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    17 July 2013

    10 Game Changing Startups That Entrepreneurs Need To Know About

    1. Modern Guild

    College is about finding yourself, but it’s also a massive investment and difficult undertaking. Modern Guild is built around helping students avoid the uncertainty of higher education and directing their efforts toward a tangible goal. In these tough financial times, services like Modern Guild are in high demand because the objective of college is ultimately to minimize its financial burden through loans and family support.

    Go To Modern Guild

    2. Poptip

    Twitter is one of the most rapidly growing mouthpieces for public opinion. Poptip seeks to capitalize on its growth. Poptip users tweet questions to their Twitter following and the service aggregates the responses for marketers, journalists, and interested people (They also analyze responses on Facebook as well!).

    Go to PopTip

    3. Artsy

    Artsy is one of the simplest online tools ever. It connects people with art. People can collect art, look at it, and share it with friends. The company takes a cut of art sales and the curatorial process is good enough so that everything looks nice.

    Go to Artsy

    4. Code Academy

    Code Academy is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a genius move, however, because of the recent change in public opinion toward STEM education. Jobs in the programming field are booming, and the economic downturn means that getting kids to code early will empower them with economy-proof jobs. Also, coding means that you can basically produce anything so that’s a plus too.

    Go to Code Academy

    5. Divide

    IT is expensive and Divide has encapsulated the IT experience into one convenient webtool. Their design is scalable for every company’s needs and their security suite is built for enormous institutions. In an era where small business use the same kind of services as global corporations, it’s interesting to see a typical service scaled in this manner.

    Go to Divide

    6. SideTour

    People often complain about how the internet keeps people’s focus away from the important things in life. SideTour is the counterpoint to this argument. The app allows people to post their favorite places to walk in their local area, rate routes, and become urban explorers.

    Go to SideTour

    7. Pawngo

    Pawn Shops are notoriously fickle and cheap. Pawngo aggregates metal prices, competitive rates, and other factors into their system to get its users the best price. The pawn shop experience just got a whole less creepy.

    Go to Pawngo

    8. Dealflicks

    Empty theaters are a weird blessing that happen once in a blue moon. Dealflicks noticed this and has built a tool designed to price empty seats cheaply. The website offers discounted group rates for specific times and tries to make sure that theaters keep making the money they need to survive.

    Go to Dealflicks

    9. Privy

    One of the great mysteries of Facebook is what to do with the incredible amount of demographic information that the platform provides. Privy is built with connecting small businesses with their customers in mind. Businesses can post their sales, offers, and advertisements with Privy and the ads are automatically targeted to the appropriate demographics through social media and other outlets.

    Go to Privy

    10. ArchetypeMe

    Who am I? ArchetypeMe tries to bring you one step closer to the truth. The site runs a quick personality test, analyzes your identity, and tailors its content to your personality. It also connects users with the same traits connect.

    Go to ArchetypeMe

    Did any of these startups inspire you? Let us know with a comment.

    Matthew Toren is an Award Winning Author, Serial Entrepreneur, and Investor. He Co-Founded along with his brother Adam. Matthew is co-author of the newly released book: Small Business, Big Vision: “Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right” and also co-author of Kidpreneurs.

    Follow Matthew on Twitter: @matthewtoren

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    9 Responses to 10 Game Changing Startups That Entrepreneurs Need To Know About

    1. Hyptia July 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

      Yes when you will update with this kind of info which is related to your work then you should stay update with it because if you want to achieve success then you will need to open your ear and eyes for watch what is going on around yourself.

    2. Mark Spratley July 18, 2013 at 2:09 am #

      Thanks for the tips. A few very useful tools that I am looking forward to testing out, especially Poptip as it was something I was looking for to help automate my (time consuming) social network.

    3. manish July 18, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      change your game with them :)

    4. Factoring Company July 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

      Nice and Interesting Article! Enjoyed reading it

    5. Riza July 19, 2013 at 6:59 am #

      Super cool list. I love reading about new startups not just because I might find startups that are useful for me personally, but because they inspire me. Although this article doesn’t have that “story behind” about each of these startups, it’s definitely a good treat to learn about these new ones.

      I especially like Artsy, Pawngo, and Modern Guild. My passions. :) Thanks for this!

      Riza, contributor

    6. Brian Solari July 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Great list! I enjoy looking at start ups when they are beginning just so I can watch them as they grow to see the changes they make. Thanks for sharing!

    7. Sylvia July 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      Side Tour sounds promising. Get people off their gadgets (after they check out this app) and walking in the real world again.

    8. Gagan Masoun August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am #

      The above listing is great.

      Pawngo startups inspire me a lot.

    9. SEO August 12, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      I go to start up no.1 the Modern Guild, its very inspiring.

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