My Kindergarten Teacher VR

This is a VR sim­u­la­tion of you as a five year old. You look up and a love­ly warm moth­er­ly char­ac­ter says “Ooh poor thing, let’s get a bandaid on that. Here, have a hug,” and is gen­er­al­ly just a lov­ing warm char­ac­ter for that lit­ter hurt boy/girl. It’s deeply psy­cho­log­i­cal for those and would poten­tial­ly make peo­ple who feel unloved feel that lit­tle bit loved. Every­one’s been a child who wants to be loved.

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Mumometer

This is like a stepome­ter but for chil­dren, and lis­tens to how many times they say “Mum” in a day. “Muum, muu­um, where’s mum?”. They get a quote of 100 mum’s and it buzzes when they hit 50, 75, 80, 90, and shocks them if they hit 100. Trains them to go look for mum instead of just walk­ing around bellowing.

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Pre-greements

This is a plat­form for law firms to have pre-agreed on for­mats and posi­tions for con­tracts. So you might have an Ashurst and Allen-Overy rep hash out a base­line con­tract for some­thing, includ­ing var­i­ous approved plays and adjust­ments, so that there is a com­mon­ly under­stood start­ing point for a nego­ti­a­tion. A client can then engage Ashurst to do a deal, who finds that A&O are on the oth­er side, and get a first draft done in record time — it costs the client less and there’s less “rounds” of nego­ti­a­tion because there’s a pre-nego­ti­at­ed start­ing point.

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Modmeats

Instead of spend­ing bajil­ions cre­at­ing fake meat, why not take a meat that’s con­sid­ered not very paletable e.g. kan­ga­roo, and use some food sci­ence to trans­form the taste to some­thing more like beef? 

This is based on a lit­tle arti­cle about how casein binds to things in fats that prob­a­bly give it that gamey flavour and smell. So if this start­up can use food sci­ence meth­ods to essen­tial­ly “trans­form” the taste you can end up with burg­ers that are eco­log­i­cal­ly sus­tain­able (kan­ga­roos are very green) but still mean based, but taste great. 

It’s actu­al­ly pret­ty crazy that we have to cull kan­ga­roo’s so they don’t over­pop­u­late. There’s no need to even farm them. They don’t emit methane. They’re ide­al if we can make it a pop­u­lar meat. But we haven’t been able to do that, so it’s time to trans­form kan­ga­roo meat into some­thing else.

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An outlook plugin to help manage emailed documents

After all these years, and all these meth­ods of shar­ing doc­u­ments, peo­ple still just attach a doc­u­ment to an email and send it. And along with that comes the very real pain of man­ag­ing mul­ti­ple ver­sions. What if there was some­thing that sat in an indi­vid­u­als inbox and essen­tial­ly gave them a view of what’s been going on with that doc­u­ment? Like the “Impor­tant Doc­u­ment Rev 1.2 (final) (draft) (shared) 3” doc­u­ment you just sent has the same con­tent as anoth­er Jill sent you last week, there­fore it’s two ver­sions of the same doc­u­ment. And you can dis­play that as a timeline. 

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Personal Limerick Book

You go to a web­site and you plug in a few details about your daugh­ter, what she looks like, what her per­son­al­i­ty is like, and it builds a lit­tle lim­er­ick book with car­toon char­ac­ters for you about her.

You know your hair is a mess,
When you final­ly give it a test,
You pull on one end,
And out falls a friend,
Your hair is a mess, you guess…

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First Responder Drones

Drones that fly out from emer­gency ser­vices cen­ters to get a pic­ture of the sit­u­a­tion on the ground. I imag­ine these would fly out fast, extend legs and land and sur­vey the sit­u­a­tion, relay­ing infor­ma­tion back to the crew on their way and home base. This only real­ly works for events that hap­pen out­side, but for exam­ple car acci­dents, it can be used to eval­u­ate the sever­i­ty of the acci­dent. It could poten­tial­ly be use­ful to break up alter­ca­tions too. Fly out and inter­fere. For fires it could fly there and see if there is smoke. That could then feed in to oper­a­tors who are try­ing to triage emer­gen­cies so they can send resources to where they are need­ed most. 

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40Fit or 40Ripped

This is a online fit­ness pro­gram crossed with a social net­work. It’s a fit­ness pro­gram, but week­ly you fol­low the progress of a per­son, and week­ly you post your progress. Part of the pro­gram is semi-script­ed video uploads so that you can become the trend­ing per­son that every­body fol­lows. So essen­tial­ly one per­son does the jour­ney, who inspires a sec­ond and third, who inspire fur­ther peo­ple etc etc.

The idea is that there should be some­one out there that tru­ly inspires you. Per­haps your body type isn’t the type that gets super slim, so you fol­low some­one who’s on a sim­i­lar path as you are — you get stronger and feel bet­ter with­out nec­es­sar­i­ly get­ting slimmer. 

Of course this plat­form would also appeal to posers who want to show how ripped they’re get­ting. But hey, if they’re man­ag­ing to show it off and bring more peo­ple to the plat­form, that’s great. 

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Formalising the Bank of Mum ‘n’ Dad

This is an app and legal struc­ture that for­malis­es invest­ments through oth­er par­ties. Like p2p loans. The idea is that mum & dad give you a $200,000 loan to help pay for your first house, and how do you repay that? What are the terms? How do you track repay­ments? The BoMD app lets you do just that with an opin­ion­at­ed, clear, legalese free agree­ment, and dis­pute man­age­ment framework.

Man­ag­ing Gen­er­a­tional Wealth Transfer

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MrDapper

A tai­lor-as-a-ser­vice. You sign up and pay $30 and we send you a S/M/L/XL shirt and pants that has lines on it. You take pho­tos of your­self in that, and our algo­rithms can work out what size you are. It has to fit tight, so we rec­om­mend you get one size small­er than you usu­al­ly get. Then you choose a suit style, fab­ric, and we get a tai­lor to make it for you. Can branch out into shirts and oth­er items of clothing. 

It’s for peo­ple like me that hate shop­ping, and just want a nice look­ing suit.

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