SPEED DATING WORLD RECORD

A great connection is like a marriage. It all starts with a first date.

According to the Guinness World Records, the World's Largest Business Speed Dating event took place at JCI Limburg event with 1,068 people in 2014. 


We're bringing together at least 1,074 visitors, startups, investors & executives for an epic speed dating record attempt on August 25–27! All 1:1 interactions last 4 minutes and will take place on a virtual platform where you can choose your interests to ensure you meet the right people. 


Meeting slots will be split into hour-long thematic blocks based on your ticket type and interests. Although we recommend making the most of the entire schedule, you can jump in and join the fun whenever you can! There will be more than enough opportunities to meet the right investors, listen to up-and-coming startups pitch, network with executives and mingle with visitors. 

Are you ready to find your perfect match? They might just change your life!

See what's in it for you:

For Startups & Investors

Tracking down the right investment opportunity could take months. Who has the time for that when you could make 15 potential deals per hour? 


Each thematic block includes investors and startups who are interested or working in that particular field of business. Startups have 4 minutes to pitch to each investor who will decide whether they are interested in continuing discussions later on. Remember, the aim of a first meeting is to generate interest, not investment!


Tips for startups:

 Ϟ  Prepare! You have 4 minutes to pitch your idea and only a few seconds to make a positive first impression. 

 Ϟ  Your pitch should be prepared, efficient, and goal-oriented.

 Ϟ  Leave time for questions. Would you like to go on a date where only your partner talks the entire time? 
 Ϟ  Before your time is up, make sure to exchange contacts to continue the discussion afterward. 

Investors, remember to: 

 Ϟ   Pre-determine the aspects you're looking for.   

 Ϟ   Be present and give your attention to each startup. This way, you don't miss out on something life-changing.  

 Ϟ   Last but least: have fun and enjoy the fast energy of the event.


The program:* 

Although we encourage you to take part the entire hour, you can join and leave whenever you need to. 

August 26August 27

 11:00-12:00  DeepTech, Science & SpaceTech
 11:00-12:00  HealthTech & BioTech
 13:00-14:00 Cyber Security, Data & Analytics 13:00-14:00  GreenTech, CleanTech & Circular Economy
 15:00-16:00 EdTech, Gaming, Entertainment 14:00-15:00  AdTech, MarTech & Creativity
 16:00-17:00 Smart City, Mobility & IoT 15:00-16:00  FinTech & Blockchain
 16:00-17:00  SaaS, AI & Digital Trust


*The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program




For executives

We bet it's been a while since you've been able to meet old acquaintances and meet the new players in the corporate world. Speed through all of the connections in speed dating! Of course, you can continue discussions outside of the platform later on. 

Each meeting lasts 4 minutes
, so remember to exchange contacts if you want to continue your discussion later on! 


The program:* 

The executive-only speed dating programs will take place on August 25 & 27, but we encourage you to take part in the "Open for everyone" program in between as well!

August 27

 15:00-16:00  B2B networking
 16:00-17:00  Discussions about digitalization & leadership


*The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program



RECRUITMENT & NETWORKING

There are plenty of fish in the sea. More than 1,074 to be exact! Don't waste your time and meet them all through speed dating! 


It can get boring sitting behind a screen by yourself, so use this opportunity to:

 Ϟ Recruit or find a new job  

 Ϟ  Meet new friends & business connections 
 Ϟ  Discuss specific topical subjects 

 Ϟ  Let's talk about the startup mindset we're always going on about 

 Ϟ  Take a break from the program & exchange impressions about the festival
 Ϟ  Have fun using the cool photo booth function 


You'll only have 4 minutes to make a great connection, so remember to exchange contacts if you want to continue chatting afterward!


The program:* 

August 25
(Recruitment focused)
August 26 & 27

 10:00-11:00  UX & Design 13:00-16:00  Fun networking sessions
 12:00-13:00  Marketing
 19:00-20:00 Find your true love (dating speed dating)
 13:00-14:00  Business Development
 16:00-17:00  Leadership


*The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program




If you have any questions, please contact speed dating area manager Helle Haavala: helle.haavala@startupday.ee


NB! Speed Dating only available to sTARTUp Day ticket holders. Both online & physical ticket holders are more than welcome to join.


The World's Largest Speed Date is organized in partnership with: