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Is it worth my time to start a peer-group of 6-8 other founders who meet each month?

Whitney Founder of Meetaway -- Online events that fit into startup life.

May 29th, 2018

I'm debating starting a peer-group with 8-10 other founders I know as an alternative to EO or YEC. If you've been a part of such a group, I'd love to know more about your experience.

Jake Tamarkin Cofounder @ everyday life: life insurance (finally!) done right

May 29th, 2018

Whitney, I don't have that experience, but am in Boston area and definitely interested if you move forward. Like you, I also see value in a smaller group that can go deeper.

Ludmila Korchnoy Founder of Euphoria Athena & Tyche

May 30th, 2018

Great idea, I’d love to be part of it. If you start please let me know.

Whitney Founder of Meetaway -- Online events that fit into startup life.

Last updated on May 29th, 2018

The main rationale to keep the group small is to form deeper relationships that cover topics on the good, the bad, and the ugly. This doesn't work for larger groups, like meetup, in my experience because the relationships are more transactional and the group is not (for lack of a better word) curated.


I'm based in Boston.

Tyrone Yang Architect focused on Healthy Workspaces, looking to develop a product or innovative service model.

May 29th, 2018

Hi Whitney, I think having a support group like this could helpful, but it depends on who you invite to the group and how you run it. I co-chaired a committee (Small Practices Network) at the Boston Society of Architects, which met on a monthly basis. From this larger group of members, a smaller group of us tried forming a more focused mastermind group. It didn’t work out, but had we had more committed members and a more organized structure to our meetings, I think it could have. Google “mastermind group.” Pat Flynn and Michael Hyatt, for instance, have written about their experiences with this. Some of the articles they’ve written could be helpful. Good luck.

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May 29th, 2018

Absolutely. Why only 8-10 though? I've thought about a similar thing, and getting 50-100 people all in London and all in to tech, entrepreneurialism, startups, etc. Meet regularly and help build each others ideas ... and then who knows, some of you might go on to work together on a new idea.


Go for it! Where are you based?

Stuart Phythian Founder, Phythian Consulting Limited - Marketing Strategist & Mentor for Eng, Mfg & Tech industry

May 29th, 2018

Definirely! I used to be a member of vistage, which is similar. I recommend you structure your meering, day to ensure no time is wasted.

Whitney Founder of Meetaway -- Online events that fit into startup life.

May 30th, 2018

This might be the most unanimous advice I've gotten as a founder. Thank you.


Tyrone - Thanks for the added references. Pat Flynn has put out some hilarious stuff "I’M PAT FLYNN. I’m the Crash Test Dummy of Online Business." Would love to connect more on your experiences if you have time for a quick chat.