I come up with new startup ideas every day, and I've never been scared to freely share them. Why? Ideas are a dime a dozen. The money is in the execution. History is littered with inventors who had "great" ideas but kept them quiet and then poorly executed them. And history is full of do-ers who took ideas that were floating around in the ether and actually made something happen.
Here are some things I've been thinking of/ideas I really want someone to build:
-I hope and believe that password-based logins will continue to go away. Passwords are so archaic, we need better options.
-I think there are opportunities for apps to connect experts to people who want their advice and are willing to pay for it. There are many jobs where experts' salaries are much lower than what their expertise is worth on a task-by-task basis. For example, a college admission officer might make $20/hour, but I bet there are a lot of high school students that would pay $50 for 30-minute reviews of their college essays.
-Instead of apps and marketplaces giving you hundreds of listings and reviews to choose a service provider or restaurant or recommend a product, I'd like to see companies that use predictive insights to generate a single recommendation based on my needs.
-We need an effective alternative to the slash and burn of the recruiting industry
-I spend countless hours dealing with customer service issues and getting transferred left and right. With so many human/software combo concierge companies being started, I can't wait to see a company that effectively deals with customer services issues on your behalf.
-So many mothers have to sacrifice their careers to drive their children to and from school and to and from extra curricular activities. I'd like to see innovation in the ride sharing space that targets childcare related transportation specifically and comes up with creative ways to ensure safety.
-Scheduling still sucks. I'd like to see services that use AI to schedule your meetings.
-No more paper receipts, ever, anywhere.
-Taxes simplified. I still find tax season so daunting and it hurts to pay my tax accountant 2-5k to help prepare my personal or business taxes.