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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
Subscription service turns members into cocktail mixologists
Cocktail lovers who want some new inspiration each month aren’t short of creative subscription services such as Vinyl Me, Please, which combines music LPs with cocktail recipes to try out. However, making sure they have the best ingredients for the job is another thing. TWIST offers monthly boxes of premium ingredients that members can mix and match to create their own cocktails. 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…
Locally-farmed meat boxes helps consumers better connect with the food they eat
Supermarkets are convenient for the consumer, but rely on a complicated supply chain and often sell food that has travelled for hundreds or thousands of miles before it lands on shoppers’ plates. We recently wrote about FreshRealm, which is using USPS to cut out the middleman and get food to consumers straight from the farm, and now a new enterprise called AgLocal is delivering meat packages from customers’ local farms, along with information that lets them know more about what they’re eating. READ MORE…
Subscription service pairs vinyl records and cocktail recipes each month
Music can be an integral part of any social evening, and this idea has been picked up in the past by Turntable Kitchen, a subscription service that helps members discover new music, as well as new foods. Now Vinyl Me, Please is a new service offering curated vinyl records as well as a cocktail recipe to try while listening. READ MORE…
Cat litter boxes by subscription, made of biodegradable cardboard
Subscription services have long helped humans ensure their essentials are restocked when they run out. Now aiming to do the same for felines, Poopy Cat is an eco litter box subscription service that enables owners to simply throw the entire box into their green waste bins or compost heaps when they’re finished with it. 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…
After a week’s hard work, local craft beer delivery to offices every Friday afternoon
Most office workers will know that Friday feeling — halfway between completing a solid week of work and looking ahead to the weekend. Easing staff into the evening, the UK’s Deskbeers is offering deliveries of a different local craft beer to offices every Friday afternoon. READ MORE…
Oyster is Netflix for books
E-readers and digital books have become commonplace in today’s publishing industry, but companies are still trying to work the best model for monetizing them. We’ve already seen Israel’s Total BooX charge readers by the page, and now Oyster is using a Netflix-style subscription model to enable customers to read as many titles as they want for a flat monthly fee. READ MORE…
For parents of students, subscription box replaces the traditional care package
Sending a regular parcel of essentials is a common way for parents to make sure their college-age kids look after themselves while they’re away studying. Now Pijon wants to help those parents, offering a subscription service with product ideas designed to keep students healthy. READ MORE…
Picture frame comes with monthly prints by subscription
We’ve already seen a few startups offering a subscription model along with their products, such as the Somacarafe that comes with a monthly delivery of new filters in the mail. Now NY-based designers Holstee have created the Reframe, a picture frame made of reclaimed wood that can be filled with a new print sent each month. READ MORE…
Subscription package provides everything for recipients to make their own cocktails
We’ve already seen startups like Chefday provide not only easy-to-follow recipes, but also the exact ingredients required to make them. Hoping to do the same for amateur mixologists, Julibox is a service that provides the instructions and materials needed to make cocktails at home. READ MORE…
Subscription service offers a taste of a different city’s culture each month
We’ve already seen the GothamBox subscription service give New York and San Francisco residents the chance to try each other’s local cuisine through monthly parcels. But what about those wanting to sample culture from further afield? Try The World is offering boxes of products sourced from a different corner of the world each month. READ MORE…
Science experiments for curious kids by subscription
We’ve already seen Amabam use the subscription model to help adults pursue a new hobby with monthly learning boxes, so surely the same could be done for kids? genius.box has answered that question, with the aim to get children completing projects related to STEM subjects on a regular basis. READ MORE…
Learn a new hobby by subscription
New subscription services seem to be quickly matching every niche available, from coffee to tampons. Now Amabam is hoping to use the same business model to help people find their latest passion, with monthly hobby boxes that teach them new skills. READ MORE…
Music streaming site aims to boost concentration
Hot on the heels of our coverage of Digipill, the audio subscription service that aims to alter mental states with psychoacoustic therapy, we’ve discovered a similar service – focus@will – which hopes to boost people’s concentration through tailored playlists. READ MORE…