Enterprising alumni have developed some well-known and useful technologies for consumers.
The popular money-saving website vouchercodes.co.uk was founded by Duncan Jennings (Management Studies), Max Jennings (German and Philosophy 2001) and Richard Foister (Economics 2003). In 2016, they went on to found Hoop, an app that has already had a million downloads. Families with children under 12 use Hoop to plan child-friendly activities.
Meanwhile, Trevor Hardcastle (PhD Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering 2014) and Paul Hallett (PGCert Business 2014) are modernising pet healthcare with their start-up Vet-AI. They are developing new technologies that aim to prevent and predict conditions developing in animals. Their app Joii provides symptom checkers, video consultations with vets and free nurse clinics and will provide AI in the near future.
And finally, JustPark Founder Anthony Eskinazi (Mathematics 2005) together with Lisa Eskinazi (Human Resource Management 2004) and Thomas Welton (Cert HE Mathematics 2009) have made it easier for people to park their cars. Described as an AirBnB for drivers, JustPark allows people with empty driveways to connect with motorists needing a parking space.