If you have a solution to a problem but the venture capitalists are taking a wide berth, you may want to explore crowd funding as an option.
Opinioneated essentially pulls food reviews from established Singapore bloggers and aggregates them on a map of Singapore.
From its earliest manifestations in the 1950s – 1960s, video games have given ceaseless joy to generations of children who in turn pass their passion for gaming on to their children.
Iron Tribe Fitness started as an "underground" group fitness training experiment in a garage and today consists of over 720 gym members and 17 employees in four outlets.
Social food journal Burpple is positioned as a way to remember, organize and explore your food moments with friends on the mobile phone.
JonnyPops, the frozen gourmet treats being sold on the St Olaf college campus and in downtown Northfield, are a product of the time, energy, and ambition of four budding student entrepreneurs.
Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia, it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. We this question to three female founders from Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore - it is difficult to start up being a woman?
Feminin Rascal (FemininRascal.com) is an online branded luxury accessories store that specializes in new, up-and-coming as well as existing celebrity European designers and specialty brands, but catered for an international audience.
There is a new generation of Brazilian tech innovators that is making Silicon Valley sit up and take notice.
Social Goodies (www.socialgoodies.com) offers unbeatable bargains and a way to give back to society, all at the same time. The site features daily deals from national and emerging lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and home decor brands at up to 70% off retail. With each purchase, Social Goodies donates 20% of the deal purchase price to worthy non-profit organizations.
MyMela.com is a global marketplace that lets you access India’s fashion, accessories and home décor handicrafts, with a micro-lending function.
Watch It Now Entertainment (WIN) is a full-service production company that helps clients to direct, produce and promote any kind of celebrity-driven fitness media under one roof.
Founded by mompreneur Nicole Townend, Teddy Needs A Bath! is a first-of-its-kind washer and dryer bag for stuffed toys, allowing you to safely wash them yet keep them protected.
The daily deals industry may be taking somewhat of a beating to its reputation in recent times - stories of deals gone bad abound - but according to All Deals Asia, this space is still growing rapidly in Southeast Asia.
Chicago-based startup MentorMob (www.mentormob.com) is a free, community-based collaborative service that aims to aggregate and organize the best online educational content on any topic, so it's easier to find.
Storably.com (www.storably.com) is an online peer-to-peer marketplace for parking and storage.
Entrepreneur Finder (www.EntrepreneurFinder.com) is a free interactive resource for entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, students and investors to find each other and designed to help startup companies grow.
Los Angeles, California-based BountyIt (www.bountyit.com) is an online service which lets you post a bounty to crowdsource work, as well as for comments and feedback.
Not every boss likes to admit that they've been a self-focused jerk, but Jay Steinfeld, the founder and CEO of Blinds.com, confesses that he was a jerk of a boss who used to terrorize his employees and micro-managed every detail of his business.
Deals89 (www.deals89.com) is a Singapore-based daily deals site that revolves around the idea of using social networking and crowdsourcing to offer consumers amazing local and overseas experiences. All the deals are uniquely priced with an ending notation of '89' cents.