Category: Contestants2


Name: Amy Margolis

NYU affiliation: Stern

NYU status: Alumni

Did you enter last year?: No

Do you have any teammates?: No

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Concept Name



High Concept Statement

We are each our own TasteMakers — constantly curating information and learning about what we like, what we want to explore, what brings us joy, what is meaningful. But, it’s hard to keep track of everything!

Whether you’re the person who others look to for ideas and recommendations, or whether you’re the one always trying to remember those recommendations from others —  you can now keep all of your ‘favorites’ organized with the TasteMaker app!


Status Quo

Have you ever had a friend come to town and ask for your favorite restaurant recommendations, leaving you to scramble and put a list together for them? Or, what about that time you were getting ready for a trip, trying to remember the list of books you’ve been meaning to read? And, then of course there are all of those new podcasts everyone has said you MUST listen to….

In this busy, information-saturated world, we need a simple and efficient way to manage and share favorites. Because, while we’re not all paid Influencers, we’re all TasteMakers!  



  • Product Hunt is an app that allows a large universe of users to input and vote on products; however, in this app, your own personal preferences and favorites get lost among the large user base
    • Outlook Reminders; spreadsheets
    • To Do list Apps
    • Non-technology solutions (eg sticky notes)



TasteMaker helps you manage all of your favorites so you have them at your fingertips. It enables you to easily create lists that can be organized by category, date, or importance.  A light design feature even enables you to add design elements and stickers, so you can style your lists and share with friends on social media.

TasteMaker can help you create and share lists for your favorite:
Dine-in restaurants
Carry out restaurants
Pod Casts
Travel destinations
Vineyards/Wine labels
and more!

Other features include:
Promotions offered from brands related to those your lists
Ability to style lists and share with others over social media


Revenue Model

App is Free; Revenue via: Product placements/endorsements; Sharing of consumer preference data to companies; Targeted paid advertising (minimal)


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