In this era of technology, starting a business is not a challenge. It will not be easy to succeed if you do not focus on new startup trends. 2020 has not been the best year, but we must admit that this year brought great digital transformation. It was a year that forced many startups to end and promoted innovation and opportunities for someone who keeps up with the latest startup trends.
Startups are essentials for economic growth and job creations. It is crucial to stay updated with startup trends to achieve success this year. If you didn’t start a new business in 2020, this is the right time. Below, you can find some startup trends for 2021.
5 Biggest Startup Trends for 2021
Expansion of Work from Home
Work from home or remote working is the most popular trend in 2021. This trend has seen enormous growth during the pandemic and will continue growing. A year ago, when the pandemic started, all entrepreneurs’ top priority was to keep their staff members safe.
Businesses didn’t have the chance to keep up with the enhanced working guidelines, not all of them had big offices to maintain social distancing. This was the main reason why most of them allowed their employees to work from home. Hence, the meetings moved from boardrooms to bedrooms. Therefore, there was a need for various online tools to have effectiveness while working from bedrooms.
For proper communications between employees, tools like Zoom, Cisco’s Webex, Google Hangout and GoTo Meetings were very efficient. They allowed the exchange of data in one place, online tools like Asana, Trello, Proofhub and ClickUp gained massive popularity.
Due to the pandemic, school systems and universities have one of the most significant closures affecting 1.6 billion students. It appeared many students wanted to keep themselves productive during the time of the pandemic. They needed to keep their time correctly, making time management apps a helpful tool.
Online learning is an opportunity that many startups recognise and are willing to engage with schools and universities by offering various services like e-learning platforms—for example, Udacity, Coursera, Outschool etc.
We are now adapting to a new reality of being isolated to protect ourselves instead of social. Customers and drivers want to limit the interactions through the delivery process to reduce the risk of infections. Hence, there is a need for contactless delivery.
Fortunately, we are living in the 21st century. Many companies around the globe have adopted contactless operations, and some managed to apply robotic delivery for their business operations.
Some of the companies using robotic and AI-based technologies are Manna, Nuro and Starship. Even retail giants like Amazon will probably use the same technology in America soon using their vehicles called Scout Vehicles.
Growth of the Telehealth field
People worldwide are dealing with many health issues, not only COVID – 19. Those health issues also need medical attention. However, Health workers also need to keep themselves safe as well. That makes the telehealth field a startup trend too.
Doctor-Patient video consultation has surged 50 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels. Some of the companies offering telehealth services are K Health and Clinic, Teladoc Health and One Medical.
Most of the businesses in the world have moved online. Despite that, the shift towards smart cities and well-connected homes has brought the demand for high-speed internet technology. All over the globe, many startups are on the verge of introducing equipment using 5G technology such as Drones, vehicles and sensors.
We have examples of companies like Seadronix, A South Korean company aiming to develop an AI-powered autonomous sea navigation system using 5G technology.