All posts tagged: Hub Ventures

Saving Your Loved T-Shirts – Project Repat On How They Went From Idea to Success

Got t-shirts in your closet that you no longer wear and don’t really want to get rid of either. We all have old t-shirts that we want to hold onto since they have so many fond memories attached.  Project Repat offers you an excellent  way to declutter your closet and at the same time preserve your t-shirt memories forever. All you need to do is send them your old t-shirts and they would flip it into a hip new blanket that you could use to stay warm or just keep around your house. Project Repat launched their custom t-shirt blanket through a Groupon campaign last year and it was an instant hit, within a week they sold over 2000 blankets with over 1500 people shipping hordes of their old t-shirts to their office to be memorialized forever. Since then the demand for their service has only been skyrocketing, hitting over $1 million dollars in sales in just over a year. Their popularity is not surprising considering that in America people get t-shirts for almost every …

What You Need to Know About Hub Ventures Social Startups of 2012

Evening of July 10th, I attended the Hub Ventures Community Pitch Night where seven startups who underwent their 12-week incubator program pitched their world changing business ideas. All the pitches were really sharp and impressive, each of their business models were unique, and fulfilled a large unmet need. Acopio: Has built a cloud based software (which can also work offline) for information management at Coffee Co-operatives, currently focused on getting the co-ops in Latin America to use technology to better manage their business processes. Refuel Me: Is a mobile app that allows teens to earn money and rewards based on their safe driving performance, positioning it to be a win-win solution for all concerned parties – the teen, their parents and the insurance companies. Project Repat: Up-cycling the textile industry’s excess into trendy and fashionable accessories like bags, scarves etc. CheckInOn.Me: A mobile app that allows your freinds, family and colleagues to check-in on you in situations where you might feel unsafe. GivKwik: Aims to make charitable giving easy and fun, specially on mobile devices. …