The Founders

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James Eder

Commercial Director

James heads up the sales and marketing department at studentbeans.com. It's his job to secure all the offers for our members and develop strategic partnerships with our brands. The idea for Studentbeans.com came from a brainwave James had during his time as a Business Commerce student at Birmingham uni.

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Michael Eder

Operations Director

Michael looks after all aspects of studentbeans.com operations including systems, infrastructure, design and strategy. The nuts and bolts so-to-speak. A Nottingham uni graduate, Michael abandoned a career in investment banking to develop Studentbeans.com.

About us

studentbeans.com is an essential part of student life.

Providing students with discounts, entertainment and advice on all things student, studentbeans.com speaks directly to over 500,000 UK students every month.

Unique offers and exclusive editorial features mean that students enjoy the entertainment, advice and money saving opportunities that studentbeans.com provides for free. studentbeans.com also offers a vital touch point for brands to connect with students in a sustained and engaging environment.

studentbeans.com is part of The Beans Group, a dynamic group of student experts based in North London.

Behind The Beans

Launched in 2005 by brothers James Eder and Michael Eder, studentbeans.com is now a leading student portal which attracts over 6 million visits and over 300,000 new registered users every year.

The name of studentbeans.com is based around the idea that studentbeans.com is as essential to student life as a can of baked beans - a staple part of every student diet.

After graduating from university, James and Michael visited Birmingham businesses to see if they would be interested in working with studentbeans.com before a website was even launched, making the process seem remarkably similar to The Apprentice, minus the cameras, Lord Sugar and a luxury London mansion...

As soon as the first few brands signed up, James and Michael realised they were on to a winner. Within six months, half of the Birmingham student population had signed up to studentbeans.com. A year later, studentbeans.com went national and has become the UK's leading student website.