Matchmaking

For whom

Available for everyone with one of these Passes: Networker, Executive, Startup Contest, Startup and Investor.

When

ONLINE

October 3-5
Monday to Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm CEST

IN-PERSON

October 6-7,
Thursday to Friday,
10 am to 4 pm CEST

Where

ONLINE

Virtual meeting rooms

IN-PERSON

Dedicated zone at AmberExpo venue

What

Matchmaking is based on an 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, job offers, employees, and much more. Each meeting can last up to 20 minutes!

Matchmaking tool will be available on September 19th, 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION

SET UP YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

To stand out from the crowd, make sure your profile is complete and updated. Startupers should double check if their pitch decks are attached. Investors should present their investment strategy. Business representatives can increase their chances for success by marking all industries they are interested in. Specialists looking for job opportunities can enhance their prospects by making sure their CVs include all valuable data.

SET UP YOUR AVAILABILITY

5 full days are too much to spend them solely on meetings? Would you prefer not to miss out on our keynote speeches? Click on the calendar tab and set up the dates and hours when you can offer your time to meet other attendees. You can reduce your availability by a few chosen hours each day or even whole days.

FILTER TO FIND YOUR 100% MATCH

To help you schedule only relevant meetings, the matchmaking tool is equipped with filters. Apply them, cut back on time spent on browsing and get matches that best suit your requirements.

BOOKMARK PROFILES

Sometimes, you need a little extra time before inviting someone. For whatever reason, be that another meeting or a deeper background check, you can bookmark other users’ profiles and come back to them when you’re ready.

GENERAL Guidance

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. But how to prepare and matchmake correctly?

1. PROFILE PREPARATION

Make sure your profile is updated and detailed. Don't let other users get the wrong impression before you have a chance to meet them.*

2. FINDING THE PERFECT MATCH

First of all, you need to know who you want to talk to. Make a list, for example: investors from CEE, corporations, medtech startups.

3. RESEARCH

Once you’ve decided on who you want to meet, a good practice is to do some research on that person. Check their profile on LinkedIn. Search for their articles and video presentations.

4. INVITATIONS

Send invitations but don't forget to personalise them! Remember to add at least one sentence explaining why you think you and the person you’re inviting should meet.

5. PREPARING KEY POINTS

With your personalized invitation sent, you can prepare for the meeting. Make a list of topics you want to cover, prepare data you want to share, and check if your demo is working.

6. TAKING NOTES

Trust us, you will not remember all the information exchanged at the meetings. Missing it can cost you a lot! Also, making a good impression at the beginning of a business relationship is crucial – it won’t slip unnoticed if you forget what you promised. So remember to take notes.

7. FOLLOW-UP

After the meeting, it is advised to send a short summary covering all the key points. That way, you will make the communication easier for both sides. It is also wise to send a LinkedIn invitation shortly after the meeting.

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.

* TIP FOR STARTUPS

The first thing investors check is the pitch deck. If you don’t know how to make one, you can use the template that you can find here. It goes without saying that you should use your own branding and fonts.