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Top 70 Start-Up Concepts in August

From Community Dog Cafes to Custom Salad Shops

— August 26, 2017 — Business
On-demand nap bars, dog-friendly cafes and ice cream delivery services are among some of the top August 2017 start-up ideas that are causing change across different industries.

Although select shoppers are drawn to the high price points of luxury items, a growing number of budget-conscious consumers are responding to brands that offer fair price points. Examples of this include Miss A, which prices all of its cosmetics at $1, Twickets, which resells tickets at face value and Brandless, which sells a variety of consumers goods for just $3.

Some of the well-established companies that are offering the ingenuity of small companies include Amazon, which recently launched a variety of new products and services, KFC launching K Pro and brands like London Drugs and Sephora launching small-format retail shops.
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Streamlined App Development Platforms
Streamlined App Development Platforms
The 'Cloudflare Apps' Service Helps Boost Market Exposure
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69
Online Invoicing Software
Online Invoicing Software
Pi.TEAM Provides Small Business Invoicing and Accounting Services
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68
Company Password Management Services
Company Password Management Services
Web Dev Startup Passwork is a Password Manager for Teams
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67
Face-Value Ticket Resellers
Face-Value Ticket Resellers
Twickets Caps the Price of Resold Tickets at Face Value
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66
Trailblazing Weather Forecasting Startups
Trailblazing Weather Forecasting Startups
ClimaCell Offers Ultra-Precise Weather-Tracking Services
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65
Automated Messaging Community Invitations
Automated Messaging Community Invitations
Startup Community Inviter is for Slack Communities
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64
Female-Focused Rideshare Services
Female-Focused Rideshare Services
The Pink Car Service Caters to Women, Seniors and the Disabled
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63
eCommerce Messaging Apps
eCommerce Messaging Apps
Amazon Anytime Offers Voice and Video Calling, Plus Filters and More
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62
Healing Herbal Tonics
Healing Herbal Tonics
WanKu's Blend of 20 Herbs is Known as the Andes Mountains Healing Water
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61
Private Online Language Lessons
Private Online Language Lessons
Rype Offers Users Private Virtual Language Teachers
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60
App Review Startups
App Review Startups
Telescope Notifies You in Real Time of Your Latest Mobile App Reviews
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59
Branded Ice Cream E-Shops
Branded Ice Cream E-Shops
Consumers May Now Purchase Ben & Jerry's Online via the Official Store
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58
VR Service Training Programs
VR Service Training Programs
This Fast-Casual Restaurant Training Leverages Google Daydream
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57
Collaborative Team Tools
Collaborative Team Tools
New Visual Project Management Tool Atlaz is for Tech-Focused Firms
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56
Employee-Focused Travel Platforms
Employee-Focused Travel Platforms
'GoBumpFree' Helps Airline Employees Evade Cancellation Fees
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55
SaaS Spreadsheets Startups
SaaS Spreadsheets Startups
Spreadsheets.site Makes it Easier to Manage and Create Websites
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54
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
AI-Fueled Medical Startups
The 'Qrativ' Startup Uses Smart Technology to Find Disease Treatments
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53
Modular Dart Defense Systems
Modular Dart Defense Systems
'Blaster Boards' Click Together to Make a Custom Nerf War Bunker
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52
Instantaneous Mobile Payments
Instantaneous Mobile Payments
The 'PayNow' Service Lets Singaporeans Transfer Money Through Phones
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51
Female-Focused Homesharing Communities
Female-Focused Homesharing Communities
Overnight's 'Girls LOVE Travel' Group Emphasizes Safety
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50
Loyalty-Based Coffee Chain Apps
Loyalty-Based Coffee Chain Apps
Caffè Nero is the First UK Chain to Offer Straight-Through Payment
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49
Customizable Eye Shadow Palettes
Customizable Eye Shadow Palettes
You Can Build Your Own Eye Shadow Palettes with Bleach London
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48
Baggage Drop-Off Services
Baggage Drop-Off Services
'Knock Knock' Offers Secure Storage for NYC Tourists' Bags
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47
Customized Forms Services
Customized Forms Services
Formester Helps You Create Personalized Forms for Marketing Purposes
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46
Revitalizing Hangover Cures
Revitalizing Hangover Cures
'Morning Recovery' is Based on a South Korean Hangover Cure
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45
Bus-Battery Swapping Startups
Bus-Battery Swapping Startups
This Indian Startup Makes Electric Buses More Convenient To Operate
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44
Artisanal Sandwich Eateries
Artisanal Sandwich Eateries
'PBJ.LA' is a Destination for Crust-Free, Gourmet PB&J Sandwiches
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43
Spouse-Spying Rental Services
Spouse-Spying Rental Services
'Ginza Ladis 1' Hires Actors to Stop Your Partner from Cheating
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42
Consumer-Led Beauty Product Pitches
Consumer-Led Beauty Product Pitches
Sephora Lets Consumers Pitch Their Own Beauty Product Ideas
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41
Predictive Model-Building Platforms
Predictive Model-Building Platforms
Machine Learning Platform MLJAR Uses AI for Prototyping
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40
Online Automation Builders
Online Automation Builders
New SaaS Venture Omlyx Helps You Build and Manage Automated Bots
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39
Millennial-Focused Pizza Apps
Millennial-Focused Pizza Apps
Pizza Hut's Loyalty App Was Designed to Appeal to a Younger Market
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38
Ice Cream Delivery Services
Ice Cream Delivery Services
Baskin-Robbins Will Now Deliver Through a Service Called DoorDash
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37
Football Stadium Screenings
Football Stadium Screenings
Pittodrie Events is Hosting Corporate Clients for Outdoor Movie Nights
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36
Booze-Infused Jams
Booze-Infused Jams
'Drunk Jelly' Wine-Infused Jam Elevates Any PB & J Sandwich
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35
Luxury Furniture Rental Platforms
Luxury Furniture Rental Platforms
This Rental Service is Targeted Towards First-Time Homeowners
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34
Codeless Chatbot Software
Codeless Chatbot Software
SaaS Startup HelloBOT Makes it Easier to Connect With Your Customers
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33
Universally Priced CPGs
Universally Priced CPGs
Brandless Offers Common Household Goods Priced at $3 Each
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32
Shoppable Storytelling Services
Shoppable Storytelling Services
'Amazon Spark' is an Inspirational, Shoppable Platform
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31
Exclusive eCommerce Kidswear
Exclusive eCommerce Kidswear
'Simple Joys by Carter's' Was Created Just for Amazon Prime
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30
Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
HomeVP Installs Lawn-Mowing Robots In Your Home For a Monthly Fee
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29
Rescued Food Restaurants
Rescued Food Restaurants
The Newly Opened Rice Bar Turns Food Waste into Delicious Creations
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28
Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas
Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas
The Pop Shoppe Has Introduced 2 New Alcoholic Flavors
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27
Small-Footprint Beauty Retailers
Small-Footprint Beauty Retailers
'Sephora Studio' is a New Store with Same-Day Ordering
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26
Moving TV T-Shirts
Moving TV T-Shirts
The T-shirt TV Acts as an Unconventional Advertising Medium
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25
Vehicle-Branded Bike Sharing
Vehicle-Branded Bike Sharing
The Ford Gobikes Offer a New Bike Share Program to the Bay Area
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24
One-Hour Grocery Deliveries
One-Hour Grocery Deliveries
Tesco Now Promises to Deliver Groceries to Your Door Within One Hour
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23
$1 Cosmetic Retailers
$1 Cosmetic Retailers
'Miss A' Offers All Beauty Products on Its Site for Just One Dollar
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22
Community Dog Cafes
Community Dog Cafes
Boris & Horton Hosts Dogs for Coffee and Community Events
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21
Ultra-Condensed Pharmacy Shops
Ultra-Condensed Pharmacy Shops
London Drugs is Opening a Small Store Called 'LDExpress'
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20
Geothermal Heating Start-Ups
Geothermal Heating Start-Ups
Google's 'Dandelion' Will Use the Earth to Heat and Cool Homes
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Sustenance-Dispensing Fridges
Sustenance-Dispensing Fridges
Foodles is a Connected Refrigerator and Vending Machine in One
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18
Inclusive Doll Wheelchairs
Inclusive Doll Wheelchairs
The Lammily Wheelchair Sets a New Standard for Inclusivity in Toys
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17
Custom Salad Shops
Custom Salad Shops
Vancouver's 'Verdura' is a Fast-Casual Independent Restaurant
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16
Affordable Subscription Meals
Affordable Subscription Meals
Dinnerly by Marley Spoon is an Affordable Alternative Meal Kit
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15
Working Woman Subscriptions
Working Woman Subscriptions
The 'Mogul Box' is Curated for Female Entrepreneurs
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14
Bespoke Workout Supplement Platforms
Bespoke Workout Supplement Platforms
The Scoop Service Lets Users Buy Customizable Supplements
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13
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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12
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
'Lab Sense' is Toronto's Newest Spot for Nitrogen-Infused Treats
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11
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
The FEoNA Box is a Service for Female Entrepreneurs
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10
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
The 'Leader Ship Box' is Made for Professional Women
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9
In-Car Vending Machines
In-Car Vending Machines
Cargo Lets Uber Drivers Earn Extra Money Selling In-Car Essentials
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8
Architectural Home Rentals
Architectural Home Rentals
BoutiqueHomes Offers Holiday Rentals in Design-Focused Homes
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7
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
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6
Female-Funded Investment Firms
Female-Funded Investment Firms
'Female Funders' is a Platform Helping Women Pursue Angel Investing
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5
Urban Camping Services
Urban Camping Services
Campspace Lets Users Rent Campgrounds in Urban Environments
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4
Muted Streetwear Releases
Muted Streetwear Releases
Maylee's Debut Collection Features Refined Silhouettes & Neutral Colors
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3
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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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
Privacy Laptop Cases
Privacy Laptop Cases
Alcove’s Laptop Case Unfolds into a Private Workstation
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