Co-founders Maurice Panman and Bendix Zijlstra, are two friends and fellow students. They met when they started studying at the International Business School in Groningen in 2014, currently they both are pursuing a master in Finance. After having both spent two semesters abroad for their studies, they stumbled up on the problem of arranging furniture for their temporary rooms. Buying, transporting, assembling and selling furniture takes a lot of time and money, especially if you only stay in a city for a short period of time. Therefore, they decided to launch the Swapcouch concept in order to help (international) students and give them a carefree study abroad. Swapcouch was founded in 2019 and is currently operating in Groningen, Leeuwarden and Zwolle.