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carinas
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I am thinking of starting my own brand of footwear with my first product being a runner-type waterproof sneaker. I believe there is an underserved niche in the market currently for waterproof, comfortable, everyday shoes. Though rain boots are waterproof, they are rarely comfortable and often end up being the chunky kind of galoshes that remind us of stepping into puddles when we were young. This shoe would be far from that. It would be sleek, lightweight, and waterproof. My target market would be middle-class to upper-class adult women in the United States. My shoes would retail for probably a bit more than the average rain boot, in the mid-market range. After releasing this initial product, I could see myself expanding ...Read more

I am thinking of starting my own brand of footwear with my first product being a runner-type waterproof sneaker. I believe there is an underserved niche in the market currently for waterproof, comfortable, everyday shoes. Though rain boots are waterproof, they are rarely comfortable and often end up being the chunky kind of galoshes that remind us of stepping into puddles when we were young. This shoe would be far from that. It would be sleek, lightweight, and waterproof.

My target market would be middle-class to upper-class adult women in the United States. My shoes would retail for probably a bit more than the average rain boot, in the mid-market range. After releasing this initial product, I could see myself expanding beyond waterproof runners to other comfortable types of footwear, like a comfortable heel, a lightweight winter boot, etc.

One risk I do see is my lack of product and manufacturing knowledge. I have never worked in retail, but I do bring business experience to the table. As a former management consultant and current MBA, I have worked with retail clients, and my target market is very much similar to myself, so I feel that I can understand my customer quite well.

I am looking for feedback on my idea as well as someone who can partner with me, particularly someone with retail and/or fashion design experience.

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amyhan
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Everyone loves the look of new piercings, but no one talks about the pain and hassle of aftercare! I want to start a fleet of mobile piercing studios, or studios on wheels. I’d rent out a few vans, hire a few piercers, and have each of them use a van in order to meet people where they are for piercings. Not only would it make things more convenient for people to get new piercings, but it would also be great for aftercare— instead of waiting weeks to see a piercer and potentially getting an infection or having your piercing close, you’d have a mobile piercer who could meet you and take a look at your piercing. I think this would also ...Read more

Everyone loves the look of new piercings, but no one talks about the pain and hassle of aftercare! I want to start a fleet of mobile piercing studios, or studios on wheels. I’d rent out a few vans, hire a few piercers, and have each of them use a van in order to meet people where they are for piercings.

Not only would it make things more convenient for people to get new piercings, but it would also be great for aftercare— instead of waiting weeks to see a piercer and potentially getting an infection or having your piercing close, you’d have a mobile piercer who could meet you and take a look at your piercing. I think this would also make it easier for piercers who sometimes have to deal with aftercare for a piercing gone bad weeks too late…

What do you think of this idea? What should I keep in mind in making it happen?

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ehuang
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Have you ever wanted to monetize a talent you have, but aren’t ready to sink the time and resources needed for it to become a full-fledged business? Have you ever wanted to buy something, but didn’t really want to pay real money for it? I recently thought about how much I like getting my eyebrows done, but how great it would be to trade a good or service for it rather than adding to the long monthly bill of expenses. With this app, you could find individuals or small businesses who are offering services or goods you need, and are willing to exchange them for something you have to offer. Imagine if you could get your eyebrows done in exchange for walking ...Read more

Have you ever wanted to monetize a talent you have, but aren’t ready to sink the time and resources needed for it to become a full-fledged business? Have you ever wanted to buy something, but didn’t really want to pay real money for it? I recently thought about how much I like getting my eyebrows done, but how great it would be to trade a good or service for it rather than adding to the long monthly bill of expenses. With this app, you could find individuals or small businesses who are offering services or goods you need, and are willing to exchange them for something you have to offer. Imagine if you could get your eyebrows done in exchange for walking their dog or acting as their personal stylist – things you both enjoy and are skilled at!

What do you think? Would you use this app?

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danielstevens
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I’m an orthopedic doctor who sees many patients for back pain. Oftentimes, they carry heavy backpacks or purses, which make the problem even worse. I’m thinking about designing a doctor-recommended backpack: designed to more evenly distribute weight and release tension from areas of the back that are weaker to areas that are more strong. Would you be interested in purchasing something like this? Are you a product or industrial designer/engineer who could partner with me on this?

I’m an orthopedic doctor who sees many patients for back pain. Oftentimes, they carry heavy backpacks or purses, which make the problem even worse. I’m thinking about designing a doctor-recommended backpack: designed to more evenly distribute weight and release tension from areas of the back that are weaker to areas that are more strong. Would you be interested in purchasing something like this? Are you a product or industrial designer/engineer who could partner with me on this?

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