The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.home classes workshops events calendar videos biography contact Help us plan events that better cater to you by taking this brief survey! This was a great way to meet people and have lots of fun doing it in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.We laughed a lot and it made meeting people really easy." Obviously, everyone agreed because we all bought them the very next day.
We ended our time in Seattle meeting Corporate Vice Presidents and learning to negotiate from law expert Danial Reisner, who led a workshop as entertaining as it was informative.– Fay My friends and I went out to try something new we haven't tried before.Although we didn't find matches, I had a blast and would recommend this event to other friends.Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.Last week, we hosted our second annual Microsoft Global Startup Roadshow, bringing together 15 top startups from our global portfolio for five days packed full of valuable trainings, customer introductions, networking opportunities and more.As their strategic partner, our goal is to help enterprise-ready startups building deep technology solutions find the connections and resources they need to grow and scale.Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.As in, I conveniently forgot their names.)Rewind two weeks: I'm hanging out with some girlfriends and one of them mentions how she saw a groupon-like deal for speed dating.In my head, I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we all did that?