Category: Innovative Start Ups

Daniel Kan - a picture from his LinkedIn profile

Daniel Kan Was Rejected By 30 Employers. Now He’s A Co-Founder of a $1 Billion Startup

The world of finance completely shut its doors to Daniel Kan. During his senior year in college, Dan wanted nothing more than to become a financier. They all did some decent money, right? Everybody goes to finance…  But of the 35 jobs he applied for, mainly in the lucrative finance world, he got 33 rejections. The two offers that he was left with were both not related to finance at all. One of the opportunities he received was for teaching English in Korea and the other – working for a startup. He opted for the opportunity to work with a...

Amazon was also started in a garage

5 Big High Tech Businesses Started in a Garage

Did you know that many of the biggest Internet companies today were started in a garage? These multi-billion businesses had barely anything at the beginning, the most important thing for their success turned out to be simply a great business idea. Here are the stories of some of the most popular ‘garage start ups‘: Google The founders of one of the greatest Internet companies – Sergey Brin and Larry Page started the business in a small garage in California. They paid $1 700 monthly for the rent and spent there around 5 months. During that time, they actually created the...

What Is Viber’s Start Up Story? How Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinik Founded The Company

What Is Viber? Viber is a mobile messenger that makes it possible for you to chat, call and send files to all other users of the app, using your Internet connection. It was created by a company called Viber Media (viber.com) and today is one of the most popular applications offering a free voice over IP (VoIP) service to its users. This term may be familiar as Skype and RingCentral offer a similar service, but Viber is a bit different. It is specifically marketed for the mobile platforms and made to be extremely user-friendly. The account creation is easy and...

Uber in action

What Uber’s Start Up Story Is – How Garrett Camp And Travis Kalanick Started The Company

There are only a few companies that can blow you away and make you wonder how owning a business can be so cool and awesome. Among such amazing companies include Apple, Tesla, Facebook, and Uber. Fortunately, Uber is becoming more and more fascinating and mind-blowing by the day! It’s not only a private chauffeur company but also a logistics company. Its amazing stunts with flower delivery, ice cream delivery, and helicopters on demand is nothing but a pure example of how you can achieve whatever you aim for provided you have the right application for it. The Start-Up Story of...

Ship Your Enemies Glitter – Mathew Carpenter’s Weird Business Idea

The ‘ship your enemies glitter’ is one of those crazy business ideas that many people are wondering what an idiot one should be to do something like this. This is one of those ideas that are not only weird and idiotic, but they are also working! And are working so cool and smooth, that nobody can believe their success. When I first read about Mathew Carpenter and his site’s story, I just said to myself WTF?!?! It was built around a simple and dummy idea that was turned in a successful business in a matter of days… Ok, so here is...

The "Kik" .

The Kik Chat App Is Already Worth 1$ Billion

Have you heard about Kik? Probably you already use it, especially if you are a teenager. I would bet on that because this app is gaining momentum big time. Its registered users have reached about 240 million in no time and this number hasn’t stopped growing. The Canadian startup Kik Interactive, that is responsible for this new ‘unicorn’ in the mobile world, has become a $1 billion company because of the chat application. This number was determined by the 50 million investment made by Tencent for a share of Kik Interactive. The chat is used extremely by youngsters, some statistics...

The amazing story of Instagram.com - the company that made it from zero to $1 billion just in a few years.

The Story Of Instagram In Pictures

Instagram is definitely one of the greatest companies of the Internet era, and it’s story – one of the most engaging start up stories today. The company started by the two young entrepreneurs Kevin Systrom and Michel Krieger was sold to Facebook for the whooping of $1 000 000 000, just a few years after its foundation. The story of Instagram is not only a story of ‘how to start a billion dollars company and cash in’, but also it’s a story about faith, persistence and entrepreneurship. It’s really amazing and you can see it at the following set of...

Talent Trail

Talent Trail’s Story – A College Start Up By Sydney Liu and Ryan Choi

Internships can be really helpful for the start of your career or learning about a business. Where to find the best internship for you? Talen Trail might be a good place to start. This brand new college start up allows companies publish branded and focused landing pages for finding the best interns they need. The site has a large database with candidates, which are automatically filtered by work experience, skills, knowledge, culture and many other factors. This way, businesses are provided with a short list with the most suitable people for their internship. This makes the process smooth and easy...

Produce energy while running, biking or even walking.

nPower PEG – Generate Electricity While Running

Have you thought about utilizing the energy you burn while running and using it for producing an electricity for example? Well, the guys from Tremont Electric, a small startup in Cleveland, not only have thought about this, they have made it real. Their innovative product is called nPower PEG (PEG – personal electric generator) and it is a simple and highly effective generator. It captures some of the kinetic energy your body produces and transforms it into electricity. So, if your mobile phone is low on battery, you can have a walk in the park to recharge it. Or you...

Confession: A Roman Catholic App

The Confession App – Roman Catholic Confession Guide Heping With Rite of Penance

The Confession App Everyone has sins… some have bigger, others have smaller. What else would be a greater business idea than taking advantage of this?!? Just brilliant, isn’t it? Your market would be simply all people from all around the world. Especially those that want to make a confession for their sins. This is what a small innovative company is making great business out of. It was founded by Patrick Leinen and it’s called Little i Apps . It is a small software business, they make mobile apps and one of their products provides a service helping you with rite of penance....