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25 Creative Start-Up Concepts

From Augmented Reality Menus to Lab-Grown Leather

— October 19, 2017 — Business
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.
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Conductive Dough Toys
Conductive Dough Toys
Dough Universe's 'Electro Dough' for Kids Teaches STEAM Principles
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Digital Nomad Rental Housing
Digital Nomad Rental Housing
Startup Belooga Makes Home Searches For Remote Workers Easier
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Autonomous Rideshare Services
Autonomous Rideshare Services
Lyft and Drive.ai are Offering a New Way for People to Get Around
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Assistive Art-Affording Services
Assistive Art-Affording Services
The 'Art Money' Service Gives Loans To Help You Buy Art
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Lab-Grown Leather Products
Lab-Grown Leather Products
'Modern Meadow' Sells Bioengineered Leather Clothing and Textiles
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Urine-Analyzing Postcards
Urine-Analyzing Postcards
'Testcard' Can Determine Whether or Not One Has a UTI
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Food-Assessing Imaging Apps
Food-Assessing Imaging Apps
The ImpactVision App Uses Hyperspectral Images to Fight Food Waste
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Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Cargo-Equipped Ubers are Gifting Complimentary Korean Face Masks
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Mobile Healthcare Start-Ups
Mobile Healthcare Start-Ups
The 'Forward' Healthcare Start-Up Offers Preventative Care
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AI-Enhanced Meals
AI-Enhanced Meals
Plant Jammer Was Created to Diversify Danish People's Meal Choices
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Eye-Strengthening VR Systems
Eye-Strengthening VR Systems
Vivid Vision is Replacing More Traditional Forms of Vision Therapy
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Affordable Fertility Start-Ups
Affordable Fertility Start-Ups
'Future Family' Offers Women Affordable Reproductive Alternatives
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Athlete-Focused Sleep Trackers
Athlete-Focused Sleep Trackers
Rise Science is a Personal Sleeping Coach for Elite Athletes
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Brand-Focused Fragrance Start-Ups
Brand-Focused Fragrance Start-Ups
Experimental Perfume Club Helps Companies Advertise with Scent
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Voice-Controlled Mattresses
Voice-Controlled Mattresses
Eight's Smart Mattress Collection is Now Compatible with Amazon Alexa
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Kitty Fitness Trackers
Kitty Fitness Trackers
PetMio's Collar and Bowl Help Owners Track Their Pets' Activity
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Bird-Based City Cleaning Initiatives
Bird-Based City Cleaning Initiatives
The 'Crow Bar' Teaches Crows to Clean Up Cigarette Butts
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Unbranded Beauty Essential Lines
Unbranded Beauty Essential Lines
Brandless Has Added 15 New Beauty Products to Its Affordable Line
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At-Home Blood Tests
At-Home Blood Tests
'Thriva' Offers Home Blood Testing Kits to Track and Improve Health
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Vegan Meal Vending Machines
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
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Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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Urban Tree Installations
Urban Tree Installations
This German Start-Up Aims to Reduce Pollution Using Vertical Planters
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Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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Gamified AR Workouts
Gamified AR Workouts
ARX Turns One's Exercise Routine into a Challenging Game
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Shipping Container Suites
Shipping Container Suites
'Poshtel' Pop-Ups Will Be Available for Rent Through Airbnb
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