The 72 startups profiled in Doreen Bloch's book "The Coolest Startups in America". Vote up your favorite. Entry names, one line descriptions, and categories are from the book. Doreen made selections based on the following 7 characteristics:
(1) solve real problems
(2) do it in a unique way
(3) have reach
(4) are ambitious
(5) execute quickly and efficiently
(6) focus on the consumer
(7) have cool brands
A personal genetics company.
Connects people with virtual personal assistants.
Equips asthma inhalers with GPS-enabled devices to help monitor asthma attacks, eventually collecting enough data to learn about asthma and help prevent attacks.
Online image editor that eliminates the cost of Adobe Photoshop. Being web-based, the program and your files are accessible from anywhere, anytime.
An online network of buyers and sellers of private companies.
Creates custom 3D devices with purpose. Their first products are beautifully designed prosthetic limbs for amputees.
A radical system for car ownership that dead ends our use of fossil fuels.
An incubator that will float off the shore of Silicon Valley, so foreign founders can legally participate in the entrepreneurship ecosystem just a boat-ride away.
Brings your email back to you (email delivery scheduling).
Turn your social network into a professional one.
A platform for celebrities - no matter how small - to connect to brands and product endorsements, even at the local level.
A dietary supplement that people take when they go out drinking to help naturally detoxify the body and keep it hydrated.
Connects non-profit organizations to people who can volunteer their skills to benefit charities.
Coding is a skill that everyone should begin to know, and Code Academy makes it hands-on easy to learn.
Lets people create and share color palettes.
An online database of courses, searchable by age group, price, location, and topic.
Merges technology with reality. (Very stealth mode!)
Checks website visits against its database of companies and contacts.
An easy-to-implement comment system for websites.
Dwolla believes consumers should have the option to pay with "cash" online, not just credit.
Specializes in brokering private jet travel.
FamZoo is family-friendly finance.
Clothes designed for kids, by kids.
An all-in-one tracker.
A mobile phone game application that lets you "check in" to local spots and get points for your loyalty.