Student Beans

From mobile phones and pizza to railcards and holidays, this company offers money-saving deals on a wide range of products. It lists discounts on its app and website, and it provides student verification technology to businesses to help them run their own loyalty programmes. It says it connects 163m students with 1,000 brands worldwide, including Samsung, WHSmith and Domino’s. Student Beans was founded in 2005 by two graduates, brothers Michael and James Eder, who spotted a gap in the market for a student loyalty platform. The London-based firm is expanding in America and the Asia-Pacific region, where it has offices in New York and Melbourne, respectively.