Today I have selected 5 startups that make us feel (at least they make me feel...!) like the future has already arrived. Please check them out and feel free to comment below.
1- AIRWARE: "Hardware, Software and Cloud Services for Commercial Drones".
I have a personal fascination for drones (wow, we are in 2014 and they are already here!), so everything that has to do with drones calls my attention. Well, this startup doesn't need a lot of explanation, they sell hardware, software and cloud (!) for drones. The age of the flying robots is coming, hey!
2- ZUTA LABS: "Pocket Printer"
You type and the small device prints for you. I loved that and I would one in my purse right now! The format remembers me those child stamps and child paper push that we had in our childhood and that seem to be fashionable until now (or maybe children prefer i-Pads, I can't say)!
3- NEW MATTER: "Simple. Affordable. 3D Printing" - MOD-t
Everybody got very excited with the 3D printers, what was missing was something a-f-f-o-r-d-a-b-l-e. This seems to be New Matter's goal (thanks for that!). The device costs 279 US$ and you can already pre-order that. I found it chic!
4- AIQ SMART CLOTHING:
Wearables, the new "must" in tech. This business has wearables useful for heating, lighting, bio-monitoring, anti-radiation, conductive gloves (those I have... I call them social media gloves because they allow me to blog and post on winter time!). On their website It seems that you have to send a personal email and ask for the product (I didn't find a normal "e-commerce" screen). I want a heating shirt for winter!
5- EKSOBIONICS: exoskeleton
The first image from the homepage can speak alone. Super exoskeleton technology made for people with some forms of paralysis. Absolutely amazing. I think that the medical sector has thousands, if not millions, of possibilities in terms of innovations, new technologies, new facilities, new ways to perform the same activity with less pain, less wait, less nuisance and thus helping many people.
It's in the hands of the entrepreneurs - brave explorers - to bring to the present what our imagination sometimes puts in a distant future...!
I would like to remember all of you that the technology giants of our time (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) are also developing amazing and world changing technologies (such as Amazon's drones, Google's self-driven car etc), but the main goal here is to focus on Startups.
That's it, I love talking about the future. It's just inspiring!
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Luiza S. Rezende
Corporate lawyer specialized in startups