Business of the Creative
By: Rachel Pollard 03/09/2015
Creativity and implementation are the two factors that drive you towards your success in running any company. Today, we present you a list of some startups, which induced highly creative business ideas and implemented them into reality. And as a result of their diligence and long sightedness, these businesses have grown exponentially over the past few years.
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1. Grado Labs 41
Grado Labs is a Brooklyn based company which manufactures premium headphones and phono cartridges. Established in the year 1953 by Joseph Grado, who had previously worked at the Tiffany's, the company started producing audio products. Slowly, the company grew in stature and was renowned for manufacturing world's finest phono cartridges in the 1960s. In the 1990, Joseph's nephew John Grado took charge and currently his son Jonathan Grado is next in line to head the company.
2. Evaptainers 12
Ever heard of Evaporative Cooling? I bet you haven't. Because Evaporative Cooling is the process of refrigeration without the need of any electric power source. The company Evaptainers, is in the final development phase of such a device which can provide effective refrigeration without the need of power. Thus, it would be a great product for the developing and under developed countries. Like in the various African countries, 40% of the total food gets spoiled even before reaching the people.
3. Mebotics 5
Mebotics manufactures affordable, portable and effective 3D printing and milling device known as the microfactory. The idea to start such a firm came when a group of friends were working together for a local makerspace. The main distinguishing factor of this firm is that they allow people to not only 3D print with their devices but also cut wood and aluminum. Hence, it allows people to make real usable things as opposed to just the fun of 3D printing only.
4. Mitingu 3
Mitingu is a UK-based company whose expertise lies in elevating the delegate experience by providing an effective but simplistic approach to the management and organization of events. They allow users to create effective registration sites for managing delegates, letting them add maps and manage payments, while providing automatic tax collection tools as well. Check them out today!
5. Pocket 2
Pocket was originally a side project of its founder, Nate. As there is so much content out there on the Internet, it's always difficult to collect all of it and put in a place where you can easily find it and access it. Nate always struggled with finding the content that he wanted to read and would end up emailing links to himself and keeping browser pages open. I think it is safe to say, we have all felt his pain. Nate realized that he was never really getting back to the content that he wanted to read and was eventually, wasting a lot of time. He started collecting all the content he wanted to read in one place. Thus, Pocket was born and initially started just as a Firefox extension in 2007 and later launched as a mobile app.
Pocket is something we all have a need for. You simply pocket content that you want to be able to come back to at a later time.
6. Shastic 2
Shastic is a great company that launched the first customer facing tool for banks on Facebook in 2012. They have the capability to turn Facebook into a channel for driving loan applications and to make everything available easily. The company is credited for getting the banks to use Facebook to reach their audience. Currently, Shastic is focused in the mobile space as many Banks want to provide different services through the mobile as well.
7. AstroPrint 1
AstroPrint is a cloud based 3D printing device that allows you to print in 3D without any cords. This device turns any mobile device into a printer interface. You plug your printer USB into the AstroBox and then you are able to print wirelessly via wifi. You can then upload all of your 3D files and control your printer through their cloud service. 3D printing is growing more and more quickly, and we think that it will quickly become a necessity for many businesses. AstroPrint will make this switch to 3D printing smooth, and affordable. They are currently looking for funding through Kickstarter!
8. Shastic 0
Shastic is a great company that launched the first customer facing tool for banks on Facebook in 2012. They introduce the capability to turn Facebook into a channel for driving loan applications and to make everything easily available. The company is credited for encouraging banks to use Facebook to reach their audience. Currently, Shastic is focused on the mobile space, as many banks want to provide different services through mobile as well. Make your banking experience easy with Shastic!
9. Grovo 0
As modern technology evolves, different industries have had to deal with the increasingly problematic skill gap, as workforces are deprived of proper training. To deal with this gap, Grovo was founded by three entrepreneurs, Jeff, Nick, and Surag. A great idea came to when when one of them asked about the process of connecting Google Analytics to a Wordpress account. At that very moment, the three realized that many people don't have a source to learn the digital skills required for work. They built a platform to create, deliver, and track employee training, and thus Grovo was born. They saw their venture grow rapidly, and their content has become immensely popular amongst their clients.
10. Mitingu 0
Mitingu is a firm based in the United Kingdom. The company's main expertise is in elevating the delegate experience by providing an effective but simplistic approach to the management and organization of events. The company was started in the year 2010 and lets you create effective registration sites for managing your delegates. Moreover, it lets you add maps, manage payments and provides automatic tax collection tools as well.
11. CodeEval 0
CodeEval is a great community that allows developers to test their code. It is also a great tool for students entering the job market who want to showcase their skills through different challenges and competitions. Developers frequently use it to earn their reputation and prove their skills. CodeEval has built their brand by allowing users to test their codes, get tips from other programmers, and share knowledge while building a great reputation.
Any other companies we should have included? Let us know in the comments below and we'll consider it for our next list!