Springwise | This week's most exciting new business ideas

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Springwise | New business ideas for entrepreneurial minds

Here is your usual dose of new business ideas from around the world:

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Paris restaurant invites an amateur cook to become head chef each night

Un Jour, Un Chef is allowing amateurs to realise their dreams of becoming head chef for one night. The temporary chefs have creative control over ingredients, menu design and the cooking process, with help from the professionals. READ MORE...

Online trading brings social engagement to fashion shopping experience

Little Black Bag offers shoppers a mystery goody bag of top-name fashion and beauty products. They then have a week to search the site's marketplace to try and swap their items and build their perfect set. READ MORE...

Platform lets SMBs offer free public wifi in exchange for user activity

Waffle is a Korean platform that lets cafes and other small businesses give their customers free public wireless in exchange for checking in with Facebook or Twitter or answering a short quiz or survey. READ MORE...

Japanese cafeteria offers diners in-depth advice on health and nutrition

Tokyo canteen Tanita Shokudo provides nutritional advice and dietary equipment to help diners eat healthily. READ MORE…

Open source 'blocks' connect the offline world with the web

Ninja Blocks is an open source hardware project based in San Francisco that aims to provide "a two-way bridge between the things in your life and the web services you use every day." READ MORE…

Ad agency rewards interns' hard work with nicer lodgings

Brussels ad agency Mortierbrigade motivates its visiting creative interns by upgrading their accommodations when they achieve good results, while poor efforts can land them in "the basement." READ MORE…

Store delivers beer foam-free from the keg into take-home growlers

With its first shop in New York's Greenwich Village, The Growler Station lets customers fill up 64-oz. "growlers," or reusable glass bottles, with the craft beers of their choice direct from the keg. READ MORE…

Using headset and software, users control movies with their thoughts

UK-based MyndPlay now lets users determine movies' outcomes themselves using just the power of their thoughts. READ MORE…

iPhone app syncs with electric vehicles to track & share savings

GreenCharge is a new iPhone app designed to help electric vehicle owners track and share their driving patterns, fuel savings and environmental contribution over time. READ MORE…

In Ottawa, a taxi service just for kids

Fleurette Kids Taxi is a new service in Canada's Ottawa region focused entirely on transporting children. READ MORE…

In Singapore schools, a tech-enabled program for self-directed learning

Trail Shuttle is a Singapore-based effort from gaming company Rockmoon — in collaboration with a local Ministry of Education program called FutureSchools@Singapore — that uses technology to let students direct their own learning programs. READ MORE…

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