It’s always exciting for established startup gurus to try their luck in rather unexplored territories. The main advantage that these new markets possess is that they’re unsaturated. Which means, if your startup idea is unique and your service worthwhile, there shouldn’t be too much of a problem for your startup to stand out in such a field. Let’s take a look at some of those empty fishing zones.
1. Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is all the rage these days. Developed countries are already boasting quantum computers in top laboratories, R&D centers and government establishments. Developing countries are not far behind either. Countries like India are heavily into research about quantum computers. There are already a couple of startups in this field like D-Wave systems, but the saturation level is still far off from the levels in some of the more common markets. If you have a background in Physics, it’d be even easier for you to pursue a startup in this zone.
2. Self Cleaning Aquariums
Aquarium fish-keeping is one of the most growing hobbies amongst pet enthusiasts. But, one of the major hassles of keeping an aquarium is the maintenance that’s associated with it. That’s where these new age, maintenance-free aquariums come into play. Unlike their traditional counterparts, self cleaning fish tanks do not require you to clean the water, not in a week, not within a month, in fact, never. Some prototypes of these currently exist as crowd-funded projects, while others are still in their ideation phase. If you’ve got interest in aquariums and an ability to think out of the box, you are sure to succeed in this field.
3. Iris-powered Smartphones
Now, this is an entirely different ball game altogether. We’re talking about smartphones that can be operated with your eye-movement. This may sound like a scene from your favourite sci-fi movie, but guess what, it’s really what the future has in store for us. Companies like Sony and Samsung are currently exploring the options of producing such phones as a mass-market commodity, and if the track records of their excellent R&D departments are to be considered, it might be sooner, than later, that these new generation smartphones start popping up.
So, if you were looking to get into a new, and very different field from your everyday re-hashed Internet and Software startups, any of these 3 field might be a great option for you to create your next startup in. With a proper plan and resources to scale things beyond your starting point, you shouldn’t really be failing as long as you know what lake you’re taking your boat to.