March 11, 2019

A free tool to find great problems to solve 🧐

Xavier Pladevall @pladevall

Hi everyone 👋
I am new to the IH community so hopefully this is the right place to post this. I posted this tool I created on a small subreddit last week and it was incredibly well received:

Link to Houston -

I wanted to share it on here as well since ya'll might find it useful to find great problems to work on and build businesses around that!

What is it?
Houston is a weekly newsletter with a curated list of interesting problems that people have but have struggled to solve. The idea is that with time Houston becomes a repository of great business opportunities for entrepreneurs that are not sure where to start or don't have a great idea that they're passionate about.

Why did you this?
I created Houston because as a future entrepreneur I've personally struggled with finding good problems to solve. I keep hearing that you need to solve a problem that you yourself have but frankly after thinking long and hard I haven't really being able to come with an idea that I think can one day become a great company. Ironically this motivated me to create Houston.

Sign up and submit your own problems via Twitter with the hashtag #HoustonWHAP or by email ([email protected]) to get featured in next week's newsletter! Let me know if you have any questions(:

P.S.: I am calling this project Houston as in "Houston, we have a problem". I thought it was clever ¯\(ツ)

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    Love the idea. It's always good to see problems from a different perspective.

  2. 2

    Nice idea even though i think there are a lot of alternatives already...anyhow i'll subscribe 😉

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      Mind sharing the alternatives you've used?

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        Same! Would love to see who else is working on this. Thanks(: