Meet Market is a business to business event that takes place in a real market, while supporting students and start-ups to test their ideas and talk to other entrepreneurs.
At Meet Market, conversation is the currency. The event would encourage partnership and collaboration between businesses and the voluntary and social enterprise sector, and provide an opportunity to those seeking to start a new venture to meet people who are already trading.
The event would be organised into a real market place, with every business given the same space regardless of their relative size. Each business must have a product or service to sell in the market. At the same time, business students and aspiring entrepreneurs can showcase their ideas, while also visit the stalls and chat. Each business rates the others in a variety of categories, and the winners win prizes such as Best Start-Up, or Most Helpful Business.
Meet Market is very much an idea in development and The Outsiders would be very keen to work with Schools, Colleges, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and other business-related organisations to develop the concept further.