Algorithmic Casting Director
Problem: There about 135,600 actors in the US that are both employed and unemployed. Globally this number is even higher. Given this, it is extremely difficult for casting directors to find high-quality talent.

Solution: An algorithmic casting director that can analyze the audio and video submissions from candidates to determine if they would be a good fit for the role. Right now, casting directors have to watch each individual video in order to determine whether or not to move someone forward in the process. Given that these directors are looking at hundreds or thousands of videos, this leads to implicit bias. Thus, the business would attempt to eliminate bias and increase diversity in casting by being more objective and (hopefully) more accurate in finding high-quality artists.

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Resource: Y Combinator Startup Library
This is a huge golden gem of the resources for founders and people who think to start something, to change, to improve, to succeed.
They consolidated the information for 15 years and give it to you! Prepare a few days or weeks to read/watch the materials!

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Resource: Y Combinator Startup Library
This is a huge golden gem of the resources for founders and people who think to start something, to change, to improve, to succeed.
They consolidated the information for 15 years and give it to you! Prepare a few days or weeks to read/watch the materials!

10.08.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Anonymous recruiting platform
Anonymous platform where recruiters write to candidates: if a position is interesting for an anonymous candidate, (s)he can respond and open the contacts and personal data. Or, can continue a conversation further anonymously.
It solves a problem when candidates want to search jobs without letting some people know about that, e.g. current company.

15.09.2020 Комментарии Telegram

For people who look for the problems to solve: let's share our own problems, thus we could have insights on what useful thing to build next.
How: I'll create a private group. If you want to see other people problems, you should share yours(or your business) too. For this, write to me with a problem(s). I'll send you an invitation link. Then, post problem(s) there.
Please, describe them well. And maybe include a possible solution.
It would be great, if the problems are frequent and urgent.
Examples:
- I don't like to walk at clothes stores and pick the right ones. It takes a lot of time and most of the shops are just not good in my area. Possible solution: clothes delivery, thus I can order online a few models and sizes. Then, pick the matching ones.
- As a business owner, it's hard for me to *do something* because of *the reasons*.
- I love watching movies with my friend/gf/bf on distance, but it's difficult for us to synchronize. We have tried platforms that offer such functionality, but it misses *this* and *that*. We watch movies twice a week.

12.09.2020 Комментарии Telegram

3D body measuring
A tool that measures a human body sizes in all dimensions. It allows to set up the tool in a clothes store on the entrance, measure each person and then highlight the matching clothes for them.

18.09.2020 Комментарии Telegram

The Y Combinator advice key points (full article):
• Launch now
• Build something people want
• Do things that don't scale
• Find the 90 / 10 solution
• Find 10-100 customers who love your product
• All startups are badly broken at some point
• Write code - talk to users
• "It’s not your money"
• Growth is the result of a great product not the precursor
• Don’t scale your team/product until you have built something people want
• Valuation is not equal to success or even probability of success
• Avoid long negotiated deals with big customers if you can
• Avoid big company corporate development queries - they will only waste time
• Avoid conferences unless they are the best way to get customers
• Pre-product market fit - do things that don’t scale: remain small/nimble
• Startups can only solve one problem well at any given time
• Founder relationships matter more than you think
• Sometimes you need to fire your customers (they might be killing you)
• Ignore your competitors, you will more likely die of suicide than murder
• Most companies don't die because they run out of money
• Be nice! Or at least don’t be a jerk
• Get sleep and exercise - take care of yourself

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Quick orders at restaurants
Problem: I go to a restaurant and wait for a waiter to come to me, bring a menu and then I need some time to ponder what food/drinks I want. Sometimes it takes too long to make an order due to busyness of the waiters, for example.

Solution: a mobile app where I make an order before going to a cafe/restaurant. Or, when I come to the place and make an order so I don't need to wait for someone.

I suppose such an idea is implemented somewhere. But it's not popularized. A service in some restaurants could be much better.

19.09.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Nearest toilet
A mobile app where you can find the nearest toilet sorted by price, queue, cleanliness. Others can add a toilet they found.

18.09.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Side project idea: Operating system
This is a project that is technically challenging and will deepen your understanding of how computers and operating systems work. You might wish to start with the free book "Operating Systems: From 0 to 1".
Any programming language will do the job. This is where non popular language features/concepts can be applicable.

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