January 16, 2014

Bizpora – Maximize Business Travel

Bizpora aims to make business travel just a little more fun. The web-based platform connects business travelers with interesting people who live and work in international destinations. Bizpora highlights “relevant locals” for business travelers to meet on their trips, and provides all the necessary contact information so people can start getting to know each other right away.

Open yourself up to meeting new people. Announce your destination in a public Bizpora post, making sure to include relevant details like the dates you’re traveling and who it is you’re hoping to meet. For example, you may be interested in meeting someone with marketing advice or someone with insight into a particular issue your company is dealing with. Share your Bizpora trip page with existing contacts in your social network. Local Bizpora users will also be able to see your trip page, and they may send you a message with an offer to meet. If the responses aren’t coming in as quickly as you’d hoped, take a look at the list Bizpora provides all travelers. Bizpora will give you a list of relevant locals that you can reach out to directly to set up a meeting.

Bizpora helps people get the most out of their business trips, and it also makes it easier to meet interesting people in international destinations. Business travelers who sometimes feel isolated or disconnected from their surroundings because of language barriers will love having a platform that they can use to connect with interesting people from around the globe.

Practical Uses:

  • Get advice from international businesspeople
  • Set up a networking opportunity while you’re in Budapest for the day
  • Meet a new friend while traveling in London
  • Make your business travels more enjoyable

Insider Tips:

  • Integrate Bizpora with LinkedIn to quickly populate your profile
  • View a list of people who are planning to visit your city in the coming weeks
  • Share your upcoming trip plans on Facebook and Twitter
  • Include a list of skills that your connections should have, like marketing or web design

What we liked:

  • Bizpora makes it easy for users to find people to connect with in international cities
  • People can find contacts with particular skills or industry experience
  • Users can announce their trips in advance
  • Bizpora users can see whenever businesspeople are coming to their own cities

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Founded by: Fred Caballero and Facundo Villaveiran
  • Web site:


  • Free

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