While I was studying for a degree in Politics a Newcastle University, my housemates and I had the idea to start a student-letting app, in order to try and solve the student-housing situation.
We merged with another company who were planning on creating the same solution, and since then we have developed into the company we are today.
A Day In My Shoes
My role is Director of Sales, where I sell our database of behavioural analytics to letting agencies. My job entails contacting multiple agencies in our target student cities, and selling them our behavioural analytics platform that we collect. Due to the smallish size of our company, I also help our marketing team with any tasks that might require added insight.
Previously, I was primarily tasked with acquiring letting agencies in Newcastle to sign up to our platform, and list their properties.
What I Love Most
The best thing about my job is the relaxed environment that comes with it. Because we have built our company from the ground up, we have an unparalleled advantage of avoiding the unfavourable pressure that might come when starting in a large organisation.
I also the love that everyone within our company is very young, which allows everyone to be to relate with each other seamlessly.
The level of job security can be relatively low, especially if you compare it to what usually comes with a job at a more established company.
I like working in a start-up because I can shape and personalise my role within the company, something I would struggle to do in a larger more established business.
Why should you work for a Startup?
...and why shouldn't you?
Bubble is the revolutionary student housing platform changing the way in which students, landlords and agents go about finding and managing their accommodation.
We aim to provide all students with a simple solution to find their perfect house through our new mobile app. Through the use of filters, and group-messaging students can shortlist their favourite properties on the platform, and can book viewings with the relevant agency. This provides the student with a valuable tool through which they can secure their perfect house.