Ideators Charles Wong, Henry Elkus, and Lemuel Lowe love to shop for stylish clothes. However, as avid mobile shoppers, they found most mobile applications to be cluttered, poorly designed, and difficult to use. Worse, their online shopping experiences left them feeling like one of the masses rather than unique customers with their own needs.
We all need advice from time to time, especially as we set out on the road to building a business. However, according to one of our favorite entrepreneurs and bloggers, Derek Sivers, advice isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. In fact, he believes advice can often be harmful because the advice people give you is often more of a reflection of their current situation rather than yours. As a result, a lot of advice is biased in a ways that can hinder rather than help.
Tired of the hassle of pulling out your wallet, digging through your purse, or having to use an automated plastic swiping machine every time you make payments while in your car? Ideator Lexi Sprague is working hard to make these annoyances a thing of the past.
With co-founders Chinmayi Sharma and Richard Malone, Sprague is in the process of launching RevvPay, an app that uses license plate recognition technology to change the way people in their cars pay for goods and services.
Final deadline for submitting an idea into the competition is May 1. If you’ve got a business idea worth sharing, now’s the time to do it!
Ask experienced entrepreneurs about the keys to success and one of the most common pieces of advice will be “stay the course.” By that they mean sticking to your plan through all the ups and downs. (more…)
Ideator Profile: AvecElle
When Ideator Julie Maillard developed a hypersensitivity to gluten and lactose a few years ago, she had to completely overhaul her diet in order to avoid allergic reactions. In the process, she discovered that “diet constrained” people must develop many survival strategies in order to eat safely and stay healthy.
When Ideator Michelle Stansbury decided to try online dating, she began browsing through Tinder and other popular dating apps. She found the apps easy to use, but soon realized they tended to keep people online rather than getting together for an actual date. That’s when she decided to create her own dating app – the Date Spot.
As a 15-year veteran of the transportation industry, mostly with small trucking companies, Ideator Aaron Theriault felt the time had come for a change. Tired of being stuck with lousy dispatching software options or expensive systems designed for very large trucking companies, he figured there had to be a better way.