A company set up by three West Midland graduates has launched a new social network where users can share their hobbies.
Hobzy.com – which was launched by Hold My Portfolio – received 15,000 visitors, 60,000 page views and over 3,000 registrations in its first five days.
Dan Rice, who co-founded free-to-use Hobzy from the company’s base at Birmingham Science Park, Aston, said the idea came from the fact that people can spend up to 600 hours a year on their hobbies and yet there was no popular online forun for people to share their experiences.
“We’ve been amazed at the amount of activity and feedback we’ve received over the last few days,” he said.
“The particularly interesting part has been the global response, only 20 per cent of our traffic has been from the UK.
“People from all over the world including Egypt, Australia and the Philippines have been signing up and putting their hobby online.
“The types of hobbies people have been uploading has also been quite surprising; we’ve seen everything from knitting and crochet designers to Justin Bieber and One Direction fan groups.”
The company is currently looking for investment from local people or groups to fund its continued growth.