Category Archives: New Business ideas

This Entrepreneur Wants Us to See and Record the World in a Whole New Way | Entrepreneur

I am Lawrence Greaves, co-founder and CEO at OPKIX. Created specifically for a social-first generation, our first of its kind OPKIXOne wearable camera boasts a uniquely compact size, and pairs with an integrated app that allows you to edit your footage with the addition of filters, music and AR, and share across your favorite social platforms.

What inspired you to develop it?

My business partner, Shahin Amirpour, came up with the original idea one day while snowboarding when he realized that there was a need to capture video content hands-free. I had a similar “a-ha” moment when my wife came to me and said, “If you could capture video of the kids without looking at them through the screen of your phone, it would be a game changer.” That’s when we knew we were really onto something.

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Future violinists may be trained by AI | NewAtlas

If you’re training to be a concert violinist, you don’t want your technique to be merely “good enough.” A new computer system may soon be able to help, as it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a user’s bow technique, and could perhaps even tell them how to improve their performance.

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The People Trying to Make Internet Recommendations Less Toxic | WIRED

THE INTERNET IS an ocean of algorithms trying to tell you what to do. YouTube and Netflix proffer videos they calculate you’ll watch. Facebook and Twitter filter and reorganize posts from your connections, avowedly in your interest—but also in their own.

New York entrepreneur Brian Whitman helped create such a system. He sold a music analytics startup called The Echo Nest to Spotify in 2014, bolstering the streaming music service’s ability to recommend new songs from a person’s past listening. Whitman says he saw clear evidence of algorithms’ value at Spotify. But he founded his current startup, Canopy, after becoming fearful of their downsides.

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L’Oréal’s new electronic wearable tracks UV exposure, without batteries | New Atlas

While we all appreciate the importance of limiting our exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, actually keeping track of the amount can be difficult. L’Oréal’s new My Skin Track UV is designed to help. It’s described as “the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure.”

Developed by L’Oréal’s skincare brand La Roche-Posay (in collaboration with Northwest University materials scientist Prof. John Rogers), the waterproof device measures 12 by 6 mm, and is affixed to the user’s clothing via an integrated wire clip. A prototype version of the product was unveiled at this year’s CES show, under the name UV Sense.

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GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device for Restful Sleep | Medgadget

The Go2Sleep Home Sleep Test is a revolutionary device on monitoring and improving your sleep quality. It elevates comfort while maintaining almost the same detecting accuracy of a pulse oximeter, but with a lot more key information. The precise data gathered would then help generate a comprehensive sleep report, just for you.

Based on the data, the smart App would come up with personal tips and recommendations for you on how to improve your sleep quality. By synchronizing with our smart App, you can conveniently keep an eye of the sleep quality of yourself and your family.

The device is magnetically charged in its cradle, and it needs only two hours to fuel up to be able to work for three full consecutive nights. There is enough storage onboard the device to hold up to seven nights worth of sleep data.

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How Two Millennials Spun Celebrities’ Instagram Comments Into a Full-Time Job and 800,000 Followers | Entrepreneur

Back in 7th grade, Emma Diamond sat spellbound in front of the TV during the Oscars, notebook in hand, writing down her votes for best dressed. This year, she spent the evening combing social media comments for the best celebrity witticisms — and popularizing them via her fast-growing Instagram account.

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Sport Management Careers: Not Just About Stereotyping | Getentrepreneurial.com

When one starts to mention careers in sports management, the idea of an NFL coach quickly springs to a lot of minds.

Of course, this was the basis of the field a couple of decades ago. Now, things have changed.

A lot of universities are starting to offer graduates a path into sports management careers, and suffice to say, it doesn’t involve being the coach of an NFL team.

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No-Spill Bottle | CoolBusinessIdeas.com

Opening the “sipping port” on a reusable bottle can be tricky, if you’re drinking from it one-handed. If you just leave it open, though, the bottle’s contents can slosh out as you drive, jog, etc. The Lyd bottle offers a solution, in the form of a lid that only opens when your lips are touching it.

Lyd’s lid has an integrated touch sensor, powered by an onboard rechargeable battery.

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How A Startup Could Save America’s National Parks | Forbes

Parks Project is a new outdoor lifestyle brand with a sole purpose: save the U.S. national parks. After a weekend volunteering in the Santa Monica mountains, friends Keith Eshelman and Sevag Kazanci were struck by the challenges facing America’s underfunded and underappreciated national parks.

Inspired by their time working for social enterprise company TOMS, the two entrepreneurs set out to harness consumer power to help support some of the parks’ underfunded projects. Now having contributed over $200,000 to park partners and pairing up with 100 specialty stores, they are rolling out in REI stores nationwide this summer.

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Yumi Co-founders Angela Sutherland and Evelyn Rusli On Why You Can Doubt Your Choices But Not Yourself | Entrepreneur

Like so many entrepreneurs, Angela Sutherland didn’t know that she wanted to start a business until a problem was staring her in the face. Sutherland was working in private equity when she got pregnant with her first child. She soon found herself looking for information about the best baby food options — but kept running into conflicting information about the healthiest brands and seeing products that were high in sugar.

After reading about how vital nutrition is during the first 1,000 days of life, Sutherland, who had been looking for a career change, took on the challenge to make it easier for other parents to provide healthy food to their babies. With her friend Evelyn Rusli, the two cofounders launched Yumi, an early childhood meal delivery service.

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