Looking for a startup idea? Look no further! There's been some experimentation in the 3D printing community with smartphone mounts.
The problem with these systems is that they're always one-offs: mount an iPhone 5 to a bike, or your iPad to your wall.
That's where you, the budding entrepreneur hungry for a startup idea, come in. Create a modular mounting system!
On one hand, you have all of the various surfaces you can mount to: bike handlebars, walls, car dashboards, helmets, tripods, etc.
On the other, you have countless pieces of technology just waiting to be mounted. iPhones, all different types of Android phones, cameras, iPads, bluetooth portable speakers, you name it. The beauty of this system is that you can create products that suite incredibly niche needs. It wouldn't make sense to create an entire product that's just for mounting the old Galaxy S2 smartphone to a bike - but, if you separate the bike mount and the Galaxy S2 clip, you're able to offer incredible diversity without a ridiculous number of individual products.
One of the more entertaining thoughts we had for this startup idea: besides mounting technology (phones, tablets, etc), you could also have mounts for relatively simple things: imagine being able to mount a cup holder to your bike handlebars!
Skeptical of how successful this startup idea could be? Just look at the GoPro action camera: they actually make most of their money selling various mounts for the camera: monopods, head straps, chest straps, car mounts, etc. Because, once people have the technology, the next question is how they'll use it. And for that, they'll need a mount!
If you're interested in this startup idea, let us know in the comments! We're giving it away for free, no strings attached, but we're always willing to help you brainstorm and develop your ideas :)