Glasgow tech start-up looks to rival Gumtree

AN online hub where students can post and respond to classified ads for accommodation, flatmates and job vacancies is set to make university noticeboards a thing of the past.


Two Glasgow University students, Alexandre Gianasso and Arthur Bigeard, have developed a web-based portal called Uniboard. The pair, who themselves met through an ad placed on a noticeboard, say Uniboard will allow students, private individuals such as landlords and businesses interact and share their services. The student-focused website also hopes to replace similar web-based services such as Gumtree.

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Gianasso and Bigeard praised the university’s iGnite initiative for supporting their budding business, saying that university was “the place to find dedicated business partners, professional advice and the opportunity to start early without too many risks.”