Despite the ongoing corona pandemic and the associated challenges when starting a business, many people are still dreaming of starting their own business. In order to be successful with this, a cool head is needed, especially during this difficult time. With our format “7 interesting business ideas briefly presented”, we at “Deutschlandstart” would like to support start-ups and entrepreneurs and offer them a platform here to draw attention to their business ideas.
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Our business ideas from July 2021
This month there are:
- Peece’s: Vintage clothing e-commerce store
- carryyygum: Mini luggage rack for the bike
- bitter love: these bitter substances help curb food cravings
- UV body guard: Gadget warns of too much and too little sun
- Protectpax: liquid screen protector for mobile phones and tablets
- rust deletion: gentle rust removal thanks to fruit acid
- Flexylot: Plastic hanger to prevent wrong drilling
Vintage clothing e-commerce store
The social desire for sustainability is increasing and is a hotly debated topic, especially in the fashion industry. After all, according to a study by the management consultancy McKinsey, more than half of the global purchasing managers in the fashion industry consider sustainability to be one of the most important business strategies (external link). In Germany, the two founders Leon Jungfleisch and Moritz Gropp want to jump on the sustainable fashion bandwagon with their business idea. Selected vintage and second-hand clothing can be purchased in her online shop, Peeces. That Special is that the customer should have the feeling that he is buying new goods. The shop currently has over 6,000 second-hand products purchased from international partners around the world. The range extends from 90s shirts from American sports clubs to old Nike pullovers and retro denim jackets. The purchase works like in new goods shops: the customer puts the product in the shopping cart, pays using the conventional payment services and can receive the package within two to three days. New products are posted on the site three days a week. However, second-hand products usually have a catch, such as an extravagant fit or small material defects. But the start-up has a solution here too. A detailed description of the products as well as numerous pictures that show the product well and a size estimate that is suitable for today’s conditions by the Peeces team should help to find the right size. In addition, defects in the second-hand items are displayed in the description and in pictures.
Mini bike rack fits in every pocket
The conventional luggage rack for the bike is very bulky and you can usually not transport much with it. A company founder from Munich has now constructed what is “probably the smallest luggage rack in the world”. This is attached to the handlebars of the bike and can hold bottles, bags of bread rolls, sweaters or other objects, for example. In addition, after use, it can easily be put into the pocket be plugged in. The founder is currently selling the luggage rack, e.g. B. via bike shops and in his own online shop.
Bitter substances are said to help with food cravings
Nowadays we mainly know the tastes sweet, salty, sour and umami (meaty). Bitter substances, on the other hand, hardly play a role in our diet. They can have a positive impact on our health. A start-up from Mannheim has made health a priority and would like to bitter substances bring back into our diet. For this purpose, the founders have developed different products that contain these bitter substances. These include: a superfood powder, bitter herb tea and drops. The latter are the start-up’s top seller. The products should not only be healthy, but also help curb food cravings.
Gadget warns of too much and too little sun
Summer is coming in big steps, and the next heat wave is also approaching Germany. The warm temperatures attract many people to outdoor pools, cafés and meadows. But if you don’t pay attention to adequate protection here, you will feel the disadvantages of the sun. Two founders want to remedy this and have one smart UV meter developed that is connected to the cell phone and operated with an app. This can be read at any time how strong the sun is and how best to protect yourself. In addition, users receive an individual recommendation as to the maximum length of time they can stay in the sun without being harmful. The app can also be used to enter the skin type and the sun protection factor of the sunscreen. The special thing about it is that UV measurement data and satellite data such as ozone values are combined in order to achieve the best possible results. This reduces the risk of sunburn and also the risk of UV-related skin cancer.
But too little UV is also harmful. Because enough sunlight is needed to form enough vitamin D. This has a positive effect on our bones, our well-being and our immune system. The so-called UV bodyguard also shows how long you should go out in the sun to replenish your vitamin D stores.
Liquid screen protection for smartphones and tablets
Smartphones are practical and an integral part of our everyday lives. It is all the more annoying when the display is scratched or even broken. This happens faster than you think. Adequate protection is important here. Pascal Buchen and Anthony Filipiak thought the same. The two founders developed a liquid coating for displays. This should protect against scratches and glass breakage, be invisible and also not affect the touch function. The coating is applied as a liquid to the cleaned display and rubbed in. The display is then polished with an enclosed cloth. The coating is hardened after twelve hours at the latest. This should not only protect, but also antibacterial Act. The product is available for mobile phone displays as well as for tablets and smartwatches.
Gentle rust removal thanks to fruit acid
Hydrochloric acid is a popular way to remove stubborn dirt and rust. But the liquid gives off noxious fumes and also attacks the underlying metal. A founder from North Rhine-Westphalia started his business idea here and developed his own rust removal agent. Rostdelete is based on natural fruit acid and a thickener. According to the manufacturer, this is not harmful to health and is even compostable. After several hours of exposure, the agent can simply be washed off and the metal is protected through use. The formula was patented in 2017.
Plastic hanger to prevent wrong drilling
Everyone probably knows it: you want to hang up a nice holiday or family photo, but the frame isn’t really straight. Even after repeated readjustments, the supposedly simple hanging of pictures proves to be a downright Herculean task. This has now come to an end. Because the founder Alexander Schophoff has declared war on crooked pictures with his business idea. With Flexylot, a plastic hanger within certain limits height and side adjustable is, images should be easy to mount and position. The shape of the hanger allows adjustment in all directions – and this with millimeter precision over several centimeters of correction.
On to our 7 June business ideas!