100 business ideas to start now – Startup Ideas

100 business ideas to start now – Startup Ideas

You want to start a company, but you don’t know exactly what industry. Here are 100 ideas to inspire you.

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1.-Renting for everything

Young people no longer want to mortgage their lives. In favour of a life free of ties, the concept of use to the detriment of that of property is gaining ground in all areas, from the home to the car, through household appliances or even clothes and shoes. An example is the case of La Más Mona where they offer a rental service of dresses and accessories for weddings, parties and special occasions. The owner of the garment, on the other hand, has the possibility of making his wardrobe profitable since, every time his garment is rented, he gets 35%.

2.-Natural beauty

The success of brands such as Armonía Bio or Cocunat encourages more and more entrepreneurs to dare to use natural cosmetics for skin treatment. Along these lines, we find new proposals such as Glowfilter, a brand promoted by influencer Marta Lozano and born in 2020, the era of filters, with the aim of achieving healthy and juicy skin in a natural way, also focusing on facial protection against the effects of blue light, one of the great current problems of overexposure to screens.

Another new proposal in this market corresponds to Lamixtura, a brand of dermocosmetics formulated by two pharmaceutical companies (Silvia Garcia and Amaia Frade) with ingredients and active ingredients of 100% natural origin based on science.

3.-Help in the tax management of digital businesses

Paying taxes is a headache for most entrepreneurs. Not only in terms of disbursement, but also in terms of meeting deadlines according to the established schedule and calculating them.

Any solution that facilitates this path could be well received, especially if the procedures are simplified as much as possible. an example is the Quaderno solution, a digital platform for the management of digital business taxes that helps you issue invoices with the automatic calculation of VAT that you have to apply anywhere in the world. In addition, and according to their own statements, with all the tax information collected with Quaderno, the completion of the tax forms is a matter of minutes, not hours.

4.-For the 20 million Spaniards who love cycling

More and more citizens are opting for more sustainable and economical solutions for their journeys. In this sense, the bicycle, as a vehicle, is gaining ground, hence the good reception of proposals such as All in Biking, an application that brings together the comprehensive management of the bicycle and the world of cycling, managing the largest community of users to meet and have fun with, protecting cyclists and their bicycles. According to the 2020 Bicycle Barometer, cycling brings together more than 20 million people in Spain alone.

5.-Quality homemade food at home

You can either set up the business on your own or sell the product to one of the thousands of ghost kitchens already operating in Spain or offer it to any other catering establishment. This does not imply, obviously, that you can set up the business without declaring the income to the tax authorities and with the relevant license. The key to success is that it is healthy, delicious and well-cooked food to be served at home with the same efficiency as fast food does.

6.- If you exploit other people’s data, pay

It is one of the proposals that is gaining more weight in the market. Companies like Kubikdata, where they say they want to change the rules of the game in the online advertising market, find their opportunity in it. To do this, they have designed an application that allows all interested parties to receive advertising and charge for their consumption.

7.-Emotional well-being solutions

Taking care of emotional health is nothing new, but as a result of the pandemic, there has been a greater interest in monitoring mental balance and knowing how to manage uncertainty and moments of crisis. This has led to an increasing consumption of online solutions or applications that help guided meditation or train in relaxation exercises.

Braintap is one of them where they promise to restore the brain’s natural balance to feel relaxed and revitalized anytime, anywhere. Among the favorites of entrepreneurs, Headspace also stands out, with hundreds of guided meditations, sounds to sleep and relaxing music for concentration, among others.

8.-For digital nomads

The entry into force of the Startups Law and the new visa for digital nomads has boosted the arrival in Spain of foreign professionals who choose the country as their place of residence to telework. Around this phenomenon and meeting the needs of this group, new companies are emerging that satisfy, for example, the demand for flexible accommodation and insurance of all kinds. Success stories can be found, for example, in Enso Coliving, where they offer spaces and services with a focus on digital nomads.

9.- Digital Transformation Consulting

Practically any business promoter already knows that they have to make the leap to digital transformation. The problem is that many do not know where to start and how to do it so that the investment, in the long run, pays off. To help entrepreneurs on this path, numerous companies are emerging that help you choose the software that best suits the needs of each company to how to instill a change in culture in teams.

10.-Sustainability solutions

Sustainability is now part of every company’s accounting. If you pollute you pay, so be easy. The problem is that some companies, no matter how much they want to, can’t make the transition until other technologies mature. This is the case of airlines, companies that will continue to be polluting as long as other alternatives, such as the hydrogen plane, do not appear. What they can all do is compensate for the environmental damage by investing in other projects that improve the environment.

This is where it has found the key to its success Climatetrade, the marketplace that helps corporations offset their carbon footprint by supporting sustainable projects. Its blockchain technology also makes it possible to visualize the impacts with all the required traceability.

11.-Online training

It is a segment that does not stop growing and does so in all specialties and for all ages, from reinforcement classes within formal education to training for investors or embroidery. The challenge here is to gain the trust of the client who is aware of the presence of a lot of salespeople who are dedicated to teaching something that the teacher himself does not practice.

12.- The ‘citizen developers’

Concepts such as do-it-yourself or citizen developer have been gaining relevance, but it has been over the last few months, when the no-code andlow-codedevelopment platforms have acquired a degree of maturity, in terms of efficiency, professionalism and capacity, that generates the necessary trust for an organization to decide to establish a framework that allows its users to be autonomous with the development of their own applications.

Precisely for this reason, it will be key in the coming months to establish a framework of work, governance and control over these platforms, in order to reduce IT costs, provide the business with flexibility, autonomy and agility, but at the same time control architecture, risk, investment and security. Companies like Sygris have found an interesting niche market here.

13.- Energy Communities

It is a way of empowering consumers to control the energy that is generated, as well as being, in these times, an option to save on their electricity bills. In addition, its creation has the approval of the Executive’s plans. Along these lines, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) has recently approved the regulatory bases for the granting of aid from the incentive programme for unique pilot projects of energy communities.

14.-Gastronomic tourism

It is no longer just the sun that tourists who arrive in Spain every year are looking for. Gastronomy has become a key element in the development and competitiveness of the sector since foreigners have discovered how fun it is to go out for tapas, do the wine routes and contrast the great variety of regional dishes. The idea is to attract gastronomic travellers who spend 30% more on restaurants and other gastronomic offerings than tourists in general.

15.-A hair clinic

In Spain alone, the hair clinic market moved the figure of 250M euros in 2020. It is true that the national offer is growing at a very fast pace, but there are still opportunities to open new clinics, especially if we take into account the objective that the national sector has set itself to take the spotlight of hair tourism from Turkey.

The market is huge if you take into account that around 50% of the population has hair loss problems and that a large part of this group is willing to pay for a solution. In addition, according to Google trends, one of the questions that Spaniards ask search engines the most is why does hair fall out? It is normal then that entrepreneurs as visionary as the founders of Hawkers, who have encouraged people to enter this business with the project The Profile Clinic, https://profile.health/ an aesthetic and hair medicine center in Madrid.

16.- Online language teaching

Learning a second language is still one of the eternal unfinished business for Spaniards, so any solution that helps to close this gap in a really effective way seems to have a guarantee of success. This is what solutions such as those of Lingokids or Wannalisn are working on. And also to teach Spanish online for foreigners.

17.- Online privacy

Users are increasingly annoyed by the fact that, after performing an internet search, they are bombarded for days with advertisements related to that search. Now they want to control their data, and any solution that guarantees their privacy and doesn’t take advantage of it has a good chance of success. A success story is represented, for example, by Internxt, a Spanish startup that is preparing to end Google’s monopoly with a cloud file storage service focused on user privacy.

18.-Support for female entrepreneurship

Supporting women entrepreneurs has become fashionable. Not only because it is urgent to close a gap that leads to the waste of 50% of entrepreneurial talent, but also because it is one of the cross-cutting axes contemplated in Spain’s Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

19.-Life insurance for young people

The insurance industry is beginning to strategically show millennials how affordable and accessible life insurance can be for them as well and the great benefits it can bring to their families to preserve their financial security. For this reason, insurers focus on developing digital platforms with fewer purchase steps that can attract an audience that seeks immediacy and convenience when carrying out their transactions. In this sense, life insurers are targeting the younger population with products adapted to their needs, including the online experience.

20.-Food waste in the spotlight

Before the pandemic broke out, more than 7.7 million tonnes of food were wasted in Spain per year, about 176 kg on average per person. Attitudes like this are unacceptable today, and have become a global challenge that must involve all the actors involved in the value chain, from the producer in the primary sector to the end consumer.

In this sense, the digitalization of the food chain will be key to avoiding this dysfunction. Startups such as Naria, born in Castellón, have developed their own blockchain technology to digitize the third sector and facilitate the safe donation of food, avoiding food waste while generating a positive social impact.

21.-Hyperlocal news

It is one of the trends that have not yet reached Spanish journalism: local online journalism, carried out by professional journalists. In the United States, there are already different online media, such as Patch.com, that are limited to seeking information from neighborhoods within districts or small towns. The aim here is not to provide information on international conflicts or news of global relevance, but rather to report on changes that directly affect citizens, such as, for example, reporting on changing restrictions on movement and mobility.

22.- Teleportation

On the occasion of the last celebration of the South Summit, an activity was organized consisting of asking different people about the technology they would most like to enjoy. Interestingly, one of the most repeated answers was that of teleportation, or the process of moving from one place to another instantaneously. It’s not possible yet, but some are already working on it, such as the startup Proto where they design holograms of famous people, living or deceased, with whom we can interact.

23.- New Gym Concepts

Technology is also helping to reinvent gyms. RockFit is an example of these new proposals where they are presented as a very fun personal training space. They apply escape room strategies and rely on the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence.

24.- Subscription restaurants

The overwhelming model of the subscription economy has already arrived in the restaurant industry. Actually, it is nothing new that people who are used to eating out every day tend to repeat the establishment, but they are not always encouraged nor is it always possible to serve them, as happened with confinement.

Faced with these circumstances, some restaurants have launched a membership service, such as Wetaka, with a personalized weekly subscription model of home delivery of taper delivery. That the idea works is evidenced by the fact that Wetaka is among the fastest-growing Spanish startups.

25.-The metaverse

By Metaverse we mean the virtualization of physical spaces of all kinds, from work offices to music concert halls. Following this trend, business proposals such as Uttopion appear, where they are presented as the first Spanish metaverse. But there are also brands investing in providing metaverse experiences, such as Nike and its blockchain-based sneakers with which users can run in avatar form. Virtually everything we do in the physical world can find its place in the metaverse.

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26.-The ‘agetech’

It’s not about extending life for the sake of it, but about living more years in a decent and quality way. Some believe that this is going to become the biggest business in the world based on the fact that the world’s biggest companies, from Google to Amazon, have already gotten into it. The global longevity economy reached $17 trillion in 2019 and shows stable growth to reach $27 trillion by 2026. According to the most conservative estimates, it accounts for 20% of global GDP.

We are talking about a very transversal industry where, in addition to health solutions, leisure and fitness also play an important role. In this vertical, solutions such as Vermut, an agetech startup born in Barcelona with the purpose of addressing loneliness among retirees through a social application, are beginning to stand out. The startup has received international funding and is planning to relocate to the United States.

27.- Vegetable proteins in the diet

The plant-based protein market in Spain has grown by 48% since 2020, reaching a value of €448 million. Its development has become more sophisticated to the point of achieving organoleptic properties similar to those of products traditionally made with meat or fish, while also reducing their production cost. Plant-based foods will become more and more common.

28.-Alternatives to QR codes

At first, okay, but now we’re starting to get a little tired of swiping your phone through a QR code that doesn’t take you anywhere or leads you to an advertisement instead of a letter. Add to this the risk of being hacked by cybercriminals and the vulnerability of our data. Alternatives to QR already exist, such as NFC technology or the transmission of data through light, but it is not so much about the technology as the determination shown by many to track us with it.

29.-Live commerce

Live commerce is based on a new way of selling in e-commerce. They turn to influencers or coaches who are in charge of presenting a product through a live stream. The audience has the opportunity to follow the presentation, ask questions or make suggestions. It’s like a live interactive teleshop. Proponents argue that conversion rates skyrocket dramatically with this method. The model has long been a success in China.

30.-Organic supermarkets in bulk

Now that more and more people are living alone and environmental awareness is on the rise, what need do we have to buy larger quantities than we are capable of consuming and doing so, moreover, against our philosophy of life? The solution to all those who ask themselves this question is given by organic supermarkets in bulk, a trend on the rise but still scarce.

31.-Sustainable weddings

If you are one of those who cares about the environment and you are about to celebrate your wedding, it does not seem very coherent to have a ceremony in which everyone has to travel by car or spend a fortune on a dress that you are only going to wear one day. You will therefore have to consider an eco-wedding that, if it is not 100% sustainable, is at least as close as possible. Brands such as the British Sustainable Bridesmaid Dresses, where they make sustainable wedding dresses, point in this direction.

32.-Mystery shopping

Companies are looking for efficient ways to ensure that customer service processes are met, especially those that operate on a global scale and with delocalized teams. Solving these problems is the task of the mystery shopping industry and companies such as IO Investigación, experts in market research, focus on the specialization of these services.

33.- Home care for the elderly

87% of older people prefer to live in their own home rather than move to a residential or healthcare facility. Taking this reality into account, companies such as Cuidum, Depencare or Cuideo were formed, all of them with home care services. But also to combat the loneliness that many of these people suffer at home, solutions such as Adopt a Grandparent are beginning to proliferate, where they connect them with younger generations.

34.-Distribution and maintenance of 3D printers

There are already quite a few manufacturers of printers and 3D equipment, but the intermediation services between producers and buyers, with advice and explaining well the differences of each one based on the needs of each business or individual, are businesses with little cost and many possibilities of getting ahead. And those who say distribute and advise also say a repair and maintenance service for these printers as a great opportunity.

35.-5G, 6G and total connectivity

Spain is the European country with the largest extension of fibre optics installed. This is a competitive advantage to lead the leap to 5G and 6G and be a benchmark in the connectivity market. The intention of Pedro Sánchez’s government is to promote it and to this end they will allocate 1,367 million euros in 2022, 631 million will go to the development of 5G and 6G, and the remaining 736 million, to the deployment of high-capacity broadband networks. Businesses that point in this direction are promised happy years.

36.- Cybersecurity

As absolute connectivity increases, cybersecurity solutions will gain weight. Here we are not talking about a trend but about a real growing need, which is why, at the moment, it represents one of the fastest growing markets in the world, given that it is one of the natural consequences of digitalization. Also to boost its growth, the Spanish government is allocating important economic items such as the 224 million euros announced by the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) in Innovative Public Procurement contracts.

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37.-Voice Technology

We tend to type less and talk more, hence the success of virtual assistants, chatbots, smart speakers or voice identification systems, among others. There are those who say that the voice revolution, voicetech, has only just begun with predictions that the funds allocated to the voice business will triple by 2025.

38.- Marine cultural heritage

Ancora cultura del mar is a project that emerged in Valencia that seeks to “value the maritime culture and underwater archaeology of Valencia, promote its research, protection and design strategies to turn this Valencian maritime Cultural Heritage into an active resource for the territory and citizens”. The idea arose as a result of detecting a lack of knowledge, protection and plundering of Valencia’s underwater archaeological heritage.

39.- Specialized Consulting

It’s not all said and said in the world of consulting. New technologies and economic models open the door to numerous possibilities within the consulting sector. It’s about looking for a profitable niche and specializing in it as they have done, for example, at groWZ Consultants, a commercial consultancy with a service for the hybrid seller.

40.- Vending erotic toys

For some time now, in Japan, vending machines have proliferated in hotels through which to help yourself to the acquisition of an erotic toy. The risk of these vending machines is that they will be accessed by minors, but if they are located in controlled places, it can be an interesting business. For example, Conchi Ameskoa, a Navarrese merchant who, according to El Correo, installed one of these vending machines next to the delicatessen she runs and which worked great for her during Covid.

41.- A vertical vegetable garden

It is based on producing stacked food in closed and technologically controlled environments. It eliminates the need for agricultural land and allows production to be brought to urban centres, even if it is only used for fruit and certain vegetables. Set up on a large scale, vertical gardens have been revealed as an opportunity with which companies such as the American AeroFarms have become millionaires.

42.- Biometric solutions

According to Statista, the value of the biometrics market is expected to reach $55.42 billion by 2027. In addition, the same organization predicts that global spending in the identity verification market will grow exponentially in ten years, from 4,930 million in 2017 to more than 18,000 million in 2027.

43.-Vegan fashion

No wool, no down, no leather, no silk, no kind of animal skin. Amapola Vegan has specialized in vegan, ethical and sustainable fashion. An important part of the project focuses on discovering and supporting brands that meet ethical criteria in terms of veganism, respect for workers’ working conditions and sustainability.

44.-Talent ‘on demand’

In Offer your talent they have arbitrated a solution that consists of the possibility of exchanging the talent of a company for other services as well as offering talent to interesting projects. Another company specialized in what is known as secondment is Elite-work, where they present themselves as pioneers in Spain in the exchange of professionals between companies.

45.-Forensic clean-ups

There are already companies specialising in what they call traumatic cleaning, which generally refers to forensic cleaning, that is, cleaning and disinfection of spaces where an animal or human death has occurred. The objective of a forensic cleanup is the containment and subsequent elimination of possible pathogens and harmful agents that have arisen as a result of the circumstances in the space to be cleaned.

The disposal of any human or animal biological remains is essential for the recovery of the space so that it can be used normally again and the guarantee that there is no risk to health. This is what they do, for example, in Geindepo.

46.-Organic products to sell abroad

The sale of bio products (organic and functional foods) is expected to grow considerably in developed countries. Through the Internet (it fits by price, size and market) it is possible to offer Spanish organic products (already on the market) in any country.

47.-Invest in whiskey barrels

Maybe you didn’t know it, but investing in whiskey casks is a very lucrative business since casks naturally appreciate in value and acquire a constant value as the spirit matures, and that makes them a fantastic investment option to protect yourself from market volatility.

48.-The Halal Market

It is the one that is aimed only at Muslim consumers, that is, a potential of more than 1,700 million and a growing industry that is governed by its own standards and certificates. According to the Halal Institute, this term includes everything that is permissible (according to the Qur’anic precepts) and, therefore, is beneficial and healthy for human beings, leading to an improvement in the quality of life and the reduction of health risks.

Entering this market is not easy, but if you succeed and adapt to its rules, the business opportunity can be immense, as the company Cecinas Nieto, with a Halal production plant, told Emprendedores.

49.-Hiring of butlers

Companies with Bv Mayordomos offer the possibility of renting the services of a specialized butler on a one-off basis. According to them, they are professionals who are experts in private personal service, protocol, etiquette and ceremonial, for temporary assignments and/or short- or long-term projects at a national and international level.

50.-A hospital for toys

Now that, for retirement reasons, RIMAR has closed, the most famous toy hospital in the country, you can consider taking over by adapting the offer to new toy products.

51.- Autonomous drones for underground navigation and without GPS

Most of the drones available on the market do not know how to fly without a GPS, so it is practically impossible to take advantage of this type of vehicle to move in certain spaces, such as pipes or sewers, or to carry out inspections in places that are difficult to access.

All this was realized in Hovering solutions, a Spanish company that has developed a small drone capable of flying without GPS and in a totally autonomous way, useful to carry out inspections in underground infrastructures and thus make a 3D mapping of them in a matter of minutes.

52.- A theme park for dogs

As some understand that the dog world also has the right to leisure, ideas such as Perriland arise, a theme park located in Zaragoza for dogs to socialize and have fun in their own way. To this end, they organize experiences focused on dogs, such as a tourist route through the Manubles Valley, in Calatayud, for you and your pet.

53.-Digital Appointment Consultant

It consists of helping others flirt by writing their introductions and profiles on spaces like Tinder and then managing their dates. They are known as ‘freelancers of love’ and sometimes they are also forced to act as psychotherapists when the date does not come together. We’re going like First Day, but digitally.

54. Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Expert

It has its barriers and a steep learning curve, but if you are already an expert in blockchain technology and the crypto world, the options for setting up a business around this specialty are numerous, from becoming a cryptocurrency trader, to working as a financial advisor or offering professional services related to blockchain, such as the tokenization of assets.

55. Connecting the world of work with training

There are many companies that lament the difficulty in finding profiles of young people with recently finished studies who are unable to adapt to the specific work needs of the company. The same happens with students, who have problems translating all the knowledge acquired into practice.

Bridging the two worlds is a challenge that projects such as U4Impact, a solution born in Spain that connects companies with university organizations to jointly develop sustainability, innovation and social impact projects through their final projects (TFG/M), try to respond.

56. Electronics Repair

Computers, tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, automatic robots, 4K TVs… The more technology surrounds us, the more device repair experts will be needed. A notable success story in Spain is represented by CyG it Sustainable Tech, with a presence in more than a hundred countries and where they repair more than 500,000 electronic devices a year with a turnover of around 20 million euros per year.

57. Experiential Corporate Gifts

Years ago, companies gave away baskets full of sweets and liquors to their employees, and only on special dates. Currently, there is a strong change in trend in the way we give gifts and companies are leaning towards sensory experiences. In this context, companies such as Bigbox appear, which specialises in experiential gifts and offers options for companies, which give their collaborators and customers the possibility of choosing their own gift. From e

This way they will be able to enjoy a unique moment, choosing for themselves which experience to do: a lunch out, a spa day to break the routine, an outdoor adventure, a weekend getaway and much more.

58.-Development of board games

It is a trend that never goes out of style, in fact it was one of the verticals that grew the most during the pandemic. And if you have the idea of a new game and don’t know how to design it, you can turn to companies like The Game Crafter where they help you create it in a simple way.

59. Solar Panel Repair

The solar panel repair business is not for everyone since it requires a certain specialization and technical knowledge as well as a lot of patience and manual work. It would be almost like an artisan work derived from new technologies, hence the price for the repair of a solar panel costs on average €1,840, according to Habitissimo. Normally, it is the same manufacturing companies that are then dedicated to its maintenance and repair, although there are others that have specialized only in this.

60.- Cannabis-infused products

You can see for yourself how Cannabis works with The Beemine Lab, a pioneering Spanish company in Cannabis-derived products. This Spanish company researches, develops and markets a complete line of products made with natural ingredients such as CBD and honey, made in Spain, pesticide-free and 100% cruelty-free. There are, however, many products in different formats to which cannabis can be added as an ingredient, such as creams, lotions, lipsticks, balms or oils, among others.

61.- The Dynamic Shuttle

It is a shared transport service that has already established itself in cities such as New York, with more than 100,000 daily users, Tokyo, London and Berlin. In Spain, it has been established by Celering, a Spanish startup specialized in offering mobility services to cities, companies and individuals. The Dynamic Shuttle is powered by a technology based on artificial intelligence algorithms that represents the latest trend in mobility.

This new way of travelling, with a driver and shared vehicle, is intended as an effective solution to problems such as crowds, traffic jams, public transport schedules and, at the same time, reduces pollution and improves the quality of life in cities by facilitating citizens’ journeys.

62.- Recruitment platforms

The Human Resources sector is also moving forward on the path of digitalization. On the other hand, the work of its professionals is complicated now with many delocalized teams and highly technological profiles that are difficult for them to value. Therefore, there is a need for tools that facilitate their tasks, such as the one offered by Personio, a German company with a presence in Spain that helps the Human Resources department to digitize and optimize all processes that have to do with people management. That is: vacation management, document management, payroll, time control, employee onboarding, performance evaluation…

63. Couples Counseling and Therapy

There are many people who, before definitively breaking off a relationship, choose to try to save it, seeking the help and mediation of a professional. Specializing in this branch of Psychology can open the doors to an interesting niche market.

64.-Common Medical Nomenclature

There is room for a consultancy that works together with hospital documentalists to support them in standardising the codes they handle on a daily basis.

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65.-Secret Rooms

We have already talked about this business on this website. It is based on enabling stays in certain businesses that are reserved to serve high-end customers or very popular ones who want to go unnoticed. This is a growing trend that some individuals have also transferred to their homes.


Now that it has given all local administrations to recover the splendour of their parks and gardens and individuals to surround themselves with greenery in their homes, providing solutions that guarantee the beauty of spaces combined with sustainability can be very successful.

66.-Export product packs

A good idea now to sell food outside Spain is to do it through a consortium of food producers, where in the same catalog there are different products from a specific geographical area (is it an outlet for traditional/rural businesses)? Inside the pack you can even fit wine and oil, which have it more complicated.

67.-Animal welfare

According to OIE international standards, animal welfare refers to “the physical and mental state of an animal in relation to the conditions in which it lives and dies”. In Spain, we are still waiting for the approval of a law that regulates it, but more and more customers are taking it into account when purchasing a product, hence the success of tools for its surveillance, such as Ixoriguè, a startup that emerged in Madrid that wants to make the lives of farmers and shepherds easier with a monitoring solution for extensive livestock.

68.-Insect farms

The consumption of insects provides proteins, fats, fibre and micronutrients such as iron, calcium or magnesium. Eating 100 grams of crickets is equivalent to two large eggs, or 100 grams of mealworms contain 24 g of protein, while Atlantic salmon only contain 20 per 100 grams. Based on arguments like this, more and more businesses are turning to insects as food ingredients, both for animal and human intake.

69.-Sensory intelligence

It is based on knowing those products and flavors that most please our senses, from the visual to the taste or touch. Having this information can be very useful for companies when designing a new product to launch on the market or setting the scene of a space. Providing this information in the food industry is what companies such as Tastelab successfully dedicate themselves to, where they help launch successful products and control that the sensory quality that was initially designed is maintained.

70.-Artificial Intelligence for Legal Professionals

Judicial decision-making that relies on the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence or machine learning complicates the work of legal professionals who could find themselves in the position of clarifying whether they are dealing with a person or a corporation or if, on the contrary, the responsible for the negligence is software or an algorithm. One of the most brilliant contributions in this field is represented by the Valencian startup Bounsel.

71.-Niche Retailers

There is always someone who ends up identifying with one of the multiple urban ‘tribes’ that emerge. Each one has its own clothes, its own peculiar accessories and gadgets. Identifying any of these trends and positioning yourself among the first to meet demand can become synonymous with success.

72.-Subscription of boxes

A subscription box is a business idea on the rise in recent years, through which business managers charge a monthly fee for the fact that their customers periodically receive a box with content related to the professional sector to which the online store belongs and here everything fits. from pet supplies, to beauty kits or food ingredients.

73.-Chef at home

It is about hiring the services of a private chef, such as those offered at TakeaChef to come to your home with all the necessary ingredients, prepare the food and entertain your guests not only with quality cuisine but also with a pleasant experience.

74.-Provide experiences

Brands no longer seek only to offer a quality product, it is now about going further and accompanying the purchase of experiences. The more original and enriching the better. Sometimes it is the companies themselves that are in charge of designing them, but they do not always have enough time and resources to do so, turning to other companies specialized in this to procure them.

75.-Creation of audiovisual content

The demand in this area is constantly growing. Twitch, YouTube, Movistar+, Netflix, Amazon Prime… They are a clear example of this and their growth opens the door to a large part of the creative industries, from screenwriters to music producers.

76.-Portable Medical Devices

It is not only a matter of meeting the growing demand of individuals in the use of wearables, but also of helping medical professionals with support devices for remote monitoring of patients’ progress or anticipating a diagnosis.

Solutions that point in this direction are, for example, Sense4Care, experts in the detection and analysis of human movement patterns applied to health. Its wearable systems are wearable and capable of monitoring falls, winds, postures, and motor symptoms related to specific conditions.

77.-Meetic… but for all hobbies

Everyone knows sites like Meetic. Imagine a portal of this premium and niche type: mountain, sport, travel, gardening…

78.-Social economy

The social economy is emerging exponentially. In this sense, numerous initiatives in different areas are being promoted with a focus on caring for people and the planet. This need to focus on how to transform the economy through entrepreneurship is, in many cases, an opportunity for self-employment and the creation of a diverse and local business fabric.

79.-Creation and distribution of wearables

The market for health and wellness tracking wearables has continued to grow globally over the past few years. Market leaders Apple and Samsung have maintained double-digit market shares, though most of the growth has come from smaller companies.

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80.-In the emptied Spain

It is another of the main axes in the Executive’s recovery plans. Promoting entrepreneurship both within depopulated areas and providing solutions from outside that solve part of their problems can be a good option for entrepreneurship.

81.-Help to start businesses in other markets

Many times it is the local experts of the destination country who help and advise you in the processing and opening of a company in a country other than the country of origin. However, there are other entrepreneurs who, after moving their residence to another country, create a consulting business for other compatriot entrepreneurs who choose to open in that market.

82.-Invisible payments

Fintech says goodbye to money, at least the money that is touched. Nowadays it is difficult to find a young person with 5 euros in their wallet. They opt for electronic payment via mobile. Successful solutions such as Stripe or the new model of physical stores created by Amazon Go have found their business opportunity in this trend.

83.-In cloud computing

Remote working has encouraged many companies to increase spending on the cloud in order to host all digital content instead of having it scattered across different servers and devices. Forecasts suggest that this trend will continue to rise in any sector, even contemplating the return to work in the office. For the consulting firm Gartner, the big boost will come from what is known as distributed cloud, that is, the distribution of public cloud services in different locations.

84.-Combating Fake News

Never before have so many fake news circulated as there are now. Much of the blame is attributed to the networks and solutions such as the British Fabula AI, a deep-learning structure for detecting fake news, acquired last year by Twitter, have emerged to identify them.

85. Marketplaces

Marketplaces continue to be the preferred purchase option in all the products analysed, showing growth in all of them except in the electro sector. Selling on marketplaces is a good step for the first online sales. The biggest advantage for consumers is that they offer an attractive service for customers with a wide range of products and at affordable prices. There is, however, an increase in marketplaces specialising in very specific products.

86. Projects for the Economy of Gentility

Daniel Lumera, an Italian sociobiologist and professor, has become an international leader in the so-called gentleness movement, where he establishes the healthy relationship that arises between being gentle and people’s quality of life.

Under this theory, public spaces have already been transformed into gentiles, such as parks or restaurants that once a week give a free meal or anyone who wants to can enter, pay for two meals and leave a meal as a gentile, offered; in others, bread is prepared and donated one day a week. It’s all closely linked to collaborative consumption.

87.-Use of CO2

It’s another of the business opportunities revealed lately. It is based on rescuing the CO₂ emitted into the atmosphere, recovering the carbon and storing it for new uses. Within the circular economy model, it is a line of research in which different startups are already working.

88.-Tech funeral

Believe it or not, the funeral market is also undergoing its own peculiar digital transformation. It does so hand in hand with technology and the emergence of new ideas that put the focus on this market that some are already calling Funeral Tech. Solutions such as the Spanish Iteralix or Recompose, where they propose to take advantage of the corpses for arable land.

89.-The cultivation of algae

It is another product that is in fashion and to which all kinds of properties are attributed, from food to medicine, through cosmetics or antiviral agents, among many others.

There are almost as many properties and applications and commercial uses as the variety of their types. Faced with a business opportunity, some are dedicated to harvesting them and others, the majority, to cultivating them. Asia is the world’s largest producer, but initiatives in this direction are also beginning to expand in Europe, such as Zeewaar, founded in 2013 as the first seaweed farm in the Netherlands.

90.-In the lifestyle

Most of us express our attitudes, interests and opinions through the lifestyle we lead, it is what is known as Lifestyle. The concept is broad, but where we tend to reflect it the most is in fashion, leisure, food or decoration, among others.

91.-The ‘silver economy’

They call it the silver economy, which arises as a result of the increase in longevity and the inversion of the demographic pyramid. It encompasses the different stages of life that are lived from the age of 55-60 and all the activities, products and services that are designed to meet their very diverse needs.

The Silver Economy analyzes the consumption patterns of this segment of the population, creating market niches with a lot of potential, taking into account that, at the moment, they are the ones with the greatest purchasing power.

92.-The New Luxury

More new experiences than possessions is the path that some mark to the new luxury. Another trend in this field is the entry of the circular economy. Encouraging sustainability, it has become fashionable to sell second-hand luxury goods, sometimes driven by the brands themselves.

93.-The direction of the collaborative economy

Every time there is a crisis, there is talk of the collaborative economy as a valid alternative for scarce finances. But the collaborative economy is also taking a new direction, now encouraged by responsible consumption and sustainability. In fact, both the collaborative and circular economy models have a long and brilliant run in any area of the economy.

94.- Made in Spain and locavore

Consuming Made in Spain products helps to improve the health of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). And either by their own decision, or because of mobility restrictions and, consequently, exports, the truth is that the national demand for the country’s products has increased to the detriment of ‘Made in China’, even if it is circumstantial.

In the same vein, there are those who are called Locavore, that is, those consumers who choose to hire the services or buy the items from local producers. This is where not only national companies come into play, but also any other product specific to a given geographical area.

95. The Internet of Behaviors

The Internet of Behavior (IoB) means going one step further than the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoB consists of bringing together data from the digital and physical worlds to convert the information they provide between them into knowledge with the aim of influencing actions and behaviors through feedback loops from a behavioral psychology perspective. The IoB influences consumer choice, but it also redesigns the value chain, so its use requires high ethical standards.

96. The value of intangibles

In some cases, intangibles can account for up to 80% of a company’s value. A conference organized by CEVIpyme highlighted the importance of this type of asset to help the company move forward. Inesco refers to the economy of intangibles as the capital of ideas, encompassing under this concept assets such as software, databases, R+D, design, studies or know-how, among many others. The problem is that, until recently, few were able to calculate the value of an intangible but in the age of knowledge it is one of the most attractive investments.

97.-The cloud coworking revolution

Transparent Business is a SaaS platform that offers solutions to monitor online connected employees in real time, coordinate remote work teams, and provide information on the cost and status of projects. In addition to helping companies manage remote teams effectively, they claim to increase their productivity by 15% to 40%. It’s about creating platforms designed to increase the productivity of remote workers.

98.-Portable technology for people with disabilities

OrCam has been aiming to become a new Israeli unicorn for some time. It is a computer vision company, created by the founders of Mobileye themselves, Professor Amnon Shashua (CTO) and Ziv Aviram (CEO). OrCam develops wearable technology for the blind or visually impaired. It is a device consisting of an advanced optical sensor that captures an image of its surroundings and communicates the information to people audibly, without any internet connection.

99. The Second-Hand Market

Although there are those who relate the prosperity of the second-hand market to crises, the truth is that for some years now it has not stopped growing and extending to new products. Closely linked to the circular economy.

100.-Capitalism in the ‘slow’ society

The slowdown we are experiencing will force us to redefine the KPIs by which we measure companies. We may see new things, valuations with P/E ratios in line with the earnings forecast for the next five years, which for some sectors will be significantly lower. Once again, ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) will be a fundamental component of the valuation of companies.


I am a Digital Marketer, and I consider myself a self-taught person because there are always new things to learn. And everything I learn helps me help other people who want to know about these technological issues today. Also, people who have problems with some technological devices.