ABOUT SEATS2MEET

We’d like you to tell about our vision, mission and story

We are on a journey to Society 3.0. Join us!

Change is happening faster than ever and we are keeping up. We want to give you the stories, showcases and articles to inspire you about this Society 3.0 given by people from all over the world within our network. We believe that access is more important than ownership, we don’t want you just to see the story, we want you live it!

Our Vision

We believe in people and in supporting each other on our ways to success. Together we can make the world a smarter, better and more sustainable place. We believe in lifelong learning, in sharing knowledge. This is why everything we do at S2M is aimed at connecting and empowering people to excel, both as an individual and as a professional. To stay relevant in the world that is changing rapidly. To become an even better version of themselves. For themselves.

Our Mission

We are on a mission towards society 3.0. We do this by facilitating physical and virtual environments where we connect and match people dynamically using the latest innovative technologies. Our goal? to facillitate people to become the best version of themselves for themselves!

Seats2meet.com Explained

S2M is an organization which creates and leases online tools inspired by the society 3.0 philosophy. They are created to work as a virtual layer for any physical location with potential for people to sit, work and share knowledge. The tools work as online booking in exchange of social capital (their knowledge and abilities) or money; matching people based on their interests and field of work (facilitating serendipity) and question making (asking for help of people around you). In that way we create a network of relevant locations with a diversity of co-workers, who have their individual profession but can support each other on their way to be the best version of themselves for themselves.

This is the story of Seats2meet

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1989

IT ALL STARTS WITH MEETING PLAZA

mplaza_utrecht1 Meeting Plaza, in Utrecht, is founded as a meeting center with more than 20 rooms
1990

THE ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM

Meeting Plaza start their online booking system. 13062226_10153790486583579_3084098825834317557_n
2007

FINANCIAL CRISIS HIT THE ECONOMY

c-documents_and_settings-kurt-my_documents-c-photos-business-blog-2-mid-life_crisis-300x300 The crisis hit. The current system isn’t working anymore. People get unemployed and want to be autonomous

SEATS2MEET IS BORN!

Thinking on the needs of autonomous people, the first S2M location is founded in Utrecht, with both meeting spaces and workspaces.

START OF SOCIAL CAPITAL

To attract people the S2M team invites their own network to use the workspaces for social capital. The only condition is people to be open and share their knowledge.

S2M IS A BIG SUCCES

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In no time hundreds of people joined.

EXPANDING THE BOOKING SYSTEM

13062226_10153790486583579_3084098825834317557_n The online booking system used for meeting plaza is adapted to seats2meet.com, enabling people to also book workspaces online.
2010

MORE LOCATIONS JOINING S2M

Along with the people more locations popped up. Strijp-S, the second S2M location, is founded in Eindhoven as a fanchise by 3 entrepreneurs.

2012

S2M STARTS CONNECTING

In the online booking system S2M integrates a tool that allows people to see who is in the same location at the same time with what kind of knowledge.

FIRST S2M LOCATION ABROAD

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S2M goes international with the first location abroad in Cairo, Egypt.

2013

THE SERENDIPITY MACHINE IS BORN

S2M goes beyond and starts connecting people online based on their knowledge.

2014

S2M BECOMES A VIRTUAL LAYER FOR LOCATIONS

S2M becomes a virtual layer for any location where people gather, as schools, libraries, corporate offices

THE S2M MAGAZINE

S2M Magazine is born aiming to share content with people in the ecosystem.
2015

S2M USES AI

S2M introduces an AI algorithm to the Serendipity Machine making the connections even more relevant.

S2M has become a certified B Corporation

BCORPFINAL

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

2016

LAUNCH S2M FOR EVENTS

S2M for events launches in CUAsia making the serendipity happen during events.

S2M GLOBAL MEETUP

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S2M Global Meetup, a come together with ambassadors, hosts and the S2M team to talk about Society 3.0 and The Serendipity Machine.

THE S2M IPHONE APP

S2M focus on making all the user experiences as smooth as it can be and develops an S2M app

COOL WORKSPACES

S2M releases a tool for ambassadors to point out cool workspaces worldwide introducing them to the S2M ecosystem.

S2M FOR LOCALS PILOT

S2M for locals is piloted in Utrecht. The airbnb for workspaces. Open your home office for other people.
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