Scheduling MatchMaker Meetings
WBENC staff members are working diligently to ensure all twelve (12) of your 1:1 MatchMaker meetings are scheduled; please support us in this effort by logging into Eventdex and completing 1:1 MatchMaker scheduling before the deadline date of Friday, May 31, 2019.
Your 1:1 MatchMaker Table
Each participating Corporate/Government Member has been assigned a table.
Each table will accommodate twelve (12) 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. Each 1:1 MatchMaker meeting will last twenty (20) minutes with ten (10) minutes between each meeting.
Step 1: Login to Eventdex
To sign up or login to Eventdex, click here and enter your name and the email address of the MatchMaker contact when you filled out the original MatchMaker and Meet & Greet response form into the "Sign Up For FREE" section.
Note: If the system tells you that this ID/email already exists, you may already have an Eventdex account from previous 1:1 MatchMaker events. If you receive this message, login directly at the top right of the page using the email address provided above and the password used when you first set up the account, or click "Forgot Password" to reset your password.
Once logged in, you should have access to the 2019 NCBF 1:1 MatchMaker event. If you do not see the event listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate assistance.
Note: Multiple staff can be logged into Eventdex at the same time using your assigned username/email as this is the ONLY username for your MatchMaker table.
Step 2: Update Your Corporate Profile
Once logged into Eventdex, update your Corporate Profile and provide the mobile phone number for the primary contact for MatchMakers at your organization. Please note, this contact information is not shared with WBEs and is only visible to WBENC staff who may use it regarding a meeting, but only if necessary.
To update the Company Profile and add your phone number:
Click on the white gear icon in the 2019 NCBF 1:1 MatchMaker event.
From the left navigation menu bar, click on "Profile" to update your contact phone number.
Edit other sections of your profile as desired by clicking on the pencil icon; click Save.
Step 3: Search for WBEs & Schedule Meetings
Through May 31, 2019, work with your team to identify WBEs and schedule 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings. The user ID and password can be used simultaneously by your team to conduct their searches. They can either schedule their own meetings or provide their selections to you for scheduling. If as a group you determine you will need a second table, please provide a separate contact name and email to email@example.com; however, we do ask that all twelve (12) meetings be scheduled on your first table before the request is made.
Please note, only WBEs listed in the 2019 NCBF 1:1 MatchMaker event on Eventdex are eligible for 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. If you wish to meet with a WBE who is not listed, the meeting must be done outside of the 1:1 MatchMaker event.
How to schedule meetings:
Once logged in, from the left navigation menu bar, click on "New Appointment."
To search for a WBE using the company name, DBA name, owner name or keyword, enter text into the “WBE Search” field in the middle of the page above the WBEs profiles and click the blue “GO” button or hit the "Enter" button to search.
To search for WBEs using other search parameters like revenue range, NAICS codes, Industry, etc. click on the plus sign “+” to the far right of the “Setup WBE Filters.”
To view the profile of a WBE, click the profile icon below the company name.
If you decide to schedule 1:1 MatchMaker meeting with a WBE, close their profile by clicking on the gray X at the top right of the open profile.
Hover over any available time slot that is green and click the “Select” button.
Before finalizing the appointment, please enter the product/service you would like to discuss in the "Comments" section to ensure the WBE can adequately prepare for the meeting. Then click the blue "OK" button.
Once selections have been made, please click "Reports>Schedule" from the menu to view/print your schedule and confirm the meetings have been successfully booked.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need any assistance using Eventdex. As always, thank you for supporting WBENC and the MatchMaker program. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 27, 2019.