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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
Service challenges users to put money where their mouth is
Procrastination can turn those with optimistic big ideas into a ball of self-hate when it stops them realizing their dreams. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of negative reinforcement to scare people into bettering themselves. That’s the premise of Go Fucking Do It, a platform that motivates people to achieve life goals and deadlines by forcing them to pay up if they miss their targets. READ MORE…
Platform enables passers-by to tip buskers with Bitcoin
The rise of digital piracy — and to some extent, streaming services such as Spotify — has hit the music industry extremely hard. We’ve already seen efforts to help fight back with innovative payment systems to reward artist directly, and now we’ve come across a new startup built around the idea of “tipping”. READ MORE…
Small device retrofits old homes with the Internet Of Things
Apple’s recent WWDC had it’s gaze firmly fixed on the Internet of Things with the introduction of HomeKit, and it’s a further indication — if there was ever any doubt — that smart homes will soon be mainstream. One innovation we’ve recently discovered looking to make waves in that space is Notifon, a small device which enables users to setup nearly any object to send notifications based on real world activity. READ MORE…
Smart cushion tracks inactivity

The average white collar worker spends almost their entire day in their office chair, and it isn’t doing anything for their health. Not only does sitting for too long mean less calories burned throughout the day, but it can also cause back problems if the posture is bad. In the past we’ve seen office furniture redesigns in the form of the activity-inducing Buoy chair, but now Darma aims to help workers track their health while they’re at the desk. READ MORE…
This robot will make a perfect infused coffee, tea or cocktail

Electric drip brew coffee machines have been around for decades, and although they’re not renowned for their taste we have seen recent innovations like The Briggoattempt to recreate barista-style coffee automatically. While that device can handle a variety of coffee styles, a new machine called the Craft Brewer now offers the choice of over 200 recipes for automatically-created flavored coffees, teas and cocktails. READ MORE…
App lets the infirm crowdsource help with daily tasks

Falling seriously ill can be a tough thing to go through, and to make matters worse, all of the daily chores still need doing but are much more difficult to complete. While ideas such as Bffl Bags have intended to provide cancer patients with the comforts to help them get through their hospital stays, STANDWITH is a new app that enables caregivers to tap patients’ friends and family to help with everyday chores. READ MORE…
Outdoor equipment sharing platform makes camping more affordable
There are many possessions that go unused in everyday life that could be of use to someone else instead of sitting in the garage, something that peer-to-peer lending sites such as Share Some Sugarattempt to remedy. Camping equipment in particular spends a lot of time taking up space in people’s homes, yet can be prohibitively expensive for others to buy just for one trip. Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, The OX is a subscription service for borrowing outdoors gear such as tents, kayaks and fishing equipment. READ MORE…
Devices retrofit old heating systems with smart functionality

Home devices are becoming smarter, and we’ve already seen wifi-enabled A/C units hit the market in the form of Aros. But for those who can’t afford to replace their old systems with new ones, two new startups are helping make it possible to upgrade existing units with intelligent capabilities such as smartphone control and presence detection. READ MORE…
Big button can be programmed to do anything

Getting a computer to automate tasks isn’t actually that difficult — it simply requires a formula that tells it to perform a function if certain criteria is true. This is something picked up by the online service IFTTT (If This Then That), which enables web users to connect multiple web services to automatically carry out tasks. Aiming to take this functionality into the physical world, bttn is a large, internet-connected button that can be configured for almost any use imaginable. READ MORE…
‘Africa-tough’ portable phone charger is a business in a box
Given the importance of mobile devices in today’s world, making phone charging easier is something that numerous projects have set out to achieve. We’ve already seen Richard Nicoll’s charging handbag enable users to charge on-the-go, although this device is aimed at a western audience that can recharge the bag once they’re in the office or at home. Catering for the African market, the eChaja is a solar-powered portable charger that helps users make money by offering charging facilities in remote locations. READ MORE…
PlanSpot
We first covered PlanSpot last year when the startup was in the run-up to its launch date. Billed as an event marketing platform that primarily synced with social media sites to easily enable a promotion campaign, founder Reinoud Tjallema has since considerably changed the direction of his business. It’s a brave move for any startup team to stop, reassess their business plan, and decide to move away from the original intention. But this is what Reinoud did when he realized that his startup wasn’t helping his clients as effectively as he had hoped. In his words: “We dropped most of the social media integrations and decided to focus on what our users really want.” READ MORE…


Wise Words with Bill Diffenderfer
The world of car rentals can provide a frustrating experience. The choice of vehicles on offer can be varied in quality, and the rental process can be time-consuming. Often potential customers want to rent a car at short notice, if they are flying into a particular location and need to get to a particular venue at a certain time, for example. READ MORE…
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