This is a game-like tool for creating, connecting, and interacting with users in a group. Users can create their own rooms, and can invite others to join. The founders want to find a way to enable users to create and moderate spaces that are unique to them, and that can help them to connect with people in a larger community.

24
4 months ago

A tool for real estate agents to manage a client’s home from the front desk, using new technology to track who’s in each room, what needs to be done, and how much it will cost.

24
1 month ago

A way to make sure your hotel room is ready when you arrive.

24
1 month ago

A company that wants to put a digital assistant in every room of your house. The company’s first product is an internet-connected thermostat.

24
4 months ago

A startup that wants to help people find roommates via a personal assistant that uses Amazon’s Alexa.

23
8 months ago

A startup that helps people maximize the use of their company’s assets, such as event spaces, meeting rooms, and the like. The startup is looking to help companies with everything from finding events to booking those events to workflow that would allow them to book the spaces themselves — and then taking a portion of the booking fees.

22
4 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.

22
4 months ago

A “smart” outdoor lighting system that works with an app to automatically turn on and off when people walk into the room. The product is currently in a limited release.

22
4 months ago

A platform that allows you to move your living room to your office and vice versa

22
7 months ago

Makes a visual guide for streamlining the process of writing a feature story in the newsroom, with a dashboard and dashboard buttons to help journalists easily mark things they want to focus on.

21
5 months ago

A company that helps people find a roommate, a roommate find a place to live and a rental agent find a tenant.

21
2 months ago

The idea is that you can use your phone to take a picture of an item, and your computer will identify it (say, a bar of soap in a hotel bathroom).

21
2 months ago

A digital platform for teachers to share how they teach and how they use technology in the classroom.

21
2 months ago

Best of both worlds, an online marketplace for teachers and a separate classroom management platform. The startup wants to help schools streamline their administrative tasks, ending the need for multiple platforms.

21
4 months ago

A startup that helps teachers organize their classroom via a virtual classroom that allows them to share resources, record ideas and chat with other teachers.

20
2 months ago

A startup that is building an online platform for people to rent out their apartments for short-term stays. Its first product is a “rooming network” for people who are looking for short-term stays, with some users forking out up to $100 per night.

20
1 month ago

 Managing a war room of employees from around the world, the bookkeeping service helps small businesses in developing countries manage their books via an online interface.

18
2 months ago

A company building a way to manage and share video classroom presentations.

17
2 months ago

A company that wants to make it easier to find and book a hotel room, currently with over 1,200 hotels and is currently in talks with over 100 more. It’s been around since December and is worth $120 million.

16
1 month ago

Bridges.io is a startup trying to help companies design and build bots that can do simple tasks like booking hotel rooms.

16
3 months ago

A new startup that aims to disrupt the real estate industry by allowing anyone to rent out spare rooms in their houses and apartments.

15
2 months ago

A software-as-a-service tool that allows teams to build and collaborate on software. Teams get access to a “digital classroom” on their own time, which can be used for problem-solving, teaching, and learning.

14
2 months ago

A company that reduces the time it takes to book a hotel room. They’re already live in London and San Francisco, and are looking to expand internationally.

14
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can book a room to stay in for a night like AirBnb but instead of an entire house it’s just a room

13
1 month ago

A startup that allows people to create and find a place to stay using their phone. The startups hosts rooms in big cities and smaller towns, with prices starting at $10 a night.

13
1 month ago

A chatbot that helps you book a doctor’s appointment, making it easier to make an appointment with a doctor in a doctor’s waiting room.

13
9 months ago

A startup that wants to build a “personal newsroom” for journalists. It allows users to curate news based on their interests and set up alerts for breaking news.

11
3 months ago

A community-run Reddit alternative focused on community-driven journalism that can be read on any device. Contently is hoping to create a “lean-back version of the newsroom.”

9
2 years ago

A startup that provides a virtual “roommate” for people who are traveling so that they

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can get a hotel room for the same price as a hostel if they stay in

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can rent a room from a stranger and stay in the city that you are visiting for a short period of time

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people who have a small space in their house that they want to turn into a new room It will provide you with the plans and then you can hire someone to do the work

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2 years ago

Idea: Our solution is a device for the living room that uses machine learning to capture the attention of kids and young adults, while at the same time, it also monitors and protects them The device allows parents to stream media to the TV, including YouTube and Netflix, while also monitoring TV time and detecting any inappropriate content

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2 years ago

Idea: A “smart” version of a public restroom

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2 years ago

Idea: A C2C marketplace for high-end travel, renting out hotel rooms, yachts, and other high-end travel experiences The startup has already managed to produce $20k in revenue per month after launching in June

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2 years ago

Idea: A platform that allows hotels to book out their rooms at a constant price, even when occupancy rates vary

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2 years ago

Idea: A UK-based company that offers a G2C service for companies with office space that want to offer the option to rent out a spare room to a commuter The company says it has a $

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people with mobility issues navigate the world. It’s a website that aggregates all the information you might need to find a public restroom or get to a destination nearby

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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2 years ago

Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people who need the rent money to quickly find a roommate. The startup wants to help you find a roommate in as fast as a day.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that offers expense reimbursements as a service to businesses. It helps companies pay for things like gas, parking, and hotel rooms.

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2 years ago

Idea: SaaS startup that helps hotels manage their rooms and guests, with a little bit of Netflix’s recommendation algorithms baked in. The idea is that hotels can use it as a booking engine to get more out of their rooms, and the company’s founders say they have a 75% conversion rate.

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