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Offline Lori

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Article on WeWork and what it is...
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/12/wework-labs-early-stage-startups-coworking-accelerator/

Does not even sound like a company that would want a social networking software, does it?

Offline AmyK

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Re: Not taking any bets on what Meetup will look like in a few months
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »
An odd partnership, for sure.   I just don't get it.

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Re: Not taking any bets on what Meetup will look like in a few months
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 02:58:10 PM »
An organizer I know was just invited to use a WeWork space on a "pilot program" this month.  A free space for them to try.

However, we have previously discussed the fact that WeWork spaces would not work for everyone.  Most of the business- or tech meetups already have spaces for their events that are either already free or (most likely) lower cost than what WeWork would charge.

My guess is that WeWork's purchase price was meant to pay off impatient investors and will only buy time until either someone at WeWork figures out what is wrong or decides to fix what's wrong and do a flip sale to Microsoft or some other tech company who may actually know how to run Meetup.