Two students, Sadie Gee (19) and James Pursey (20) from Southampton University are in the process of putting their mark on the entrepreneurial world. After spending a few months working together on the committee for Fish on Toast Southampton Entrepreneurs Society the pair realised that they should combine their skills and create a business.
The first milestone occurred in the Easter break when they founded Yoo Call - a cheap international calls service marketed for students. Yoo Call offers people the chance to call friends and family abroad for as little as 1p per minute, that means on average they’re saving roughly enough to buy a cheeky pint at the students union each time they make a call!
The fun doesn’t end there! Sadie and James are working on the launch of Yoo Discover, the ultimate guide for students which will incorporate a service to allow Southampton students (and eventually every student in the UK), to search for and discover the best places to go to eat, drink and party in the area.
The website will collaborate with other businesses to provide some of the latest discounts, deals and offers to ensure that it is the ultimate ‘student loan-stretcher’ in town! Also featured on Yoo Discover will be a collection of the most addictive free online games, a collaboration of useful study aids, help for those choosing student accommodation and much more.
The motivation to create Yoo Discover stemmed from their own personal frustrations at being new students to University. “We realised that not only had we never been to Southampton before, we didn’t have a clue where to go to grab a cheap meal, to have a good night out with friends or to even have a coffee!”
Yoo Discover solves all these problems and more, creating what will be the only website that students should visit to find everything they need to know in relation to their University life.