Britons are developing a taste for entrepreneurship, with the number of new businesses leaping from 3.5 million in 2000 to 5.5 million in 2017.
Launching your own business comes with the promise of freedom, flexibility and the ability to be your own boss. On the flipside, it can also be incredibly hard, especially if you don't know others who've followed a similar path.
Luckily, a huge number of meetups aimed at startup founders and entrepreneurs exist to fulfil this need. And where better to get advice than from other startup founders and successful business owners?
Whether you're seeking tips on hiring, funding, pitching to investors or any other of the vast range of issues involved in launching a startup, or if you just want to spend time with an understanding group of peers, here are a few of the best meetups and events for startups in the UK.