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Top 25 Start-Up Innovations in May

From Mobile-Only Banks to 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thrus

— May 28, 2017 — Business
From 24-hour drive-thru restaurants that only serve plant-based food, and silent taxi ride services to same-day meal delivery services, a theme that runs throughout the top May 2017 start-up ideas are accommodations that convenience certain types of consumers. This pattern can also be seen throughout body-positive gyms and salons, as well as subscription boxes for sneaker collectors that provide not shoes, but accessories.

Some of the new ventures that are in the works from established companies include furniture brand IKEA planning to open standalone cafes around the world, and Mobile network operator Orange opening the mobile-only Orange Bank.

Other new releases include green pudding cups at Starbucks Japan and Cotton + Corn sneakers from Reebok, which are completely plant-based and compostable after they have fulfilled their life as footwear.
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Silent Taxi Services
Silent Taxi Services
Miyako Taxi's 'Silent Taxi' Offers a Cab Ride That Guarantees No Discussions
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Social Sandwich Payment Options
Social Sandwich Payment Options
Subway Can Now Be Purchased with Mastercard's Masterpass
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Monetized Business Stories
Monetized Business Stories
The New MikMak Campaign Allows Users to Buy Items Via Social Stories
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Mobile-Only Banks
Mobile-Only Banks
Mobile Network Operator Orange is Now Launching 'Orange Bank'
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Plant-Based Sneakers
Plant-Based Sneakers
Reebok's Cotton + Corn Sneakers Can Be Composted After Use
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Coworking Space Management Apps
Coworking Space Management Apps
The 'Coworking.works' App Keeps Spaces Working Smoothly
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Virtual Reality Cafes
Virtual Reality Cafes
'Vrei' is a Hub for Trying Out Virtual Reality Technology and Games
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Digital Payment Messaging Apps
Digital Payment Messaging Apps
This WhatsApp Update Will Allow Users to Sell and Buy Goods
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Customizable Gift-Giving Kits
Customizable Gift-Giving Kits
'Giftkit' Introduces a Modern Way to Shop for Gift Baskets Online
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Vending Machine Apps
Vending Machine Apps
'Acure Pass' Allows One to Pre-Purchase Drinks from a Smartphone
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Automaker Personal Driver Programs
Automaker Personal Driver Programs
Lincoln Chauffeur Lets Owners Request A Private Driver Via App
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Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
JoyRun Lets Users Pick Up Food from Restaurants for Others
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New York Bagel Burgers
New York Bagel Burgers
Mcdonald's New Bagel Supreme Has Two Patties, Bacon, and Coleslaw
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Body Positive Beauty Salons
Body Positive Beauty Salons
Babydoll Beauty Couture Caters Specifically to Plus-Size Consumers
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Matcha Pudding Snacks
Matcha Pudding Snacks
Starbucks Japan is Adding a Tasty Green Pudding to Its Menu
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One-Way Car Rental Apps
One-Way Car Rental Apps
AAA's Gig Car Share App Doesn't Make You Pay to Park
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Same-Day Meal Delivery Services
Same-Day Meal Delivery Services
Martha & Marley Spoon is Offering Quick Delivery Through Amazon
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24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thrus
24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thrus
Globally Local is Launching a One-of-a-Kind Vegan Fast Food Restaurant
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Exclusive Toronto Streetwear Launches
Exclusive Toronto Streetwear Launches
Stussy Toronto's Re-Opening Will Feature Unique Apparel
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Late-Night Meal Deliveries
Late-Night Meal Deliveries
With Door Dash, Jack in the Box is Offering Night Meal Delivery
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Swedish Furniture Shop Restaurants
Swedish Furniture Shop Restaurants
Ikea Standalone Cafes Could Soon Be in City Centers Worldwide
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At-Home Espresso Subscriptions
At-Home Espresso Subscriptions
This Service Helps to Perfect the Art of Making Espresso at Home
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Pop-Up Beach Bars
Pop-Up Beach Bars
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Created a Luxurious Space to Watch Surfing
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Sneakerhead Subscription Boxes
Sneakerhead Subscription Boxes
Sneakerbox Supplies Accessories for the Sneaker Connoisseur
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