Student IDeals was founded by Patrick Fish and a few college friends during his senior year at Occidental College in Los Angeles in the spring of 2014. After piloting, and initially developing a beta iOS app, Patrick decided to move the company back home to the Washington DC area, where he had grown up. Because of the extensive college market and concentrated city size (compared to Los Angeles), DC proved to be the right spot to launch Student IDeals.
We have our app in the Apple App store, and are finishing development of an Android app to be released in early summer 2017. Currently we are working to expand our brand presence, by gaining traction on College campuses in the area, as well as further familiarity with college students who are home for summer, or working in DC before the fall semester.
Through our website, social media accounts, live events, and other methods, we promote everything and anything students may like to do. We push lunch specials and happy hours–festivals and night life events–sporting events, hikes, and trips to different neighborhoods in dc–and so much more! We like to help students find places where they can redeem student discounts by showing their student ID at the time of purchase, but there are so many other things we know college kids IDeal and enjoy doing. Therefore, we work hard to find what is going on, and help students discover The College Town in their City!