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10 Up and Coming Companies Taking The Country By Storm

10 Up and Coming Companies Taking The Country By Storm

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From technology to agriculture, these companies have an outlook on their businesses that hasn’t been thought of before.  Check out these 11 companies who have created new ways to solve problems, improve life, or help others. 

Make sure to vote for your favorite company, they could have the opportunity to be featured with MeetAdvisors!

1. Minibar 13302

Minibar

Minibar is a mobile-first platform providing consumers with on-demand access to wine, liquor, beer, mixers and more. Launched in February 2014, Minibar provides users with an easy and hassle-free way to stock their spirits. Available in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago; free & fast delivery. 


2. Bohemian Guitars 11063

Bohemian Guitars

Bohemian Guitars builds customized guitars for the modern musician.  Their mission is to build funky, unique, and innovative sounding instruments out of unconventional materials.  Their passion for art, music, and community outreach allows Bohemian Guitars to put a creative spin on a classic instrument.


3. Vizalytics 3226

Vizalytics

Vizalytics is enabling change with data for small and local businesses to gain a competitive edge over other businesses.  By using hyperlocal and geotargeted data, they give businesses insight about what’s happening both inside, outside, and around their business, which affects their bottom line.  They are a passionate team who has a passion to giving back to the community.


4. Everlasting Footprint 2781

Everlasting Footprint

Everlasting Footprint is a social and collaborative digital tribute website that transforms the way we grieve, remember, and celebrate life.  Everlasting Footprint allows users to create “Footprints,” which are permanent, digital tributes that incorporates social media to connect with family and friends.  Users can also collaborate with others to build Footprints and create their own family tree.  


5. Octo-Pod 1158

Octo-Pod

Ever had your phone, computer, tablet, or other mobile device die all at once?  Octo-Pod’s mission is to make dead batteries a thing of the past by providing customers with the best solutions to keeping devices charged.  This includes everything from portable power banks to public charging stations.  Their public pods will be placed into hotels, coffeehouses, waiting rooms and more in order to keep you charged.  


6. Ordr.in 136

Ordr.in

Ordr.in powers restaurant e-commerce, which lets global brands and individual developers add food ordering into any site or application.  Their customizable site makes other sites more engaging.  They are the world’s only open restaurant e-commerce platform.  Their mission is to power innovation in the restaurant industry by bringing an infinite number of new ways to get consumers to engage with restaurants.    


7. StudySoup 19

StudySoup

StudySoup is an exchange where students can upload or download class notes.  Here, you can buy and sell high quality study materials to become a part of the peer-to-peer learning environment.  What are you waiting for?  Help your fellow peers after you’re done with your notes!


8. Yield Lab 12

Yield Lab

Yield Lab takes uses innovative technologies to improve productivity, enhance knowledge, erode boundaries, and merge historically dependent ecosystems in a more cohesive agricultural system.    They also provide AgTech companies with $100,000 in funding, mentors, and connections supported by an agriculturally solid framework in St. Louis.


9. Magoosh 11

Magoosh

Magoosh’s goal is to take traditional teaching and share it with students everywhere, online because they believe that everyone should have access to convenient, effective, and enjoyable ways to learn.  Magoosh gives you everything you need in order to start studying.  From practice questions to video explanations, they employ a simple, friendly design that is affordable to obtain.


10. Populr 6

Populr

Populr builds engaging web content for sales and marketing teams, and they also allow you to create and track pages to share information, grab attention, and get results.  By communicating your business and sales messages in a beautifully designed web page, you can assemble web pages as easy as PowerPoint slides.  You don’t have to be a programming genius to make an impact on the web.



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