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The 72 Coolest Startups in America

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

Source: http://www.cooleststartups.in/

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23andMe

23andMe

A personal genetics company.

AskSunday

Connects people with virtual personal assistants.

Asthmapolis

Equips asthma inhalers with GPS-enabled devices to help monitor asthma attacks, eventually collecting enough data to learn about asthma and help prevent attacks.

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Aviary

Aviary

Online image editor that eliminates the cost of Adobe Photoshop. Being web-based, the program and your files are accessible from anywhere, anytime.

AxialMarket

An online network of buyers and sellers of private companies.

Bespoke Innovations

Creates custom 3D devices with purpose. Their first products are beautifully designed prosthetic limbs for amputees.

Better Place

A radical system for car ownership that dead ends our use of fossil fuels.

Blueseed

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.

Boomerang

Brings your email back to you (email delivery scheduling).

BranchOut

Turn your social network into a professional one.

Brand Affinity Technologies

A platform for celebrities - no matter how small - to connect to brands and product endorsements, even at the local level.

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Brode

Brode

A dietary supplement that people take when they go out drinking to help naturally detoxify the body and keep it hydrated.

Catchafire

Connects non-profit organizations to people who can volunteer their skills to benefit charities.

Codecademy

Coding is a skill that everyone should begin to know, and Code Academy makes it hands-on easy to learn.

COLOURlovers

Lets people create and share color palettes.

CourseHorse

An online database of courses, searchable by age group, price, location, and topic.

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Dekko

Dekko

Merges technology with reality. (Very stealth mode!)

Demandbase

Checks website visits against its database of companies and contacts.

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Disqus

Disqus

An easy-to-implement comment system for websites.

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Dwolla

Dwolla

Dwolla believes consumers should have the option to pay with "cash" online, not just credit.

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evoJets

evoJets

Specializes in brokering private jet travel.

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FamZoo

FamZoo

FamZoo is family-friendly finance.

Fashion Playtes

Clothes designed for kids, by kids.

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Fitbit

Fitbit

An all-in-one tracker.

foursquare

A mobile phone game application that lets you "check in" to local spots and get points for your loyalty.