To start a Meetup group, click Start a Meetup Group at the top of any page on Meetup.
Follow the steps to customize your Meetup group, and submit your billing information for your Organizer Subscription plan.
You'll receive a receipt via email, and you can start organizing your new Meetup group immediately.
About three days later, we'll email all interested members in the area and invite them to join your new group!
If you've got a moment, check out some Best Practices for Meetup organizers. :)