Data, data, data. It’s said to be the new currency. What is it telling you? How are you tracking it? Does it matter?
Bacteria may light up the future. Glowee, a start-up company based in Paris, France, is developing bioluminescent lights to illuminate shop fronts and street signs.
The most wonderful time of the year is just about here, whether we’re ready or not — but what the Earth is definitely not ready for is the impact the holiday season has on it.
“Safety is the biggest barrier for people who don't cycle,” British entrepreneur Emily Brooke tells Forbes. “You could be lit up like a Christmas tree, but if you’re caught in a vehicle's blind spot you can't be seen.”
Many of us use various cosmetics products daily but it can be challenging to find out what we actually put on our skin. Checking the product label is far from being helpful, since often the ingredients are listed in gibberish-sounding INCI names (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) or Latin.
We’ve heard the rumours that insects are the new protein, but so far bugs have yet to come close to replacing boerewors on South Africans’ plates. Gourmet Grubb, a group of local entrepreneurs with a passion for sustainability are working to fix that.
As a consumer, starting into the world of shopping ethically can seem overwhelming at first. That's why Erin Houston and her co-founder Emily Kenney founded wearwell—a subscription service that connects women with ethically-made clothes curated specifically for them.
Our body is covered with around 1.7 square metres of skin. If this protection is missing, for example due to extensive burns, reserve skin is needed for skin grafts within a short period of time. Zurich-based start-up Cutiss has developed a new process to bio-engineer the required skin.
The fourth in our series of interviews with purpose-driven businesses, leading the charge towards better, more responsible, business. Meet Emily Brooke, co-founder of Beryl - the B Corp certified transport distruptor, working to build a better world by getting more people in cities on bikes.
From hair creams, puddings, gels, and everything in between, when it comes to natural hair care, it’s not very difficult to find a variety of hair products to cater to your specific needs.
Gulnaz Khusainova is currently the Founder and CEO of EasySize, a data-driven company disrupting fashion e-commerce. Originally from Russia she moved to Copenhagen to start her current company, Easysize. Prior to Easysize she was a founder of 2 tech startups in e-commerce and big data (with the first company founded at the age of 19).
Aheda Zanetti, the Lebanese-Australian inventor of the swimsuit, said officials in more than a dozen French beach towns seeking to prevent women from covering up have misconstrued the purpose of the bathing suit.
Luckabox, a logistics startup founded by two women, takes a customer-driven approach to online shopping deliveries, connecting retailers, shoppers and independent carriers (typically bike couriers) with a streamlined and flexible shared platform. The Uber-style model is easy to understand, yet innovative enough to have won the first ever European Supply Chain Startup Contest.
You've bootstrapped. You've angel-ed and accelerated. You've won grants. Now you need big money to scale, and it's soul-crushing.
Brands are increasingly turning to the augmented reality space to create interactive and shareable campaigns via social media. Toronto’s AccessAR has positioned itself on the frontline of this new, blended reality.