Start-up ideas

August 2013

Now here’s a puzzling proposition

8:14PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Putting together Ikea furniture can sometimes feel just like a puzzle. Now an entrepreneurial game designer has created a puzzle that feels just like putting together Ikea furniture.

Open your wallet to a crafty solution

8:26PM | Monday, 12 August 2013 | By StartupSmart While almost everything is going online these days, some physical problems need physical solutions, even if you expect to be able to solve them immediately.

Use your noodle and don’t get burnt

8:55PM | Friday, 9 August 2013 | By StartupSmart One of the problems with instant noodles cups is that you need to keep the flap down after you add boiling water. Thankfully, a new invention can help you keep a lid on the situation.

‘Selfie’ generation armed with a new tool for vanity

8:43PM | Wednesday, 7 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Are you sick of all your selfies being Wayne’s World-style extreme close-ups? A new tool allows you to take photos of yourself from over a metre away.

Put a little beast in your wine

8:25PM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | By StartupSmart A new range of wine stoppers are a little sheepish when it comes to being plunged head-first into a bottle.

Tea drinking cool for the minimalist modern

8:49PM | Monday, 5 August 2013 | By StartupSmart If innovation is your cup of tea, the Quattro teapot is the perfect product for you.

Conjuring a mythical beast cheaply

8:20PM | Friday, 2 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Why put up with a boring old pony when you can have a unicorn? Now a new invention can turn any horse into a mythical creature.

Turning the world of showering upside down

8:35PM | Thursday, 1 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Setting up an overhead shower head can be a pain when you’re camping. However, a new invention is sure to achieve quite a standing among frustrated campers.

July 2013

Pillow makes travel less of a pain in the neck

7:49PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By StartupSmart While the recent successful Kickstarter campaign for this nifty NapAnywhere pillow may have focused on the benefits for travellers, it could find a strong market among tired commuters.

Cutting board with a bloody twist

7:06PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By StartupSmart With the rise of TV shows such as American Horror Story and Dexter, there is no denying the public’s appreciation for gore.