10 Cool Startups at Techweek NYC

10 Cool Startups at Techweek NYC

Last week, we had the honor of attending Techweek NYC. This annual gathering includes several talks by tech leaders – and shows off several cool startups. Here are 10 of our favorites.

1. FindMeInk.

Want a tattoo but not sure who to get it from? FindMeInk is a searchable database of tattoo artists, so you can plug in a keyword and find an artist who fits your style. FindMeInk is launching soon in Chicago – in the meantime, find them on Facebook.

2. Cubes.

Can’t remember if you put that attachment in Google Drive or Dropbox? Never wonder again with Cubes! This app visually connects content from places like Outlook and Gmail, so you can just scroll down and easily find what you’re looking for. Cubes sorts your content by type, interest, person or service – or create your own category.

3. Project Kroma.

Want to fill up your walls with art but don’t know where to start? Check out Project Kroma! You take a quiz that determines what kind of art you like, and give them your space and budget. Project Kroma then recommends a piece of art from its database of artists within 2 days – if you like it, you buy it! It’s a great way to discover new and unique artists.

4. Bae.

Did you know that people of color are consistently shafted on dating sites? Bae aims to change that with their Tinder-style dating app. It’s not exclusively for people of color, but most of their users do fall into that category. So if you do too and are sick of Tinder, you might want to check out Bae.

5. Baby Doctor.

When it launches, BabyDoctor will be like an Uber for physicians. If your kid is sick, you can “order,” a physician and have him/her make a house call. No more scrambling for a last-minute babysitter!

6. Whose Your Landlord.

Ever moved into an apartment you loved, only to discover that your landlord was terrible? Whose Your Landlord aims to make sure that never happens again. Now, you can review a landlord you love or hate – and check out reviews on a company or person before you move in. The site also helps you find apartments. And if you’re obsessed with grammar, don’t worry! “Whose” is used on purpose “because we are now returning the ownership back to the tenants.”

7. SpaceSplit.

Let’s face it: storage units are expensive. Unfortunately, they’re also sometimes necessary if you live in a place where apartments are small, like New York City. That’s where SpaceSplit comes in! The service connects people who need storage with people who have extra space, starting at just $1/month for a 14 x 14 x 14 box. But don’t worry – the people with storage undergo background checks, and once you agree to the transaction SpaceSplit will pack all your stuff up and take it there for you. The service will be launching soon in New York City.

8. Cancer Action Now.

Cancer is a devastating disease and one that can be tough to understand. With Cancer Action Now, you can put in the type of cancer and any questions you have about it. This paid service will then connect you to an expert within 24 hours so he/she can help you – and  record the session so you can play it back when necessary.

9. Hooch

Like to drink? Live in New York City? Check out Hooch! Pay $9.99/month and get one free drink every day at its partner venues in New York City. Depending on how much you drink each week, this app could save you a TON of money.

10. DogStar TailTalk

Did you know that your dog’s tail wags more to the right when he/she is positive, and more to the left when he/she’s feeling anxious? The creators behind TailTalk used this science and others to create a sensor that lets you know how your dog is feeling. That info is then transmitted to your phone, so you know if, say, your dog hates the dog-walker you’ve hired. Intrigued? TailTalk is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign, which you can check out here.

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Written by Sasha Graffagna

Last week, we had the honor of attending Techweek NYC. This annual gathering includes several talks by tech leaders – and shows off several cool startups. Here are 10 of our favorites.

1. FindMeInk.

Want a tattoo but not sure who to get it from? FindMeInk is a searchable database of tattoo artists, so you can plug in a keyword and find an artist who fits your style. FindMeInk is launching soon in Chicago – in the meantime, find them on Facebook.

2. Cubes.

Can’t remember if you put that attachment in Google Drive or Dropbox? Never wonder again with Cubes! This app visually connects content from places like Outlook and Gmail, so you can just scroll down and easily find what you’re looking for. Cubes sorts your content by type, interest, person or service – or create your own category.

3. Project Kroma.

Want to fill up your walls with art but don’t know where to start? Check out Project Kroma! You take a quiz that determines what kind of art you like, and give them your space and budget. Project Kroma then recommends a piece of art from its database of artists within 2 days – if you like it, you buy it! It’s a great way to discover new and unique artists.

4. Bae.

Did you know that people of color are consistently shafted on dating sites? Bae aims to change that with their Tinder-style dating app. It’s not exclusively for people of color, but most of their users do fall into that category. So if you do too and are sick of Tinder, you might want to check out Bae.

5. Baby Doctor.

When it launches, BabyDoctor will be like an Uber for physicians. If your kid is sick, you can “order,” a physician and have him/her make a house call. No more scrambling for a last-minute babysitter!

6. Whose Your Landlord.

Ever moved into an apartment you loved, only to discover that your landlord was terrible? Whose Your Landlord aims to make sure that never happens again. Now, you can review a landlord you love or hate – and check out reviews on a company or person before you move in. The site also helps you find apartments. And if you’re obsessed with grammar, don’t worry! “Whose” is used on purpose “because we are now returning the ownership back to the tenants.”

7. SpaceSplit.

Let’s face it: storage units are expensive. Unfortunately, they’re also sometimes necessary if you live in a place where apartments are small, like New York City. That’s where SpaceSplit comes in! The service connects people who need storage with people who have extra space, starting at just $1/month for a 14 x 14 x 14 box. But don’t worry – the people with storage undergo background checks, and once you agree to the transaction SpaceSplit will pack all your stuff up and take it there for you. The service will be launching soon in New York City.

8. Cancer Action Now.

Cancer is a devastating disease and one that can be tough to understand. With Cancer Action Now, you can put in the type of cancer and any questions you have about it. This paid service will then connect you to an expert within 24 hours so he/she can help you – and  record the session so you can play it back when necessary.

9. Hooch

Like to drink? Live in New York City? Check out Hooch! Pay $9.99/month and get one free drink every day at its partner venues in New York City. Depending on how much you drink each week, this app could save you a TON of money.

10. DogStar TailTalk

Did you know that your dog’s tail wags more to the right when he/she is positive, and more to the left when he/she’s feeling anxious? The creators behind TailTalk used this science and others to create a sensor that lets you know how your dog is feeling. That info is then transmitted to your phone, so you know if, say, your dog hates the dog-walker you’ve hired. Intrigued? TailTalk is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign, which you can check out here.

Liked this? Check out 10 Smartphone Apps to Make You Smarter!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

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