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Top 100 New Ventures in 2017

From At-Home Fitting Rooms to All-Day Nap Bars

— January 27, 2018 — Business
The modern conception of business dates back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries (if not further), which makes the top 2017 new ventures listed here all the more impressive. Modern businesses have existed for nearly half a millennium, and yet entrepreneurs are still finding new ways to bring products to consumers.

The 2017 new ventures here often revolve around the landmark technological development of the 21st century, the internet. It's impossible to overstate the importance of the internet in reshaping nearly every aspect of society around the world, so it's only natural that it would have an impact on the world of business. From new and increasingly niche subscription boxes to direct-to-consumer products of all types, businesses are availing themselves of the unique benefits that such connectivity offers them.
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Millennial Programming Advertising Agencies
Millennial Programming Advertising Agencies
Virtue Worldwide is a New Ad Agency from Vice Media
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Calculator App Builders
Calculator App Builders
App Designer Calcapp Helps You Create Spreadsheet-Like Applications
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97
Moving TV T-Shirts
Moving TV T-Shirts
The T-shirt TV Acts as an Unconventional Advertising Medium
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96
Entrepreneur-Curated Startup Platforms
Entrepreneur-Curated Startup Platforms
'startupdash' Offers Startup Resources and Tools to Succeed
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95
Craft Supply Marketplaces
Craft Supply Marketplaces
'Etsy Studio' is a New Online Destination for Crafters to Buy and Sell
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94
Ridesharing Credit Cards
Ridesharing Credit Cards
The Uber Visa Card Appeals to Millennials with Special Perks
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93
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Amazon's New Home Makeover Show, 'Overhaul,' Will Feature YouTubers
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92
Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
This Service Turns Normal Cars Into Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
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91
Smart Home-Controlling Apps
Smart Home-Controlling Apps
Truthing is a Home Automation Startup That Offers One Gateway
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90
Late-Night Meal Deliveries
Late-Night Meal Deliveries
With Door Dash, Jack in the Box is Offering Night Meal Delivery
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89
Real-Time Auto Repair Apps
Real-Time Auto Repair Apps
The 'Autorepairio' App Connects Car Owners with Reliable Mechanics
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88
Cruelty-Free Butcher Shops
Cruelty-Free Butcher Shops
'The Very Good Butchers' is a New Vegan Butcher Shop in Canada
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87
Custom Salad Shops
Custom Salad Shops
Vancouver's 'Verdura' is a Fast-Casual Independent Restaurant
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86
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Eco-Friendly Locomore Offers Cheap Train Tickets in Germany
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85
Discoverable 3D Printing Apps
Discoverable 3D Printing Apps
The Thinger App Helps You Discover and Download 3D Printing Models
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84
Alternative Protein Collections
Alternative Protein Collections
MOM's Organic Market Offers Sauces and Chips Made with Insects
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83
Programmable Bank Accounts
Programmable Bank Accounts
This Custom Bank Account Platform Lets Coders Build Their Own Features
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82
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Umer is a Funeral Planning App and Niche Business Concept
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81
Affordable Subscription Meals
Affordable Subscription Meals
Dinnerly by Marley Spoon is an Affordable Alternative Meal Kit
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80
Digitally Focused Airplane Events
Digitally Focused Airplane Events
FlyingLab Offers Immersive On-Board Events for Passengers
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79
Working Woman Subscriptions
Working Woman Subscriptions
The 'Mogul Box' is Curated for Female Entrepreneurs
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78
Spy-Themed Bars
Spy-Themed Bars
The Bletchley Requires Patrons to Crack Tricky Codes to Get Drinks
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77
Bespoke Workout Supplement Platforms
Bespoke Workout Supplement Platforms
The Scoop Service Lets Users Buy Customizable Supplements
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76
AR Experience-Creating Apps
AR Experience-Creating Apps
The Metaverse App Allows Anyone to Create Their Own AR Content
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75
Vegan Deli Restaurants
Vegan Deli Restaurants
Montreal's Gusta Foods is a New Gourmet, Plant-Based Restaurant
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Swedish Furniture Shop Restaurants
Swedish Furniture Shop Restaurants
Ikea Standalone Cafes Could Soon Be in City Centers Worldwide
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73
Revolutionary Luxury Watch Brands
Revolutionary Luxury Watch Brands
The MAD Watches Startup Makes Opulent Watches Affordable
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72
Small-Batch Ice Cream Deliveries
Small-Batch Ice Cream Deliveries
'Ruru Baked' Delivers Made-to-Order Ice Cream in Toronto
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71
At-Home Espresso Subscriptions
At-Home Espresso Subscriptions
This Service Helps to Perfect the Art of Making Espresso at Home
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70
AR Toy Aisle Apps
AR Toy Aisle Apps
Toys "R" Us' 'Play Chaser' App Brings Its Retail Store to Life
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69
Furniture Brand Incubators
Furniture Brand Incubators
IKEA is Launching 'Bootcamp' as a Start-Up Incubator
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68
Luxury Short-Term Rental Services
Luxury Short-Term Rental Services
Airbnb Lux Will be the Firm's New Ultra-Premium Tier
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67
Southeastern Supermarket Restaurants
Southeastern Supermarket Restaurants
'The Roast' is Whole Foods Market's Full-Service Restaurant
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66
Low-Cost Household Products
Low-Cost Household Products
'Public Goods' Offers All of Its Minimally Branded Products at Cost
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65
Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chef'd is Producing Dessert Meal Kits with The Hershey Company
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64
Convenient Shoe Rental Services
Convenient Shoe Rental Services
Designer Shoe Warehouse Lets You Rent Shoes for Special Occasions
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63
Business Productivity Platforms
Business Productivity Platforms
Product Management Tool Craft Provides Free Productivity Software
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62
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Four Sigmatic's 'Shroom Room' is the First-Ever Mushroom Coffeehouse
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61
Farm Fresh Food Delivery
Farm Fresh Food Delivery
Paalak.in Provides Fresh Produce Delivery Straight From Delhi Farmers
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60
Interactive LED Lounges
Interactive LED Lounges
Melbourne's Spice Market Has Artificial Snow and Flying Scenery Nightly
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59
Pop-Up Sitcom Diners
Pop-Up Sitcom Diners
A Saved by the Bell-Themed Diner is Coming to Los Angeles
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58
Medieval Series-Themed Bars
Medieval Series-Themed Bars
The Pop-Up Geeks Created a Game of Thrones Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland
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57
Celebrity Popcorn Shops
Celebrity Popcorn Shops
‘Yummy Pop’ is a New Venture from Scarlett Johansson and Her Husband
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56
French-Inspired Fast Food Cafes
French-Inspired Fast Food Cafes
McDonald's Concept Cafe in NYC Boasts an Upscale Parisian Vibe
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55
Honestly Priced Jewelry
Honestly Priced Jewelry
Starling Jewelry Uses a Direct-to-Consumer Model for Transparent Pricing
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54
In-Airport Capsule Hotels
In-Airport Capsule Hotels
BenBo Offers Comfortable, Private Spaces for Sleeping in an Airport
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53
Online AI Shopping Tools
Online AI Shopping Tools
Net-A-Porter is Building an AI Tool That Makes Personalized Suggestions
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52
Campsite Rental Services
Campsite Rental Services
Tentrr is Like Airbnb for Spending a Night Under the Stars
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51
eCommerce-Exclusive Activewear
eCommerce-Exclusive Activewear
Amazon Launched a Variety of Private-Label Sportswear Brands
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50
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
The FEoNA Box is a Service for Female Entrepreneurs
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49
At-Home Fitting Room Services
At-Home Fitting Room Services
YOURFITTINGROOM is a New Service Tailored to eCommerce Customers
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48
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Walmart's 'Scan & Go' Helps Consumers Skip the Checkout Line
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47
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
The 'Leader Ship Box' is Made for Professional Women
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46
Flavored Mixable Tonic Waters
Flavored Mixable Tonic Waters
Coca Cola's New Royal Bliss Collection Features Tonic Waters
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45
Soup Delivery Services
Soup Delivery Services
'Daily Harvest' Now Offers Frozen Soups in Addition to Smoothies
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44
Burger-Dispensing ATMs
Burger-Dispensing ATMs
The 'Big Mac ATM' Offers a New Way to Order a McDonald's Burger
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43
Online Farmer's Markets
Online Farmer's Markets
Chesapeake Farm to Table Has Farmers Harvest Produce Orders on Demand
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42
P2P Clothing Rental Services
P2P Clothing Rental Services
'Boro' Lets People Borrow Apparel and Accessories from Other Locals
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41
Pharmaceutical Vending Machines
Pharmaceutical Vending Machines
CVS Pharmacy is Launching a Wellness-Focused Convenience Machine
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40
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Uniqlo's Vending Machines Will Soon Be Available in the US
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39
Creative Fitness Studios
Creative Fitness Studios
'Project by Equinox' Empowers Trainers to Create the Future of Fitness
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38
Robotic Cafe Baristas
Robotic Cafe Baristas
'Cafe X' Features Coffee Prepared by Industrial Robots
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Cannabis-Infused Waters
Cannabis-Infused Waters
'Pearl2o Creative Water' is a Liquid Edible with No Distinct Flavor
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36
Playroom-Inspired Cinemas
Playroom-Inspired Cinemas
Cinépolis' Movie Theater for Kids Boasts Playground Equipment
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35
In-Car Vending Machines
In-Car Vending Machines
Cargo Lets Uber Drivers Earn Extra Money Selling In-Car Essentials
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Direct-to-Consumer Swimwear
Direct-to-Consumer Swimwear
Aurora San is a Swimwear Startup Using the Direct-to-Consumer Model
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Architectural Home Rentals
Architectural Home Rentals
BoutiqueHomes Offers Holiday Rentals in Design-Focused Homes
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32
Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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31
Customizable Denim Designs
Customizable Denim Designs
Noble Denim is Bringing Custom Denim to the Masses with 'DYO Jeans'
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30
Cookie Dough Cafes
Cookie Dough Cafes
NYC's 'DŌ' is a Destination for Cookie Dough Confections
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29
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
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Smoothie-Inspired Toast Spreads
Smoothie-Inspired Toast Spreads
'SMUUS' Makes Spicy Fruit & Veggie "Smoothies" for Bread
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27
Crowdfunded Product Marketplaces
Crowdfunded Product Marketplaces
'Indiegogo Marketplace' is a Place to Purchase Inventive Products
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Female-Funded Investment Firms
Female-Funded Investment Firms
'Female Funders' is a Platform Helping Women Pursue Angel Investing
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Male Cosmetic Ambassadors
Male Cosmetic Ambassadors
Manny Gutierrez Will Be Maybelline's First Male Beauty Representative
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Pop-Up Beach Bars
Pop-Up Beach Bars
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Created a Luxurious Space to Watch Surfing
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23
Amenity Subscription Packages
Amenity Subscription Packages
The 'Hosty Club' Re-Imagines the Way Airbnb Hosts Provide for Guests
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Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
bluegogo Lets Riders Share Bikes Without Having to Deposit Them
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21
Nitro Coffee Carts
Nitro Coffee Carts
Warbler Coffee Roasting's Mobile Drinks Cart Sells Nitro Beverages
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20
Urban Camping Services
Urban Camping Services
Campspace Lets Users Rent Campgrounds in Urban Environments
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19
B2B Co-Working Spaces
B2B Co-Working Spaces
Unilever Foundry's 'Level3' is a New Co-Working Space in Singapore
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18
Muted Streetwear Releases
Muted Streetwear Releases
Maylee's Debut Collection Features Refined Silhouettes & Neutral Colors
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17
Shipping Container Coffee Shops
Shipping Container Coffee Shops
Container Coffee Dublin Offers Caffeine from an Unique Source
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16
Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
thisopenspace Launched the 'Sleepover' Concept Store in Toronto
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15
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
The KOR Plus Water Bottle Turns Any Water into Superwater
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14
Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
'Riley Rose' is Forever21's Newest Conceptual Beauty Store
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13
Rustic Extendable Benches
Rustic Extendable Benches
The Transformer Bench Can Be Extended Up to 11 Feet in Length
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12
Simplistic Eco-Friendly Egg Cartons
Simplistic Eco-Friendly Egg Cartons
Tanvi Chaurasia Created the 'Happy Hatch' Packaging Design
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11
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
A MUJI Food Market Has Opened in Tokyo Selling Fresh Produce
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10
Feminist Activism Apparel
Feminist Activism Apparel
The 'Tory's Angry Uterus Tee' Supports Women's Health Funding
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9
Sneakerhead Subscription Boxes
Sneakerhead Subscription Boxes
Sneakerbox Supplies Accessories for the Sneaker Connoisseur
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8
Millennial eCommerce Furniture
Millennial eCommerce Furniture
Amazon Rivet Introduces Midcentury Modern Furniture for Millennials
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7
Grocery Vending Machines
Grocery Vending Machines
Walmart Has Implimented a Giant Grocery-Dispensing Self-Serve Kiosk
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6
Minimal Marijuana Accessories
Minimal Marijuana Accessories
The Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop Collection is Elegantly Designed
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5
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
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4
Fast Food Salad Shops
Fast Food Salad Shops
KFC's K Pro is a Healthy Remix on the Famous Fast Food Restaurant
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3
Mobile Cafe Concepts
Mobile Cafe Concepts
The Wheelys Mini is a Full-Service Cafe on Wheels
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2
All-Day Nap Bars
All-Day Nap Bars
'Siesta & Go' Rents Beds and Rooms for Catching Up on Sleep
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1
High-Tech Concept Cafes
High-Tech Concept Cafes
'The New Black' in London is a High-Tech Cafe Oriented at Businesspeople
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