By Published On: May 1, 2013

Trends are always changing (that’s why they’re called trends). Sometimes trends can give a glimpse into what the future holds. It’s a dynamic world out there and I’m here to give you a snapshot into some of the freshest trends in funding, food and technology.

Kickstarter is fundamentally shifting the way people invest in ideas, having funded tens of thousands of projects with over $500 million donated. This site shows that asking for funding on projects can be as simple as presenting a great idea that needs some cash to get started. Not only is Kickstarter a fresh trend that is shifting the way people invest in ideas; it’s also a great tool to see what fresh trends are in the works. Take the time and to browse some projects and maybe you’ll find something to help “kick-start.”

Food trucks have been around for over 100 years; so you may be wondering why they’re being talked about in an article on fresh trends. Take this into consideration though; they now offer great food, at reasonable prices, and can go basically anywhere. This cost-effective restaurant on wheels has put them in direct competition with other sit-down restaurants. It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing this trend become a staple for every (and I mean every) restaurant.

Green tech is still in its infancy as an industry but recently it’s been making leaps and bounds into larger markets that have been traditionally dominated by shiny plastic objects – bamboo keyboards and a bamboo mouse are just the beginning. Green tech is a niche market right now but I’ll bet in the next 6 months to a year this trend will bring a shift in attitudes. Check out the iBamboo Speaker ( to see how you can amplify your iPhones sound without being near any power supply.

These three fresh ideas may soon turn into more than a trend. Stay tuned for more fresh ideas from d.trio in the coming months.

About the Author: cat-tonic

Born of curiosity and enthusiasm, we’re a scrappy group of smart, passionate marketers who work hard and play hard. We show up every day and fight for our clients who are making the world a better place. We listen with curiosity, explore deeply, ask hard questions, and sometimes put forth ideas that might make you squirm. Because we believe the status quo is good for growing mold but not much else. The way we see it, change is the way forward and the magic happens when curiosity, math, science, instinct, and talent intersect.
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