Fratmart is a technology start-up in the higher education space. It is a revolutionary peer-to-peer marketplace where college students can connect with their peers for the purpose of buying and selling used stuff such as course books, study material, class notes, novels, electronics (speakers, headphones, etc), course accessories (drafters, calculators), etc in the comfort of their own college campus. Not only this, our platform also helps college students connect with one other to find flatmates and rideshare/carpool platform. In short, we have tried to build a one stop campus marketplace for college students. At Fratmart, they aim to alleviate some of the pressures that students face with college lifestyle by connecting them with peers and helping them save money while earning some extra cash.
The startup is Co-Founded by Harsh Gupta and Sarthak Mehrish.
Harsh is a mechanical engineer, graduated from JSS Academy of Technical Education. He was exposed to the startup ecosystem and the idea of entrepreneurship in his second year of graduation, and have been suffering from critical levels of radiation since then! A month into my corporate job in Gurgaon, he put in my papers to follow my heart and work on his own startup. His idea of a startup is of solving a real problem in the society through technology.
Sarthak is a crazy programmer who breathes and eats Python and Django. He can be called a final year computer science engineering student, but he doesn’t consider himself so. Just a few hours of lectures is his only association with college, and he spend the rest of his time in thinking about three things. Product, product and product. He believes that the power of technology is limitless and anybody who can yield that power has the potential to change the world.
Our very foundation is unique. The concept of an in-campus marketplace is novel to the Indian higher education sphere. We’re trying to build a self-sustained sharing economy inside college campuses in India. Students will be able to fulfill most of their day-to-day and academic requirements by connecting with their peers withing their own campus. And as we like to state it, we’re not building a venture, we’re building a culture; adds Harsh
In two years, they see Fratmart as a thriving one-stop marketplace in 80-90% of all college campuses in India. In near future they also hope to go global with this concept within this time frame, as this concept has a good demand in the higher education markets in North America, Western Europe and Australia/New-Zealand.They want to leverage the substantial niche user base that they possess/will possess to help Indian brands/products reach out to the student population in a creative and cost-effective. It’ll be innovative in every sense and will help such organisations open up another sales/marketing channel if their product/service has college students as a majority target market.
Geekopedia wishes Fratmart best of luck for future endeavors.