Start-up ideas

July 2013

Bedside self-defence when things go bump in the night

7:03PM | Monday, 29 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Ever woken up after hearing a bump in the middle of the night, and wished you had a baseball bat beside your bed for protection? Thanks to this bedside table-as-shield-and-club idea, you won’t need to.

Stay calm and breathe through the gills

7:52PM | Friday, 26 July 2013 | By StartupSmart You can now bring new life to any room in your home, courtesy of these breathing walls.

Serving it up on a tray for Gen-Y diners

7:46PM | Thursday, 25 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Kids these days are more likely to use a sofa than a dining table. Thankfully, a new invention makes life in small apartments easier than ever.

What a moo-velous idea for a cup

7:48PM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 | By StartupSmart A deft deployment of a hint or two of a product’s origin can be a great way to re-work an existing product. A perfect example is this mooing cup.

Chilly outside? Slip on a sleeping bag!

7:04PM | Monday, 22 July 2013 | By StartupSmart There’s nothing quite so powerful as an idea whose time has come. And this cold wintery weather could be the perfect time for a sleeping bag jacket.

Spidey-sense gives t-shirt a real buzz

7:22PM | Friday, 19 July 2013 | By StartupSmart It seems the comic book fad just keeps swinging from web to web. If your spidey-sense is tingling at a new business opportunity, now’s the time to cash in.

Green scooter rides the recycled road to sustainability

7:17PM | Thursday, 18 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Consumers are increasingly considering the environment when planning their daily commute. Now a new type of scooter, made from organic materials, hopes to speed ahead in the green transport market.

Bring your legs back to life in the creepy accessory market

7:49PM | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 | By StartupSmart With Halloween just around the corner, a new line of stockings is offering consumers a killer new look.

Transform tools by making them in new materials to access a whole new market

7:56PM | Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Since time immemorial, toddlers have wanted to help their parents cook in the kitchen, but have lacked the skills necessary to handle the tools. Now a new product called the Chewp can let them in on the action safely.

The lighter side of your pet’s favourite hiding spot

7:12PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | By StartupSmart If your dog or cat likes hiding in the bushes, bringing them back inside can be frustrating – especially at night. But before you go barking mad, a new invention provides an illuminating solution.