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IN Creative ON 15 Oct, 2016
Every startup idea seems to be the one in a million to its founder. Well, that's the sole reason they put all their blood, sweat, and tears into them. Still, the number of successful startups are limited. In the midst of innumerable apps and websites, we never get to hear phrases like, "Look that guy is setting up a factory" or "Did you hear, their product is facing transportation issues".
Well, here's a different startup story. Read for yourself.
Sure we hear of startups and entrepreneurs every day. In fact, so much that the sound of these words doesn't surprise us anymore.
In the age of the internet, there are companies that exist completely virtually. Only on app stores and YouTube combined, there are thousands of companies.
Jeremy Rincon and Robby Whites decided to make it big by breaking the monotony. They came up with a unique idea and at a time, when everybody was busy building apps, they dared actually to set up a whole manufacturing industry.
They used to work as Junior Analysts in Stanford Financial Group in Houston. In 2009 though, after it was shut down by a fraud investigation, they lost their jobs.
And so that they never have to face such issues again, they decided to start a business of their own. A business which is valued at 100 million dollars today by the way after five years.
During their trip to Columbia, they had noticed glass panels that could be used as writing boards. So, they took it upon themselves to bring it into fashion.
After a thorough research, they realized it actually had the potential for the market. They used to get up in the early mornings to build up their own glass boards in their garages.
Several companies already did use similar glass boards. What was unique though was the fact that their glass boards didn't need replacement like the others in the market every year.
So, they set up a complete factory eventually for colorless glass boards. And thus an unconventional startup became a successful one.
Silicon Valley in particular has been flooding with their products. Facebook, Google, and Coca-Cola are only a few to name.
But, writing boards? Companies just won't be able to survive without them. Although, it wouldn't take much time before chalks and blackboards go extinct.
Remember this if a revolutionary idea ever blooms up in your beautiful mind.