Speed networking is a good model to adapt when the goal is to construct any live, two-sided social platform.  It provides both sets of users with a chance to quickly discover what lies between the axes of choice and chance.

Art Space in New Haven is conducting a speed networking event for artists and curators on Sunday, September 30th.  I will be participating as one of the curators.  http://artspacenh.org/events/SpeedNet12Member