It's time for another installment of Springwise | This week's sunniest new business ideas

This things just keep coming - week in, week out. How do these people make the time to find all this cool stuff? I don't know, but I'm glad they do...


Table set for lunch in the gardenLondon restaurant in temporary country garden
Food & beverage / Travel & tourism
Guests visiting the Mandarin Oriental in London at any other time of the year will miss out on the hotel's latest dining experience: a brand-new outdoor restaurant that's open only in the summer.


Chicken coopTry-before-you-buy urban chicken farming
Eco & sustainability / Homes & housing
Recognizing that a chicken-keeping venture can be daunting for newbies, an Australian contender is now offering a short-term rental option that lets customers try before they buy.


Big pink garbage bagsRecycling and free love at Roskilde Festival
Lifestyle & leisure / Eco & sustainability
Trash is always a problem at summer music festivals. To help cut costs and cleaning time, Roskilde offered festival goers free beer and other rewards in return for collecting trash.


Graphic showing video uploadWeb channel for three-minute pitches | Update
Media & publishing
A year ago, we featured Vator.tv, which lets entrepreneurs pitch their "next big thing" to potential investors via short web videos. A similar venture just got started in the UK.


Green BIC phoneInstant-use phone by BIC
Telecom & mobile
BIC recently launched the anti-iPhone. No waiting in line, no activation, no costly plans and no frills whatsoever. Retailing at EUR 49, BIC phones are ready to go out of the box.


Guy in bowler hat creating a self-portraitTopshop customers snap their own model moments
Marketing & advertising / Retail / Fashion & beauty
Using a Newton Machine, UK clothing retailer Topshop recently gave customers the opportunity to explore their inner model by letting them star in their own iconic fashion shoots.


Can of CoorsWaste beer to power convention cars
Eco & sustainability / Automotive
When the DNC descends upon Denver, a fleet of vehicles provided by GM will run on clean-burning ethanol derived from waste beer produced at Molson Coors' Golden, Colorado brewery.


Diagram of networked people and computersCrowdfunding (and pitching) news stories
Media & publishing
A media start-up is offering community news control on a new level by giving readers a chance to micro-fund the stories they want to see professionally written.


Hand holding a piece of GreensulateInstead of Styrofoam, fungus and rice hulls
Eco & sustainability / Homes & housing
Ecovative aims to replace polystyrene products with an organic alternative derived from fungus and agricultural waste, grown to order in one or two weeks.


Man buying dessert from a truckMore high-end dessert trucks
Retail / Food & beverage
We've written about upscale ice-cream trucks in LA and London, and now New Yorkers are getting in on the mobile dessert action with a few trucks that deliver high-end ice cream and baked confections.



1 comment:

  1. Guests visiting the Mandarin Oriental in London at any other time of the year will miss out on the hotel's latest dining experience: a brand-new outdoor restaurant that's open only in the summer.Have a geat holiday.

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