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A Revolutionary Shovel Design That Won't Break Your Back

A Revolutionary Shovel Design That Won't Break Your Back | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Although we've been using them for thousands of years, the shovel has never garnered much respect, and it's the person using the shovel who has had to pay for it in injuries.


But Stephen Walden of Bosse Tools is hoping to change that, with a literal twist on the design of the common shovel that he hopes will revolutionize the science of shoveling.

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MacroFab Eases Path from Prototype to Production

MacroFab Eases Path from Prototype to Production | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
MacroFab, which has just raised $2 million in a seed round led by Techstars Ventures, manufacturers all circuits in their Houston facility, shipping each within 15 days of receiving an order. The...
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Besomebody raised $1M to inspire people to do what they love

Besomebody raised $1M to inspire people to do what they love | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
It all started with a hashtag. Then, it became a traveler blog.  This week,  Besomebody  announced it raised another million dollars to be, what they call, “the fastest growing and farthest...
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Israels Hot Startup Scene is Fostering Several Unicorns

Israels Hot Startup Scene is Fostering Several Unicorns | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

While I was in Israel I was able to sit down with some of the hottest startups on the planet and find out everything there is to know about the tech scene in Israel.

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Heroic Clothing Displays

Heroic Clothing Displays | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Eight Inc Presents Its Products as Essentials of a 'Superhero Closet' Taking inspiration from the presence of superhumans in pop culture, Eight Inc's standing clothing display unit is styled as a...
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10 VC Firms Betting Big on Bitcoin and the Blockchain

10 VC Firms Betting Big on Bitcoin and the Blockchain | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
With more than $800m so far invested in bitcoin and blockchain technology startups since 2012, it's safe to say that venture capitalists are certainly captivated. Investments in the industry have...
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The 10x rule for great startup ideas

The 10x rule for great startup ideas | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
How do you find a great startup idea?  The problem is that most of your business ideas are probably pretty good.  It’s hard to spot the great idea among all of the good ideas. The secret is to...
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The Next Billion Dollar Startups

The Next Billion Dollar Startups | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of...
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How to Get Introduced to Investors

How to Get Introduced to Investors | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Typically investors, whether they are in a VC firm, part of an accelerator or incubator, or an angel investor, do not consider start-ups on a cold call basis. Investors tend to listen to other...
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An Atlas of Strategy Traps 

An Atlas of Strategy Traps  | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
The exploration versus exploitation trade-off is at the heart of all business strategy.Learn to navigate the course using this atlas, which will help identify the sirens (warning signs) to avoid and...
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31 Quotes About Launching a Startup (Infographic)

31 Quotes About Launching a Startup (Infographic) | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Launching a startup is no walk in the park. Once you decide to follow your dreams, it’s a long marathon to success. Luckily, you’re not the first person to take on the challenge. Read these...
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THIS COMPANY RAISED $86 MILLION TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE TIRED, BORING WORLD OF SOCKS

THIS COMPANY RAISED $86 MILLION TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE TIRED, BORING WORLD OF SOCKS | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
When longtime tech entrepreneur and investor Jeff Kearl sat down with consumer-brand vet John Wilson in 2009 to pitch his idea for a new business, it took him a while to get to the point. Kearl...
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One guy launched a website and made millions without hiring a single employee — now he's sold it and could make $100 million

One guy launched a website and made millions without hiring a single employee — now he's sold it and could make $100 million | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
ViralNova, a Buzzfeed-like media startup run by Scott DeLong, has been acquired by digital-media company  Zealot Networks  in a cash and stock deal that could be worth as much as $100 million if...
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Are We Brainstorming the Wrong Way?

Are We Brainstorming the Wrong Way? | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
"Without great solitude, no serious work is possible." - Pablo Picasso In open-plan advertising offices, conference rooms, and design firms everywhere, employees are being encouraged to gather...
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Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Schlappig, 25, is one of the biggest stars among an elite group of obsessive flyers whose mission is to outwit the airlines. They're self-styled competitors with a singular objective: fly for free,...
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7 Ways To Keep Your Startup Team Motivated

7 Ways To Keep Your Startup Team Motivated | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Being a part of a startup team is uniquely exciting – it provides opportunities and experiences that established corporations simply can't match. It's a rush, and with the right people, it can be...
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By the Numbers: Amazon vs. Alibaba (Infographic)

By the Numbers: Amazon vs. Alibaba (Infographic) | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon may be the biggest and busiest ecommerce company in the U.S., but China’s Alibaba delivers way more packages. According to an infographic compiled by international courier ParcelHero , while...
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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates ... )

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates ... ) | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Mike came to me with a new product idea called  Soma . Soma is, in its simplest form, a high-end competitor to Brita water filters. It combines Apple-inspired design (e.g. sleek...
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Mountainside Sleeping Capsules

Mountainside Sleeping Capsules | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
Natura Vive provides the ultimate lodgings for adventurers, with its Skylodge suites. These transparent luxury rooms hang from a Peruvian mountainside, and can only be reached by a 1300 ft. climb or...
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Six-Figure Solo Businesses Grew By 45% In Five Years

Six-Figure Solo Businesses Grew By 45% In Five Years | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
A growing number of Americans are earning six figures in solo businesses, according to new research. Nearly three million Americans reported annual earnings of $100,000 or more in solo...
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6 Brilliant Lessons From the Startup World's New Rich

6 Brilliant Lessons From the Startup World's New Rich | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
We all have our favorite entrepreneurs and business leaders. They inspire us to increase our influence and carve out a name for ourselves. Some of these entrepreneurs preach their messages off the...
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Understanding the Process of Design

Understanding the Process of Design | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
The 4D's of design.  For all of you market brains and design heads this should wet your palate. Finding the right method for balancing creativity with execution and sticking to your principles takes...
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Did These Undergrads Build A Working Prototype Of The Hyperloop?

Did These Undergrads Build A Working Prototype Of The Hyperloop? | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
The futuristic high-speed transportation tube seemed crazy when Elon Musk first detailed the system in 2013. Now some enterprising students are proving it's possible.
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Could Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' Become the 5th Form of Transportation?

Could Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' Become the 5th Form of Transportation? | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
The infographic below illustrates the details about Hyperloop. It explains that the high-speed transportation system would be solar-powered, immune to weather and could feature passenger pods that...
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