The students of Cal Poly, Cuesta and other surrounding colleges will be among the first to benefit from California's new student accommodation platform, StudentRoomStay (SRS). Founded by Central Coast local, Adam Lee, and his Australian business partner David Bycroft, StudentRoomStay was built to enhance the student experience, cater to students’ specific needs and permanently raise the bar for student housing.
Adam Lee, CEO of StudentRoomStay, understands the challenges college students face when searching for reliable accommodation.
“Throughout my experience in this industry, I’ve noticed three important factors that have been missing for students: a transparent pricing model, emphasis on student safety and cutting-edge technology,” said Lee. “StudentRoomStay provides all three.”
Students on the SRS platform will be able to browse a wide inventory of approved homes and apartments, apply student-friendly filters to easily find their ideal accommodation, experience a stress-free booking process and more.
“Our goal is to allow students to focus on enjoying their education experience instead of stressing about their housing situation,” said Lee. Add-on student services, such as academic services, Telehealth and more, will also be available through the StudentRoomStay platform.
Lee is looking forward to this local launch of StudentRoomStay because he is highly invested in the Central Coast community.
“San Luis Obispo is right in my backyard, so it is very important to me that we pull through for the students in this area,” said Lee. “My passion for the well-being of domestic and international students is attributed to my positive experiences with hosting students in my own home and serving on advisory boards across the country.”
Adam Lee originally co-founded AmeriStudent on the Central Coast in 2014, which had a huge emphasis on international students under the age of 18. Since then, AmeriStudent has acquired the American Homestay Network, MyStay Internationaland the Australian Homestay Network to become one of the largest homestay providers in the world.
In addition, Lee has community ties through Cape Cod Eatery and Taphouse, an outdoor seafood restaurant in Shell Beach that he opened last year. He supports non-profit organizations in San Luis Obispo county through the restaurant’s growing Cape Cares program.
StudentRoomStay has closed its first seed round of funding at a post valuation of more than $10 million for its 2020 United States launch, with plans to expand to international markets next year. The StudentRoomStay website and mobile app will be available for San Luis Obispo county students to use within the next month. Providers who would like to list their room or property on the StudentRoomStay marketplace can sign up by visiting www.studentroomstay.com.
StudentRoomStay (SRS) provides all forms of student accommodation for international and domestic students on a safe and user-friendly platform. SRS was founded by two key figures in the education sector, Adam Lee from California and David Bycroft, based in Brisbane, Australia.
The co-founders of StudentRoomStay have merged the talents and technologies from their existing government commended entities, the Australian Homestay Network, founded by David Bycroft, and AmeriStudent, founded by Adam Lee. The acquisition of these industry renowned companies by StudentRoomStay will allow SRS to quickly become the global leader in student accommodation.
StudentRoomStay.com and the SRS app will launch in the United States in 2020, which will promptly be followed by launches in Australia, Canada and eventually the rest of the world.