Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the site’s co-founder Scott Heiferman publicly stated in 2011 that the manner in which people in New York City came together in the aftermath of that traumatic event inspired him to use the Internet to make it easier for people to connect with strangers in their community.
- Owner: Meetup Inc.
- Launched: June 12, 2002
- Website: meetup.com
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