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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
    • 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!

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      Meetings 1798
      Türkiye 298
      Italy 286
      Spain 279
      Portugal 154
      United Kingdom 131
      France 114
      Belgium 111
      Greece 100
      Germany 96
      Ireland 73
      Romania 73
      Austria 71
      Norway 62
      Poland 61
      Israel 51
      Finland 48
      Hungary 45
      Estonia 43
      Netherlands 37
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      Morocco 34
      Switzerland 34
      Cyprus 30
      Sweden 30
      Slovakia 26
      Bulgaria 26
      Czech Republic 24
      Lithuania 24
      Denmark 21
      Ukraine 21
      Georgia 20
      Kazakhstan 17
      Malta 15
      Croatia 13
      Brazil 12
      New Zealand 11
      Slovenia 10
      Serbia 9
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      Albania 8
      Iceland 6
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      Argentina 4
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      Azerbaijan 3
      Tunisia 3
      Oman 3
      Palestine 3
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      Viet Nam 2
      Libya 2
      Mexico 2
      Armenia 2
      Philippines 2
      India 2
      Taiwan 2
      Martinique 2
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      United States 2
      Thailand 1
      Costa Rica 1
      Luxembourg 1
      Japan 1
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      Peru 1
      Sri Lanka 1
      Kosovo 1
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      Ghana 1
      China 1
      Egypt 1
      Reunion 1
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      Total 2630
      Academia 1119
      Company (SME) 348
      Other 314
      R&D Institution 250
      Association/Agency 189
      Authority/Government 147
      Start-up 92
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      Company (Industry) 40
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      Total 2592