Meetup Is Moving; Watch Employees Dismantle Their Own Desks

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Meetup joins Foursquare, Tumblr and ZocDoc on the list of New York startups growing too big for their britches. Yesterday the 10-year-old startup demolished its desk setup at 632 Broadway in Soho. “Like the circus leaving town,” CEO Scott Heiferman tweeted. Who needs movers when you work at a can-do startup? “To keep up with all of us and make room for future Meetuppers, the Meetup HQ offices are undergoing a serious overhaul,” says the Meetup blog. “We could have left all the heavy lifting to the professionals, but where’s the fun in that?At Meetup, we are all about DIO: Do It Ourselves. So earlier this morning, we grabbed some tools and dismantled our office space together.” So they do call themselves Meetuppers! 

The deconstruction took about two hours, Meetup says. The company even posted a time-lapse video.

Meetup HQ Demolition Time Lapse from Richard on Vimeo.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Meetup is a startup? How does that work?

    1. Betabeat says:

      considering there’s no technical definition of ‘startup,’ you could make a case either way

      meetup had its first profitable quarter last year

      still getting off the ground

      and so entangled with the startup community

      to me, still seems more startuppy than non-startuppy

      but point taken