Will Meetup still be Meetup?
Yes, we exist to bring people together IRL to create real community for everyone. That’s as true now as ever. Our CEO/Cofounder Scott Heiferman is proud to continue leading Meetup, surrounded and supported by the same team of 200 Meetuppers. We’re on a mission, and we’re just getting started.
Q: What is WeWork?
A: WeWork provides space, community, and services to members around the globe to help them connect, collaborate and do what they love.
Q: Why did Meetup and WeWork decide to join forces?
A: For years, organizers have told us how hard it is to find great spaces for their Meetups. WeWork has beautiful spaces and a commitment to use them to create community. Last year, we noticed way more Meetups scheduled at WeWork locations (to the tune of 100,000+ RSVPs in 2017). We got to talking, realized how we could unlock possibilities for each other, and one thing led to another…
Q: Will anything change for Meetup members or organizers as a result of the acquisition?
A: The most honest answer we can give is that there are no plans for immediate changes. And of course Meetup will keep evolving, just as it has for the past 15 years.
Q: What about Meetup Pro?
A: Same! Nothing is changing for Meetup Pro customers in the short term. As we work more closely with the WeWork team, you’ll have an easier time than ever expanding to new cities, hosting professional Meetups at beautiful WeWork spaces, and attracting more members and RSVPs to your network.
Q: Now that Meetup & WeWork are coming together, can I use WeWork spaces for my Meetups?
A: As a first step, let us know if you’re interested. Please go to meetup.com/about/hostatwework and complete the short form. We’ll get back to you as WeWork locations become available for hosting Meetups.
WeWork offices around the world will become great options for hosting your Meetups. We’re working out the details to make sure it’s easy and smooth for Meetup organizers to reserve space for their Meetups. We’ll be making buildings available starting in late 2017, and throughout 2018. WeWork Community Managers will help facilitate that process, and then later in 2018, it’ll be possible to reserve online.
Q: Is there a WeWork near me?
A: WeWork has 170+ locations in 58 cities and 15 countries around the world. You can find your nearest WeWork location on the WeWork website here: wework.com/locations.
Q: I’m an organizer. Do I have to host my Meetup at WeWork now?
A: No, you can keep hosting your Meetups wherever you like.
Q: The Meetup website looks different. Is that a result of the acquisition
A: No, the new Meetup pages introduce a clean, modern design to help people find the right Meetups for them. The redesign started long before our talks with WeWork.
Q: What were the terms of the deal?
A: We won’t be disclosing the details.