Matchmaking

Who

Available for Networker, Startup, Executive & Investor Passes

When

ONLINE

October 11th-15th,
Monday to Friday,
10 am to 4 pm CEST

IN-PERSON

October 14th-15th,
Thursday to Friday,
10 am to 4 pm CEST

Where

ONLINE

Virtual meeting rooms

IN-PERSON

Dedicated zone at Amber Expo venue

What

Matchmaking is based on online tool that helps you schedule both online and in-person meetings. The main goal is to connect people. It is a great chance for those looking for investors, business opportunities, clients, partners, new job or employees, and much more. Network hard and make business with the right people. Each meeting can last up to 20 minutes!

GENERAL INFORMATION

PROFILE YOURSELF PROFESSIONALLY

To stand out from the crowd, make sure your profile is complete and updated. If you are a startup, make sure your pitch deck is attached. If you are an investor, make sure your investment strategy is well presented. If you are a business representative, make sure you mark all industries you are interested in. If you are a specialist looking for a job, make sure your CV includes all valuable data.

SET UP YOUR AVAILABILITY

5 full days are too much to spend them fully on meetings? Do you prefer to not miss the keynote speeches? Click on the calendar tab to set up when you can offer your time to meet other Attendees. You can turn off only some slots each day or even whole days.

FILTER TO FIND YOUR 100% MATCH

To help you schedule only meetings that make sense, the matchmaking tool is full of filters. Use them wisely, so you can cut back on time and feel your effort pays back. In the wide database it is always smarter to choose first the best fits.

BOOKMARK THE ONES

If you are not sure that you have enough time to meet all people you wish or you want to make a deeper check, bookmark those profiles and come back to invite them when you are ready.

GENERAL Guidance

How to prepare and matchmake right?

1. PROFILE PREPARATION

Make sure your profile is updated and detailed. Don't let the investor or a corporate or a potential business partner or employee/employer create a wrong picture before they meet you.

2. FINDING THE PERFECT MATCH

First of all you need to know who you want to talk to. Your time is precious so don't waste it on bad decisions. Make a list, for example: investors from CEE, corporations, medtech startups.

3. RESEARCH

When you decide who you want to meet, a good practice is to do some research about that person. Check his/her profile on LinkedIn. Search for his/her articles and his/her video presentations.

4. INVITATIONS

Send invitations but don't forget to personalise them! You are not picking those meetings randomly, are you? Remember to add there at least one sentence why you think it is worth to meet with you.

5. PREPARE KEY POINTS

After you have sent personalized invitation a good practice is to prepare for the meeting. Make a list of topics you want to cover. Prepare data you want to share. Check if your demo is working.

6. TAKE NOTES

The human brain will not remember every information that you have exchanged. Missing it can cost you a lot! And it will look weird when you ask after the meeting what you have promised to send.

7. AFTER THE MEETING

You should send a short summary after the meeting where all key points are covered - it is easier to come back to them later. It is also wise to send LinkedIn invitation just after when the memory is still fresh.

8. BUILDING TRUST

Appropriate preparation before the meeting, being on time and sending promised documents after are all crucial. Remember about it, and you will begin a really valuable relationship.

9. TIP FOR STARTUPS

The first thing that the investor will check is your pitch deck. If you don’t know how to make one, you can use the template that you can find here. Of course use your own branding and fonts.