Online marketplace for $5 tasks
Israel-based Fiverr lets anyone sell virtually any type of service for $5.
Categories on the site include 'Fun & Bizarre' and 'Silly Stuff' along
with more staid classics such as 'Graphics' and 'Social Marketing'.
Double-decker 'bustaurant' serves up high-end cuisine
Food & beverage
World Fare is a Los Angeles-based double-decker bus with a kitchen
downstairs and a rooftop restaurant above. Patrons are served a
variety of high-end dishes from around the world.
Domino's recruits fans to sell its pizza
Marketing & advertising / Food & beverage
A Domino's Pizza web widget lets consumers serve as marketeers
for the brand through social networking pages and blogs. In return
they get a commission on any orders placed through their pages.
Gadget-friendly sash holds personal devices
Fashion & beauty / Style & design
The Bandee is a multifunctional sash designed to hold mobile phones,
iPods and all sorts of other gadgets that otherwise fill up pockets or
get lost in handbags.
Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
Automotive / Eco & sustainability
SemaConnect has developed an automated solution that lets parking
operators run networks of vehicle charging systems with web-based
management tools and customer authentification using smart cards.
London and Mumbai compared and contrasted
Tourism & travel / Marketing & advertising / Media & publishing
British Airways' Metrotwin focuses on comparing and contrasting city
'twins'. Recommendations for the best neighbourhoods, businesses,
attractions and places to visit are rewarded with air miles.
Inflatable car booster seat for kids
Automotive / Style & design
BubbleBum is an inflatable, safety-approved car booster seat,
providing a lightweight, portable alternative to more cumbersome
counterparts, and ideal for holidays, school trips and car pooling.
Helping minipreneurs sell their expertise
Estonia-based Traindom is a platform for information entrepreneurs
to market their expertise by means of its easy-to-use product creation
interface, client management tools, and payment systems.
Supermarket builds 'bee hotels' to improve pollination
Retail / Eco & sustainability
To help address bee decline in the UK and its impact on local crops,
British retailer Sainsbury's has announced it will install eight 'bee hotels'
on land around their new eco-store in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Platform to create and monetise online schools
Education / Media & publishing
Users of San Francisco-based Supercool School can create real-time
classes and make them available to an unlimited number of students
around the world.
Web simulator for trying on virtual tattoos
Fashion & beauty
California-based TatMash overlays tattoo designs onto users'
photographs to allow consumers to see what a tattoo would
look like on them before they commit to the real thing.
Online retailers install widget to enable group buying
SyncFu is a free widget that any e-commerce website can install
to let deal-seeking consumers team up for volume discounts and
see how the price drops as more people commit to a purchase.