A more effective way to network. You meet someone new every 6 minutes. The time limit makes it ok to get straight to the point! We let everyone know when to change. This takes the stress out of introducing yourself and finishing the conversation.
Please read these questions!
How many people attend?
It varies, but approximately 50. People come from several locations!
I don't have a business, should I still come?
Yes, not everyone comes for business. You can still help other businesses by connecting them with the 100+ people you know.
I will be arriving late / leaving early. Is that ok?
Yes. SpeedNetworking starts after the initial 30 minutes of general networking. You can leave anytime after each of your 6 minute conversations.
What if I want to continue talking to someone for longer than 6 minutes?
You can do this in the general networking section at the end of the night. Also, you will most likely have their business card so you can connect anytime!
Is it like speed dating?
Kind of, except everybody is standing up and not everyone is single!
Is it like other small business networking groups?
Many people have small businesses, but many don't also. The atmosphere is more exciting because it's a Speed Networking Event.
What if I don't have a business card?
We will have blank cards you can write your details on. Feel free to bring your own also.
What should I bring?
Business cards, your friends, your radiant smile 🙂
Is it free?
Yes! (In future, we could charge a small amount depending on venue costs)
What's the dress code?
Casual clothing is allowed at the venue, but we recommend smart casual as it is a relaxed yet professional environment.
How can I improve my networking skills?
Read these networking tips.