Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 

General


What is TrendyStartups?

TrendyStartups is the place for early adopters to discover upcoming and recently launched internet startups, and for startup founders to share their startup with the world and get early user feedback.

How do I get my startup included on the site?

Go to Home and click on submit your startup button on right top.

What is your Selection Criteria?

We Consider different factors. Below are highlighted some of the most important criteria that cause startups to get rejected to help you better prepare your startup before submitting it for review.
"A distinct, decent-looking landing page / Website"
"We are not accepting these types of website - Loan Financing - Gambling"

For Videos

"There will no pictures of living things in video"
"There will no background music of any song"
"It should be licensed and you have Copyright of it "

For Blog Posts

"There will no pictures of living things in Post"
"There will no Video in Post"
"You have Copyright of it "

How do I advertise on TrendyStartups?

If you are a new startup and match our selection criteria you’ll probably want to submit your startup for a regular review. If you don’t match the criteria or want additional exposure you can have a look at our advertising packages.

Submitting your startup


How do I submit my startup?

Go to Home and click on submit your startup button on right top.

What happens after I submit my startup?

We'll do a quick initial review to see if it matches the criteria. we'll notify you by email. If your startup qualifies, it will take about two months to get featured. There's a paid option to skip the waiting queue.

What are the selection criteria?

In short your startup should be pre-launch or only recent launched without substantial press coverage, needs a custom designed, decent-looking landing describing the product and a way for people to sign up.

I don’t match the selection criteria, will you make an exception?

No. These criteria are geared towards the preferences of our audience. Startups not matching these criteria would therefore have little benefit of getting featured.

I only recently launched, can I get featured?

Yes! Recently startups can now be featured as well.

I don’t match the selection criteria, what should I do?

You could try to change things so you do match the selection criteria. We have seen startups change from a template layout to a custom design and do really well on TrendyStartups. We also have seen many startups use a custom design, and still not qualify because the design was still not up to our standards.

How do I write a good pitch?

It's important to get it right for optimal exposure. A good pitch captures the attention of your target audience. You do this by clearly articulating your value proposition. The main benefit a user gets from using your product. If the value is self evident simply describing the product might be enough. The best way to improve your pitch is to use it in real life at meetups and conversations with customers as you can iterate on the fly. You know when you have a good pitch when people immediately get it and are excited to hear more. Note that this is different from people being confused and asking for clarification. Good pitches make every word count. Don't use words like "new", "better" or "revolutionize" as they communicate little. Instead just state what is better or how it revolutionizes. Don't use taglines. Just do it might work for a world brand like Nike, but if you had never heard about them before, that type of slogan wouldn't be enticing at all. Stick with a clear and descriptive one sentence pitch.

Submitted, but not (yet) featured


How can I see the status of my startup submission?

Visit your Members Your Startup Page. If you don’t see your submission, make sure you are signed in with the same account as you used when submitting your startup

Why has my startup not been featured?

It has either not been reviewed yet, or wasn’t accepted.

Why has my startup not been reviewed yet? How long does it take to get reviewed?

We'll do a quick initial review to see if it qualifies. We'll try to notify you of our decision via email. If your startup does qualify, it will take a few months before you get featured since we have quite a backlog to work through. If you are in a hurry you can choose for the paid ‘expedited review’ to skip the waiting queue. You'll be notified of this after the initial review.

I’m in a hurry. How can I get featured quickly? How do expedited reviews work?

We offer a solution for startups that want to skip the waiting queue. It’s called an ‘expedited review’ and will get your startup submission reviewed by our team in a matter of days. Please submit your startup first. If your startup qualifies, you'll be sent further details. If your startup is already qualified you can expedite your submission via the dashboard.

Why was my startup not accepted?

Most likely your startup did not meet the selection criteria.

Already featured


Will I be included in the newsletter?

We try, every startup will be included in the newsletter. Depending on what time your startup was featured, you will be included in either today’s or tomorrow’s newsletter.

How does my startup get into the Promoted Startups section?

The Promoted Startups section on the homepage showcases the Paid Promoted startups.

How well did my post do? How does it compare to other startups?

The number of pageviews or sign ups a startup gets when getting featured on TrendyStartups varies a lot from startup to startup. Some get just a few dozen sign ups, while others get hundreds or even more. It all depends on your target audience, your value proposition and the effectiveness of your landing page. We recommend not getting hung up on these numbers.

How do I edit my Published post?

Only the TrendyStartups team can edit Published Post.

How do I get featured again?

We generally only feature each startup once, with one exception: if you were previously featured as pre-launch startup you're eligble to get featured again when you launch.

User Accounts


How do I create an account?

Visit the homepage and click the Submit Your Startup button at the top right.

Why does it say my email address is already in use?

You probably already have an account. Please use a different email address.

How can I change my email address?

You cannot Change Email Address.

How do I delete my account?

Please send us an email with your request.

 

Question still not answered?

Email us at contact@trendystartups.com

Please mention your submission ID if it's about a specific startup submission.