The good news is that, somewhere in your dating history, you have already (probably) had to feign interest in something you didn’t care about and have already honed the valuable skill of smiling and pretending to pay attention just long enough to eventually switch to another topic. What’s a heck of a lot easier than the arduous, anxiety-inducing process of thinking of a fabulously charming or funny thing to say extemporaneously?For starters, having a couple of pre-prepared lines is quite handy.This corporate take on speed dating is the perfect place to start filling your book of contacts, with people spanning a range of different sectors and industries. Are you on the lookout for a mentor in your chosen industry?
Participants quickly whittle down the group of potential suitors with the intent of honing in on the one, mutually-attracted match.
Speed networking, on the other hand, is all about improving the quality and of your connections.
The object is to meet and connect with as many, varied speed networkers as possible.
Unlike speed dating, attendees are not there to eliminate new contacts, they are there to cast a wide net and develop relationships with a variety of people.
There’s no denying that the education technology sector is growing rapidly, and we, at Nesta Impact Investments, are passionate about supporting its growth and the ecosystem developing around it.