Start-up ideas

January 2014

Barking up the right tree

1:08PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | By StartupSmart For the millions of dog owners out there, the ability to communicate more directly with your pet might be the most exciting news you read this week. That’s why this invention is such a dog-gone good idea.

A wheely good tent

1:43PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | By StartupSmart For the bike tourer, space in their pannier bags is a valuable commodity, loaded up with tent, clothes and parts. Now along comes The Travel Tent concept.

All at sea with a desalinating water bottle

1:17PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | By StartupSmart Do you have a thirst for innovation? One entrepreneur has distilled a crystal-clear vision into a desalinating water bottle.

December 2013

Add your contact details to your smartphone lock screen

12:49PM | Monday, 2 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas In Android, there’s a simple way to add some contact details to the lock screen of your phone, in case it ever gets lost. Here’s how to do it.

Who wants eggs?

12:42PM | Monday, 2 December 2013 | By StartupSmart Are you trying to branch out in your cooking? If so, this invention is a real hoot.

November 2013

The yin and yang of taking a bath

11:52PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | By StartupSmart Sharing a bath with your significant other is one way to inject intimacy into any relationship. Enter this German-designed yin and yang bath, which gives each person their own tub side by side.

Tent tackles festival trash

11:16PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | By StartupSmart Anyone who’s been to a multi-day music festival is likely to have a horror story or two about the mess left behind by their fellow concert-goers. Enter the tent that doubles as a garbage bag.

October 2013

Disposable plates and bowls too good for the bin

10:56PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | By StartupSmart One design firm wants to improve the appearance of disposable paper plates.

Skol, Vikings: Horn glass has you drinking like a medieval Norse warrior

10:48PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | By StartupSmart Have you ever felt like going medieval and carousing like a Viking? Thanks to this invention, you now can.

Cloudy with bright patches

10:40PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | By StartupSmart Ever wanted to bring the outdoors inside? Now you can with this zany new invention.