Every week, our team does an internal huddle where we share the most disruptive and exciting startups and emerging technologies from around the world. The only rule is that they can’t solve a current client challenge directly. This way, we retain our superpower of spotting creative adjacencies and disruptive outer-horizon solutions.
This Huddle takes a look at Halloween themed ventures looking to disrupt this $10.6B holiday.
Oomph! was born out of a passion for 🍬 candy, and a desire to be better. They believe that people should expect more from your 🍭 candy: More flavor, more functionality—more of everything good! And they’re here to bring you products that are better for you, better for the 🌍 world, and just plain better for everyone who loves candy!
Ever wonder what happens to old Halloween 🎃 costumes after being disposed? For Days is on a mission to end 💃🏻 fashion waste and create industry change. They make organic, non-toxic, and 100% ♻️ recyclable basics. They collect used items from any brand and keep them out of landfills.
MIT Media Lab developed the 👻 Spirits Media. Object removal algorithms 📊 have been getting a lot of attention lately. By removing people from 🖼 images, they have concerned people about automated ⛔️ censorship, changed the way we think about 📱 digital media, and even spurred a cultural movement surrounding the aesthetics of absence.
The Gummy Project sells low-sugar, plant-based 🍬 gummy products. Their products are peach 🍑 bees and 🍉 watermelon sharks. They also provide gluten-free gummies.
Crypt TV is an operator of an online 🎮 video platform intended to produce and distribute scary 👽 video content. The company's platform creates short scary 🎥 movies that users can see on their phones 📱 and tablets, enabling fans to engage themselves in various horror stories.
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Every week, we do this to ensure we are ahead of our clients’ needs. Of course, for client work, every startup is deep-vetted and selected to solve for the KPIs that drive impact.
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