Turn your meetup into a self-sustaining community

Say goodbye to clunky software. And say hey to Heylo – the platform that makes running your meetup sustainable for you and engaging for your members.
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*Yes, Heylo is free! We only make money when you collect payments from members.

You didn’t just “start a meetup.” You’re building a community.

You’ve brought like-minded people together and have carved out a space in the real world where they feel they belong.

But coordinating members, communications, events, and collecting payments takes precious time (and funds) that you don’t have.

What’s more, there’s no place for your members to connect before and after events without you being the facilitator. And big group chats or social media posts don’t unite your members like they’re supposed to.

Take the weight off your shoulders

Leading a group is fun but it can get messy! Heylo gives you a private space to run your group smoothly with events, members, and content neatly organized.

Drive true engagement

Heylo lets your members connect with each other online and off, and manage their memberships, profile, connections, and payment information all by themselves.

Keep your group financially sustainable

Collect dues, event tickets, or donations seamlessly. You can thrive without having awkward conversations or chasing people for money.

How it works

Organize your in-person events in a snap

Post events and send notifications instantly via email and Instagram.

Collect RSVPs, take attendance at events and build leader boards to see which members are engaging.

Communicate with attendees before, during, and after in dedicated event chats.

Meet and engage with your members

Build your member roster in seconds by sharing a link.

Your members join and fill out a profile. Collect private info or customize with icebreakers.

Add your waiver and Heylo will collect signatures for you. Never worry if someone signed again.

Streamline all communications

No more conversations scattered across multiple channels.

Chats are organized by event and topic and members only join the conversations they want.

Leaders can still reach everyone in real-time through a dedicated announcement topic that is integrated with push notifications and emails.

How it's different

Your members want to connect but get frustrated with big group chats or social media posts. They disengage.

Heylo is dedicated to one thing: Helping your group achieve its potential.

Heylo works for your whole group, including your members who don’t want to download a new app. With Heylo, everyone can participate the way they like. Your members can stay in the loop by email, on the web, or with the app.

How it compares


Event planning

Event chat

Group chat

Paid events and memberships

Membership tiers

Member email export

Pro only

24/7 customer support

Pay organizer fees for group

A platform that adds value, not extracts

Other group platforms take from your group by showing ads or charging you to organize. Heylo changes the paradigm by aligning our incentives with yours.

Heylo is free to use and free of ads. Heylo makes money only when helping groups collect money by taking a small percentage.

How Heylo grows your meetup

Deliver a great experience for your members, online and off

Your digital experience is just as important as your meetup. Your members can connect with modern communications.

Members connect and get value from each other

Your members meet and support one another. Happy members tell their friends and colleagues about your meetup.

Easy ways for your members to share your meetup

QR codes, links, email invites, and Instagram integrations make it easy for your members to promote your meetup for you.

2 min
Onboarded whole group
“ Onboarding my members to Heylo was super simple. I created a Heylo group and shared the link in our old Whatsapp chat. All my key members joined immediately. It took two minutes. "

Jenni Dubman

Nth Degree
Increase in participation
“ Super user-friendly. There are even some older players—in their 70s—use Heylo without issue! Heylo has made a tremendous impact on how much the group plays—a great thing for everyone. "

Mike Smith

Ragle Beach Volleyball
Collected payments in first year
“ In our first year on Heylo, paid members increased 3x to over 600. We had to set a cap. I can’t believe how seamless Heylo is. "

Steve Finley

Brooklyn Track Club

Frequently asked questions

How is Heylo different from Meetup?

Like Meetup, you can organize events on Heylo. But Heylo adds real-time communication to your group. Not only does modern chat help you organize, but it also helps your members connect with each other and build community.

Will I lose my members if I switch to Heylo?

No. On Heylo, your group gets its own space to organize and communicate. Your space has its own link. Share the link or show a QR code, and your members can join your group right away. No app download is required.

Can new members discover my group on Heylo?

Yes. When you or your members join new groups on Heylo, your group will be discoverable by all those new members. You can also find new members on new platforms - Heylo events are integrated with Instagram and Facebook, so you can promote your events beyond Meetup too. Plus, Heylo boosts word-of-mouth referrals by delivering a great experience to your members.

Who is Heylo for?

Heylo is for groups, clubs, and communities that bring people together. We believe in the power of shared, in-person experiences and want to support the leaders who make them happen.

How does Heylo make money?

Heylo makes money only when helping groups collect funds by taking a small percentage.

How do I get my members to join?

Easy! Your group gets an invite link that you can send to all of your members. Or, simply upload their emails and they’ll receive personalized email invitations from you automatically. If you’re using a different group platform already, just let us know at support@heylo.co and we can help you migrate.

Do my members have to install the app?

No. Heylo was designed to meet your members wherever they are. Members can join by email or on the web, and they’ll get all your announcements and upcoming events in their inbox. When they’re ready to get more involved, they can always get the app.

Are payments secure?

Heylo collects payments through Stripe. Stripe is audited by a PCI-certified auditor. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

I’m using another platform. Can you help me migrate?

Your group has a link that you can share for your members to join. We'll give you a hand! Get in touch with us via support in the Heylo app or contact us.

How can I contact you?

We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us or send an email to support@heylo.co, and one of our team members will respond promptly.

Will I get too many notifications?

With Heylo, you control your notifications. Only get message notifications for chats you join or events you attend. Heylo has no incentive to keep glued to the app.

Does Heylo lock us in?

No. You can export all your members’ emails. If you decide to use a different product for your group, get in touch and we’ll help you take your members with you.

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