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Innovations and updates from businesses previously featured on Springwise.

It’s always exciting to hear about the progress made by businesses that we’ve previously featured. Here are some updates from founders who have all got in touch to share their latest news:
LunchBots
When we first wrote about LunchBots back in 2009, it was a young startup looking to provide an eco alternative to traditional lunchboxes for parents concerned about the potential negative effects on their children of plastic food holders. Nearly four years on, its range has expanded to include versions with multiple compartments and additional condiment containers. It’s also added leak-proof and insulated versions to keep kids’ – and adults’ – food safe and warm until lunchtime.
Grubwithus
We recently wrote about the rise of social eating with regards to the new travel startup EatWith, but Grubwithus has been connecting those with similar interests for joint themed meals since 2011. It has now launched its first app – Grubtonight – which enables mobile users in select cities to quickly and easily join forces with nearby strangers to take advantage of restaurant discounts.
Catchafire
Matching nonprofits and social enterprises with business-savvy professionals is a two-way exchange that can help boost the success of charitable causes, as well as give skilled workers more experience and a sense of pride. Catchafire has been doing this since we wrote our piece in 2010 and its members have provided over USD 7 million in service to good causes. As well as vastly expanding its professional categories, members can now enjoy a regular newsletter and an informative blog.
LunchBots
When we first wrote about LunchBots back in 2009, it was a young startup looking to provide an eco alternative to traditional lunchboxes for parents concerned about the potential negative effects on their children of plastic food holders. Nearly four years on, its range has expanded to include versions with multiple compartments and additional condiment containers. It’s also added leak-proof and insulated versions to keep kids’ – and adults’ – food safe and warm until lunchtime.
Grubwithus
We recently wrote about the rise of social eating with regards to the new travel startup EatWith, but Grubwithus has been connecting those with similar interests for joint themed meals since 2011. It has now launched its first app – Grubtonight – which enables mobile users in select cities to quickly and easily join forces with nearby strangers to take advantage of restaurant discounts.
WTFJeans
One trend Springwise is expecting to see more of in the future is wearable tech, but in the meantime WTFJeans’ limited edition clothing – specifically designed to hold today’s devices – should suffice. While the startup had some viral success with its V1 jeans, major cashflow issues meant the company had to learn a lot of lessons. However, after regrouping it has experimented with an Indiegogo campaign to launch the WTFShirt and is bouncing back with its WTFJeans V2 model – limited to 2,048 pairs and available from its website, complete with a new and improved payment process.
Catchafire
Matching nonprofits and social enterprises with business-savvy professionals is a two-way exchange that can help boost the success of charitable causes, as well as give skilled workers more experience and a sense of pride. Catchafire has been doing this since we wrote our piece in 2010 and its members have provided over USD 7 million in service to good causes. As well as vastly expanding its professional categories, members can now enjoy a regular newsletter and an informative blog.
LunchBots
When we first wrote about LunchBots back in 2009, it was a young startup looking to provide an eco alternative to traditional lunchboxes for parents concerned about the potential negative effects on their children of plastic food holders. Nearly four years on, its range has expanded to include versions with multiple compartments and additional condiment containers. It’s also added leak-proof and insulated versions to keep kids’ – and adults’ – food safe and warm until lunchtime.
Grubwithus
We recently wrote about the rise of social eating with regards to the new travel startup EatWith, but Grubwithus has been connecting those with similar interests for joint themed meals since 2011. It has now launched its first app – Grubtonight – which enables mobile users in select cities to quickly and easily join forces with nearby strangers to take advantage of restaurant discounts.
Blueseed
Bringing to life an idea like Blueseed – a floating live/work space located off the shores of Silicon Valley to place startups without a US visa close to the world’s tech giants – is some feat, but the incubator is still on course to launch in the third quarter of this year. In December it received help in the form of seed funding from the likes of the Floodgate Fund, Correlation Ventures and ZhenFund. Over 1,300 entrepreneurs have already expressed interest in taking a place on the ship, but Blueseed is still open to applications.
WTFJeans
One trend Springwise is expecting to see more of in the future is wearable tech, but in the meantime WTFJeans’ limited edition clothing – specifically designed to hold today’s devices – should suffice. While the startup had some viral success with its V1 jeans, major cashflow issues meant the company had to learn a lot of lessons. However, after regrouping it has experimented with an Indiegogo campaign to launch the WTFShirt and is bouncing back with its WTFJeans V2 model – limited to 2,048 pairs and available from its website, complete with a new and improved payment process.
Catchafire
Matching nonprofits and social enterprises with business-savvy professionals is a two-way exchange that can help boost the success of charitable causes, as well as give skilled workers more experience and a sense of pride. Catchafire has been doing this since we wrote our piece in 2010 and its members have provided over USD 7 million in service to good causes. As well as vastly expanding its professional categories, members can now enjoy a regular newsletter and an informative blog.
LunchBots
When we first wrote about LunchBots back in 2009, it was a young startup looking to provide an eco alternative to traditional lunchboxes for parents concerned about the potential negative effects on their children of plastic food holders. Nearly four years on, its range has expanded to include versions with multiple compartments and additional condiment containers. It’s also added leak-proof and insulated versions to keep kids’ – and adults’ – food safe and warm until lunchtime.
Grubwithus
We recently wrote about the rise of social eating with regards to the new travel startup EatWith, but Grubwithus has been connecting those with similar interests for joint themed meals since 2011. It has now launched its first app – Grubtonight – which enables mobile users in select cities to quickly and easily join forces with nearby strangers to take advantage of restaurant discounts.
Blueseed
Bringing to life an idea like Blueseed – a floating live/work space located off the shores of Silicon Valley to place startups without a US visa close to the world’s tech giants – is some feat, but the incubator is still on course to launch in the third quarter of this year. In December it received help in the form of seed funding from the likes of the Floodgate Fund, Correlation Ventures and ZhenFund. Over 1,300 entrepreneurs have already expressed interest in taking a place on the ship, but Blueseed is still open to applications.
WTFJeans
One trend Springwise is expecting to see more of in the future is wearable tech, but in the meantime WTFJeans’ limited edition clothing – specifically designed to hold today’s devices – should suffice. While the startup had some viral success with its V1 jeans, major cashflow issues meant the company had to learn a lot of lessons. However, after regrouping it has experimented with an Indiegogo campaign to launch the WTFShirt and is bouncing back with its WTFJeans V2 model – limited to 2,048 pairs and available from its website, complete with a new and improved payment process.
Catchafire
Matching nonprofits and social enterprises with business-savvy professionals is a two-way exchange that can help boost the success of charitable causes, as well as give skilled workers more experience and a sense of pride. Catchafire has been doing this since we wrote our piece in 2010 and its members have provided over USD 7 million in service to good causes. As well as vastly expanding its professional categories, members can now enjoy a regular newsletter and an informative blog.
LunchBots
When we first wrote about LunchBots back in 2009, it was a young startup looking to provide an eco alternative to traditional lunchboxes for parents concerned about the potential negative effects on their children of plastic food holders. Nearly four years on, its range has expanded to include versions with multiple compartments and additional condiment containers. It’s also added leak-proof and insulated versions to keep kids’ – and adults’ – food safe and warm until lunchtime.
Grubwithus
We recently wrote about the rise of social eating with regards to the new travel startup EatWith, but Grubwithus has been connecting those with similar interests for joint themed meals since 2011. It has now launched its first app – Grubtonight – which enables mobile users in select cities to quickly and easily join forces with nearby strangers to take advantage of restaurant discounts.