Good startup ideas

November 6, 2009 at 11:06 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Recently I posted the question “What is your best startup idea” on Hacker News. I combined most of the responses plus a few I found lying around the web and put them in an easy-to-read format. If anyone has any additional suggestions for startup ideas, please put them in the reply section of this blog, and I’ll add them manually.

Also, if anyone wants to put any of these ideas into fruition, there are two hacker-style events you can go to:
3 day startup – http://www.3daystartup.com/
Hacker codejam – http://www.meetup.com/hacker-codejam (this one is my personal meetup)

And if you can, please help spread word about this in the hacker community. IE: facebook/twitter/email/blogs/whatever . I’m trying to gain some grass-roots momentum for my meetup.

- IMDB, but for government
StumbleUpon for iPhone Apps.
GPS + Digital Photos
Social network for chance encounters
Wikipedia for genealogy
Like imdb, but for government
Online dating site, but from a different perspective
Community problem solving
Open source credit scores and history
Reverse Ebay: Want to buy XYZ
Facebook + Craigslist
Who looks like ME?
Website for sharing startup ideas
Touch screen restaurant menu
Location based gaming
Top-Ten List
Dynamic podcasts for reading material
Website for selling websites
Real estate aggregator

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  1. […] I do pretty well is exploring trends and predictions by experts who are good in their own fields.. Good startup ideas can also be generated by simply mashing up a couple of successful ideas out there and present it as […]


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