BBC WM came along to Birmingham City University for the soft-launch of the Birmingham and West Midlands hub on Slenky, meeting students who'd registered and getting a feel for how they're passions might be connected on Slenky.

They also went along to meet one of hte start-ups with a Slenky story - one of those Slenky has provided with a hub to create and socialise the opportunities they create. The news report also featured and some of the partner organisations such as Orbit Group, a housing association creating it's own opportunities but also bringing the companies they work with to the hub as shot providers.