One of my favorite regular vist sites is Springwise. It’s a terrific, and free, site that has a newsletter each month that I actually read. I could explain in my own words what Springwise is and does, but why hear it from me when you can hear straight from the guys who bring it to you.
What is Springwise?
Springwise scans the globe for the most promising business ventures,
ideas and concepts ready for regional or international adaptation,
expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation. Ferociously tracking
more than 400 global offline and online business resources, as well as
taking to the streets of world cities, digital cameras at hand.
To ensure true ‘glocal’ coverage, the central office is in close
contact with more than 8,000 Springspotters in over 70 countries
worldwide. The full colour, monthly Springwise (and related trendwatching.com) newsletters, to which you can subscribe for free, get sent to more than 210,000 business professionals in more than 120 countries.
So whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, head of a start-up,
management consultant, marketing manager, business development
director, trend watcher, or anyone else interested in creating or
expanding companies, Springwise will instantly inspire you by getting
the world’s most promising young ventures right in front of you. To
check out the most recent newsletter, click here.
Springwise is the first company to compile and send out a newsletter
like this on a global scale, making optimal use of an ever more
networked world. Established in Spring of 2002, Springwise is
headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Who is it for?
Springwise is required brain food for entrepreneurial minds! Whether
you’re a budding entrepreneur, head of a start-up, management
consultant, marketing manager, consumer insights expert, trend watcher,
journalist, private investor, business development director, or venture
capitalist, Springwise will instantly inspire you by getting the
world’s most promising new business ideas and young ventures right in
front of you.