Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jack Forbes and Zach Lima

A couple of disastrous co-op housing experiences were the inspiration behind a Capstone Design project that has developed into a startup company with the goal of ensuring students on work terms find decent and affordable accommodation.

PadPiper is an online site designed to help co-op students and interns locate verified furnished housing.

 “It’s a trusted safe place to find monthly rentals,” says Jack Forbes, a co-founder of PadPiper.

It was the members of Forbes’ 2016 management engineering Capstone Design team who came up with the idea for PadPiper after finding it difficult to find suitable housing for themselves on co-op terms, especially ones in Vancouver and Silicon Valley.

Read the original article in the November 2018 issue of the Waterloo Engineering Alumni ELetter