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  2. 2. Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2014 Weve 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 whats to come. YOUR WEEKLY FIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS 10-16 April 2014
  3. 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. Weve seen a number of businesses offering extras along with properties in recent times, including Canadas World Housing, which builds a home for a family in need for every property bought. Now, Brazils 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. 4. Books still play a major part in the development of childrens understanding of the world, of which new digital technologies are most definitely now a part. We recently wrote about MakerBots 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. 5. Getting consumers to exercise is already a difficult task and it isnt 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 Pelotons live gym class streaming enable exercisers to work out at home, but now San Franciscos 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. 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. 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. 8. The weather can often have a big impact on whether alarm clocks are effective at getting us out of bed if its raining outside maybe it would be better to hit the snooze button. While in the past weve 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 its snowed during the night. Read more about First Tracks 6. Alarm clock app wakes up skiers early if theres fresh snowfall
  9. 9. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, flu season is still in full swing and its 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. 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. 11. Sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes, and even when its clear where the pain is, its 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 whats wrong with your foot
  12. 12. Digital publications are still trying to find their feet when it comes to creating a financially successful business model, and in recent times weve 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 countrys multiple newspapers, with users paying for what they read. Read more about Blendle 10. Blendle is an iTunes for newspaper articles
  13. 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 theyre 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. 14. Weve 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. 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. Weve 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. 16. Over recent years, weve 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. 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. 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