"I've tried online dating, but not with much success. And there's always a very diverse crowd — all ages and backgrounds."When daters sign up, the founder tries to meet each one face-to-face, so she has a handle on what they are looking for from the experience.Since I'm open to other ways of meeting people, this sounded like a good idea."Speed Dating sessions came to fruition 12 years ago, after Patikas did some research and found there was a need for a safe, relaxed, fun way for singles to socialize — and possibly find that special someone."When singles are in the dating arena, there are many ways to meet people. Many partaking of this opportunity are repeat customers; and over the years, there has been one marriage, a few engagements and many long-term relationships springing from the dating sessions."I've been to a few of these events, and I really enjoy them," said Lori of Highland.10 high-growth ventures looking to raise funds, 10 venture capitalists specialised in Cleantech, and 10 minutes to pitch in one-to-one meetings.This is the concept of the first KIC Inno Energy Venture Capital community event that took place successfully in Barcelona on 27 April."The crowd is always interesting and it's a great way to meet new people."Lewis of Merrillville also was in attendance at the jewelry store."In a way, this is kind of like a blind date," he said, during an intermission in activities.
In turn, each couple went before the crowd, introducing each other and read their five statements, asking for input regarding which statement they believed was untrue.They iterate and test ideas quickly so that when failure happens, it happens fast, and they can refine and try again.