Studying and working at the same time is often a necessity, but juggling both can be a source of much stress for young people. With its app, Paris-based Student Pop helps students find short term jobs that are compatible with their studies. The startup has just completed a round of €3 million led by Impact Partenaires and Educapital.
Launched in 2016 by Estelle Angles, Damien Angeli, Ouriel Darmon and Mickael Monsang, Student Pop aims to revolutionise student work through its mobile app that offers students short “missions” corresponding to their profile and their interests. The app makes it possible to digitise and automate the entire process – with electronic contracts, assignments, pricing, invoicing services, geolocation, and more.
The objective of the platform is to support students who are trying to succeed in their studies and find a side job to finance their schooling – without ending up in an infernal schedule that could negatively impact the student’s academic achievement. While the majority of students turn to bars and fast food chains for odd jobs, Student Pop offers one-time assignments in more attractive businesses, collaborating with companies such as Lagardère, RATP, Danone, Deliveroo , BlaBlaCar , Frichti, Sézane, and Leroy Merlin.
Ouriel Darmon, co-founder and CEO of Student Pop, said: “80% of students in France work while studying, 50% work on a regular basis and 20% of them believe that their student job conflicts with their studies.”
The startup claims that it has more than 12,000 active student users across 30 cities in France, and works with over 700 corporate clients.
With the new funding, Student Pop plans to strengthen its position in France, and possibly expand into other European markets, for example, to help support students while they participate in the Erasmus Programme.