What meetup events do you all go to?

Would be great to know which groups you find worthwhile.. and would be great to meet some of you as well. :)

Top voted answer
Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

Well there are not many I could write down that would make sense (at least not on an international scale). However, Google's Startup Grind events are held in over 200 cities worldwide. I attended one just last night. I made some great new connections and was able to help some less experienced entrepreneurs get connected with other people and resources.

Brad Lyons

Brad Lyons, Consultant at

I have mentioned to SavvySME that they should host an annual conference for members. Fingers crossed they see value in it.

I generally go to conferences related to my industry, I find them a great way to meet clients and see what the industry is up to.

I have tried going to a couple of small local small business groups however found them to be a waste of time (just my personal opinion).

Chamber of commerce is another great place to meeting other business owners. I would have a chat with your local Chamber of commerce and see when their next meeting is. You can normally attend the first one for free as a guest.

Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards, Expert Content Marketer + Copywriter at mWords Communications

Hi Maggie,

In Australia, the BNI network is pretty good for professional meet ups. Many of the BNI groups, and other professional networks, have a presence on LinkedIn so you could start your search there.

Good luck!


Brian Dorricott

Brian Dorricott, Business Specialist at

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First question to ask is what sort of people do you want to meet at the event. This will give you a good indication of which events to go to. So, what are you looking for? Drinks for the evening, to learn something, to sell something?