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Get your creative juices flowing with The Startup Ideas Podcast. Published twice a week, we bring you free startup ideas to inspire your next venture. Hosted by Greg Isenberg, CEO of Late Checkout and former advisor to Reddit and TikTok. Subscribe so you don't miss out.

For more startup ideas, we created a database of 30+ startup ideas you can take at https://gregisenberg.com/30startupideas

The Startup Ideas Podcast Greg Isenberg

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Get your creative juices flowing with The Startup Ideas Podcast. Published twice a week, we bring you free startup ideas to inspire your next venture. Hosted by Greg Isenberg, CEO of Late Checkout and former advisor to Reddit and TikTok. Subscribe so you don't miss out.

For more startup ideas, we created a database of 30+ startup ideas you can take at https://gregisenberg.com/30startupideas

    Niche Startup Ideas: Hedge Fund Data/Info Business, Expert Network, & AI-Generated Kids' Music

    Niche Startup Ideas: Hedge Fund Data/Info Business, Expert Network, & AI-Generated Kids' Music

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Jesse Pujji, Founder and CEO of Gateway X, as we explore a wide range of startup ideas and business opportunities
    1) Hedge Fund Information Business 
    • Sell insights to hedge funds for $100-200k/year• Use reverse auction: only 20 clients get access• Potential $10M+ EBITDA business
    2) Verticalized Expert Networks 
    • Focus on specific industries (e.g., marketing, IT, healthcare)• Connect experts with businesses needing insights• Target both Wall Street and industry professionals• Differentiate through specialization• Example: Marketing-centric expert network• Potential $10M+ EBITDA business
    3) Demographic-Specific Supplements 
    • Create multivitamins for specific ethnic groups• Target $100/month price point• Potential 9-figure business with 100k subscribers
    4) AI-Generated Kids' Music on Spotify 
    • Use AI to create catchy, simple songs for kids• Mimic successful artists like Parry Gripp• Create multiple "ghost" Spotify channels• Potential for passive income stream• Potential $1M+  business
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    Episode Timestamps: 0:00 Intro
    02:56 Startup Idea 1: Hedge Fund Information Business
    06:47 Startup Idea 2: Verticalized Expert Networks
    11:54 Jesse’s framework for finding and launching businesses
    24:36 Startup Idea 3: Demographic-Specific Supplements
    41:36 Startup Idea 4: AI-Generated Kids' Music on Spotify

    • 48 min
    I can't believe he gave away these $1M+/year startup ideas

    I can't believe he gave away these $1M+/year startup ideas

    Neer Sharma shared 6 startup ideas and the frameworks he would use to grow them: 
    1) Baby Fund: a JustGiving for parents to raise money that can only be invested into their kid’s future 
    • Crowdsource money from family/friends at baby showers• Invest only in index tracker funds• Could help solve the "can't afford kids" problem for millennials.
    2) Anti-Spend: The app that gamifies saving money 
    • Track money you DON'T spend• Show future value of savings• Create dopamine hit from NOT buying• Growth hack: Tap into FIRE and minimalism movements on TikTok
    3) Cold Turkey: Gamified app to help people quit vaping 
    • Real-time counter shows how long you've been "cold turkey"• Mini-games to distract during cravings• Social sharing for accountability• Potential to expand to other addictions.
    4) Gold Stars: Gamification app for parents to motivate kids
    • Think: "Starbucks app, but for kids"• Parents set tasks, kids earn stars• Unlock rewards at milestones (e.g. 100 stars = $10 Amazon item)
    5) Long Live Research Inc: Personalized longevity research summaries 
    • Input your health concerns/family history• Receive summaries of relevant academic papers• Target the "don't die" community (e.g. Bryan Johnson fans)• Easiest to start, potentially most profitable.
    6) Ayurvedic Products for the West: Rebrand Indian health products• Create algorithm-breaking packaging and content• Leverage TikTok Shop and influencer marketing• Key: Make it VISUALLY scroll-stopping for maximum algo impact!
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    Episode Timestamps: 
    0:00 Intro
    02:07 Startup Idea 1: Baby Fund: JustGiving for Parents
    09:54 Startup Idea 2: Anti-Spend: app that gamifies saving money
    22:26 Startup Idea 3: Cold Turkey: app to help people quit vaping
    32:21 Startup Idea 4: Gold Stars: app for parents to motivate kids
    40:22 Startup Idea 5: Personalized longevity research summaries
    45:35 Startup Idea 6: Rebrand Indian health products

    • 56 min
    8 startup ideas backed by data/trends to get you paid (steal these $1M+/year ideas)

    8 startup ideas backed by data/trends to get you paid (steal these $1M+/year ideas)

    Cody Schneider the Manic Startup Idea Machine is back. He's full of 7 figure ideas:
    1) Blue Collar Startups (Window Cleaning, Power Washing, Lawn Mowing)
    Low start up costsOptimize Google My Business listingUse AI to write keyword-rich descriptionsScale into an agency, then buy portions of other companiesPotential for $1M-$5M/year business2) Costco-style Membership Club
    Target growing "Buy It For Life" subreddit (2.3M members)Curate high-quality, long-lasting productsOffer subscription model (like Costco)Potential for $5M-$20M/year business3) Dumb Appliances Brand
    Create simple, long-lasting appliances (no smart features)Target people frustrated with over-complicated productsFocus on reliability and ease of usePotential for $1M-$10M/year business4) AI-Powered Print-on-Demand Mockup Generator
    Use AI to create product mockups for print-on-demandTarget $6.8B market growing at 18% YoYPotential for $1M-$10M/year business5) AI Grant Finder and Writer
    Tap into $2.5B grant management software marketCreate all-in-one solution for finding and applying for grantsAutomate grant writing proces6) Programmatic SEO for E-commerce
    Build massive websites with AI-generated contentTarget businesses with large product catalogsCreate millions of landing pages for long-tail keywords7) Curated Book Subscription Service
    Use AI to recommend books based on influencers/expertsTarget specific niches or industriesInclude key insights from recommended booksMonetize through subscriptions and Amazon affiliates8) Renewable Energy Land Acquisition
    Leverage public data on best locations for wind/solar farmsConsider starting a fund to buy strategic locationsTake advantage of government subsidies and tax benefitsPotential for massive returns over 20-30 year periodWant more free ideas? I collect the best ideas from the pod and give them to you for free in a database. Most of them cost $0 to start (my fav)
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    Episode Timestamps:0:00 Intro
    02:04 Startup Idea 1: Sweaty Startup
    14:41 Startup Idea 2: Sweaty Startup HoldCo
    27:17 Startup Idea 3: Buy-it-for-life brands Deal Club
    33:00 Startup Idea 4: Curated Book Subscription Box
    39:10 Startup Idea 5: Dumb Appliances
    47:21 Startup Idea 6: AI-Powered Print on Demand Mock up Business
    51:43 Startup Idea 7: Dynamic Landing Page Generator Agency
    55:31 Startup Idea 7: AI Grant Writer
    1:01:15 Startup Idea 8: Solar/Wind Farm

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Local businesses to start with NO startup costs

    Local businesses to start with NO startup costs

    Join us for an insightful conversation with Jonathan Courtney, Co-Founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, as we dive deep into the mindset required for entrepreneurial success and we reveal two promising startup ideas. At the beginning of the episode, we discuss strategies to avoid burnout and my productivity system that maximizes efficiency. We explore the challenges of entrepreneurship and why it can be tough, sharing the benefits of being a multipreneur to address some these common stresses. Toward the end, we delve into how to leverage the growing trends of shopping local and the desire for a "third place" to build a couple of great businesses. We outline how to build these businesses and why they are ideal for first-time founders. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or are curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
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    Episode Timestamps: 0:00 Intro02:28 How to deal with Burnout22:44 When you should hire a CEO26:23 Benefits of being a HoldCo Entrepreneur
    35:59 The most difficult thing about entrepreneurship
    39:45 Ideas vs Execution?
    42:31 Startup Idea 1: Farmers Market Management Company
    52:41 Startup Idea 2: Event Management as a Service

    • 1 hr
    The most profitable SaaS ideas I’ve heard in a long time

    The most profitable SaaS ideas I’ve heard in a long time

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Brett Goldstein, who is currently building a stealth startup. Previously, Brett was the Co-Founder and CEO of Launch House and served as a Senior Product Manager at Clearbit. In this episode, we explore a variety of startup ideas and business opportunities, including a conference event aggregator, vertical SaaS for matchmakers, data enrichment SaaS, and much more. Brett shares his framework for building a billion-dollar startup by disrupting legacy enterprise software companies. We break down how to transform spreadsheets into profitable startups and discuss the tactics and frameworks to build these businesses from idea to cash flow. Whether you're aiming to launch your first million-dollar business or are curious about cutting-edge entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
    Want more free ideas? I collect the best ideas from the pod and give them to you for free in a database. Most of them cost $0 to start (my fav)
    Get access: [gregisenberg.com/30startupideas](http://gregisenberg.com/30startupideas)
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    Episode Timestamps:0:00 Intro02:55 Startup Idea 1: Conference Event Aggregator and Social Platform17:20 Startup Idea 2: Vertical SaaS for Matchmakers27:12 Startup Idea 3: Bespoke Dating App36:22 Startup Idea 4: AI-powered Data Enrichment Startup
    45:28 Framework: Enterprise workflow startup idea formula

    • 49 min
    Supercharge your career with this one cheat code

    Supercharge your career with this one cheat code

    Join us for an insightful conversation with Jonathan Courtney, Co-Founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, as we dive deep into the niche coaching category and explore why living in a big city could be a game-changer for your professional opportunities. In this episode, we discuss how transitioning people from careers they hate to ones they love can be a lucrative coaching business. We delve into why this is a promising opportunity, the strategies we’d use to grow such a business, and much more. Our discussion broadens to career growth and how geography can serve as a powerful growth hack. Whether you're aiming to start your first million-dollar business or are interested in entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
    Want more free ideas? I collect the best ideas from the pod and give them to you for free in a database. Most of them cost $0 to start (my fav)
    Get access: [gregisenberg.com/30startupideas](http://gregisenberg.com/30startupideas)
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    Episode Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro02:45 Startup Idea 1: Career Transition Coaching19:56 Career Advice: Why geography matters

    • 37 min

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One of the best!

Fairly new podcast, but with one of the best content in the business. Both hosts are very passionate and are doing a great job. Guests are super cool and open minded people with a lot of knowledge, which they don’t hesitate to share with the listeners.
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