WHAT WE DO
We validate, curate and summarize the top four Springspotter submissions for daily publication. Our readers are guaranteed real time, real business inspiration.
With over 160,000 global subscribers, the Springwise newsletters boast open rates upwards of 20%, and click through upwards of 10%.
Over 8100 innovations from over 20 searchable industries. In each article you’ll find all the information you need for pitches, presentations or investments.
USED BY THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS
"Almost too good to share"
- Seth Godin
We give up 1% of our sales to help make the planet a better place.
The Springwise mission is to discover and share the best innovation ideas from all over the world, to promote positive change.
We are proud members of 1% for the Planet which connects us to some of the most environmentally concerned organizations in the world and commits us to donating 1% of our annual sales to environmental causes.
WHO WE DO IT FOR
Everyone from the intrigued individual or student, to executives in marketing, agencies, HR and business development as well as investors, journalists and strategists. Over 30% of our subscribers are directors, C-suite and founders.
Springwise is essential for anyone with an entrepreneurial mind, an adventurous spirit and a wish to stay ahead in our fast moving world.
MEET THE TEAM
Editor & Creative Director
Head of Commercial
James Bidwell is CEO of Springwise, operating at the heart of the global start-up, enterprise and innovation communities.
Prior to Springwise, James worked for 20 years in businesses where change and innovation were mission critical. Notably, he served as Marketing Director, Selfridges during the turnaround, CEO Visit London in the lead up to the Olympics and CEO Anthropologie, Europe spearheading the launch. James has also played pivotal roles at Disneyland Paris, eToys and Sega as well as leading the turnarounds at Cass Art and EasyArt.
He is passionate about nature and the outdoors, an avid mountain biker, fly-fisherman and sea kayaker as well as devoted father to his three daughters. James has great ambition for Springwise and our team, as a successful enterprise and as a force for good.
Chris Kreinczes, Editor & Creative Director, is responsible for overseeing all ongoing creative projects and content development from Springwise HQ. Chris holds a first class degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, and started his career as a planner at some of the UK’s leading branding agencies, including The Marketing Store, before joining the Barbican Centre and Southbank Centre’s marketing and creative teams. He also briefly worked as a Folk Music archivist at London’s Cecil Sharp House, and enjoys mountain walking, kayaking and sailing.
With direct access to the Springspotters network of over 20,000 trend and innovation spotters worldwide, a diverse and holistic view of entrepreneurship and the startup scene, and an extremely in-depth knowledge of the Springwise database from over the last 12 years, Chris is an expert on both the present innovation landscape, where it has come from, and where it’s going. Chris has delivered keynotes worldwide and writes a column for Forbes.
Rebecca Trenner is Head of Commercial and responsible for all Springwise client services, brand partnerships and community activities. With a background in media and publishing, Rebecca has worked with some of the biggest media organisations in the world, most recently at The Guardian, managing commercial partnerships for The Guardian’s professional business portfolio. With experience in commercial content development, brand partnerships and events, Rebecca previously worked at Raconteur Media where she produced business reports for News International, and at Centaur Media where she co-headed the launch of a global event and international development conference in Brussels.
When she isn’t developing new Springwise partnerships, Rebecca can be found training for her next triathlon, scouting out the best London theatre and planning future travel adventures.
Tom Shorten is COO of Springwise. He previously joined Phones 4u in January 2005 and held a number of senior board level roles during a ten year career with the high street retailer. He was a key player in Phones 4u’s growth and evolution which generated annual revenues in excess of £1.1bn and profits of over £120 million.
Grace Wang is the Junior Editor at Springwise. With an honours degree in Journalism and Politics from the University of Auckland, she has a background in sustainable fashion, music journalism and online content. She was content editor at an ethical fashion ecommerce site, and a writer for Vice, Opening Ceremony’s blog, and Bonafide Magazine — her portfolio includes interviews with Mobb Deep and Roy Ayers, and coverage of Frieze London and NYFW. When not creating features for Springwise, she likes to read, cook and overwater her house plants.