Research shows we're much more likely to take part in an activity - join a club, attend university, or take part in volunteering - if we know someone else who is doing it, and when we know what to expect.
Networky is an online buddy system where attendees are paired and chat prior to an event.
People are paired or put into groups - either with a mentor who already knows the lay of the land, or with someone going through the experience at the same time as them.
They then begin messaging - sharing thoughts on the event, and getting to know each other.
This leads to reduced anxiety and promotes engagement on the day.