Ideas for Creating a Meetup Group

Thinking about starting a Meetup group? Here are 3 tips to get you started.


Starting a Meetup group is a great way to meet new people, teach a skill, grow a business, or build the community you’re hoping to find. Here are a few tips to get you started on building your own group.

Check out some active groups

Have a fuzzy idea for what your group will be about, but need a little inspiration? Start by checking out some groups on Meetup. Search for groups in your local area—or even worldwide—that are meeting about topics you’re interested in. You might get some ideas from groups that exist on the other side of the world.

Try something quirky

A lot of groups on Meetup combine two interests or have a unique twist that defines their group. If you’re trying to create a group that will stand out, try combining two things you love. Here are a few examples of real Meetup groups that combine two interests: Wine and Woodworking, Pints and Purls, Meditation with Dogs, and IPAs and APIs.

Keep it simple

Starting a Meetup group doesn’t need to be complicated or a full-time commitment. If you’re looking to connect with new people, your group can focus on activities that get people together but don’t require extensive planning. Try starting a group with events like:

  • A neighborhood walk every Wednesday night
  • Meeting over a drink or coffee to practice a hobby together
  • Seeing a new movie together once a month

Ready to start your own group?

Last modified on June 23, 2021