Springwise Newsletter - Business Ideas

Ideas featured on Sprinwise:

Fingers twirling pen Free notepaper for students at US campuses
Marketing & advertising

Advertisers competing for the much desired attention of the college-aged set now have another opportunity to get their ads in the hands of students, and to hold their interest for up to 90 minutes.

Cover of "It's A Habit, Sammy Rabbit!" Financial literacy for kids, from LA and South Africa

South African Ka-Ching and Los Angeles-based It's A Habit aspire to empower children with financial and entrepreneurial skills that will help them throughout their lives.

Person wrapped in towel, waiting for laundry
Laundromats popping up at music festivals in Europe
Marketing & advertising

At muddy music fests in the Netherlands and Slovenia, Wrangler and Zanussi-Electrolux are offering festival goers a much-needed service:
free laundry.

Video still of kiteboarder in midair
Board riding & video sharing
Lifestyle & leisure / Media & publishing

Video sharing portals like this one for board riders are becoming the web version of niche cable TV channels—only with more potential to target consumers and less capital required to get up and running.

Clemence singing at Sellaband concert
Bands funded by their fans | Million dollar update

Since launching a year ago, SellaBand has convinced fans to invest over USD 1,000,000 in the bands they believe in. Three bands now have albums out, and another four are currently busy recording.

Five spoke lightweight sports wheel Australian crowd clout & Japanese auto parts

We've featured team buying in the past. A new start-up from Sydney is cleverly focusing on a niche: parts for Japanese performance cars, aimed at owners with a passion for modifying and tuning their rides.

Nametagged babysitters at a MommyMixer Mixers for moms & babysitters
Life hacks

MommyMixer brings together university students and parents needing babysitters. A cost effective alternative to childcare agencies, the events allow parents to interview candidates in an informal setting.

Taxi cab in Minneapolis Prepaid cab card: get home free in Minneapolis

Get Home Free is a flat rate, prepaid cab card that gets its holder home safely. The concept is aimed at teenagers and college students stuck with car trouble or without a ride home, or who would be DUI.

Diagram showing materials used in a Comet skateboard Skateboards with a green and local edge
Lifestyle & leisure

Comet uses wood from sustainable forests and water-based paints, and builds its boards in downtown San Francisco. A fun reminder that every brand and product will soon have at least one green twin.


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