If it wasn't grotty, it was too expensive, or often both. Ben says that the aim of such initiatives is to make renting student accommodation through Uniplaces as "welcoming" as possible.
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But then you start compromising. From there it was down to business, getting a permanent office in Lisbon, and wooing landlords to the site and checking properties.
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The capital has been used to fund expansion, build brand awareness, fine-tune the product, and appoint extra staff. The ambitious trio also have visions of creating a more wide-ranging university brand.
The company, which now has employees, has also continued to attract the attention of investors. The live tweeting is due to end on 15 June, and after that the group hope to follow up with more background to the story.
We have a wide range of shared flats available in different sizes (between 4 and 11 bedrooms) so whether you lookng looking for yourself or a group of friends we've. Cardiff may be the most lush student city on the map – and a buzzing hot-spot if Blanche Bakery is a really nice cafe to go to with friends, especially if you want. Mariano, 28, says: "We picked Lisbon as our first city as it totally made sense to stay [and open headquarters here].
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Miguel adds: "Investors wantbut then you realise you need to focus and deliver a good experience for the customer and make sure landlords' properties are getting filled up. It's a balance of ambition. Miguel, 27, says: "We wanted to be a global start-up so we quickly launched in 70 cities. of both editions of this text and especially to my Mum, Brenda Ann Thompson for her I am extremely grateful to several close friends and colleagues at Cardiff Business Thanks also to students, who have attended the module 'Corporate.
Ben says: "It was clear that people were doing more online and that marketplaces such as Airbnb were a great solution for travel, but finding accommodation was such a problem for students around the world.
Since its launch, three million nights have been booked through the platform, which currently lists over 40, properties. She added that it is used a lot by younger people, and said, "It's a really innovative form of engagement".
They came up with a plan to create an online marketplace matching students with accommodation. We want to get out fr the world but we have to stage it.
Related Topics. Uniplaces is fairly innovative because its interest lies more with the student, supporting first-time lolking to find good deals. Recalling their college days, friends Miguel Amaro, Ben Grech and Mariano Kostelec all say that their biggest problem was finding somewhere to live in the first place. After posting the tweets, the group have been contacted by descendents of those who were there and want to tell their ancestors' stories - adding detail that may not have been uncovered without the posts.
There'll also be the launch of an app where Uniplaces brand ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions students might have about their new city. So in we went down to six cities and focused on them. Initially they were too ambitious and tried to expand too quickly. The Uniplaces website was then officially launched inwith an initial 50 properties in the Portuguese capital listed on the cardidf.
Revenues grew four-fold in compared to the year, but with the money being reinvested into the business Uniplaces is yet to turn a profit. From next year students will receive a welcome pack including useful materials such as a sim card, and a travel card when they arrive at their new digs. Further in the pipeline are plans to enable students who might have booked to rent a room in the same property to build a relationship through social media before they move in.
Thereafter they pay directly to the landlord.