Editors note: Guest post by Tyler Vanzo, a teen entrepreneur and blogger.
Every year there are startups working on amazing, innovative, and interesting ideas. The following are three startups which are working on exactly that and that you should keep an eye on for 2012.
Currently in stealth mode, there is not much information out there on Dekko, but from the information there is it seems Dekko is working on some very unique and intriguing technology. To quote from Dekko’s website: “Dekko is working to let us see our content in the world, through a screen, not just on the screen. This will initially be via smartphones & tablets but will eventually expand to eyewear and other systems.” Dekko is currently developing a technology which gives you instant information for anything you see through your phone or tablet camera and even more intriguing, through your eye glasses. Dekko has received funding from various investors, most notably Justin Timberlake, and it will be interesting to see them reveal more about their next generation technology later in the year.
G3Box was founded by four Arizona State University students in 2011 looking to make a positive impact in less fortunate areas lacking medical facilities. G3Box is creating medical facilities in these areas by “the conversion of steel shipping containers into low-cost, modular, and mobile medical clinics.” G3Box is a creative, but simple idea that has the potential for great impact in areas of medical need and it will be interesting to keep an eye on them and to see how they grow and impact these regions.
Skillshare is a very intriguing startup. Skillshare’s motto is “learn anything from anyone” and the idea is to transform cities into a huge campus and allow anyone to start their own offline classes on any topic they would like and those interested can join. Skillshare recently raised $3.1 million in a Series A round of venture funding led by Union Square in August of 2011, the company plans to use the funds for “talent and expansion” and opening offices in other cities.