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Top 65 Start-Up Innovations in May

From Ethical Investing Tools to IoT Service Providers

— May 29, 2016 — Unique
The top May 2016 start-up ideas experiment across a wide range of industries, including concepts for dedicated co-working spaces inside retail environments, lighting systems powered by bacteria and bicycles that are produced entirely by robots.

One of the most prevalent themes in many of these new start-ups is that products and services are being introduced to carry out a hyper-specific purpose. For instance, HyreCar provides people without cars the chance to rent vehicles in order to become a ridesharing driver, while Optinno Mobitech launched an app to identify the chances a phone call will be dropped.

In order to promote the spread of new concepts that may turn into new ventures, there are services like UberPITCH and OpenInvest that change the traditional dynamic between an investor and someone with a bright idea.
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Motorcycle License Apps
Motorcycle License Apps
This App Lets Users Store All Motorbike-Related Documents In One Place
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Automated Classical Music Platforms
Automated Classical Music Platforms
Dart Music Enables Distribution of Independent Classical Music
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63
Universal TV Services
Universal TV Services
Molotov Competes with Apple TV on a Whole Other Level
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Versatile MIDI Controllers
Versatile MIDI Controllers
The Dualo MIDI Controller is Also a Sequencer and Synthesizer
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61
Dropped Call-Alerting Apps
Dropped Call-Alerting Apps
The smartbro Range App Alerts Telecom Customers Of Possible Call Drops
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60
Minority Investment Funds
Minority Investment Funds
The Focus Fund Help Startups Not Run by White Men in Big Cities
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59
Baseball Stadium Fountain Drinks
Baseball Stadium Fountain Drinks
This Baseball Stadium Now Sells Egg Creams During Games
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58
Automated Brokering Services
Automated Brokering Services
This Digital Mortgage Broking Services Empowers Homebuyers
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57
Accurate Analog Speedometers
Accurate Analog Speedometers
The Omata One Speedometer Device Uses GPS Technology
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56
On-Demand Repair Services
On-Demand Repair Services
'GoBumpr' is a Vehicle Repair Service for Motorbikes and Cars
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55
Bill Negotiation Services
Bill Negotiation Services
BillFixers Negotiates Cable and Internet Bills On Consumers' Behalf
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54
App-Focused TV Shows
App-Focused TV Shows
The New Apple Show Will Feature Content on Apps and Developers
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53
Interactive Karaoke Apps
Interactive Karaoke Apps
The Karaoq App Brings Royalties, Ratings and Sponsorships to Karaoke
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52
Shift Planning Apps
Shift Planning Apps
Planday Helps Businesses Manage Their Workforce
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51
Freelance Writing Portals
Freelance Writing Portals
New Online Platform Text-Writers Lets Companies Hire Freelance Writers
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50
Alternative Student Lending Services
Alternative Student Lending Services
'Climb Credit' is Working to Change the Student Lending Model
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49
Restaurant-Filling Taxi Services
Restaurant-Filling Taxi Services
The 'Cake.af' Service Offers Free Rides to Empty Restaurants
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48
Barista-Locating Apps
Barista-Locating Apps
Coffee Shot Connects Users to an At Home Barista for a Custom Cup of Coffee
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47
Trailblazing Automotive Startups
Trailblazing Automotive Startups
Jaguar's InMotion Startup Will Focus On Apps and Connectivity
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46
Rapid-Capture Cameras
Rapid-Capture Cameras
This Adventure Camera Lets You Capture Video Scenes Instantly
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45
Aggregated Job Platforms
Aggregated Job Platforms
'BetterWage' is an All-In-One Job Search Platform
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44
Pasteurized Probiotic Cheeses
Pasteurized Probiotic Cheeses
This Probiotic Cheese Can Support Healthy Digestion
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43
Sauce-Paired Fish Meals
Sauce-Paired Fish Meals
LoveTheWild Offers Frozen Fish With Sauces and Cooking Instructions
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42
Community Down Payment Programs
Community Down Payment Programs
Landed Helps with Crowdfunding Real Estate Down Payments
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41
Design Review Platforms
Design Review Platforms
Hurated is Like a Search Engine for Design Products Curated by Tastemakers
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40
Ethical Investing Tools
Ethical Investing Tools
The OpenInvest Tool Helps Consumers Make Socially Responsible Investments
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39
Gas Delivery Apps
Gas Delivery Apps
The Yoshi App Lets You Refuel Your Vehicle at Home Or Work
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38
Joy-Spreading Parcel Services
Joy-Spreading Parcel Services
Positivity Pack Allows You To Send an Activity-Packed Happiness Kit
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37
Ridesharing Car Rentals
Ridesharing Car Rentals
'HyreCar' Helps People Without a Car Rent One to Drive for Uber and Lyft
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36
Passwordless Security Software
Passwordless Security Software
Cyber Security Platform Sonikpass Enhances the User Experience
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35
On-Demand Detailing Services
On-Demand Detailing Services
The Envi App Allows Users to Request a Water-Free Car Wash Anytime
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34
Carbon-Reducing Crowdfunding Platforms
Carbon-Reducing Crowdfunding Platforms
This Climate Change Site Helps You Donate to Eco Campaigns
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33
UV Smartphone Cleaners
UV Smartphone Cleaners
AtomCleanse is a Phone Cleaner Device That Uses Sterilizing UV Light
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32
Venture Capitalist Taxi Rides
Venture Capitalist Taxi Rides
UberPITCH Lets Entrepreneurs Pitch Potential Investors
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31
Integrated Indie Bookstores
Integrated Indie Bookstores
The Atomic Nashville Store Sells Books, Artworks and Music
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30
Social Calendar Apps
Social Calendar Apps
Events App Teplr Turns Your Daily Activities Into a Social Experience
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29
Blood Bank Delivery Drones
Blood Bank Delivery Drones
This Company is Using Drones to Deliver Blood to Rural Parts of Rwanda
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28
Neighbor-Assigned Delivery Services
Neighbor-Assigned Delivery Services
The eNeighbor App Lets Users Receive Other Neighbor's Packages
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27
Convenient Composting Services
Convenient Composting Services
Compost Nashville Picks Up Residential and Commercial Compost
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26
Martian Housing Projects
Martian Housing Projects
RedWorks Aims to Use Martian Soil to Create Buildings on the Red Planet
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25
Pop-Up Lunch Services
Pop-Up Lunch Services
'Sifted' Delivers Pop-Up Dining Services To Your Office
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24
Content Contest Apps
Content Contest Apps
Social Media Gaming Platform Wyrd Lets Users Vote for Creators' Posts
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23
IoT Service Providers
IoT Service Providers
Rogers Communications Provides IoT Infrastructure Solutions for Companies
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22
Cabinet-Shaped Home Robots
Cabinet-Shaped Home Robots
This Start-Up is Making a Jetsons-Style Smart Home Robot
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21
Cirtusy Vodka Cans
Cirtusy Vodka Cans
Social Lite Vodka in a Can is a Guilt-Free Sugarless Health-Conscious Beverage
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20
P2P Parcel Pickup Services
P2P Parcel Pickup Services
eNeighbr is a NYC Platform Helping Indivduals Receive Their Mail
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19
Literal Fridge-Stocking Services
Literal Fridge-Stocking Services
This Grocery Delivery Service Includes Literal In-Fridge Stocking
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18
Hispanic Beverage Clubs
Hispanic Beverage Clubs
Nuestro Natural's Consumer Club Provides Inexpensive Natural Beverages
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17
Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
The Foodida App Allows Anyone to Execute Fast Food Deliveries
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16
Community-Focused Boutiques
Community-Focused Boutiques
The 'House Of' Boutique Promotes Tennessee Fashion Designers
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15
Gourmet Italian Meal Kits
Gourmet Italian Meal Kits
The 'Gourmio' Food Delivery Service is Dedicated to Italian Cuisine
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14
Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
'Solmove' is Designing a Flexible Glass Carpet Filled with Solar Cells
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13
Robot-Produced Bicycles
Robot-Produced Bicycles
The Mokumono Bike is Quick and Inexpensive to Produce
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12
Streamlined Design Platforms
Streamlined Design Platforms
Havenly Lets You Hire Interior Designers For Low Prices
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11
Tech Maker Subscription Boxes
Tech Maker Subscription Boxes
'Creation Crate' Offers a Tech Education Subscription Service
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10
Custom Coffee Delivery Services
Custom Coffee Delivery Services
'DOERS.coffee' Offers Custom Roasted Coffee Beans
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9
Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Swaaap.com's Platform Connects Businesses & Entrepreneurs
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8
Boho-Glam Design Shops
Boho-Glam Design Shops
Vintage Sparkle Brings Vintage Bohemian Decor to Nashville Residents
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7
Customizable E-Textile Startups
Customizable E-Textile Startups
This Wearable Platform Incorporates Electronics Into Clothes
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6
In-Store Co-Working Stations
In-Store Co-Working Stations
Staples is Introducing Office Sharing Within Its Retail Locations
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5
Bacteria-Powered Lighting
Bacteria-Powered Lighting
Glowee Uses Bioluminescent Bacteria as a Sustainable Source of Light
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4
Eco-Friendly Feminine Products
Eco-Friendly Feminine Products
This Company Sells Organic Pads, Tampons and Panty Liners
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3
Rooftop Spirulina Farms
Rooftop Spirulina Farms
This Startup is Growing Edible Algae on Top of a Bangkok Hotel
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2
Meditation-Focused Offices
Meditation-Focused Offices
The Headspace Headquarters is Mindful of Employees Overall Well-Being
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Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
QueueHop Lets You Skip the Line With Smartphone Self-Service Checkout
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