New Business Ideas

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CharityWait: Donate To A Cause To Skip Restaurant Wait Times

If you're the type that likes to spend your Friday and Saturday nights at the latest restaurant openings, sampling creative culinary delights from the world's top chefs, then you know your love of food warrants a lot of patience. Reservations during prime hours, especially at the city's hottest spots, are as hard to come by as a winning lottery ticket. Foodies know it's just one of those grin and bare it circumstances to which there are no alternatives - at least not before now.

Invention Of The Week? Golfboard: Surf And Swing

Two entrepreneurs are hoping that their new invention will be a real ‘hole in one’ among golf enthusiasts. Don Wildman, the founder of Bally Total Fitness, and Laird Hamilton, the popular big-wave surfer, have developed Golfboard.So, will there be lots of golfers willing to ‘surf the turf?’

No Regrets: Get A Two Week Tattoo

The body art world has just changed forever. Enter inkbox, which is a new fruit-based tattoo that lasts only two weeks. Question is will this new invention ‘stick’ around for long?

Haz Is A New Smart Umbrella

Be Hip. Be Haz.Haz is a motorized umbrella with all sorts of neat features. Sure, Haz looks and sounds unique. But will it be a hit on the market?

Escape From Casa Loma Tower: Toronto Game Combines History, Theater, And Fun

Escape games are pretty trendy these days, and there are various concepts all around the globe. It's no surprise that these businesses are becoming popular. After all, what could be more fun than going on your own intellectual, "Saw"-style escape adventure that lets you test your wit without losing your limbs? Well, believe it or not, I can answer that question for you.

Invention Of The Week? Cruise On A Floating Hotel

A Serbian architecture and design firm is now offering travelers the best of both worlds: a fancy hotel on the water. Yes, you get to cruise hotel-style while floating down a river. Question is will their invention set sail?

Swap-O-Matic: Whimsical Vending Machine Faciliates Trades

We all have those items that hang around our homes for months or years that collect dust untouched. Sometimes, however, we develop a sense of attachment to those items, and just don't want to see them discarded. Trying to sell pre-loved items to collectors, thift stores, or by holding a yard sale is a whole lot of effort with little payout. This inconvenience leads many of us to hoard things we wouldn't allow to take up valuable space in our homes. A new business concept uses technology to offer a whimsical solution.

Turn and Brake With The Lumos Bicycle Helmet

A team of inventors out of Boston have developed a clever new bicycle helmet. Lumos is equipped with lights, letting motorists know when you are turning and braking. Will this invention really help keep cyclists safer on the big city streets?


Rotterdam Is Getting A Giant Floating Funhouse

Is Rotterdam on your bucket list to visit? It probably will be fairly soon anyway.  The Dutch Windwheel will house hotel rooms, apartments, rotating cabins, commercial space, restaurants and so much more. So, what's in it for you and yours?

Invention Of The Week? Kingii Will Help Prevent Drownings

A new wearable device has been developed in a bid to help greatly reduce the number of drownings in the U.S. and around the world. Kingii is a life preserver that you simply wear around your wrist.So, how does it work? And will it help save lives?