The studintstay Mission
Studying abroad just got a whole lot easier.
Studintstay's mission is to enhance the study abroad experience by helping international students find and book housing near their new school.
Currently, international students studying in the US do not have trusted resources that help them find quality housing or provide them with local information and networking opportunities. Schools lack adequate housing and current third party services are outdated, expensive, and offer limited choice.
Studintstay offers a web and mobile platform that allows students to find housing from private renters or qualified homestay programs. Photos, profiles, reviews, and social features will help match students with hosts. A streamlined application process will expand choices and handle payments.
If you are an international student, school representative, homestay provider, or potential mentor, please join our mailing list at studintstay.com today!
Our team consists of 5 co-founders and 2 engineering interns.
Tom Leahy, COO, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with degrees in Finance and Psychology. Prior to Studintstay he worked at his cousin's Startup, Clean Bottle.
Ethan Kravitz, CTO, Graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a computer Science degree. He was the first engineering hire at Ring Revenue and has worked at multiple venture funded startups.
Avnish Phogaat, CEO, Attend AIT engineering school in India and MIT. He got the idea for the business while studying in the U.S.
Bobby Rivera, the Chief Design Officer, is a 15 year UI/UX specialist. In 2011, he started socialdex and got 1500 users in 3 months on his own.
Boby John, CFO, is an experienced trader and has worked for a number of Hedge Funds on Wall Street.
Life at studintstay
We are currently participating in Start Engine, the largest startup accelerator in Los Angeles. Our office is located on Wilshire Blvd right across the street from Westwood Village (very close to UCLA!). This is an amazing opportunity to expose yourself to the LA startup community and gain access to the valuable resources and connections Start Engine has to offer.
The environment is very laid back. There are some many cool interesting people working in the office is impossible to get bored. The building we work in is really nice (there's an Equinox downstairs). I hope you have some ping pong skills as well, cause you will be challenged.
Come see what all the hype is about!
p.s. you can wear whatever you want to the office, just wear something.