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66 Entrepreneurial Innovations

These Innovative Start-Ups Will Inspire New Entrepreneurial Ideas

— August 16, 2013 — Business
These innovative start-ups are proof that there is inspiration and opportunity everywhere. TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie is a perfect example of this. After breaking his leg at the age of 19, Mycoskie was inspired to start his first business -- a laundry pick-up service. The Prim laundry service in San Francisco was developed under a similar premise, taking an issue or frustration faced in daily life and turning it into a viable business.

Although inspiration can be found anywhere, actually beginning to execute and plan for the launch of a new business or product can be daunting. To help get a start-up's products out to the masses, Rachel Shechtman created the 'Startup Store' in New York City, which aims to help display products for new businesses that could use a boost.
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Awareness-Raising Business Networks
Awareness-Raising Business Networks
Social Enterprise West Midlands is a Top Consultancy
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Business Educating Social Media
Business Educating Social Media
The Twitter Business Platform Educates Users in Monetization
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Collaborative Community Spaces
Collaborative Community Spaces
Bombay Connect is a Hub of Social Entrepreneurship
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Artistic Collaboration Websites
Artistic Collaboration Websites
The Levi’s and Hit Record Partnership Helps Emerging Artist
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Noncommittal Eyewear Services
Noncommittal Eyewear Services
La Fabrique de Lunettes Rents Designer Sunglasses
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Entrepreneur-Building Organizations
Entrepreneur-Building Organizations
TARIS is Affiliated with ClearlySo Canada
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Micro-Lending Web Platforms
Micro-Lending Web Platforms
Lendwithcare.org Works with The Co-operative
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Choice-Less Car Rental Companies
Choice-Less Car Rental Companies
The Silvercar App Only Offers an Audi A4 for Rent
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Life-Altering Web Series
Life-Altering Web Series
The Ideal Me Challenge Encourages You to Attain Your Dream Life
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Community-Bridging Organizations
Community-Bridging Organizations
Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) Offers Finance Support
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Experience-Based Startups
Experience-Based Startups
Keep Your Social Calendar Full with ‘Joylister’
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Commercial Shoe Production Platforms
Commercial Shoe Production Platforms
Aliveshoes Lets Chosen Creatives Product & Sell Their Designs
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Change-Making Business Incubators
Change-Making Business Incubators
Enspiral is a Creative Launch Pad for Social Start-ups
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EV Business Niches
EV Business Niches
ALTe LLC Provides Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion
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Gamefied Sustainable Living Apps
Gamefied Sustainable Living Apps
Practically Green Provides Simple and Personalized Green Tips
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Driver-Less Taxis
Driver-Less Taxis
Cab 4 One Puts You in the Driver's Seat
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Urban Hen Tending
Urban Hen Tending
'Just Us Hens' Chicken-Sitting Service Watches the Flock During Farmer Vacations
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3D Fashion Empowering Tools
3D Fashion Empowering Tools
Crearmoda Allows Users to Create Their Own Fashion Designs
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Online Eco Printing
Online Eco Printing
'A Local Printer' Offers Affordable Services for Offices
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Social Good Accelerators
Social Good Accelerators
Hub Ventures Supports Entrepreneurs with Start-Ups
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Coffee Bean Braille Menus
Coffee Bean Braille Menus
Strabucks Created a Braille Menu for Blind Customers Out of Coffee Beans
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Impromptu Bellhop Services
Impromptu Bellhop Services
The 'Urban Bellhop' Handles Check-Ins for Airbnb Hosts
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Knitting Granny Websites
Knitting Granny Websites
Grannies Inc. Has an Army of Grandmothers Ready to Knit for You
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Flammable Book Covers
Flammable Book Covers
Elizabeth Perez Encourages Readers to Burn 'Fahrenheit 451'
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Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
'Piggybackr' Teaches Youth the Power of Crowdfunding
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Digital Therapy Apps
Digital Therapy Apps
Buddy is a Start-Up Supporting Health Services
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Foodie-Centric Social Networks
Foodie-Centric Social Networks
The TableCrowd Platform Lets You Network While Dining
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Isolated Social Enterprise Models
Isolated Social Enterprise Models
BRAC is a Global Organization Boasting a Bottom-up Method
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Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Former Microsoft Employees Head Out On Their Own
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Custom Digitally Printed Fashion
Custom Digitally Printed Fashion
CONSTRVCT Enables You to Put High-Quality Images On Garments
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Convenient Charging Platforms
Convenient Charging Platforms
Juicebox Provides Clubs & Bars With a Phone-Charging Wall Mount
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Community-Driven Workspaces
Community-Driven Workspaces
The Centre for Social Innovation Promotes New Ideas
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Female Driving Shoes
Female Driving Shoes
Nubhes are Meant to Give Women More Control Behind the Wheel
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Co-Profit Fashion
Co-Profit Fashion
Collaborative World Brand Supports Nonprofits Through Apparel Sales
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Individually Tailored Lifestyle Shops
Individually Tailored Lifestyle Shops
VOO Store in Berlin is a Thoroughly Designed Concept Store
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Health Food Subscriptions
Health Food Subscriptions
Get Lollihop Snack Boxes Delivered Right to Your Door
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Healthy Fast-Food Deliveries
Healthy Fast-Food Deliveries
Spoonrockets Deliveries Healthy and Organic Meals Within 10 Minutes
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Supercar Company Auctions
Supercar Company Auctions
Buy the Volarri Voletta Blueprints & Patent Rights on eBay
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Affordable Customizable Footwear
Affordable Customizable Footwear
Chromatic Gallerie Caters to Women With Odd-Sized Feet
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Community Hot Desks
Community Hot Desks
Hub Vilnius Lets Social Innovators Come Together in Lithuania
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Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
The WikiBar Serves Food Covered in Edible Packaging
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$65 Monthly Unlimited Taxis
$65 Monthly Unlimited Taxis
Taxmobil Simplifies Travel in Germany
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Waste-Reducing Apps
Waste-Reducing Apps
'Zero Gachis' Lets Shoppers Know When Fresh Food is About to Expire
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Kids In Business
Kids In Business
CEO of Elementeo Is Only 13 Years Old
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Monumental Startup Stunts
Monumental Startup Stunts
The Tremendous Square Times Square Billboards
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New Biz Product Boutiques
New Biz Product Boutiques
'A Startup Store' Showcases the Wares of Startup Businesses
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Eco-Delivery
Eco-Delivery
‘The Bright Idea' 100-MPG Fleet Vehicle Hybrid Concept Van
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Carbon-Negative Stoves
Carbon-Negative Stoves
Inyenyeri Uses Crowdsourced Biofuel to Transform Energy Systems in Rwanda
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Monthly Clothing Subscriptions
Monthly Clothing Subscriptions
Le Tote Lets Users Rent Full Outfits for $49 per Month
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Hyper-Convenient Cleaners
Hyper-Convenient Cleaners
'Dashlocker' in New York City Solves Age-Old Issues
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Key-Replicating Kiosks
Key-Replicating Kiosks
The 'KeyMe' Automated Service Acts as a Quick Locksmith
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Interactive High-Tech Mannequins
Interactive High-Tech Mannequins
teamLabHanger Created Virtual Mannequins That are Hanger-Signaled
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Innovative Printing Incentive Apps
Innovative Printing Incentive Apps
'Print A Forest' Plants a Tree for Every Hundred Pages
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Global Gourmet Grub Subscriptions
Global Gourmet Grub Subscriptions
'Try The World' Ships Out Curated Gourmet Foods Monthly
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Speedy E-Bike Conversions
Speedy E-Bike Conversions
Seattle-Based Clean Republic Makes Eco Transportation Easy
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Safer Developing Country Cookers
Safer Developing Country Cookers
The Greenway Smart Stove Generates Less Smoke and Uses Less Fuel
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Whiteboard Paint
Whiteboard Paint
IdeaPaint Turns Any Surface into a DIY Whiteboard (UPDATE)
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Autodialling Business Cards
Autodialling Business Cards
Instructables DIY Guide
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Time-Saving Laundry Services
Time-Saving Laundry Services
The 'Prim' Laundry Delivery Service Does Your Laundry for You
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Pay-as-You-Go Energy
Pay-as-You-Go Energy
Simpa Networks Offers Solar Power to Underserved Markets in India
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Coffee Cup Stockings
Coffee Cup Stockings
Pretty Polly's Java-Inspired Legwear Packaging Uses To-Go Cups
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Colorful Reconfigurable Furniture
Colorful Reconfigurable Furniture
'Prisma' by Alexander Lotersztain is Ideal for Growing Offices
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Custom Social Media Selfvertising
Custom Social Media Selfvertising
Facebook Cards Lets Users Enhance Offline Business Networking
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Surreal Experimental Furniture
Surreal Experimental Furniture
Designer Edward Slater Creates Mind-Boggling Furnishings
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