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Boston’s Meetup Ecosystem
by
John Verostek
33
Robotics
MFGBioTech
Health
Care
Professional
Associations
Mass Challenge
Harvard
Innovation Lab
MIT Enterprise
Forum
NE...
33
http://mylifeismymessage.org/2011/09/11/scott-heiferman-how-911-inspired-a-community-revolution/
“Could we use the
interne...
Events
Group
Name
Topics
City & Zip
Code
Members
Attending
Date
Created
Meetup has Open Sourced their Data
Venues
# RSVPS
...
Boston Meetup Groups
N= 2,682
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
S...
2
0
1
3
2
0
0
2
0
100
200
300
400
500
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
RSVPs
Learning,
Networking += +
RSVPs by LOCA...
Tech Membership
4108 7827
14546
26340
42216
2453
5605
14295
37310
70579
0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
100,000
120,000
2002...
Where are Boston Tech/Biz Meetup Members
located?
Region Members Groups
City Center 60% 35%
Inner Loop I-95 75% 79%
Outer ...
100
1,000
10,000
100,000
100 1,000 10,000 100,000
August, 2013
NYC
Boston
Silicon
Valley
22 Cities Meetup LinkedIN LI: Est...
PyData
PyLadiesDjango
3D
Printing
IoT
Hardware
Startups
Learning
Python
0
50
100
150
200
250
1 10 100 1000
AverageRSVPsperEvent
Number of Events / Year
5X
Dinners
Movies
Learn: Monthly, Large, C...
Sharing Across Groups
Members
Groups
“Could we use the
internet to get off the
internet — and grow
local communities?”
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
Growth of Boston's Meetup Ecosystem
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  • Organizers, parking..StartupsEducationOther ways for communities to gather
  • http://www.screened.com/men-in-black/16-172491/
  • Tech – Content > Social
  • 326 groups --
  • Almost doubling every year…
  • One of the key groups
  • exploratory
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    1. 1. Boston’s Meetup Ecosystem by John Verostek
    2. 2. 33 Robotics MFGBioTech Health Care Professional Associations Mass Challenge Harvard Innovation Lab MIT Enterprise Forum NEU Tech CICVC’s TiE BUGC Boston User Groups IEEE ACM MOOCs Student Groups Community Colleges Hack ReduceIT Bentley Symposiums Extension Schools MIT Big Data Marketing Finance Twitter Communities Google Hangouts EDU
    3. 3. 33
    4. 4. http://mylifeismymessage.org/2011/09/11/scott-heiferman-how-911-inspired-a-community-revolution/ “Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?” “A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born”
    5. 5. Events Group Name Topics City & Zip Code Members Attending Date Created Meetup has Open Sourced their Data Venues # RSVPS # of Members
    6. 6. Boston Meetup Groups N= 2,682 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Social Health/Fitness Biz Tech Business = 295 [11%] Tech = 326 [12%]
    7. 7. 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 2
    8. 8. 0 100 200 300 400 500 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 RSVPs Learning, Networking += + RSVPs by LOCATION WhereWho Speaker Attendees What How + Event Location
    9. 9. Tech Membership 4108 7827 14546 26340 42216 2453 5605 14295 37310 70579 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total Group Joins 112,795 Unique Tech Members 42,216 Average Groups / Person 2.7
    10. 10. Where are Boston Tech/Biz Meetup Members located? Region Members Groups City Center 60% 35% Inner Loop I-95 75% 79% Outer Loop I-495 87% 99%
    11. 11. 100 1,000 10,000 100,000 100 1,000 10,000 100,000 August, 2013 NYC Boston Silicon Valley 22 Cities Meetup LinkedIN LI: Est. Boston 3,769 13,238 25,000
    12. 12. PyData PyLadiesDjango 3D Printing IoT Hardware Startups Learning Python
    13. 13. 0 50 100 150 200 250 1 10 100 1000 AverageRSVPsperEvent Number of Events / Year 5X Dinners Movies Learn: Monthly, Large, Content Socialize Small, Frequent, Relational Collaboration Community Tech Why? Learning Python ?
    14. 14. Sharing Across Groups Members Groups
    15. 15. “Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?”
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