ParkStash in the press

ParkStash story has been featured on over 28 Major News Channels across the country including CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, front page of Mercury News, cover page of SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Magazine & more! We would like to thank all the wonderful reporters for taking out the time and speaking with us.
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New app aspires to be the Airbnb of parking

Entrepreneur Sameer Saran remembers wasting hours every week looking for parking when he was a college student at San Jose State University. Some days, it would take him so long to find an available space that he would arrive a half-hour late to class -- despite spending $192 per semester on a parking pass.

San Jose State alumni create new app to alleviate lack of parking for thousands at university

Described as the "Airbnb" of parking, the "ParkStash" app is allowing drivers to rent private spots from 30 homeowner-hosts around San Jose State University. The men behind the app told ABC7 News it was a firsthand experience that demanded the service. "I have missed classes because of this parking problem, and I've also missed my exams," co-founder and SJSU alumnus, Sameer Saran said. "So, I wanted a solution to my own problem." 

‘Airbnb Of Private Parking’; New App Lets Drivers Rent Out Driveways

A San Jose startup has grand plans to make better use of private driveways near the campus of San Jose State University, by renting them out to students and faculty for parking. ParkStash, which describes itself as the Airbnb of private parking, allows drivers to make reservations for spots, thereby reducing the time, stress and expense of driving around searching for an opening.

ParkStash: Like Airbnb, but for parking spaces

The parking nightmare confronting many motorists may have an innovative solution in San Jose. Even when the campus is closed for Spring Break, finding parking near San Jose State University is a needle in a haystack proposition. It’s worse when classes are in session.

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South Bay Entrepreneurs Develop App to Tackle Parking Issues

Fed up with parking? There’s an app for that. A pair of South Bay entrepreneurs have created an Airbnb like service for parking. The app called ‘ParkStash’ matches cars with a nearby driveways to rent, which means less circling when trying to find a spot. At San Jose State University, looking for parking could be a Spartan-like task. "It’s kind of a nightmare at times," said SJSU alum, Sameer Saran. "I missed classes and I missed exams because of it." So when Saran graduated from SJSU, he did something to try and ease the parking issue.

Neighbors upset by app that lets commuters park in driveways

He’s branded his app “the Airbnb of parking.” Can’t find a place to park? Open ParkStash and rent a private driveway or garage — and in seconds you can get a spot. Sameer Saran got the idea for the company — which currently offers spots downtown and around San Jose State University — after he enrolled in an engineering masters program at the campus, bought a parking permit and still found himself circling for a spot, often for 30 minutes at a time.

APP te permitirá alquilar puestos de estacionamiento en San José

Una nueva aplicación podría acabar con el problema de estacionamiento que experimentan residentes y estudiantes en el centro de San José. ParkStash es un app creada por un estudiante de la Universidad de San José, que presta un servicio similar al de Aibnb pero para estacionamientos. 

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

PARKSTASH, “THE AIRBNB OF PARKING”

DAVIDSON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING alumnus Sameer Saran (MS Computer Engineering ‘18) is tackling San José State’s worsening parking issue with an innovative new app called “ParkStash.” Nicknamed “The Airbnb of Parking” by Saran, the app brings the sharing economy to downtown San José by connecting drivers with unused private parking spaces. “I was paying for an expensive parking permit and spending thirty minutes a day driving around and looking for a space. I worried I would miss class and, when I finally got to class, I had to sit down and focus. I didn’t want to stress about this any more,” Saran explained.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

Got an extra parking spot?

Parking is a pain for many Spartans. However, an app developed by a team of San Jose State alumni, hopes to change that – beginning with a month-long trial run with SJSU. Founder and CEO of ParkStash, Sameer Saran, created the app while finishing his Master’s in computer engineering at SJSU in late 2017. The app, deemed the “Airbnb of parking” by Saran, began the 30-day trial run on Feb. 14. During the trial, Spartans will be able to view available parking spots on and near campus through the parking app in real time.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

New app aspires to be the Airbnb of parking

Entrepreneur Sameer Saran remembers wasting hours every week looking for parking when he was a college student at San Jose State University. Some days, it would take him so long to find an available space that he would arrive a half-hour late to class -- despite spending $192 per semester on a parking pass.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

“El Airbnb para autos”: esta app permite alquilar como estacionamiento la entrada de la cochera de su vivienda

Un estudiante emprendedor de la Universidad de San José, al ser víctima de la situación actual que muchos residentes de la Bahía viven todos los días al no poder encontrar estacionamiento, se vio obligado a encontrar una solución al problema fundando ParkStash, el Airbnb para autos. Sameer Saran, creador de la aplicación ParkStash, dijo que la idea es resolver el problema del estacionamiento. Los residentes que estén interesados en ello, por medio de la app, podrán rentar las entradas de su garaje por 2 dólares la hora o llegar a un acuerdo con los que estén interesados a pagar una tarifa semanal o mensual.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

ParkStash, “The AirBnB of Parking”

New College of Engineering alum Sameer Saran (MS Computer Engineering ‘18) is tackling San Jose State’s worsening parking issue with an innovative new app called “ParkStash.” Nicknamed “The AirBnB of Parking” by Saran, the app brings the sharing economy to downtown San Jose by connecting drivers with unused private parking spaces. “I was paying for an expensive parking permit and spending thirty minutes a day driving around and looking for a space. I worried I would miss class and, when I finally got to class, I had to sit down and focus. I didn’t want to stress about this any more,” Saran explained.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

ParkStash app is ‘Airbnb’of Parking

San Jose State University alumnus Sameer Saran created a parking app, ParkStash, which gives the proliferating Spartan community another option to finding a parking spot before reaching campus. Saran, hailing from India, created the innovative app in 2017 while completing his Master’s in computer engineering. ParkStash allows people to rent out unused spaces such as driveways or garage spaces to any one looking for a parking spot.  “It’s essentially the ‘Airbnb’ of parking,” Saran said. The app was launched at the end of last year and took off after a group of computer engineering students spread word, knocking on peoples’ doors after their classes in the evenings and telling all of their friends.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.

App hopes to expand and become the AirBnB of parking

A new app developer hopes to alleviate parking problems around universities while making an income stream for himself with what he’s calling the AirBnB of parking. The app ParkStash lets homeowners rent our space in their driveway to people needing a parking spot. App co-founder Sameer Saran attended San Jose State University and found himself frustrated by the lack of parking spaces at his university. Garage and nearby street parking was frequently full, but homeowners' driveways were empty. “I realized these people can share this valuable resource with the whole community. We can solve this problem,” Saran said.