Rapid dating and networking
Just like traditional speed-dating, businesses will be given the opportunity to spend three minutes with each investor to present their business and swap business cards.Investors attending include Nesta Impact Investments, Bethnal Green Ventures and Orange Start-up Ecosystem.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?
Additionally, students were advised that rain boots, regardless of the designer or how cool they are this season, should not be worn to interviews.
This process continues until everyone in one group has met everyone in the other group.
The goal, for translational research as for dating, is to find a match.
Finding new research partners can be a challenge for basic scientists and clinical researchers, as it may require them to step outside of their daily commitments.
But it's important: Meeting scientists from other disciplines can spark a new research idea or open the door to a solution to a problem that has seemed intractable.
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If you wouldn’t want to meet Justin Bieber looking frumpy or wrinkly, the same thought would apply here.