by Nicolas Jacobeus, on 6 April 2020
Technology changes with the times—and often at lightning speed. Even as we’re collectively living through a pandemic, there are technology startup ideas all around us.
These five growing industries are quickly becoming mainstream, and we expect they’ll continue to mature long after the coronavirus is no longer a threat. Let’s take a deeper look at each for a rich source of technology startup ideas.
54% of adults are working remotely because of the pandemic. While some people embraced work-from-home culture, remote work comes with so many challenges. From video calls to connectivity to mental health, remote work definitely threw businesses for a loop.
A new technology startup idea could serve gaps or beat the clunky solutions that people are using now to:
Easing the pain of remote work for both managers and employees will make you a beloved technology startup.
A third of all US households used grocery delivery services in March 2020. But few retailers were prepared for this surge, and they relied heavily on delivery services like Instacart or DoorDash.
Consumers are learning to love grocery delivery, and that means the industry is ripe for technology startup ideas that address customers’ pain points.
Consider creating a solution like:
Grocery delivery is here to stay, especially for high-risk or elderly shoppers. Tap into this market to not only keep the world safe, but make the grocery delivery process simpler for everyone.
Crypto was once a crazy idea, but look at the market today. China’s even rolled out its own version of cryptocurrency in light of the pandemic. More shoppers want the convenience of paying through secure mobile apps, and cryptocurrency easily fills that gap.
Experts are predicting growth in the crypto space, so look for technology startup ideas here before it’s too late. Consider solutions like:
Crypto is the Wild West of the financial industry right now. Stay agile and alert to be on the right side of regulations in this fast-moving industry.
Indoor dining isn’t a safe option during the pandemic. Al fresco dining is believed to be a safer alternative. Restaurants that want to keep their doors open are offering outdoor dining, but everyone is still ironing out how outdoor dining should look going forward.
Create a tech solution that manages expectations and keeps everyone safe, like:
Create a technology startup idea that makes the outdoor dining experience enjoyable for both customers and restaurants.
Just 20% of Americans feel safe going back to gyms while the coronavirus is still a threat. In response, subscriptions to online fitness apps have skyrocketed. There’s always room for improvement, though, and many customers need extra value to do online fitness regularly.
Create a smart SaaS solution that helps people get fit from anywhere, like:
Fitness hasn’t gone out of style, but it will look different going forward. Tap into this growing market with technology that serves customers right in their own homes.
The future may look different, but sometimes that’s a good thing. Make the most of these fast-growing industries to find your own technology startup ideas. Creating a solution early can help you claim more market share.
No matter which new industry you want to take on, make sure you validate it before you jump headfirst into a new technology startup idea. Belighted can help with that. Talk to us today.
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