7 consumer startups that want to make your life that little bit better

7 consumer startups that want to make your life that little bit better

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.

With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May, the TNW Events team has already conducted many interviews (but there’s still time to apply). As the Boost lineup grows, an impressive collection of promising startups from around the world is forming.

This week, we’ve selected seven promising startups from the consumer sectorSo whether you’re looking for a more personal social network or the perfect freelancer for the job that needs doing, you’re sure to find a consumer must-have in this list.

Check out the companies below, before heading to our Boost page for more information and to submit your startup:




From: Uppsala, Sweden

With the growing number of contacts and connections in your smartphone and on social networks, Closr helps you to organise, take notes and to remember your contacts in a new and innovative way.


Family Proxy

From: Saudi Arabia

Family Proxy is a plugin for: Anonymous browsing; bypassing internet restrictions;making the most of online games; and finding great search results.



From: Spain

beBee is social network based on affinity, so that everyone can enjoy networking!



From: Belgium

Jack is a messaging application that allows you to decide when your message can be read.


People as a Service

From: USA

People as a Service offers a revolutionary marketplace for freelance work, giving you easy access to a flexible workforce with competitive skills.


The Industrious

From: Austin, TX, USA

The Industrious creates ridiculously custom, brand driven, tech-forward experiences that help its clients create emotional connections with their audience in physical spaces.


Whatson Planner

From: Utrecht, Netherlands

Whatson Planner directly tells you the time that works for everyone in only three steps: 1. Select who’s attending 2. Choose a general timeframe 3. Get the three best options to meet.

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