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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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?