What is Meetup’s economic impact?

We know that tons of Meetups happen every day in bars, cafes, restaurants, and theaters. Then there’s the play dates, running meets, parties, workshops, conferences, and everything in between.

Ever wonder how much Meetup members are spending on Meetup-related activity every year? Meetup’s strategy team did, so we took a couple of hours from our day-to-day research projects to answer the question.

Our goal: Get a rough estimate of the economic impact of the 2+ million RSVPs and 330,000+ Meetups that happen in a given month.

To tackle this Fermi problem, we split into two teams with different strategies for answering the question.

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