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From Augmented Reality Menus to Lab-Grown Leather

 - Oct 19, 2017
Digital connectivity and an increased interest in community-based initiatives has helped unconventional and creative start-up ideas blossom into successful businesses.

Start-ups have begun to disrupt traditional practices by offering new approach to older and comparably inconvenient systems. Intriguing business ventures such as 'Future Family' offer individuals affordable and connected fertility services, at a fraction of the cost of the traditional process. Meanwhile, 'Thriva' is providing those in need with at-home blood testing kits, which adds a much-needed element of convenience to one's healthcare routine.

Creative companies that may initially seem outlandish take unconventional approaches to serve as solutions to societal problems, such as the 'Crow Bar,' a Dutch-based start-up that's training crows to pickup trash throughout the city center. On an equally unorthodox note, a London-based start-up is creating unique branding for major companies in the form of personalized perfumes.

The connectivity provided by the Internet has enabled start-ups to gain traction in today's business world, as the companies continue to take creative risks to solve visible gaps or problems within the market.