Fall is a great time for new beginnings. Whether that mean a new haircut, a wardrobe overhaul, or even an idea that could change the world. Here in San Francisco, we’re surrounded by innovation. Sure, there are a lot of social apps and addicting games, but there are also some really smart people solving real problems, and we love to see so many people putting their time and energy towards making the world a little bit better. So, we’re taking a moment to shine the spotlight on two companies that are making big moves.
Problems come in all shapes and sizes; some are small everyday problems, like figuring out what to do when you can’t be home to sign for a delivery. Doorman is changing that. If you can’t be home during the day, you can ship your package to their address for a small fee, and they’ll deliver it to you at home after work hours. That’s pretty cool; as frequent online shoppers, we can definitely see ourselves using the service. If you solve a small problem and do it well, that’s not a small thing.
And then there are companies that take on huge problems, like the guys behind new nail polish brand Undercover Colors. When the founders realized that they all knew someone personally who had been the victim of sexual assault, they wanted to do something about it. So they created a line of nail polish shades that change color when exposed to date rape drugs. All a woman has to do is dip her finger in her drink to see if it’s been contaminated. They haven’t launched yet, but they recently received funding to complete the project. A beauty product that could save your life? Now that’s definitely something we could get behind. You can learn more here.
So whether you’re going back to school, starting a new job, or debating quitting your 9 to 5 to work on a passion project, there’s no better time to try something new––we can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.