Birmingham has one of the fastest growing creative industry sectors in the country – hotbeds of digital talent can be found at Fazeley Studios, the Custard Factory and the Jewellery Quarter.
At the Innovation Birmingham Campus you’ll find the best in technology entrepreneurs, digital SMEs and tech start-ups. What’s more, Birmingham’s creative strength is attracting new investment from the likes of software developer Sega and online retailer ASOS, and is inspiring those like Dan Rice below who co-founded Hobzy...
Dan Rice -Digital expert
After graduating from university in 2011, Dan, co-founded Hobzy, a social network built around hobbies and interests.
Hobzy received investment in June 2012 and has since grown to over 100,000 users from over 120 different countries. Hobzy.com’s users upload examples of their hobbies to gain feedback, find inspiration and join a worldwide like-minded community.
The revenue generation model for the website has a number of strands, including lead generation, selling advertising and encouraging registered users to buy ‘Hobzy credits’ for featured slots, themes and domain names. The expectation is for the business to break even within eight months.
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