Chris and Brock take a crack at solving the mysteries of mastering the Parental Figure
Children being children can be a tad rowdy and many parents have adopted the smartphone or tablet as a way of soothing their children and keeping them occupied. But.. Many others think this tactic is a parental faux pas, claiming the parents aren't being there for their children. So what is a new parent with a busy schedule to do in this day and age?
An app that allows the freedom for Parenting On Demand, or POD. Instead of your children watching Youtube Videos or Netflix, they can watch custom content where you as the parent is the star, entertaining them with fun playful videos, or educational content as well.
Parents can pre-record videos with pre-installed scripts on the app that ensure entertainment, education, or whatever you would like your children to experience. So... You can still use your phone or tablet to occupy your children, AND feel like you're still being there for your kids because it is you on the screen.
Chris and Brock manifest an idea that can help any podcaster, app developer or producer of multimedia content to consolidate their link sharing efforts.
Podcasters and developers have a huge problem when sharing their episodes or apps. With several platforms like IOS, Android, and Windows Phone, every episode and app has to be shared 3 times for each specific platform. So it is left for the users to click on the right link for their platform.
A single universal link shortener that detects which device the user is on, and goes to the correct content, whether that may be the App Store, Play Store, or Windows store. That way there is only one link that needs to be shared/displayed, and will always go the right content for said user.
A little Thunder... A little Lightening Round. 2 Men, 4 Startup Ideas, All Genius!
No way to charge your devices efficiently whilst sunbathing at the beach. Parking meters are super outdated. No way to connect your patrons at your brick & mortar to your social pages very easily. Large meetings and classes don't have a great way of keeping roll call and consolidating ideas and notes.
A solar powered beach umbrella that can charge your devices whilst you keep shady at the beach. An app that connects with the city database to easily pay for your parking spaces with out quarters or cards. A physical real life Facebook Like button that can be pressed by patrons and automatically likes the establishment's Facebook Page. An app that every person in the meeting or class can log into to tally roll call and consolidate notes for distribution to everyone afterwards.
Brock and Chris disperse another amazing startup idea that will allow any day to be Launch Day/Black Friday. Short Sale is an app that can help consumers subscribe to getting better deals whilst allowing stores and vendors to have analytics on which products will sell the most.
Stores don't have much analytics besides what people purchase and that can lead to removal of products in the storefront because managers may believe they are not wanted, but it could be that the price is just not right.
An app that allows customers to scan products to get alerted when said product will go on sale. So, not only does the consumer win because they can get products at a cheaper price, but stores win because the have precious analytics about what consumers really want. All that's left is for the store to announce a discount to the product ( and the store will know exactly how much inventory to keep based on the analytics ), and then watch as the happy consumers rush to the store trampling anybody in their way.
Brock and Chris relinquish another amazing Silicon Valley startup idea that blocks spoilers for movies and tv shows from ever penetrating the sanctity of your social media feeds.
With new Star Wars films coming back in full swing and comic book movies at an all time high, the ever present issue of making sure you don't spoil the movie magic experience at the theater becomes the latest boogie man complex for us all. We've all been there. Throwing away our phones and tablets and cancelling our Facebook account just to make sure we don't accidentally see a spoiler in our feeds for the beloved movie we can't wait to watch. Alas, our trials and tribulations come at great cost and to no avail because the Spoiler Boogie man always ends up reaching us.
Kick the Spoiler Boogie Man in the crotch with an amazing new app that collects all of your social feeds into one place, and then filters any posts you don't want to see via keywords. So.. don't wan't to see anything about the next Marvel movie coming out? No problem, just setup a filter to remove any posts that have to do with Marvel. It's that easy!
Brock and Chris cuss and discuss on this episode of Startup Ideas about an idea that can help constant travelers travel light everywhere they go, even perhaps naked. They go on to further chat about how AirBnB could be a possible exit strategy for this unique idea.
When traveling for work or for constant travelers and Vagabonders, packing light is essential. Although there are plenty of ways that have been created and discussed on how to travel lighter such as unique flatter suit cases and maximizing wardrobe matching functionality with the fewest articles of clothing, Travelite is a platform that will help you to travel with the bare essentials only and make you never feel like you forgot something.
For other traveling such as for a vacation to climates that are foreign to your own, costs can run up high when you start purchasing clothing like those awesome ski gloves and jacket for your trip to Lake Tahoe, and then consequently take up space in your closet in your Florida home afterwards.
And Finally, the frustration that everyone has when figuring out how in the world you're going to fit all of your fine amazonian lotions and the fine shaving creams from Budapest in your trip to New York without the TSA finding out.
These are 1st world problems that are solved via Travelite.
The idea is a service in where people can select items online to be shipped to their final destination and ready for use upon arrival. These items can include special toiletries such as your fine amazonian lotions and the fine shaving creams from Budapest, unique one time clothing items such as ski jackets, top hats, and scuba goggles, and can even include groceries as well.
By partnering up with AirBnB hosts, hosts can advertise this Travelite service to their guests to offer a complimentary experience that becomes inclusive to the whole traveling experience for the guests. Anytime before arrival, guests can reserve any items they wish on Travelite and then have the items shipped to the host and laid out ready for use.
Hosts can earn compensation for services that are booked via Travelite. A perfect symbiotic relationship, plus... the guests are super happy and have a feeling of being home.
Chris and Brock tackle some serious social issues on this episode of StartUp Ideas.
Fucking creeps follow women all the time in public and this makes women feel very unsafe. In general, safety is the concern when you're alone and there's some creepy peeps lurking around.
A simple app that you can turn on when you're walking about and can quickly alert your friends and/or the authorities with a timestamp and coordinates to your exact location.
Chris and Brock take all your stress away in this episode of StartUp Ideas.
Life is fucking stressful as fuck and not many people blow off steam and relieve their stress in a great way.
Smash Cafe, a coffee shop with a twist. In this cafe, you have several rooms in the back that are used to relieve stress by letting patrons destroy plates, office supplies, etc with an array of awesome destroying tools like bats, sledgehammers and even bowling balls.
It allows everyone to relieve stress and even tap in to peoples inner animal nature but in a safe environment.
Chris and Brock get diversified in their portfolio of ideas in this episode of StartUp Ideas.
Companies can not specify race, gender, sexual orientation, or pretty much anything like that on a job posting. ( Obviously for good reason because that can go very badly in terms of discrimination ) If you can't specify things like that, or hire because of any of those differentiators, how can they possibly ensure diversity in their company? You see the Catch22?
So the companies themselves cannot "discriminate" for obvious reasons, but what if there were websites like onlyfarmers.com or blackpeoplemeet.com, but for job postings and listings? Then these websites will act as a filter of sorts so that you can ensure diversity by only putting your job posting on let's say "90YearOldsFromTrinidad.com". That way you know you'll most likely get resumes from 90 years olds from Trinidad.
The company isn't doing anything wrong by only putting their job listing on a few websites. I mean, is it wrong to put your job posting only on linkedin.com but not on monster.com? Absolutely not!
So I suggest someone create these niche job websites and help both the minorities and the big companies looking for diversity in their company.
It's finally up! The following is the first ever episode of a new project that I am currently working on with my best friend Brock Bartlett. This is a new podcast in where Brock and I curate, discuss, and essentially giveaway free business and startup ideas.
We're a little new at this, but we'll definitely get the kinks out. Hope you enjoy!