Stint is a new app that helps students find work in the gig economy. And it was created by two nice Jewish boys from England, the brothers Sam and Sol Schlagman. Today, Stint is limited to the U.K. But that could soon change.
Stint works by connecting hospitality businesses with the students who are in need of work. The company brags that it creates a world with no more trade-offs.
Founded in 2018, the concept for stint came about when brothers Sam and Sol Schlagman were university students. Sol turned down an offer for an investment banking graduate job and Sam chose to defer his degree in order to fully pursue the business. They quickly began recruiting their fellow classmates.
“We live in a day and age where everything is accessible with the touch of a button and we thought, why shouldn’t students be able to earn money at the touch of a button in their spare time whenever they can?” said Sam Schlagman.
And he has a point. Most so called gig economy jobs require a full time commitment. With Uber, for example, you need to have your own car and get your passengers to like you so that they will give you a high rating. Stint is trying to help people, who can only do a job here and there, get temp work through the gig economy.
He also recently explained in an interview with the Evening Standard why their service helps businesses. “It leads to an uptick in revenue, the staff are able to serve more customers and not compromise on service,” said Sam Schlagman.
As for why students need their service, Sam said, ““Many people come to university to have what is, in theory, the best time of their lives, but they end up compromising it because it’s too expensive.”
“We live in a day and age where everything is accessible with the touch of a button and we thought,” he added. “Why shouldn’t students be able to earn money at the touch of a button in their spare time whenever they can?”
So far this year a number of notable British businesspeople have joined Stint’s board. This includes Brigid Simmonds, the current Chair of the Betting & Gaming Council and ex-CEO of the British Beer and Pub Association, Andy Holness, former Ei Group HR Director, and Fiona Ryland, Chief Operating Officer at University College London and ex-HR Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland.