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Ambiguous Viral Start-Up Hipster, Inc. Is Hiring to ‘Tackle a Really Large Problem in a Really Large Market in a Really Unique Way’

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Hipster, Inc., the start-up that got 14,000 user sign-ups in two weeks based on a name, a single-page website, and teaser: “Want to be a hipster? Early invitations available” is ironically offering PBR, skinny jeans and $10,000 in cash to juice applications and referrals. But we still don’t really know what it is. From the job listing: “Hipster is building a fun way to uncover the vast amount of information about real-world locations that isn’t yet available online. Based in SOMA, San Francisco, and founded in 2010 by Doug Ludlow, Ethan Czahor, and Steffen Hoffman, Hipster is tackling a really large problem in a really large market in a really unique way.” Okay! Read More

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Coming Soon: Dude Supplies Delivered Automatically


New project from the dudes behind senior health assistance start-up GetMinders: Guyhaus! Betabeat has heard this idea kicked around by various entrepreneurs for a while–automatic delivery, Fresh Direct style, except for things like black socks which men apparently need to re-up on every six months. Guyhaus is really more focused on monthly supplies: toothpaste, soap, shampoo. “Guy supplies delivered automatically,” the site proclaims. You’ll never have to wipe with Brawny again. They launch next month, co-founder Jesse Middleton told Betabeat. But females use toothpaste too, Betabeat pointed out. What gives? “We have as well. Just not up yet. We’ll wait to launch that until we have a female co-founder,” Mr. Middleton said.