At the end of the event, you pick the top people you were interested in and return the card.
Should there be any mutual matches, the organizers of the event will put you two in touch.
Now, about a year after their meeting, Spring Lake Equity is leading a $13 million round of funding for Smarter HQ, which has a research and development office in northwest Austin with 15 people and a headquarters in Indianapolis with 63 employees.
The funding round included participation from previous investors Simon Venture Group and Battery Ventures.
Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service (dim lighting, candlelit tables), rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences.