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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Handmade and personalized products, on demand
More and more consumers are shunning cookie-cutter products that come straight off the conveyor belt in favor of unique, personalized and crafted goods, something that has spurred the success of marketplaces such as Etsy. For consumers who don’t have the skills or time to bring a particular product idea into life, Dutch startup Made by Guru is now enabling consumers to place requests for handmade goods from skilled craftspeople. READ MORE…
US gift packages offer a taste of recipients’ home state
We’ve already seen subscription services that enable customers to get a taste of a different city, such as Try The World‘s regular boxes of assorted products from different global regions. However, sometimes those moving to a new city simply want a reminder of the unique tastes and oddities from their hometown. Catering to students and others who have moved states, PiecesofThere provides gift boxes for each of the 50 states of the US. READ MORE…
Regular care packages help women get through that time of the month
Menstruation isn’t fun, but it’s a part of life that all women have to deal with. Hoping to take the edge off somewhat, however, The Period Store offers monthly goodie bags to women by subscription, delivering essentials and comforts according to their individual cycle. READ MORE…
Service alerts subscribers to prerelease news about upcoming products
Hard on the heels of our recent story about search result notification service Resultly comes word of another like-minded innovation. Focusing squarely this time on upcoming new products, LaunchGram sends subscribers alerts with prerelease news about the products they follow. READ MORE…
In Germany, consumers are rewarded for new product ideas

Smart companies have been involving consumers in the product design process for years already, often rewarding those who contribute to a winning idea. Earlier this year we looked at both Ahhha and Genius Crowds, recently we came across UnserAller, a compelling example from Germany. READ MORE…