Category: Innovative Start Ups

www.ello.co

Ello.co – An Innovation In The Social Networking World

Facebook and Twitter and a few other big social sharks have been dominating the social world for many, many years now. Big sites have become a part of everyday’s life of so many people, that many think it’s impossible for a new player to come to the hood. Big players have established a solid oligopoly that’s nearly unbreakable. I thought so, too, but actually, this turned out to be an illusion. Innovation has always been the greatest fear of titans in business and this is what Ello.co, a brand new social network, employs to rush to the top. Ello.co Is Different Ello...

Drone Advertising

Raj Singh Invents Drone Advertising And Founds DroneCast

Today you can see ads everywhere – on the TV, on this site, on your way back home… Ads are literally everywhere, but I have never thought about this way of advertising – with drones. It’s simply genius. It’s definitely the type of ads that make a good impression and that are well remembered. Imagine that you are doing your work at the office and you see a strange flying thing inviting you to have a tasty lunch in the restaurant across the street. The drone comes exactly at lunchtime and inevitably grasps the attention even of the most dedicated worker....

Ziferblat Cafe

A Cafe Where Everything Is Free – Ziferblat Cafe

This is one new business concept, created by the Russians… Imagine that you can go to a cafe with friends and have everything there for free. You can get anything from the menu at no expense, you can surf the web, have a snack and as many cups of coffee as you wish. And not only nobody will ask you to leave, but you are welcome to stay as much as possible there. Why? Because you pay for your time in the cafe – 3 pence per minute. Every customer gets a clock when he/she enters the store and can...

ComiXology’s – The Innovative StartUp Turning You Small Mobile Phone Into A Comics Library

Comics By comiXology is a cool and innovative mobile application with which you can make your small, tiny mobile device a big comics library. Awesome, isn’t it?! The app has made a real revolution in reading comic books on tablets and smartphones and has been a really successful startup since its foundation in the year 2007. The ComiXology idea was born in the head of David Steinberger, who co-founded the company (with the same name) with John Roberts, and Peter Jaffe. His inspiration came from his participation in a Start-Up contest, organized by New York University and their business plan won...

The logo of Rebelmouse.com

Rebelmouse.com’s History – Paul Berry’s Social Aggregator Start Up

RebelMouse is an ingenious idea that allows users to be able to manage all of their social activity in one spot. In essence, this provides one simple homepage for everything that embodies a person’s social life. Users are able to curate information, view tweets, examine real-time Facebook posts and enjoy every aspect of the social networking world from one platform. The arrangement is so amazing, but it had to start somewhere. The idea behind RebelMouse started with Huffington Post’s former CTO Paul Berry. RebelMouse was launched in June 2012 and it allows its users to extract their content from across...

This is the cool story behind the game FORCED.

The Young Entrepreneurs Who Lived Illegally In A Classroom To Found “Forced”

The game Forced is a popular RPG game with some tactical elements for up to 4 players. There you are a slave, who is forced to fight for his freedom or die. The game is available on Steam Store and has been a very popular app there. This makes it also a very successful business, and this business has a really cool story. Forced History The game was developed by a group of enthusiasts, passionate about gaming and computers. They found a spare classroom in the university they studied in and decided to use it for their first office. They...

Playground Energy Toy

Playground Energy – Kids Can Generate Electricity While Playing

One day I was at the playground near our home with my little boy. So we headed towards there and when the toys appeared on the horizon I sаw the flames in my son’s eyes. He couldn’t even wait till we get there. He rushed towards the playground and started jumping, climbing, sliding and running all around the place. He was like a little toy with a pair of brand new and fresh batteries installed. I said to myself ‘Wow..! This kid is running like crazy…’ And obviously most of the kids there had the same attitude and behavior. We...

Billy-Bob Teeth Inc.

Jonah White Earned $50 Million By Making People Ugly – The Billy Bob Teeth

Jonah White is a successful and a little weird entrepreneur, one of the founders of  Billy-Bob Teeth Inc. He and his partner Rich Bailey made more than $50 million dollars by actually making people look ugly. This is one of the craziest, and at the same time profitable business ideas I have ever heard of. Their first and most successful product – the billy bob teeth made a revolution in how people smile. The founders claim that their ugly teeth are sold in more than 150 countries from around the world and so far, they have manufactured and sold more than...

A dog wearing sunglasses "Doggles".

Roni Di Lullo Made А Fortune Selling Glasses… For Dogs – The Doggles Company

Glasses for Dogs?! Are you kidding me? Many of you might think that this is just a funny story, but it’s completely real and actually totally innovative. In fact, it also turned out to be a really profitable and successful business idea, that created a fortune. Roni Di Lullo made millions building a business around it. And here is her story… One day when she was in the park, she saw her dog unpleasantly blinking, because of the strong sunlight. She got an immediate inspiration and decided to make sunglasses for dogs. This was a totally crazy idea, nobody has made anything...

The Official Dropbox Logo, 2013

Dropbox History – The Start Up Story Of Drew Houston

Imagine that you could create a folder on your desktop. You could go to work, create a folder with the same name on your office computer and find there the same files you put in the folder at home. You could also access these files of yours via your smartphone, no matter where you are. Well, you can do all of this with a service called Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). This is a cool way of storing your information, so it’s accessible from anywhere you are, from any device you use. And here is the story about how this great business idea...