How it works

Conversation Starter is a web application for hosting networking events: online or in-person.
Learn how it works below or contact us for a personal demo.

Participants share ice breakers to spark conversations

Conversation Starter's carefully crafted user profiles are designed for optimal networking.

No awkward "what do you do?" conversations: short requests and offers are perfect icebreakers.

140.000+ requests & offers shared

Networking Profile
Recommendation Algorithms

Conversation Starter suggests relevant meeting partners

The cutting-edge recommendation engine screens all participant profiles to find the most relevant ones. It works like magic!

150.000.000+ relevancies calculated

Participants invite each other and plan meetings

Conversation Starter's smart meeting planner finds the ideal time for both participants to meet.

130.000+ meetings planned

Selecting a time slot for a meeting
Person in video call

Built-in video calls for participants to meet online

Participants don't have to download or install anything: they meet by video call, right inside Conversation Starter.

95.2% average engagement rate

Meeting points for in-person events

Conversation Starter's smart meeting planner directs participants to the right meeting point.

Video content

Add live or pre-recorded video content to your event by integrating Vimeo, YouTube or Zoom.


Highlight specific organisations with rich content pages and turn the spotlight on their participants.


Integrate with Eventbrite or enable ticketing inside Conversation Starter for a seamless experience.

Built in Antwerp by a friendly team

190+ thank you notes received

Headquarters Location on map

Try a free Conversation Starter event

Each month, we host Afterhours: a cross-disciplinary online networking event. Participating is free of charge.

Learn more

Organisers love Conversation Starter

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Promote sponsors

Put your sponsors and their content in the spotlight to monetize your event.

Measure impact

See exactly how many people participate and how many meetings they plan.

Gain insights

Understand what participants are talking about and learn about their needs.

Dries Hendrickx: Sales & Operations

Happy to show you around

I’m Dries - your personal contact at Conversation Starter. Get in touch with me for a personal walkthrough of Conversation Starter and direct answers to your questions.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a possibility to highlight sponsors?

Absolutely! There are several spots inside the web application where sponsors can be highlighted.

How customisable is Conversation Starter?

Conversation Starter is highly customisable. The user interface, communication towards participants and practicalities such as the duration of each meeting can be adapted to your preferences.

Feel free to get in touch with us at to discuss your needs.

Which languages is Conversation Starter available in?

Conversation Starter is available in English, French, and Dutch. Other languages can be added on request, please get in touch with us at

Are physical and hybrid events supported?

They are! Participants of physical events meet each other at designated meeting points. Participants of hybrid events will meet through video call or in person, depending on their attendance.

How secure is Conversation Starter?

Access to events can be limited by a password or limited to a given set of people. Additionally, your event will not show up in search engine results.

As per GDPR guidelines, Conversation Starter has been designed with a privacy-first approach. No user data is stored without user consent. Users have the ability to view, update and delete their data. More information can be found in our privacy policy.

Does Conversation Starter integrate with Eventbrite?

Yes! A seamless integration is available so participants can sign up for your event and create a networking profile at the same time.

What is the typical timing of an online networking event?

Your target audience should be able to allocate some time to create profiles and invite each other to meetings. That is why we recommend announcing the online networking event at least two weeks before it takes place.

The online networking event itself typically lasts between one and three hours.

Feel free to get in touch with us at to discuss your case.

Should the participants install any software?

No! Conversation Starter video calls work inside the web browser.

What kind of support is provided to the participants?

Participants of your event have access to a chat bot with frequently asked questions and email support. Additionally, you can upgrade your event to include live chatbot support.

Can I try Conversation Starter by participating in an event?

Yes! Each month, we host Afterhours: a cross-disciplinary online networking event.

Participating is free of charge.

Sign up for Afterhours

Which web browser do you recommend?

Conversation Starter works best with Google Chrome, Firefox, or the latest version of Microsoft Edge. Conversation Starter works on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

Where can I find the web application?

To use Conversation Starter for an online networking event, go to

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Free toolkit: how to market (online) networking events

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