Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came
In 2009, Niels van Deuren faced some difficulties when planning to do an exchange in Singapour.
What to do with his current room in Rotterdam?
How to find a flat in Singapour?
Hence the idea to create a platform to meet demand and offer: people leaving abroad can sub-rent their rooms to incoming students and on the same way, outgoing students can search accommodation abroad.
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Your products and services
International booking platform for student accommodation
Peer-to-peer marketplace, 3 services:
- subrent rooms
- rent rooms
- book rooms
Your success factors
More than hundred universities are partners with us.
Innovative booking system: payment of the first month rent on the platform. The money is blocked on the platform until 48 hours after your move-in. During this time period, if the flat does not fit the online description, you can be refunded.
Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing
Innovative booking system: payment of the first month rent on the platform. The money is blocked on the platform until 48 hours after your move-in. During this time period, if the flat does not fit the online description, you can be refund. Impossible to be scammed on the platform using this service.
- Peer-to-peer platform, anyone in the world can use it.
- An innovative concept in 2009, first to focus on mid-term housing for students.
- International resources, more than 30 nationalities in the team mostly students
Your business model
- Services fee from tenants
- Package for universities
- Commissions from landlords
A few words about your competitors
Local competitors; only few having the same scope and not that ancient.
Global main competitors: Uniplaces.com, Spotahome.com, Student.con