What is a braindate?

Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others to have one-on-one or in small groups (via video chat), on the Braindate platform. They’re the best way to brainstorm, solve challenges, share expertise or experiences, while connecting with new (brilliant!) people —all virtually. 

Here’s what to do: 

1. Log into Braindate to create your profile: https://socialfinanceforum.braindate.com

2. Explore the Topic Market: participants (and you) post Braindate Topics here related to discussions you’d like to have with others during the event. You can invite anyone to meet based on their topic! 

3. Create topics: post braindate Topics about discussions you’d like to have. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise!

4. Book your braindates: send invitations to meet others to discuss their topics, and accept the invitations you receive. Once confirmed, your braindates will take place virtually right on the platform. 

We’re here to help! About virtual learning concierges

Would you like advice on how to create a compelling braindate topic? Are you having trouble finding topics that are relevant to you? Do you have questions about how to use the Braindate platform?

We can help. At SFF2023 Virtual Learning Concierges (real humans – no bots here!) will be on call to support you in making the most out of your experience. Don’t hesitate to connect with one of them on https://socialfinanceforum.braindate.com

How to host a meaningful braindate? 

Braindates are not presentations, they are conversations that stem from a shared interest.

Whether it’s a one-on-one or group braindate, keep the following 5 tips in mind to lead a meaningful braindate for everyone involved:

1. Make sure everyone introduces themselves and contributes to the discussion.

2. Ask the participant(s) what interested them about the topic.

3. Be transparent and honest about your own experience related to the topic: You don’t need to be an expert to lead a braindate.

4. Don’t forget that everyone has something interesting they can add to the conversation: Adopt a beginner’s mindset.

5. Don’t forget to share contact information. Many great relationships started with a simple conversation.