SPEED DATING WORLD RECORD

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

This event takes place fully virtually & no need to pre-register.


All sTARTUp Day & Shift attendees will receive links to take part shortly before the event. 

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!


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

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 25

13:00-14:00 Pitching to Tehnopol incubator (open to all startups)

August 26August 27

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


Bonus for startups on August 27: 

10:00-11:00 Meet and build partnerships with the most innovative corporate representatives. 

*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. We encourage you to take part in the "Recruitment & Networking" program as well, however, we do have one special track for the most innovative executives. 

August 27

 10:00-11:00 Meet and build partnerships with the coolest startups.
This is a great opportunity for marketing & innovation. Meet new people, offer startups your services, ask for help from startups – connect and meet the most awesome startup-minded participants. 

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

*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

 11:00-12:00  Recruitment session 14:15-14:45  Fun networking session
 16:00-17:00  Recruitment session
 19:00-20:00 Beer & Business (fun networking)
  20:00-21:00 Find your true love (dating speed dating)


August 27

14:15-14:45 Fun networking session


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


**We're inviting all recruiters and job seekers to take part in one-hour long recruitment sessions. Choose a tag based on your industry and whether you're looking for a job or offering one in each. The available tags are: UX & Design, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Analytics, Human Resources, Software Development, Analyst or Leadership 





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 and Shift ticket holders. Both online & physical ticket holders are more than welcome to join.


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