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20-year-old founder wants student accommodation to be ‘as easy as booking a holiday'

Posted On: 27 Aug 2019   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

20-year-old founder wants student accommodation to be ‘as easy as booking a holiday'

Finding and booking student accommodation can often be a painful and expensive process, according to 20-year-old entrepreneur Lydia Jones, who says international students are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by agents.
Enter Housemates , an end-to-end platform for students and landlords that promises to bring much-needed transparency and efficiency to the $180 billion sector.
Jones , who has spent the last five years working on mobile platforms for fitness, social networking, productivity and AI, set up the Liverpool-based tech startup alongside CTO and experienced programmer Marius Vinickis.
The pair have recently completed their second MVP and were crowned winners at the North West regional finals of The F Factor, the national startup competition organised by Founders of the Future.
We spoke to Jones to find out more.
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Housemates is an end-to-end student accommodation platform. Both students and landlords can now download the app for free on the iOS App Store....

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