MAR 18, 2021

circle 17 Matchmaking

Matchmaking Game Changers with their Future


After successful workshops, an Impacthon and Testing phase the journey continues in supporting young businesses to establish long-term partnerships that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

We are convinced, for the challenges of today, the solutions are already out there. You just need to find them. That is why the Matchmaking unites key players that want to co-create a better future and provides plenty of opportunities to network and meet like-minded people that want to collaborate with promising startups.  

Join us at the circle17 Matchmaking and experience how collaborating with sustainability-driven start-ups could benefit you! Register before the 8th of March! See below who can participate.

Who Can Participate?


Level up your business model by partnering up with corporates, the public sector, investors, accelerators, and universities.


Get to know inspiring start-ups that leave a positive mark and support to tackle sustainability challenges in your own business.


A wide range of sustainable and innovative projects that are eager to learn more about funding possibilities are waiting for you.


Meet promising start-ups for sustainable investments.


Get to know potential project partners for your research.


Find potential candidates for your programmes.

How can you participate?

For more Info about the process, how to set up meetings and your marketplace stand visit our Matchmaking Platform.

When do I need to register?

You can register until the 8th of March. From March 4th onwards you can start requesting meetings, which will take place on March 18th. Please note as a startup we need to see your marketplace opportunity in the tool by February 25th so we have enough time to check it out.

Is there a participation fee?

No, you can join for free, thanks to our funder Austrian Development Agency. 

Would I have to be present a full day online on the 18th? Or do I get individual dates with potential partners?

The whole event will take place virtually so you can choose when to join! You can indicate your availability for on that day in timeslots and you have control over when you have your meetings. Please see our Agenda for the whole programme.

What else is required from participants?

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.

Is it possible for me and my colleague to attend the matchmaking together?

You and your colleague can participate jointly by inviting your colleague to the respective calls if you would like to conduct the discussions together. If you want to arrange your own meetings in parallel, we recommend that you each create your own profile. Here you can find more information on how to invite a third person to a meeting under 1:1 Meetings.

What exactly is required from companies and what can they prepare?

When registering in B2Match, we already ask for many details about your expectations and company, so that start-ups can find you accordingly. Under the marketplace you will then find all “exhibiting” start-ups and what they are looking for. From the 4th of March you can book meetings for the 18th of March, until then the marketplace will grow and be filled with more start-ups. Depending on which start-ups you find or with whom you set up a meeting, you can prepare your talks accordingly.

All events of circle17 are CO2-compensated and are therefore climate neutral. You can find out more about our efforts to take responsibility here.

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