Over the years, I’ve accumulated tons of business ideas I know I’ll never do anything with. Time to throw them out there.
Disclaimer: All of these could be invented already, worthless, or gold.
1. Readmypaper.com (domain might be for sale) — a platform for students to read each other’s scientific research papers. I always thought it was frustrating in college that we write these theses, papers, and reports, and no one actually gave a damn about them. People could ask others to read their paper and get positive/constructive feedback.
2. Google Maps for old people — seriously, I think you could make millions teaching people aged 50, 60 and above how to use the most basic apps, like Google Maps, WhatsApp or Skype.
3. Eye tracking for Ebook readers — when your eyes break contact with the page, a little red dot marks the last point of focus, so you can pick up your reading right there again and don’t have to go through the entire page again to find where you left off.
4. Bluetooth Chat — a social network based on chatting with people who are in your immediate surroundings, e.g. on the bus, in the library, a coffee shop. It’d be somewhat like YikYak, but much more exciting. Could start anonymously and then you can choose to reveal yourself.
5. A natural neuro-enhancer — something similar to nootropics, but minus the whole chemicals/synthetics. I’m thinking pulverizing nuts, some oil and a few other things and putting it in a capsule. Could work.
6. Facebook Friend Map — no clue why this doesn’t seem to exist yet, but something that lets me create a really cool, customized map of where exactly all my Facebook friends are in the world that I can share, use as cover photo, is interactive, etc.
7. Quote Stitch — an app that stitches together quotes from different people to make a funny connection or take them out of context. I did this with Gary Vaynerchuk once, see example below.
8. A really cheap ECU tuning unit for cars — you know how car tuners have these electric devices, which they can hook up to your car, flip a switch, and suddenly you have 30 hp more? Something like that, but really cheap, so everyone can do it at home and doesn’t have to be ripped off by paying $500 for a 5 minute service.
9. A class that teaches people how to talk like the guys from Ocean’s Eleven — seriously, who wouldn’t want that? They are incredibly, witty, funny, eloquent and smart.
10. Domain picker based on typing comfort — Let’s say I want to get a domain name, for example from above, Readmypaper.com. I want a tool that I can go to, type in the domain, and it’ll tell me how easy it is to type in the domain. I have this hunch that people refrain from going to certain sites just because their names are so difficult to type into the nav bar. I know it happens to me. For example, http://goreadmypaperguys.com makes my fingers twist in a knot, the other one doesn’t.
If you’re actually implementing any of them, let me know.
No credit necessary, knock yourself out!