There is such a thing as a free lunch.
How this helps you
Meeting people is easier than you think, but don’t waste your time on people that are not interested in you and vice versa. Use your elevator pitch to see if there is a click and an interest. If you want to be top of the class, you can also prepare a list of people that you want to meet and why.
What is it?
All around the world events are being organized. These could be business events, social events, conferences, tech fairs or any combination of this. They all target specific and different audiences to inspire and share knowledge with. While many events require payment of admission fee there are real valuable events that are simply free to attend.
How does it relate?
Actively engaging with others will help you develop your idea. Whether you seek information from potential customers or are looking for people to invest in your idea, go and meet those valuable people to bring your idea to the next phase.
Your next Waypoint
Find out which networking or trade events are in your domain and neighbourhood. If the costs of entry are too high, try entering on a press-card, as a writer for a blog or magazine.