Start-Up Programme Shortlist Announced

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The Class of 2020 Start-Up Programme, powered by ASK4, has unveiled the shortlist of start-ups invited to present at The Class Conference in Milan.

The Class of 2020's Start-Up Programme aims to provide a platform and an extra push for start-ups who are revolutionising student living. Start-ups have been applying to take part throughout the year based on the following criteria:

  • a team of no more than 25

  • not raised more than €1000K in funding

  • up to 5 years old

  • founded on the European continent

The Shortlist

The entrants were whittled down to a shortlist of 4 innovative organisations who have been invited to attend The Class Conference in Milan on 15th November to pitch their start-up to an expert panel.

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FlatFit

Based in Spain, the FlatFit app helps students find the right flatmates. FlatFit tells students the percentage of compatibility with their future roommates and helps landlords find their ideal tenants according to their preferences.

Interclass

Based in Amsterdam, Interclass is an online learning environment for high school students who are in need of extra help but also for students who want extra challenges.

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UniZest

Based in the UK, UniZest addresses the problems that international students face in opening bank accounts after they arrive in the UK. Amongst other great features the bank account can be opened before the student arrives in the UK.

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UniNow

Based in Germany, the UniNow app helps students to organize their studies and makes it easier to find an internship, part-time job or a dream job.

The Panel

The judging panel will be led by ASK4 founder and CEO Jonathan Burrows.

Speaking of the programme, ASK4's Jonathan Burrows commented:

“I founded ASK4 when I was 18 years old. I knew it was either going to be a success or I would have a great story to tell in job interviews. ASK4 is a successful business and we are delighted to be sponsoring The Class of 2020’s Start Up Programme so we can give other young entrepreneurs and big thinkers opportunities and encouragement as they seek to realise their potential.”

To find out more about The Class Conference and to book your ticket, visit The Class of 2020 website here. We look forward to seeing you in Milan!

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