Starting a Meetup group connects you with passionate people looking to share experiences in real life. It’s simple to start a group and schedule events, and we’ll help promote your group to interested people who are ready to join you.
Start a group
1. Creating your group
When you’re ready to start a group, follow the steps to choose a group name, write a description, and sign up for a subscription plan. Learn more about organizer subscription pricing.
When you finish creating a group, a member of our team reviews it based on our community guidelines and makes sure it gets promoted to the right people. You can expect a decision by email within 24 hours.
For more, watch our Community Support specialists walk you through starting a group in this video:
Instructions for the Meetup app
To start a new group from the app (iOS and Android), create an account and select + New group from the Home view.
2. Finding members
Shortly after a group is approved, we’ll help share it with interested members in your area. This announcement is targeted to members who have similar interests to your group and invites them to join.
3. Organizing events
We recommend creating your first event after submitting your group for approval or shortly after approval. Having an event scheduled right away attracts interested people when your group is announced. You’ll have access to your group and the ability to create an event while your group is waiting for approval.