WE ARE CONNECTORS &
CREATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

We unlock the potential and the abundance of locations worldwide for professionals to connect, collaborate and grow together. We bring networks and professionals from different locations together to facilitate unexpected but relevant encounters for personal, community and commercial opportunities. 

WE ARE CONNECTORS &
AND CREATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

We unlock the potential and the abundance of locations worldwide for professionals to connect, collaborate and grow together. We bring networks and professionals from different locations together to facilitate unexpected but relevant encounters for personal, community and commercial opportunities. 

WE LOVE HOSPITALITY, AND WE LOVE TECH.
A GOOD MATCH.

S2M enables locations to become places of opportunity.
Places to work and meet using our hospitality oriented technology.
The S2M platform enables serendipitous meetings amongst users.
Bringing them together to create a wide range of opportunity.

 

“Serendipity lives in a space of diversity”

Erik Davis

Author, podcaster, award winning journalist

WHAT USERS SAY


“Tinder for work
!”

Ramona Lindberg
Owner of Work&Meet Helsinki

 


“A talent platform”

Greg Lindsay
Author and Journalist

 


“The best way to connect!”

Monique van Dam
Founder of OneWorld Citizens

 

 

“Coworking is about the number and the quality of connections, opportunities & open collaboration”

OUR KEY ACTIVITIES

WORK

-Over 200 Powered by S2M locations offering workspaces

-Unique, inspirational and specialist locations: from schools to corporate offices, from living rooms to coworking spaces. 

– Coworkers pay without money but with social capital; their interest, skills, and knowledge

– Join with ease: register your location, publish on the network and greet your first coworkers coming into work

MEET

– Over 17352 meeting spaces available in the network today

– Offer added value for larger groups with spaces to meet or do sessions

– Earn revenue and get the most out of your meeting spaces

– The easy S2M booking software frees up time for you to focus on hosting

– Enjoy the flexibility of the bookings software

SERENDIPITY

An unexpected but relevant meeting between people is called serendipity. 

1 out of 3 users experience serendipity at Powered by S2M locations. This makes Powered by S2M locations, not just coworking spaces but a real opportunity space.

-The S2M Passport is the means for you as a host and the user – your guests – to achieve this unique added value. It’s everyone’s entrance to coworking world

OUR TEAM

We are located in Utrecht, in the middle of the Netherlands.
We work with a huge group of professionals and form a dynamic network organization.

We love to get in touch.

OUR STORY SINCE 1990

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1989
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IT ALL STARTS WITH MEETING PLAZA

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.
2007

FINANCIAL CRISIS HIT THE ECONOMY

The crisis hit. The current system isn’t working anymore. People get unemployed and want to be autonomous
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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 SUCCESS

In no time hundreds of people joined.

EXPANDING THE BOOKING SYSTEM

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

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

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

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 USER EXPERIENCE

S2M focus on making all the user experiences as smooth as it can be

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.
2017

THE SERENDIPITY MACHINE IS ALSO GOING SOLO


The Serendipity Machine
is the accelerator of Social Capital by doing it’s magic. We decided to spread that magic. Every existing location can sign up and unlock their TSM to become a relevant place for people.

2018

LAUNCH OF THE S2M PASSPORT

The Passport as your entrance to the world wide network of Coworkers with its Social Capital. Of course the AI algorithm of the Serendipity Machine takes care of the relevant matchmaking. Try for yourself anytime and anywhere ?

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S2M LOVES GDPR

S2M believes that the user should own their data. With the S2M passport we created a ‘wallet’ of the users Social Capital. Want to know more about how S2M is GDPR compliant? Check this site out https://gdpr.seats2meet.com/
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