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This article was published on March 22, 2016

    10 startups working on the next consumer must-haves

    10 startups working on the next consumer must-haves
    Brian de Graft
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    Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-rel Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-related bits and bobs.

    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 10 promising startups from the consumer sectorSo whether you wish to virtually try on a dress before ordering it online or let a home barista in your vicinity brew you a delicious coffee, there’s bound to a service in this list for you.

    Check out the ten companies that have been invited to participate below, before heading to our Boost page for more information and to submit your startup:



    From: Antwerp, Belgium

    Parcify allows you to shop anywhere online and ship to your personal Parcify shipping address.



    From: Lewes, USA

    ITSU is an online soft skills platform. Connecting students, education and the world of work.


    Coffee Shots

    From: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Coffee Shots – honest coffee for everyone! Find, visit, and pay home baristas in your vicinity with the help of this app.



    From: Sanaa, Yemen

    VACSE is building a video and audio content search engine that identifies keywords inside the audio itself , instead of just in the name or description of the file.


    From: Amsterdam, Netherlands uses augmented reality to assist customers worldwide in ordering the right fit for size-related products online.



    La Petite Attention

    From: Paris, France

    La Petite Attention is the first conciergerie dedicated to gifts for couples. A new, perfect gift every month.


    From: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Camarilla is the most discreet way to capture and share your photos with the people who matter to you most. It lets you share your cherished moments while ensuring your privacy, as all comments and chats are exchanged one-on-one.

    Kick or Stick

    From: Haarlem, Netherlands

    Kick or Stick lets you meet new people anonymously on Kick or Stick and keep in contact with the nicest!



    From: Lugano, Switzerland

    tChat is an exciting new app that allows you to connect and chat with people travelling on the same train.


    yQ (Why-Queue)

    From: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    yQ allows people to pre-order and pay for food and drinks from their favourite cafe or restaurant with a tap of their smartphone.


    ➤  Want your startup to join Boost or Bootstrap? Apply here.