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Top 70 Start-Up Trends in September

From B2B Experience Zones to At-Home Blood Tests

— September 28, 2017 — Business
The top September 2017 start-up trends introduce the world to a number of new ideas, including at-home blood test kits, sustainable toy cars for kids made from bamboo, and produce delivery services that exclusively focus on sharing oddly misshapen fruits and vegetables to reduce food waste. As a whole, some of the themes that are threaded through these emerging ideas include appealing to a consumer's desire to experiment with new versions of familiar products and services, those that have been reinvented with a focus on sustainability, comfort and convenience.

Some of the most noteworthy new ventures from established brands include Barclaycard launching a contactless payment ice cream truck, Bloomingdales introducing Glowhaus as a budget-friendly Millennial cosmetics brand, and The Hershey Company collaborating with Chef'd on a series of pre-measured dessert meal kits.
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Activity
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Data Dump Notification Services
Data Dump Notification Services
This Data Breach Notification System Warns Companies of Compromise
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69
Turnover-Addressing Developer Platforms
Turnover-Addressing Developer Platforms
PowerHouse Helps Women in Technology Find and Keep Jobs
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68
Lease-Securing Startups
Lease-Securing Startups
The Company Helps You Find a Lifestyle-Matching Property to Rent in London
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67
Team-Communicating Platforms
Team-Communicating Platforms
Startup Blast Enables You to Reward Your Ambassador Network
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66
Free Financial Advisor Messaging
Free Financial Advisor Messaging
Betterment Now Offers Messaging With Human Advisors
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65
Applause-Based Payment Systems
Applause-Based Payment Systems
Medium's Clap Button Contributes to Authors' Payment Schemes
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64
3-in-1 Utility Hammocks
3-in-1 Utility Hammocks
'The Treeo' Can Convert Between a Hammock, Ground Blanket and Rain Tarp
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63
Exclusive Entrepreneur Retreats
Exclusive Entrepreneur Retreats
Fireside Conference is an Invite-Only Start-Up & Investor Retreat
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62
Bike-Share Rewards Programs
Bike-Share Rewards Programs
Spin Local Offers Seattle Riders Discounts at Local Businesses
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61
Smart Stove Knobs
Smart Stove Knobs
The 'Klove Knob' Introduces a Smart Assistant for the Kitchen
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60
Employee-Hiring Case Studies
Employee-Hiring Case Studies
'First Employees' Provides Studies of Top Tech Companies
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59
Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Palmfront Helps Nigerian Couples Create Online Gift Registries
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58
On-Demand Physical Therapy
On-Demand Physical Therapy
Theryon App Lets You Easily Schedule a Physical Therapy Session
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57
Experience-Based Wedding Registries
Experience-Based Wedding Registries
VEBO Lets Couples Register for Experiences Instead of Products
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56
Financial Thesis Management Platforms
Financial Thesis Management Platforms
Investment Thesis Management System MonoThesis Gathers Info
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55
Audio-Enabled Fashion Magazines
Audio-Enabled Fashion Magazines
Amazon Alexa Now Reads Content Aloud from Fashion Fix Daily
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54
Instant Shopping Services
Instant Shopping Services
Amazon's Instant Pickup Helps Consumers Get Items in Two Minutes
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53
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Barclaycard's 'Contactless Cones' Pay & Pour in 60 Seconds
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52
Burger Chain Chatbots
Burger Chain Chatbots
Shakebot Can Answer 300 Common Shake Shack-Related Questions
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51
Shared Expense Apps
Shared Expense Apps
'Acasa' Makes it Easy to Split Shared Household Bills and Expenses
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50
Scientifically Fitted Glasses
Scientifically Fitted Glasses
This Company Uses a 3D Scanner to Build Perfectly Fitted Eyewear
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49
Long-Term Business Homesharing
Long-Term Business Homesharing
'Homelike' Lets People Book Apartments and Homes for Business Trips
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48
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Cargo-Equipped Ubers are Gifting Complimentary Korean Face Masks
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47
Artisanal Tortilla QSRs
Artisanal Tortilla QSRs
Vancouver's 'Chancho Tortilleria' Uses Corn Sourced Directly from Mexico
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46
Home-Swapping Platforms
Home-Swapping Platforms
'Love Home Swap' Lets Users Trade Homes for Vacations
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45
Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Bloomingdales' Glowhaus is a Millennial-Targeted Destination
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44
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
The 'Novel Effect' App Uses Voice Recognition Technology
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43
Crowdsourced Rental Platforms
Crowdsourced Rental Platforms
'Fat Lama' Lets Users Lend and Borrow Each Others' Possessions
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42
Digital Airport Retailers
Digital Airport Retailers
Auckland Airport Unveiled Plans to Open a Multi-Retailer Digital Mall
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41
Maternal Coding Communities
Maternal Coding Communities
This Online Community for Moms Focuses on Learning How to Code
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40
Immersive IFE Headsets
Immersive IFE Headsets
Air France is Trialing Immersive In-Flight Entertainment Headsets
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39
Canadiana Amusement Rides
Canadiana Amusement Rides
Canada's Wonderland is Introducing Two New Themed Amusement Park Rides
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38
Authentic Culinary Tours
Authentic Culinary Tours
'FoodieTrip' Culinary Experiences Let Travelers Eat Like Locals
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37
Intelligent Tailoring Apps
Intelligent Tailoring Apps
Dressup AI is a Digital Fashion Designer App Featuring Tailor Services
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36
Hassle-Free Lens Subscribtions
Hassle-Free Lens Subscribtions
A Waldo Contact Lens Subscription Offers Affordable Daily Contacts
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35
Text-Based Shopping Services
Text-Based Shopping Services
PopSugar's 'Must Have It' Enables Consumers to Shop by Texting "Yes"
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34
Millennial Fertility Tests
Millennial Fertility Tests
Modern Fertility Developed an Affordable At-Home Fertility Test
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33
Outbound Sales Automation Tools
Outbound Sales Automation Tools
'Growbots' Uses AI to Automate Much of the B2B Sales Cycle
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32
Tattoo-Generating Machines
Tattoo-Generating Machines
Elm Street Tattoo Lets a Machine Decide One's Next Tattoo
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31
B2B Experience Zones
B2B Experience Zones
Legrand's 'Innoval' Experience Center in Mumbai Showcases its B2B Products
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30
Curated Travel Experience Packages
Curated Travel Experience Packages
Airbnb and Vice are Partnering to Offer Dynamic Travel Tours
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29
Startup T-Shirt Subscriptions
Startup T-Shirt Subscriptions
'Startup Stars' Sells T-Shirts from Budding Companies
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28
Room-by-Room Home Cleaners
Room-by-Room Home Cleaners
The Zyp App Lets Consumers Order Individual Rooms to be Cleaned
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27
In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations
In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations
Little Caesars' Pizza Portal is a Place to Grab Mobile Orders
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26
Safe Astronaut Wearables
Safe Astronaut Wearables
Canaria is a Predictive Biometric Monitoring Ear Piece Designed for Space
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25
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Amazon's New Home Makeover Show, 'Overhaul,' Will Feature YouTubers
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24
Experiential Footwear Labs
Experiential Footwear Labs
Timberland's New Retail Concept Shop Has Been Dubbed the 'Tree Lab'
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23
Fresh Produce Startups
Fresh Produce Startups
Fresh Range's System Drastically Reduces the Time from Farm to Table
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22
Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chef'd is Producing Dessert Meal Kits with The Hershey Company
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21
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Four Sigmatic's 'Shroom Room' is the First-Ever Mushroom Coffeehouse
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20
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Walmart's 'Scan & Go' Helps Consumers Skip the Checkout Line
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19
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Uniqlo's Vending Machines Will Soon Be Available in the US
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18
Cannabis-Infused Waters
Cannabis-Infused Waters
'Pearl2o Creative Water' is a Liquid Edible with No Distinct Flavor
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17
At-Home Blood Tests
At-Home Blood Tests
'Thriva' Offers Home Blood Testing Kits to Track and Improve Health
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16
Wonky Produce Deliveries
Wonky Produce Deliveries
Oddbox Reduces Food Waste By Selling Unattractive Produce
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15
Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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14
Customizable Denim Designs
Customizable Denim Designs
Noble Denim is Bringing Custom Denim to the Masses with 'DYO Jeans'
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13
Health Work Snack Boxes
Health Work Snack Boxes
Officebites Offers a Subscription to Help You With Snacking at Work
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12
Compact Laser Engraving Devices
Compact Laser Engraving Devices
The Cubiio is a Compact, At-Home Laser Engraver
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11
Amenity Subscription Packages
Amenity Subscription Packages
The 'Hosty Club' Re-Imagines the Way Airbnb Hosts Provide for Guests
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10
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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9
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
Electrolyte-Infusing Water Bottles
The KOR Plus Water Bottle Turns Any Water into Superwater
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8
Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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7
Luxury Direct-to-Consumer Cobblers
Luxury Direct-to-Consumer Cobblers
Taft Clothing Sells Premium Shoes at Wholesale Prices
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6
Public Workout Stations
Public Workout Stations
'Gyms in a Box' Encourage Beijing to Exercise
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5
Self-Cleaning Green Fish Tanks
Self-Cleaning Green Fish Tanks
'Back to the Roots' Water Garden Grows Organic Herbs and Sprouts
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4
Gamified AR Workouts
Gamified AR Workouts
ARX Turns One's Exercise Routine into a Challenging Game
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3
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
A MUJI Food Market Has Opened in Tokyo Selling Fresh Produce
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2
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
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Edible Coffee Cups
Edible Coffee Cups
'Cupffee' Stays Intact While It Holds a Hot Beverage
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