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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:
exploreB2B
Dating sites have transformed the way that potential partners with similar interests meet, so exploreB2B set out to do the same for businesses, through content publishing. Originally conceived for German users, the Berlin-based startup launched internationally last year, adding premium functions for paid users. CEO Jonathan Gebauer is this year on the judging panel for the BIG Awards 2013, which recognizes talent in the business world.
Cyclodeo
Google Street View has attempted to provide images of the majority of the roads in many countries, but Netherlands-based Cyclodeo arguably has a bigger ambition – to document video of the world’s cycling routes. Having already started work covering Copenhagen, Eindhoven and New York, the site recently enabled its users to explore Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world.
Kickboard
A big part of any education professional’s job is the administration that goes into ensuring they’re reaching their targets. Kickboard has been helping teachers and principals better analyze their students’ behavior, grades and attendance since we wrote about the startup 18 months ago. The company won the Coulter Challenge IDEAPitch competition in 2012 and is also now receiving mentoring from Jim Coulter, co-founder of private equity firm TPG. Kickboard has been announced as one of the companies chosen to take part in talent training programs run by Education Pioneers.
exploreB2B
Dating sites have transformed the way that potential partners with similar interests meet, so exploreB2B set out to do the same for businesses, through content publishing. Originally conceived for German users, the Berlin-based startup launched internationally last year, adding premium functions for paid users. CEO Jonathan Gebauer is this year on the judging panel for the BIG Awards 2013, which recognizes talent in the business world.
Cyclodeo
Google Street View has attempted to provide images of the majority of the roads in many countries, but Netherlands-based Cyclodeo arguably has a bigger ambition – to document video of the world’s cycling routes. Having already started work covering Copenhagen, Eindhoven and New York, the site recently enabled its users to explore Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world.
Pubslush
Another site taking advantage of the crowds to help fledgling creators is New York-based Pubslush, whose crowdfunding platform not only helps upcoming authors get their books funded, but also adds a charitable element by fighting illiteracy in the developing world. Pubslush has made the process of getting a book into bookstores more open – it no longer acts as the sole publisher, but still offers learning opportunities to help successful users market their work once it’s been funded. Having partnered with the San Francisco Bay charity ParentsPlace to take advantage of their expertise in promoting literacy at home, Pubslush is also adding more strings to its social bow. This year, it has plans to expand into Brazil.
Kickboard
A big part of any education professional’s job is the administration that goes into ensuring they’re reaching their targets. Kickboard has been helping teachers and principals better analyze their students’ behavior, grades and attendance since we wrote about the startup 18 months ago. The company won the Coulter Challenge IDEAPitch competition in 2012 and is also now receiving mentoring from Jim Coulter, co-founder of private equity firm TPG. Kickboard has been announced as one of the companies chosen to take part in talent training programs run by Education Pioneers.
exploreB2B
Dating sites have transformed the way that potential partners with similar interests meet, so exploreB2B set out to do the same for businesses, through content publishing. Originally conceived for German users, the Berlin-based startup launched internationally last year, adding premium functions for paid users. CEO Jonathan Gebauer is this year on the judging panel for the BIG Awards 2013, which recognizes talent in the business world.
Cyclodeo
Google Street View has attempted to provide images of the majority of the roads in many countries, but Netherlands-based Cyclodeo arguably has a bigger ambition – to document video of the world’s cycling routes. Having already started work covering Copenhagen, Eindhoven and New York, the site recently enabled its users to explore Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world.
AHHHA
Going it alone when attempting to bring a new idea to market can be tough, and might not even be the best option – social ideation platform AHHHA certainly doesn’t think so. Since we covered the site in 2011, it has helped several products – such as the Sleeper Sleeve and the PinPoint app – undergo finetuning with help from the crowds before launching successfully. The platform has also struck up a partnership with UK-based Creative Barcode to give users greater protection over their intellectual property.
Pubslush
Another site taking advantage of the crowds to help fledgling creators is New York-based Pubslush, whose crowdfunding platform not only helps upcoming authors get their books funded, but also adds a charitable element by fighting illiteracy in the developing world. Pubslush has made the process of getting a book into bookstores more open – it no longer acts as the sole publisher, but still offers learning opportunities to help successful users market their work once it’s been funded. Having partnered with the San Francisco Bay charity ParentsPlace to take advantage of their expertise in promoting literacy at home, Pubslush is also adding more strings to its social bow. This year, it has plans to expand into Brazil.
Kickboard
A big part of any education professional’s job is the administration that goes into ensuring they’re reaching their targets. Kickboard has been helping teachers and principals better analyze their students’ behavior, grades and attendance since we wrote about the startup 18 months ago. The company won the Coulter Challenge IDEAPitch competition in 2012 and is also now receiving mentoring from Jim Coulter, co-founder of private equity firm TPG. Kickboard has been announced as one of the companies chosen to take part in talent training programs run by Education Pioneers.
exploreB2B
Dating sites have transformed the way that potential partners with similar interests meet, so exploreB2B set out to do the same for businesses, through content publishing. Originally conceived for German users, the Berlin-based startup launched internationally last year, adding premium functions for paid users. CEO Jonathan Gebauer is this year on the judging panel for the BIG Awards 2013, which recognizes talent in the business world.
Cyclodeo
Google Street View has attempted to provide images of the majority of the roads in many countries, but Netherlands-based Cyclodeo arguably has a bigger ambition – to document video of the world’s cycling routes. Having already started work covering Copenhagen, Eindhoven and New York, the site recently enabled its users to explore Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world.
AHHHA
Going it alone when attempting to bring a new idea to market can be tough, and might not even be the best option – social ideation platform AHHHA certainly doesn’t think so. Since we covered the site in 2011, it has helped several products – such as the Sleeper Sleeve and the PinPoint app – undergo finetuning with help from the crowds before launching successfully. The platform has also struck up a partnership with UK-based Creative Barcode to give users greater protection over their intellectual property.
Pubslush
Another site taking advantage of the crowds to help fledgling creators is New York-based Pubslush, whose crowdfunding platform not only helps upcoming authors get their books funded, but also adds a charitable element by fighting illiteracy in the developing world. Pubslush has made the process of getting a book into bookstores more open – it no longer acts as the sole publisher, but still offers learning opportunities to help successful users market their work once it’s been funded. Having partnered with the San Francisco Bay charity ParentsPlace to take advantage of their expertise in promoting literacy at home, Pubslush is also adding more strings to its social bow. This year, it has plans to expand into Brazil.
Kickboard
A big part of any education professional’s job is the administration that goes into ensuring they’re reaching their targets. Kickboard has been helping teachers and principals better analyze their students’ behavior, grades and attendance since we wrote about the startup 18 months ago. The company won the Coulter Challenge IDEAPitch competition in 2012 and is also now receiving mentoring from Jim Coulter, co-founder of private equity firm TPG. Kickboard has been announced as one of the companies chosen to take part in talent training programs run by Education Pioneers.
exploreB2B
Dating sites have transformed the way that potential partners with similar interests meet, so exploreB2B set out to do the same for businesses, through content publishing. Originally conceived for German users, the Berlin-based startup launched internationally last year, adding premium functions for paid users. CEO Jonathan Gebauer is this year on the judging panel for the BIG Awards 2013, which recognizes talent in the business world.
Cyclodeo
Google Street View has attempted to provide images of the majority of the roads in many countries, but Netherlands-based Cyclodeo arguably has a bigger ambition – to document video of the world’s cycling routes. Having already started work covering Copenhagen, Eindhoven and New York, the site recently enabled its users to explore Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world.