Meeting Star is now RSVP Street

I created Meeting Star in 2018, in response to the increasing prices (and increasingly poor customer experience) at Meetup.com.  I wanted a simple, user-focused system that handled the basics of publishing events and managing RSVPs through email.

I received interest in the early product, but the market was rapidly flooded with Meetup alternatives, and early customer input suggested that most people wanted the social network and event discoverability features of Meetup (i.e., “help us find more attendees”).

I received interest in the early product, but the market was rapidly flooded with Meetup alternatives, and early customer input suggested that most people wanted the social network and event discoverability features of Meetup (i.e., “help us find more attendees”).

My hesitation to pursue anything looking like a social network, combined with an abrupt decline in meetups and social activities due to COVID, led to my decision to put Meeting Star on hold for a while.

Fast-forward to 2023, and I found myself wishing again for a simple RSVP system to help manage local events.  I decided to refresh the system with a strong focus on data privacy, and an intentional omission of the third-party tracking and surveillance capitalism that is so rampant in other event RSVP applications.

The result of this work is RSVP Street. I hope you like it.

— Corey Snipes, Twomile Heavy Industries