Startup School NY 2014: Innovations in Job Salaries, Food Waste, and Viral Distribution Strategies
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Office Hours at Startup School NY 2014" by Y Combinator
TLDR The video discusses various startups and initiatives aimed at creating more efficient markets for job salaries, reducing food waste, simplifying expense splitting, and addressing climate change.
Salary Fairy helps users determine their value in the job market through crowd-sourced salary predictions, with a goal of creating an efficient market for job salaries.
Salary Fairy allows users to check in their results or make predictions for accurate salary predictions, but validation can only be done by finding a job at that price point.
Pare Up is building a marketplace for businesses to donate excess food inventory and for users to buy discounted excess inventory, with plans to launch a mobile app in the near future.
The food waste reduction app offers low-cost, high-quality food with an average discount rate of 50% and aims to provide feedback to vendors and users on how much they have saved and made through their platform.
An app is being developed to simplify expense splitting for couples by syncing with card transactions and avoiding mental tabs and spreadsheets.
Discipline and focus are key to creating a successful product, like simplifying bill splitting by pulling transaction streams.
Acquiring users for a new product is difficult, but a viral distribution strategy or invite flow can help gain traction.
Biden signs executive orders to address climate change, including rejoining the Paris Agreement and halting the Keystone XL pipeline.