13 Startups Make It Easy to Keep New Year’s Resolutions
We are only a few weeks into 2013 – are you already wavering on your resolutions? Are you one of the millions who’s New Year Resolution includes ‘eating better,’ ‘getting fit,’ or ‘spend more time with the family’? You are in luck these Startups can help you keep your promise!
Eating more conscientiously is trending but what does that mean to you? Changing your diet in 2013 can encapsulate a variety of options: from adding more super grains, to eliminating glutton or searching out foods developed from sustainable farming. The following startups are making an impact on your taste buds while helping you stick to your 2013 dietary goals.
Give breakfast (or any meal) a boost with super grains! Cocomama makes healthy ready to eat and heat cereals. Made from 5,000 year-old Quinoa grains, these cereals are packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids. Available in four delicious flavors Cocomama is making gluten free taste great.
Looking for sustainably grown snacks?Off the Cob! Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips make the first tortilla chips with real sweet corn on the cob, organic white and organic yellow corn. Their chips are naturally gluten free and packed with whole grains. As well being kosher Off The Cob is Youth Trade certified.
Want even more gluten free options? G.G.’s Originals manufacturers the best tasting gluten free specialty prepared meals, gluten free gourmet potato pancakes and gluten free bakery items.
Getting enough exercise does not have to include a gym membership. These startups make it easy to find the ideal workout (or commute, or party) regime for 2013.
Perfect your game with CoachUp. Getting fit is much more fun when you are playing a sport. Haven’t you always wanted to learn to play tennis or improve your jump shot? Coachup.com provides an online platform to connect aspiring athletes of all ages and local private coach.
Don’t play sports? No worries dancing counts too. The Roammeo app helps you to find out what’s happening around you every night. Including where to go swing dancing!
Biking to work in 2013? Burning calories while reducing your carbon footprint is a double bonus, but you need to stay safe while out on the roads.
HelmetHub introduces a machine to dispense helmets alongside the existing bikeshare stations, ensuring that a helmet is available when you want it. Helmets are inspected and sanitized before being put back into circulation to assure they're as clean and safe as the rest.
For the hardcore cyclists out there Pegasus Performance provides you with top shelf cycling apparel that helps reduce your post-crash pain, getting you back into competition more quickly, without compromising the performance you expect from a race kit.
Is your 2013 running goal to up your mileage or get the whole family moving? Nothing motivates better than a little friendly competition. Check out the RaceMenu calendar to find fun road races near you that everyone in the family can join in.
After all that exercise don’t forget to hydrate. Biba has the great taste of a sparkling all natural soda loaded with electrolytes and vitamins to keep your body naturally hydrated. Biba is caffeine free and low in sugar helping you keep that waistline slim in 2013.
“Quality Time with the Family”
Keep track of family moments with Lifeables. Lifeables lets you sort through years of memories in mere minutes, finding, filtering, organizing and formatting what that you already have – pictures, videos, or social posts – to create more complete stories of your family's life. You can enjoy them anytime, through any device – you can even output them as a treasured keepsake.
Inspire learning at home with Native Brain’s educational apps that deliver actual learning impact. Inspired by research, designed with learning science, and engineered to give your child the learning experience that is right for them.
Finally learn to play the piano as a family with Joy Tunes. They develop interactive video games controlled by regular instruments, helping children and adults to learn to play real music on real instruments.
Bring 2013 family time into the kitchen with KidsCOOK Productions. They introduce young people to the exciting world of cooking, real food, and healthy lifestyles through its fully interactive website, KickinKitchen.TV.
And remember by supporting these and all the MassChallenge Teams you will be keeping the most important resolution of all, “help entrepreneurs win!”
Lizzie Ryckewaert, MassChallenge Marketing & Events
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