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Virtual matchmaking events - How do they work?



A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. 20 minutes run fast, but they are enough to build first connections before the meeting ends and the next talk starts.


1) Registration

Register via the Register button.


    2) Publish a business profile to showcase your needs

    Create a clear and concise business profile to raise your visibility on the b2match platform.
    Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer to potential partners, and who you want to meet. A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. 


    3) Browse profiles of attendees

    Go to the participants list to find out who is offering interesting and promising business opportunities.


    4) Send & receive meeting requests

    Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet during the event. 


    5) Matchmaking Event

    Access your meetings in My Agenda or Meetings, where you have your complete schedule for the event and the list of your meetings. Check your camera and microphone and don't be late!

    How to initiate a Virtual Meeting?

    1. Identify promising participants on the Participants list or the Marketplace page on the event's website. Once you found a suitable meeting partner, click "Request meeting" to send them a meeting request.




    2. Use the Messages functionality to chat about common interests and availability.



    3. Click "View Profile →" to find out more about the participant



    4. If you would like to have a meeting with them, you can also request a meeting here.


    5. Check My agenda and Meetings for your schedule and your list of confirmed meetings.



    6. At the time of the meeting, go to the Meetings page and click on Start Meeting
    7.  
    • You can invite guests through the Invite guests button, or share your screen through the screen sharing button
    • A virtual meeting can be started at any given time before its ending time and it won't stop automatically, one of the participants has to end it
    • The remaining time will be displayed on the top left corner
    • The next meeting card will be displayed with one minute before the next meeting
    • Clicking on Start Next Meeting will end the current meeting and will start the next one
      Technical requirements for Virtual meetings

      The virtual meetings take place through the b2match video tool, which is integrated in the b2match platform and it doesn’t need to/it can't be downloaded.

      Use a device with an incorporated webcam or a webcam. Without the camera, the meeting can still take place in the audio mode.

      Microphone and camera

      You can test your microphone and camera in your Meetings list, once you are logged in to your b2match profile. In order to do this, you need to click the blue Camera and microphone test and follow the instructions.



      If there are issues, the system will indicate the browser's documentation's regarding the microphone and camera usage

      Additionally, you can do the following checks:

      • test your microphone with other apps, such as Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, etc. 
      • run Twilio's network test, which will start an automatic diagnosis to check if Twilio has permission to use your microphone and camera
        •  Twilio is the name of the software we use for online meetings 



      Happy matchmaking!

      Organised by
      Meetings
      Participants 2568
      Meetings 1800
      Participants
      Türkiye 328
      Italy 303
      Spain 295
      Portugal 160
      United Kingdom 144
      France 119
      Belgium 117
      Germany 111
      Greece 100
      Romania 76
      Ireland 74
      Austria 73
      Poland 63
      Norway 63
      Israel 53
      Finland 49
      Hungary 47
      Estonia 44
      Netherlands 39
      Switzerland 38
      Latvia 38
      Morocco 34
      Cyprus 31
      Sweden 30
      Slovakia 30
      Czech Republic 28
      Bulgaria 27
      Lithuania 25
      Ukraine 23
      Denmark 22
      Croatia 21
      Georgia 21
      Kazakhstan 17
      Malta 16
      Slovenia 12
      Brazil 12
      New Zealand 11
      Serbia 9
      Albania 8
      North Macedonia 8
      Argentina 7
      Iceland 6
      Moldova, Republic Of 5
      Tunisia 5
      Ecuador 4
      Palestine 3
      Armenia 3
      Azerbaijan 3
      Lebanon 3
      Oman 3
      Bosnia And Herzegovina 3
      United States 2
      Philippines 2
      Montenegro 2
      Mexico 2
      Taiwan 2
      Libya 2
      India 2
      Viet Nam 2
      Colombia 2
      Martinique 2
      Japan 1
      Reunion 1
      Thailand 1
      Luxembourg 1
      Costa Rica 1
      Ghana 1
      Sri Lanka 1
      Chile 1
      Peru 1
      Kosovo 1
      Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
      China 1
      Egypt 1
      Cambodia 1
      Uganda 1
      Total 2799
      Participants
      Academia 1190
      Company (SME) 373
      Other 339
      R&D Institution 266
      Association/Agency 194
      Authority/Government 163
      Start-up 94
      Consulting (business, tax, legal) 78
      Company (Industry) 42
      EU Institution 19
      Total 2758