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31 January 2023 - 3 February 2023
Vienna, Austria

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, 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 on the participant's card in order to access their profile

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

    3. Click on the participant's preview if the participant is marked as Available

    4. Click Request Meeting, under the participant's photo, to request a meeting

    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!

      Closed since 3 February 2023
      Location Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)
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      Participants 711
      Meetings 956
      Austria 538
      Algeria 113
      Côte d'Ivoire 86
      Egypt 65
      Nigeria 57
      South Africa 52
      Ghana 42
      Kenya 36
      Burkina Faso 30
      Tanzania, United Republic Of 19
      Cameroon 11
      Namibia 10
      Uganda 10
      Germany 10
      Morocco 9
      Senegal 8
      Zambia 7
      Rwanda 7
      Benin 7
      Sudan 6
      Angola 6
      Tunisia 5
      France 5
      Guinea 5
      Gambia 5
      Sierra Leone 4
      Ethiopia 4
      Gabon 4
      Slovenia 3
      Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 3
      Slovakia 2
      Portugal 2
      Congo 2
      Serbia 2
      Liberia 2
      Switzerland 2
      Central African Republic 2
      United States 2
      Hungary 1
      Bangladesh 1
      Sao Tome And Principe 1
      Botswana 1
      Libya 1
      United Arab Emirates 1
      Madagascar 1
      Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
      Mozambique 1
      Estonia 1
      Togo 1
      Mauritius 1
      Mali 1
      United Kingdom 1
      Total 1197
      Manufacturer 255
      Service provider (engineering, IT) 133
      R&D Institution 6
      Association/Agency 64
      Supplier/Subcontractor 49
      Distributor/Wholesaler/Importer 114
      Investor/Financial Services 55
      Consulting (business, tax, legal) 146
      Government/Authority 134
      Other 228
      Total 1184
      Profile views
      Before event 21867
      After event 2113
      Total 23980