Ragna Stamm'ler and Erin Hunt met while both attending a music business program in Toronto 1994. From there, each went on to a litany of different jobs within the music industry, including marketing/promotions, publicity and music supervision. Their experience in organizing CD release parties, book and DVD releases and press conferences (for Richard Marx, Slash, The Irish Tenors, Kenny Rogers and more), as well as conducting national publicity, radio and marketing campaigns (for Matthew Good Band, Bill Wyman, David Lee Roth, Bruce Cockburn and more) and overseeing international promotions for such projects as Pokemon and WWF Vol. IV set the groundwork for their future entrepreneurial endeavours.
In 2002 the two started 25dates.com, the speed dating company which quickly became the market leader in Toronto and Vancouver, the first cities they launched. Known for their highly organized events, friendly staff and top-notch customer service, it has been clear to all who have attended their events that Ragna and Erin have one goal in mind - making sure their clients are happy while delivering a service beyond their clients' expectations. 25dates.com has been covered by a wide range of media, including CNN, Canada AM, City-TV, Flare, Reader's Digest, The EDGE 102.1, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Province, The Toronto Star, Z95.3 and Matchmaker to name a few. Additionally, since the inception of 25dates.com, Ragna and Erin have made it a priority to give back to their community, running numerous charity events with organizations such as Sunnybrook Hospital, The MS Society, The Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Woodgreen Community Center and more.
In 2004 Ragna and Erin launched their sister company; SpeedSchmooze.com, the professional networking arm of 25dates.com.
Services include customized Speed Schmoozing events specifically tailored to your conference, trade show or event, as well
as regularly organized business networking events open to the public. Think of it as speed dating for business contacts - a highly efficient way for professionals to build their network of contacts and grow business opportunities. SpeedSchmooze.com is kicking off 2005 with a custom Corporate Speed Schmooze for the Digital Music Summit, a conference for 80 Presidents and VPs of high profile companies including Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, SONY/BMG, Universal Music, IBM Canada, Microsoft Canada and Napster.
Ragna is 25dates.com and SpeedSchmooze.com's President, focusing on marketing, growth and expansion, and overseeing daily operations. Erin, acting as Vice President of both companies, oversees advertising and art direction in addition to employee and event management.