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Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014
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Springwise weekly | buy a house, get a free bike, and the rest of this week’s most exciting new business ideas — 10-16 april 2014

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YOUR WEEKLY FIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS …

YOUR WEEKLY FIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

We’ve selected 15 new business ideas this week that will
provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration. Spotted from
countries all around the world, these ideas offer a taste of
what’s to come.

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  • 1. YOUR WEEKLY FIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS 10-16 April 2014
  • 2. Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2014 We’ve selected 15 new business ideas that will provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration. Spotted from countries all around the world, these ideas offer a taste of what’s to come. YOUR WEEKLY FIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS 10-16 April 2014
  • 3. Buying a home is already the largest single purchase many will every make in their lifetime, without taking into account all of the accoutrements that come with furnishing and decorating it. We’ve seen a number of businesses offering extras along with properties in recent times, including Canada’s World Housing, which builds a home for a family in need for every property bought. Now, Brazil’s newly-designed Huma Klabin construction is offering every resident a complementary fold-up bike. Read more about Huma Klabin » 1. Buy an apartment in this Brazil complex, get a free USD 1,000 bike
  • 4. Books still play a major part in the development of children’s understanding of the world, of which new digital technologies are most definitely now a part. We recently wrote about MakerBot’s LEO the Maker Prince kids’ book, which teaches readers about 3D printing, and now Hello Ruby is another title — this time designed to appeal to girls — that hopes to get them inspired by the web and programming. Read more about Hello Ruby » 2. Kids’ book teaches young girls to code
  • 5. Getting consumers to exercise is already a difficult task and it isn’t helped by the typically high entry prices of gyms and workout sessions. While the world is suffering from inactivity and obesity, gyms are raking in over $75 billion globally. Ideas such as Peloton‘s live gym class streaming enable exercisers to work out at home, but now San Francisco’s Fitmob is aiming to incentivize fitness class attendance by cutting the price for every extra session taken each week. Read more about Fitmob » 3. Gym classes cost less the more users work out
  • 6. This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding. As most homeowners know, putting together flatpack furniture is never as easy as it should be, which is why innovators are always trying to come up with new methods of assembly, such as the Netherlands’ MAGfurniture magnetic clip furniture. Now OLLA has created furniture easy enough to assemble that kids can do it themselves. Read more about OLLA » 4. Life-size Lego-style blocks let kids create their own bedroom furniture
  • 7. Services such as Instacart are already enabling consumers to have supermarket food arrive at their door in under and hour using TaskRabbit-style crowdsourced helpers, a new company called FreshRealm is hoping to cut out the middle man altogether, using the United States Postal Service to deliver food straight from producers to consumers. Read more about FreshRealm » 5. USPS food delivery from farm to table in 2 days
  • 8. The weather can often have a big impact on whether alarm clocks are effective at getting us out of bed — if it’s raining outside maybe it would be better to hit the snooze button. While in the past we’ve seen UNIQLO launch its Wake Up app, which prompts users with musical alerts tailored to the weather, now outdoor sportswear brand Helly Hansen has created First Tracks, an app for extreme sports enthusiasts that wakes them up earlier if it’s snowed during the night. Read more about First Tracks » 6. Alarm clock app wakes up skiers early if there’s fresh snowfall
  • 9. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, flu season is still in full swing and it’s still a common sight to see some city dwellers donning surgical masks to protect them from bugs. While those masks might be effective, many consumers find them unappealing. Enter Scough, a designer scarf that looks stylish while also using antimicrobial technology to keep germs out. Read more about Scough » 7. Stylish scarf could stop you getting a flu
  • 10. Although we think of taste as a separate sense to smell, the two are closely intertwined when it comes to food, and most of the subtle flavors we experience when we eat are detected by the nose. Taking this onboard, the AROMAFORK is an aroma-emitting device that enables chefs to serve up more complicated flavors than they can get from food alone. Read more about AROMAFORK » 8. Smell-emitting fork lets chefs and amateurs play with molecular gastronomy
  • 11. Sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes, and even when it’s clear where the pain is, it’s much more difficult to determine the cause. While innovations such as the Sensoria smart sock have already been able to detect bad running habits, the new OpenGo science is an insole that fits discreetly into athletes’ shoes and delivers rich data to sports scientists. Read more about OpenGo science » 9. This ultra-thin insole can tell doctors what’s wrong with your foot
  • 12. Digital publications are still trying to find their feet when it comes to creating a financially successful business model, and in recent times we’ve seen both Offline and Uncoverage try out monthly longform pieces and crowdfunding models respectively. From the Netherlands, Blendle now wants to create a single subscription platform for the country’s multiple newspapers, with users paying for what they read. Read more about Blendle » 10. Blendle is an iTunes for newspaper articles
  • 13. The web has now become a great tool for learning — whether through Wikipedia or YouTube tutorials — but these channels sometimes lack the kind of interactivity of the physical classroom, where teachers can offer encouragement or help children work their way through a math calculation they’re stuck on. Aiming to replicate this, Oppia is a new open-source platform from Google that lets anyone create interactive online learning activities that give feedback at every step. Read more about Oppia » 11. Open-source educational quizzes aim to teach without the teacher
  • 14. We’ve already seen smart heating systems such as the Nest thermostat, that can help homeowners cut their heating bills through smart settings and enabling users to control it remotely. For the summer months, Aros is an air conditioning unit that offers automated control as well as allowing users to monitor their usage.. Read more about Aros » 12. Wifi-connected A/C unit is controlled via smartphone
  • 15. The internet is a great tool for researching the many different holiday options available to travelers, but it can be easy to spend hours trawling different sites and not get any closer to booking. We’ve recently seen a number of apps that do the legwork for holiday planning, such as Hitlist — which offers up destination ideas based on users’ interests. Now, Netherlands-based Voyando lets experts compete to provide personalized travel tips for holidaymakers. Read more about Voyando » 13. Site gets travel experts bidding to deliver package holidays for tourists
  • 16. Over recent years, we’ve seen a number of mobile apps that help users identify fashions from a number of different sources so they can buy them, such as ASAP54, Keep and Snap Fashion. Now a new France-based site called Selectionnist is doing the same for print media, enabling magazine readers to shop any product found inside a number of major titles. Read more about Selectionnist » 14. Site lets consumers buy any product featured in print magazines
  • 17. Regular readers of Springwise will have recently seen our coverage of Nuvino and Spotwine — two companies offering wine in convenient individual pouches for those on the go. Single-serve containers are also useful for getting a taste of a particular brand without investing in a full bottle, and Wineist — a new subscription service from Slovenia — is taking advantage by enabling curated wine tasting sessions at home. Read more about Wineist » 15. Curated subscription service enables wine tasting events at home
  • 18. What is Springwise? Springwise scans the globe for the most promising, unique and innovative business ventures, ideas and concepts that are ready for regional or international adaptation, expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation. Springwise headquarters is in close contact with more than 17,000 Springspotters in over 150 countries worldwide, who provide us with details of the latest innovations in their countries. These are compiled and assessed by our editorial team, and the best examples are published to provide entrepreneurial inspiration to our readers around the world! Springwise publishes a Daily and a Weekly newsletter, to which you can subscribe for free, they are sent to more than 170,000 people. Established in 2002, Springwise is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. © 2002-2014 SPRINGWISE FOLLOW SPRINGWISE

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