Malta’s largest student platform is making waves abroad in Italy, after launching to an impressive 10,000 users and almost doubling that amount in a mere few weeks and Emma Muscat has lent a hand to the campaign for Italian domination.
FreeHour is Malta’s largest student platform allowing those attending universities and colleges in Malta (and now Italy, too) to align their timetables with their peers. The app was started by a young Maltese man who wanted to simplify the lives of students studying in Malta.
Maltese singer Emma Muscat posted on Instagram, addressing her Italian following with a cute message about her use of the app while studying back home in Malta.
“[The app] simplified life for me, so I would recommend everyone else make use of it, too,” the homegrown star told her Italian fans.
FreeHour also boasts many bonus features, including: Weekly Student Offers, Lecture Reminders, Assignment and Stipend countdowns, and a large list of Student Jobs provided by KeepMePosted.
FreeHour’s reach in Malta boasts over 80% of students, with around 20,000 registered users – and they’re about to match that after only a few months of running in Rome’s student hotspots.
Zach Ciappara, the app’s founder, recently took home the award for Best Startup Pitch earlier this month after the 20-year-old presented the app’s history and future plans to an audience of over 300 businessmen and women at the Malta Innovation Summit.
Before launching internationally, the FreeHour team grew from a one-man show into an energetic group of seven. With Italy showing increasing promise, FreeHour’s team shows no signs of slowing down as they make no haste in penetrating the European student market.