The 80 Best Startup Ideas to Make Money in 2023
Last Updated: By TRUiC Team
Every successful startup begins with a unique idea, an eager entrepreneur, and an available market. Identifying an innovative idea for your business is the first step to getting your company up and running, but with so many options, it’s tough to know where to look for inspiration. You don’t need to stress though, we’ve developed this list of the best startup ideas to help you make money in 2023.
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80 Startup Ideas 2023
Choosing a unique idea is essential when creating a startup. Find inspiration below with our list of innovative startup business ideas.
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1. App Development
If you have a great idea for an app and the skill set to make it happen, app development can prove to be a lucrative and rewarding endeavor. Be sure to do a little research to make sure your idea hasn’t already been developed and that there is a potential market for it before looking for investors.
Check out our full list of the best tech startup ideas, or get inspired by our list of the best app startups to watch!
2. VR Startup
A Virtual Reality (VR) company typically falls into one of three categories: selling VR products, creating a VR experience, and VR consulting or other community-centered startup models. A great place to start is to look at the interests of your community and the VR companies that are already established in your area. For example, if there aren’t any VR experiences in your area, it may be a great opportunity to introduce a VR escape room or gaming arcade.
3. Subscription Box
Skilled curators and marketers with a passion for a specific industry, why haven’t you started a subscription box startup yet? With 18.5 million subscription box shoppers in the US, the sky's the limit for this startup idea. The key to making a successful subscription box startup is identifying popular products that people cycle through monthly and the businesses that are popular within that target market.
4. Online Courses
A special skill and the desire to teach it to other people is all you need for an online courses startup. Are you fluent in a foreign language? Do you have a background in social media marketing? Are you a talented photographer? If you have a depth of knowledge in a specific field or an impressive skill set, starting an online course is a great way to put your talents to work. Make it your own by developing a curriculum that is unique to you with assignments and objectives that will keep your students engaged.
Read our list of startup ideas for education entrepreneurs!
Chatbots offer a point of contact for customers to better navigate websites and troubleshoot problems. A chatbot startup’s success is largely dependent on the product’s capabilities and customer appeal. Using natural language, giving your bots personality, and the ability to work well within the platform to effectively answer customer questions is essential to the success of this startup.
Ecommerce startups require stellar virtual sales tactics, a dedication to marketing, and the ability to successfully curate items for a targeted audience. The first step is to identify a market that either isn’t supersaturated or is overlooking a demographic. Alternatively, if you have a product you are interested in selling, you can advertise your creation by using the same tactics.
Check out our full list of ecommerce startup ideas.
Are you super enthusiastic about a niche topic that you love talking about to anyone who will listen? Then podcasting might be the perfect startup idea for you! Podcasting is the ideal venture for people who are passionate about a specific topic and want to spend their time sharing information about it. With more and more podcasters popping up every day, the time to plant your flag as an expert in your field of interest is now.
Check out the Startup Savant podcast featuring interview with the founders of fast-scaling startups for podcast inspiration!
8. Virtual Assistant
You don’t have to be in an office to help businesses and fellow entrepreneurs get organized. A virtual assistant startup is a great business idea for organized, task-oriented individuals. If this sounds like you, it is easy to get started by utilizing sites that can help you find work you’re interested in. Get a competitive edge by diversifying your skill set to make yourself eligible for a litany of job opportunities.
9. Green Beauty Products
Green or “clean” beauty products are increasing in popularity across the US as we learn more and more about the harmful effects of some ingredients in traditional beauty products. A green beauty product startup provides a better alternative, whether it’s clean skincare or cosmetics — the key is to create a product that is as effective as traditional products without the same damaging ingredients.
10. Ebook Writing
Writing ebooks is a cost-effective startup idea because it doesn’t require your books to go to print and allows you to easily publish them on your own by selling them directly to your readers. Additionally, with people staying home more than ever, an easily accessible ebook is a much-needed alternative. Ebooks are easily sold on platforms such as Amazon, or by developing your own website and implementing an effective marketing strategy.
Starting a blog isn’t just a way to share your thoughts and passions with the world; it can be a lucrative startup that appeals to a community of like-minded people. This low-cost startup idea typically requires the entrepreneur to be a savvy writer, proficient photographer, and skilled content creator. If you are up to the challenge, make this business your own by capitalizing on your personal skills and interests to build a platform that is authentically you.
12. AI Startup
Artificial intelligence (AI) has increasingly become intertwined with our reality; starting an AI company can put you at the forefront of this growing industry. With many startups creating AI technology to meet this increasing demand, your idea needs to be unique and effective. To come up with a marketable AI product, consider problems that companies and individuals need solutions for, and you can create the AI company to solve them.
See our interview with AI startup Flyfin! Or, get inspired by our list of the top AI startups to watch!
13. Meal Delivery Service
Next on our list of business ideas is a meal delivery service. A huge amount of money is spent every year on meal delivery services by people who are either too busy to cook or simply don’t want to do it. Now with people unable to dine out as frequently, that number is bound to rise. A meal delivery service startup is perfect for entrepreneurs who are great cooks and want to share their talents with the world — one delivery at a time. Elevate the idea by creating delicious meals catered to the most popular diets of the moment such as the keto diet.
Check out our full list of the best startup ideas for food lovers.
14. Graphic Design
A talented graphic designer can take a vague logo brief and turn it into an internationally-known brand element. With so many people in the graphic design space, though, if this is your startup idea, you'll want to niche down as much as possible to set yourself apart. Focus on design solutions for a very specific industry, especially if that industry has unique requirements. Another option for the graphic design space is creating tools that individuals and brands can use to design their own simple elements.
15. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketers earn commission on the sales they drive for partner brands. Although it's a relatively new concept, it's one that has exploded in popularity because of the low barriers to entry. The key to successful affiliate marketing is picking products that you are already associated with or known for. This field is always going to require some form of audience, whether that means you're an influencer, have a blog, already have a thriving business with a large customer base, or create some kind of content like books or podcasts.
16. Pet Products
One thing many pet parents share is a love for spoiling their furry friends. Whether your pet product is practical, such as foldable cat carriers, or for pleasure, such as high-end dog treats, there is most likely a market of pet owners looking to buy new and innovative products like yours.
Check out our full list of the best startup ideas for animal lovers.
17. Social Media Influencer
Social media influencing is another business idea with low startup costs. Being a social media influencer means that you are your brand, and why not? You are great! To be a social media influencer, you need to be outgoing, likable, and committed to creating content that is aesthetically pleasing and engaging. Most importantly, you need a niche that will draw in followers, preferably one that is authentic to you and your interests. Since this industry is saturated with aspiring influencers, you will also need to develop strong marketing skills to engage followers and set your brand apart.
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18. Edtech Startup
With more schools adjusting to online teaching, an edtech startup could give students an easier route to education. Whether it is for K-12 education or college-level students, the time to develop technology to enhance online learning is now.
Make this startup unique and socially responsible by doing your research on the problems schools face today with their eLearning software or equipment, and work to develop a product that smoothes the creases in online teaching.
Check out our interview with edtech startup Trashbots!
19. Plant-Based Foods
With the rise in the popularity of vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, plant-based products are all the rage. These markets are looking for diversity of choice and the ability to live their chosen dietary lifestyle as easily as omnivores, so if you can develop a product or food range that meets these needs and be innovative about it, you'll be in.
20. Sustainable Clothing Line
Fashion is one of the most wasteful industries on the planet. If you’re thinking about starting a clothing line, consider making it a sustainable one! A sustainable clothing line can make an impact by creating thoughtful garments that are long-lasting and ethically made out of sustainable materials such as linen or hemp.
Recommended: Read our list of startup ideas for green entrepreneurs!
21. Niche Website
Become the platform for like-minded people to gather or source information by developing a niche website that is laser-focused to appeal to a targeted audience. To start, research potential niche topics that will generate high site traffic, and find related keywords to drive SEO. Then, develop a unique, well-designed website loaded with focused content to appeal to your target audience.
22. Website Development
Every small business should have a website; however, many entrepreneurs are too busy to dedicate themselves to developing an effective website for their business. A website development startup can either directly assist customers in developing their website or give them easy access to the tools they need to set up their website in a snap. To make your website development startup stand out, get creative by designing unique templates, features, and easy-to-use editing tools.
23. Dating Website
Be the matchmaker for an entire group of people by starting your own dating website. To develop a successful dating app that offers a unique experience for users, come up with a competitive edge that sets your app apart from the most popular ones like Tinder and Match.com. Plus, ensure your site is user friendly and creates an environment where user’s relationship goals can be met.
See our interview with dating app startup So Syncd!
24. Food Truck
The benefits of starting a food truck rather than a full-service restaurant are cost and flexibility. Additionally, with less access to indoor dining options, a food truck provides dining options without the cost of an inoperable dining area. With a food truck startup, you are able to take your business where the customers are instead of working to draw them to your concrete location.
25. Job Board
With most workers looking for jobs online, it's a great time to start a job board site to connect eligible employees with available job opportunities. An online job board startup is essentially a platform for employers to list job openings and interested candidates to apply or inquire further. Draw in users for your website by catering to a specific industry or innovating the job search process.
26. Blockchain Startup
Blockchain technology is an exciting new field for startups. The technology allows the sharing of transactions and information between multiple businesses, people, and software. Launching a startup in this industry provides a wide scope as you'll be finding a way to use blockchain technology to solve problems, and those can be in any space from aerospace to the food industry. The key here is to understand how this technology changes information-sharing and find a customer pain to resolve.
Check out our list of blockchain startups to watch and our interview with the founder of blockchain startup Dragonchain!
27. Video Game Creation
Whether you have the skills to create a video game on your own or hire someone to develop your idea collaboratively, with over $43 billion spent on video games in 2018, this startup has the opportunity for huge success. It’s important to create an idea for a game that is innovative and offers players a unique experience.
28. YouTube Channel
Every day, millions of people take to YouTube for entertainment or to learn a new skill. Starting a YouTube channel provides you with a platform to muse, share, or educate your audience about your area of expertise. The best part of starting your own YouTube channel is you need very little outside of a niche, engaging personality, and a way to make/edit videos. Once you’ve grown your subscriber count, you can start raking in the money from advertisements.
29. Virtual Event Planning
The virtual events space has exploded in the last few years as businesses and organizations grapple with social distancing requirements, and hosting events online has actually become a game-changer for many. The need for someone to actually plan these events has become a critical skill. If you're looking to break into virtual event planning as a startup, you'll need to differentiate yourself from others, possibly by niching down to a very specific industry.
30. Cannabis Startup
With cannabis regulations easing up in many parts of the world, there's never been a better time to look at a cannabis startup. There are many different aspects to this industry, from growing to consumption and end-use products. This is not a space for beginners, though, so if you really want to develop an innovative and successful cannabis startup, start immersing yourself in the industry and figure out what problems need solving.
31. Coworking Space
With more and more people working remotely, there is a growing demand for places that remote workers can use as their communal workspace. Many coworking spaces provide refreshments, rentable conference rooms, and complimentary internet access to customers who lease their desk each month.
32. SaaS Startup
As with most other industries, the key to developing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup is finding a problem to solve. Your software service can be as well-executed as you like, but if you're not making someone's life easier in some way, the product simply won't sell. One of the major benefits of SaaS is that it can be a really lean startup model if you have some developer skills.
33. Interior Design
Probably one of the most famous interior design and furniture success stories is IKEA. The Swedish company saw a gap in the interior design market and took it, and if this is a space you want to be in, you'll need to do the same. Interior design can be quite a network-based industry, so finding a mentor is often key. Someone who has already walked the path you're preparing to embark on will be able to guide you.
Check out our list of the top interior design startups to watch and our interview with interior design startup Pabio!
34. Virtual Meeting Platform
Just as the virtual events space has grown considerably, so has the need for virtual meeting services. This could mean anything from scheduling software to end-to-end management or even add-on apps that help large companies manage various meetings at once. With the digital tools already available today, this is not a difficult startup space to break into.
35. Smart Accessories Startup
Smart accessories is next up on our list of unique startup ideas. User experience is the name of the game when you’re developing a smart accessories startup. The first step is to identify a common problem that your accessory could solve or a way that a device user’s experience could be enhanced. Next, develop a prototype, and test its usability; once you’re satisfied with your smart accessories performance, your startup is ready to be born.
36. Beverage Startup
If you have a great drink recipe or an idea for a special ingredient or function that will entice customers, start a beverage company! A competitive edge in this industry is well-designed packaging that is catered to a target demographic and, of course, a delicious beverage inside. If you’re more of a connoisseur of beverages, a beverage distribution company is another lucrative startup idea that can be focused on a specific type of beverage such as beer, soda, or wine.
Check out our interview with beverage startup Leilo!
37. Snack Company
Do you have a go-to homemade snack that you know other people would love as well? If so, take your tasty treats to the next level by starting a snack startup. Consumers are always looking for delicious new snack options with special ingredients or a twist on a classic snack. Growing your audience can be done by going to farmers' markets or local events and letting people try your delicious new snack!
38. Coffee Business
Coffee startups offer a wide variety of possibilities; whether you want to start your own coffee roasting business or operate a mobile coffee cart, the options are endless. What you’ll need to focus on starting out is the type of coffee business that excels in your area, the quality of your products, and the amount of training you’ll need to successfully start the business. Additionally, you’ll need to create a business model that is flexible enough to withstand changes or health requirements in the hospitality industry.
Check out our interview with cold brew startup Bizzy Coffee!
39. Hygiene Products
From deodorant to body wash, an inventive and appealing take on the hygiene products people use every day is important if you want to enter this growing market. Getting to know the market is the first step. For example, the growing demand for “clean” hygiene products or products made without harmful chemicals could be a selling point for your products if they fall into this category.
40. Social Media Platform
With more and more people looking for a different social media platform to connect on, it may be the perfect opportunity to start a social media platform of your own. Deciding the premise of your platform starts by identifying a form of connection that isn’t being used on major social media platforms, or a group of people/specific lifestyle that isn’t being catered to.
41. Robotics Startup
If you have the skill or network contacts to build robotics, starting a robotics startup has the opportunity to be lucrative and rewarding. Before designing and building your robotics company, it is important to do sufficient research into the needs and wants of your customers. Building robotics is an expensive endeavor, therefore, the financial health of your startup is dependent on developing a product that will effectively appeal to your customer base.
42. Cybersecurity Startup
We use technology for almost everything. From online banking to streaming services, everywhere our personal information is saved needs cybersecurity to ensure our protection. Starting a cybersecurity company offers customers the protection they need and can result in a lucrative startup business. Stand out from your competitors by offering exceptional services and features such as a cybersecurity assistant that communicates with clients about their online safety.
Check out our interview with cybersecurity startup AaDya Security!
43. Ridesharing Startup
Ridesharing is next on our list of business startup ideas. Ridesharing is extremely popular, especially in cities, making this a potentially lucrative startup idea. However, in order to reach success in this industry, you’ll have to compete with the companies that consumers already trust by offering a unique and enticing experience such as luxury cars, cheaper rates, or other benefits.
44. Mental Healthcare Startup
Mental health is undoubtedly a far more common topic of discussion than it was a decade ago. It's become a focus, not just for individuals but also for businesses to ensure their teams are getting the support they need. If you're looking at launching a startup in the mental healthcare space, you'll definitely want to spend some time getting to know the industry, as there are many different fields in which a startup would flourish.
See our interview with mental healthcare startup Circles!
45. Telehealth Service
The transition to telehealth services in lieu of traditional doctor visits has opened up the market for telehealth startups to find success. A telehealth service needs to have top-tier cybersecurity features as well as a streamlined user-experience for health professionals and patients alike. To excel in this field, your telehealth service will need to offer unique tools, such as a streamlined interface or enhanced communication features, for patients and healthcare workers to easily communicate.
Get inspired with our list of top digital health startups.
46. Autonomous Transportation
Autonomous transportation, otherwise known as self-driving cars, are a market that is emerging in cities around the US. Specifically, autonomous vehicle apps are on the rise. By developing an autonomous vehicle app of your own, your startup might be able to pull into the forefront of this emerging market.
Fintech, or financial technologies, serve as tools to reimagine traditional finance techniques, making investing and financial decisions easier than ever before. This startup offers a lot of potential for entrepreneurs who have a creative idea to make finances and investing more attainable. For example, apps that hold users accountable for reaching their savings goals or successfully putting aside their funds to invest in stocks are popular examples of fintech startups.
See our interview with fintech startup Tipalti!
48. Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology is an increasingly popular market. With 39% of households owning smart speakers and the same percentage planning to purchase portable smartphone chargers, there is a growing demand for these products. Smart home products are largely about convenience; therefore, it’s a good idea for smart home technology startups to focus on creating products that make a customer’s life easier.
49. Marketplace Website
Become the platform your community uses to sell and exchange goods and services by creating a marketplace website startup. Elevate the startup idea by prioritizing user experience and safety protocols. The key to a successful marketplace website is to create a positive experience for users that makes buying and selling items seamless and safe.
50. Clean Energy Startup
It’s no secret that clean energy is growing in both popularity and necessity. A clean energy startup can be either a product or service that takes a green approach to produce energy such as electricity-generating bicycles or solar paneling. Developing concepts and executing your business idea will require either knowledge of clean energy or the support of someone who has this knowledge.
51. Streaming Service
With 62% of adults subscribing to streaming services in the US, streaming services of all kinds are drawing in large numbers of subscribers that you could be tapping into. If you are a skilled curator for a genre of music, film, or other media, a streaming service startup that centers around a niche market can be a great way to appeal to a demographic whose needs aren’t being met.
52. Crowdfunding Platform
Crowdfunding platforms are a useful tool for entrepreneurs, charitable causes, and individuals to raise money and reach their financial goals. To create a successful crowdfunding platform that is able to compete with other trusted platforms, you’ll need to create a unique idea or function that sets your platform apart. This could be a network of investors, advertisement opportunities, or specified crowdfunding topics such as real estate.
Recommended: Check out our full list of best startup ideas for social entrepreneurs.
53. Software Startup
A software development startup is responsible for creating, distributing, and maintaining the programs that businesses use every day. This industry is experiencing exciting growth with annual revenue of $238 billion per year and an annual growth rate of 3.9%, which means this startup idea holds a tremendous amount of opportunity for entrepreneurs.
See our interview with software startup Mixtroz! Or, get inspired by checking out our list of software startups to watch!
54. SEO Services
Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential tool for online marketing. However, to achieve a successful SEO service, you need to dedicate time and effort to creating content and staying on top of changes in search trends. Starting an SEO services startup offers customers an opportunity to cash in on this powerful internet marketing tool without spending too much of their own. To create a successful SEO services startup, you will need a deep understanding of SEO tactics and the software to do effective research.
55. Fitness Startup
The fitness industry is enormous and one that will likely never stop growing in one way or another. Trends come and go in the fitness space, but one problem will always be universal — how do ordinary people achieve their exercise goals? Home-based fitness and online exercise platforms, like Peloton, have become very popular in the last few years, but whatever your offering, make sure you have a good understanding and some level of authority to support your fitness startup.
56. Cloud Technology
With more people working from home than ever, cloud technology is more important than ever. To start a cloud technology startup, you’ll need both hardware (a server) as well as software (a hosting control panel). Second to this, you’ll need an effective marketing strategy that works to build the trust of customers who will depend on your services to ensure their data is safe and protected.
57. Drone Startup
Today, drones are used for everything from recreation, to commercial photography. A drone company holds opportunities for entrepreneurs, but to get started, you’ll need to do an FAA-approved aeronautical training program to get a Remote Pilot Certificate before you can begin developing and selling your drones. Once you’re ready to design your drones, keep the demands of your customers in mind to create a marketable, unique product that will appeal to drone enthusiasts.
58. Search Engine Creation
More and more people are looking for a different search engine experience, making the creation of a search engine one of the best startup ideas to consider. Make your search engine stand out by offering unique features such as advanced privacy settings, an algorithm that prioritizes different sources of information, or more in-depth search tools.
59. Business Consulting
Business consulting can mean a few different things depending on your specialty. For example, if you’re skilled at marketing or business development, either of these fields could be the type of business consulting your startup offers. By establishing your specialty, you are able to better serve the needs of your customers and provide exceptional services every time.
60. Health and Wellness Startup
Health and wellness businesses are growing rapidly in demand. From supplements to holistic food coaching, there are many avenues to take when developing a health and wellness startup. Narrowing your specialty down is important; however, researching ingredients and practices are vital to success in this industry. Make this business your own by developing an effective, personalized product that appeals to this specialized market.
61. Digital Marketing Startup
Digital marketing is a powerful and necessary tool for businesses today. By starting a digital marketing agency, you can help clients create an effective digital marketing strategy that appeals to their target audience. To make your digital marketing stand out to prospective clients, find your niche, and do your research to ensure you are on top of the most effective strategies to help your specific client base. Success in this field is dependent on results clients can see, so be prepared to reassess your strategies to ensure your business can provide substantial growth for its clients.
62. Freelance Writing
Next on our list of business ideas is freelance writing, which has low startup costs and high earning potential. Writing of every kind is in demand. From copywriting to technical writing, a freelance writing startup can provide clients with the talent they need to accomplish their business goals. Whether you are a writer yourself or plan to develop a freelance writing platform that serves as a hub for writers and clients to connect, this industry offers a variety of opportunities.
63. Handcrafted Products
Creating handcrafted products is one of the best startup ideas for art-savvy entrepreneurs. The demand for handcrafted products continues to grow. If you’re a maker with the desire to sell your products, or an excellent curator of fine handmade products, this is a startup idea worth considering. To excel in a market loaded with talented creators, do your research about up-and-coming trends to put your startup at the forefront and develop products that appeal to a popular market.
If you like the idea of an ecommerce startup but don’t have the room to store items to sell, dropshipping could be the perfect solution. Dropshipping startups simply take customer’s orders online, but instead of filling orders themselves, they are sent to a third-party retailer for fulfillment. Essentially, your startup consists of customer experience management, marketing, and curating items for your dropshipping business.
65. Delivery Service
With more people staying home than ever, the demand for delivery services continues to grow. Whether it’s delivering packages, groceries, or take-out food — the appealing convenience of delivery services has grown this industry exponentially in recent years. To stand out from the competition, consider creating a delivery service startup that gives customers access to a unique type of product or streamlines the business model to give customers a new delivery experience.
66. Pet Services
Pet parents want the best for their furry companions which makes the odds of a pet services startup being profitable higher than many others. For example, independent pet-sitting business owners report making up to $57,000 a year with little overhead costs. More good news, pet services can be anything from grooming to dog-walking depending on the space you have available and your skillset. The biggest challenge when starting a pet service startup is marketing to build trust with pet owners that will choose you to take care of their furry family members.
67. Clean Mobility Startup
Sustainable transport solutions, also known as clean mobility, have been increasing in popularity for some time now. Climate change issues and the drive for a zero-carbon footprint have inspired many ideas in this space, and if you think you have an idea that solves a problem related to clean mobility, now is the time to execute it.
Check out the top mobility startups to watch, as well as EV startups and electric car startups!
68. Ethical Online Marketplace
With more people at home than ever, the convenience of shopping online has grown in popularity. However, this doesn’t mean that the marketplaces available are providing products that are ethically sourced, made, or sold. That’s where you come in! An online ethical marketplace provides a platform for ethically made goods to be found and purchased by interested consumers.
69. Fair Trade Subscription Box
There are subscription boxes for everything these days. To lower costs, however, many businesses opt to sell products that the makers aren’t adequately compensated for. A fair trade subscription box startup provides the ease and excitement of a subscription box while introducing consumers to fairly traded, handcrafted products that they can feel good about purchasing.
70. Water Purification
Unfortunately, there are plenty of places in the US and across the globe that don't have access to safe, healthy drinking water. Your startup could be the answer to providing people with usable water. Whether you develop an innovative portable water purification tool or an entire system for homes and businesses, this startup idea has the potential for high profits as well as a strong social impact.
71. Charity App
Make philanthropy more accessible by creating a charity app. This could be an easy space to crowdfund for charities, make donations, or fulfill a need in your community. Since most adults have smartphones, a charity app startup can provide an easier way for charities to gain the funding and support they need in order to help the people who need it most.
72. Green Cleaning Products
With more information available about chemicals used in standard cleaning products, we know that green cleaning products are better for the environment and the consumer. A green cleaning products business creates a safe alternative to harsh chemicals and typically offers its products in eco-friendly packaging. Make your business stand out by offering refillable options, biodegradable packaging, and unique ingredients.
73. Food Waste Solution
Many of the booming spaces right now are related to sustainability, and food waste is a huge issue across most of the world. As such, developing an innovative idea in this space can be a game-changer. Startups like Misfit Market have proven how much the world wants and needs sustainable food solutions.
74. Green App
Do you have an idea for an app that can make a daily task a little more eco-friendly? If yes, consider starting a green app development startup. Most of us use apps every day to make errands and tasks easier, so why not use the same technology to make them a little more green?
If you don’t already have an idea in mind, start by considering everyday, widespread problems that could be solved or a daily activity that could be made more green by using an app, and run with your ideas.
See our interview with greentech startup Handprint! Or, get inspired by checking out our list of greentech startups to watch!
75. Organization Business
If you are a naturally organized person, you might want to consider offering your services to individuals or businesses. In our fast-paced world, organizational talents are worth their weight in gold, and those who are not naturally skilled in this area will pay those who are to help them out. Try to niche down your offering as much as possible to improve your chances of success.
76. Wedding Planning
Wedding planning can be one of the most stressful times in a couple's relationship and having a professional on board to help guide the decision-making process can make all the difference. In the event planning industry, networking with service providers is vital to client acquisition. Specializing in a certain type of matrimonial celebration, such as destination weddings, can also help to set you apart from the crowd.
77. Crypto Startup
Getting into the cryptocurrency space is easier than ever right now. Whether you're creating a new coin or building a solution platform for the crypto crowd, there are a lot of opportunities to be had. It is important not to jump in head-first here, though. Do your research and make sure you deeply understand how the space is currently functioning to give your crypto startup its best chance.
78. Smart Appliances
We all want a kettle that talks to us, right? Okay, maybe that's not the biggest need in the smart appliance space right now, but it certainly is one of the fastest-growing industries in its niche. Creating a startup in this industry doesn't need to involve manufacturing, either. Software, selling platforms, and add-on apps are all great ways to supplement smart appliances and get your startup off the ground.
79. Language Learning Startup
If you’ve learned a foreign language, you know it’s difficult, especially for adults. However, knowing a second language is not only a fun pastime, but it opens up job opportunities and helps people connect with other communities. A language learning startup can be any product or service that helps people learn a new language, such as an app, instructional website, or written guides.
To make your startup stand out, focus on making learning a new language fun for users so that they want to reach for your product or resources again and again.
80. Real Estate Tech
If you're into either tech development or real estate, the real estate tech market might be just the place for you. More than ever before, as the world becomes a global village, renters and buyers are looking to tech to help them find new homes without having to leave their current ones. With so many aspects to this industry, finding a unique problem to solve should not be difficult.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our list of the top startups to watch in 2023!
Startup Ideas FAQ
What is a startup?
A startup is a company that’s business model prioritizes innovation. Rather than creating a product or service that is the standard, startups develop new and innovative solutions to change their industry.
What is the difference between a small business and a startup?
Small businesses tend to focus on sustainable, long-term growth while startups are typically industry disruptors, focused on innovating new products for rapid initial growth.
What makes for a great startup idea?
A great startup idea is creative, in-demand, and innovative. Most importantly, however, it has high growth and profitability potential.
What makes for a great entrepreneur?
The anatomy of a great entrepreneur is a collection of traits that everyone possesses; great entrepreneurs simply acknowledge and utilize these traits to propel their business forward. The five most important traits of a successful entrepreneur are passion, adaptability, observation, self-discipline, and self-assurance.
How do you come up with startup ideas?
There are a lot of tools at your disposal to help you come up with a great startup idea. To get started, try identifying the needs of the world, recognizing your passions, and conducting brainstorming sessions.
How do I choose startup ideas?
A startup idea is most likely right for you if it aligns with your interests, experience level, and the amount of startup capital you have. Additionally, where you’re located and the available market will play an important role in knowing whether your startup idea is worth pursuing.