Melbourne Silicon Beach Drinks

Hello Silicon Beachers,

It's this Thursday!
July MSB drinks sponsored by Clearpoint Counsel.
RSVP now,  160+ RSVPs in and counting! Now you can RSVP via the Meetup App. Download it here.

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Have you got your Pitch Submission in?
Deadline extended to midnight Sunday July 6th. Apply here - http://laurenrielly.com/practicepitchtv

See 29th June update below for the low down on Silicon Beach TV launch event. Suggested reading before you pitch -  http://pollenizer.com/the-art-of-pitching?

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Google Impact Challenge 2014
Australian non-profits can win unto $500,000 with Google's Impact Challenge. Must use tech to qualify. Applications close end of July. Apply here.

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MBA Community of Melbourne invites Silicon Beachers
Friday August 1st, My Alumni is bringing together Melbourne’s MBA community with Melbourne’s largest start-up group, prominent private equity & venture capital professionals for an afterwork drink at one of Melbourne’s most exclusive venues. RSVP here.  

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OurHome App - looking for families to test the app.
Here's a message from Oliver May, a new Silicon Beacher. "Fellow Silicon Beachers, we’re looking for families with kids between the ages of 5 and 15 to trial our new family app, OurHome. Aimed at making family life easy, this task based app gets kids motivated, teaches them responsibility and helps them learn important skills for later in life. To make sure we get all the details right, we’re looking for families to trial the app and provide us with feedback." 

If you’re interested, or know anyone else that may be, please download the OurHome app (search for OurHome in Google Play or Apple App Store) and email any suggestions or feedback to [masked]


****** 29th June Update 

Less than a week to go for drinks with Clearpoint Counsel 

RSVP now, if you haven't... 110 RSVPs in and counting! 
Now you can RSVP via the Meetup App. Download it here.

Clearpoint Counsel is an energetic legal services team with a difference. We specialise in servicing fast growing companies from seed to scale. We're based out of the co-working space, Hub Melbourne.

Watch what we do here

Visit us at - www.clearpointcounsel.com

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We are going into startup mode with Silicon Beach TV

The launch will be at the brand new Library @ The Dock in partnership with City of Melbourne.

The main draw card will be "pitch on camera" where three founders get to pitch their idea/startup in front of the live audience and for the upcoming SB TV channel on YouTube & Vimeo. Want to be in the running to be seen by investors here and overseas? 

Save the Date : Wednesday July 16th, 6pm for networking and connecting, SB TV Event starts at 7pm.
Apply here before July 2nd to get in to the pitch event. 

Our pitch coach, Lauren Rielly will be assessing the applications with the organising team. 

 A new event page will be created here, and you will be notified. This will be a paid event open only to Silicon Beachers. We are looking at a small admission fee around $10 to cover costs. 

Be part of this exciting new project. It's not another boring startup event. There will be music, product demos, cutting edge innovation by Silicon Beachers plus much more!

We are innovating to inspire, educate and support YOU!

This is startup! 

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You are invited to join The Pollenizer Guild  

Last week, Pollenizer launched an extended version of their online community. The Pollenizer Guild is a community of practicing founders, connected with a shared craft in entrepreneurship.  

Beyond offering a forum for founders to help each other on their startup journey, Pollenizer offers resources to educate and keep them on track. Most startup entrepreneurs would agree, starting up can be a lonely experience. Not truly understanding the destination, or whether you will get there or not, can feel isolating, so we aim to provide a platform that supports entrepreneurs to stay connected, confident and determined to succeed. 

You can join us here. 

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genV our sponsor for June Meetup has a very special offer for Silicon Beachers.  For more information:[masked] [masked] visit www.genv.com.au

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EATT Magazine offer

The latest edition of EATT magazine for iPad and iPhone 5 is out now, the new iPhone 5 version includes intuitive navigation. Features include the Urban Mining Revolution and the rise of mobile and great article on 3D printing from Melbourne plus more. Download it here

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RMH Membership

We are well and truly into winter, but our venue sponsor, Royal Melbourne Hotel is always warm and inviting. No need to wait for the next meetup, show your support, go in for a meal and/or a drink. Why not become a member and enjoy a free drink and 10% off the bill everytime? 

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 Get social

If you can hardly wait for the next SB drinks, keep the conversation going at the comments for the next meetup here or over at the message board and on our social media channels...

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Tweet with the hashtag #msbdrinks

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And don't forget to download the new & improved Meetup app, here.

See you at the next one...  

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  • Jane D.

    Great night at MSB last night thanks Athula & Cullen & of course sponsor Clearpoint Counsel. Lots of interesting people & conversations.

    1 · July 4

  • Alexander B.

    I'm looking for Realtyking-by-Jacob-I who submitted this idea http://www.02mvp.com/realtyking-by-jacob-i/

    Please reply if you are this person.

    July 4

  • Michael C.

    Friends nice to catch up! Night was good as usual. See my startup and add yours http://www.02mvp.com/singles-co-by-michael-j-clayton/

    July 4

  • Paul R.

    Very good. Was rather tired

    July 3

  • Leon

    Look forward to seeing you there

    July 3

  • Damian H.

    Hi, Look forward to meeting everyone tonight

    Last 6 months we have rapidly grown past startup phase (the scary part), we now have clients, revenue, and our product is in demand - we need to increase our team...

    Looking for 2x developers (any experience in Stock Markets a huge plus): iOS & Android, Wordpress (front and back end), and 1x Digital Advertising\Social Media Expert. Also want to meet 1x salesforce certified developer: Apex, visualforce, force.com.

    July 3

    • G. E.

      Damian, let's chat today.

      July 3

    • G. E.

      I am interested to talk about resource planning in general. This is the real scary part when you have to hire more resources to expand the business.

      July 3

  • Hind

    Looking forward to making new friends!

    July 3

  • Paul R.

    Hi there everyone,
    Looking to promote some financial ebooks teaching people all over the world how to manage money . Very lucrative opportunity. Only $18.00 one time cost. For details email me at [masked]

    1 · July 3

  • Cullen P.

    Anyone know anything about app localization ? If so say hi tonight as wanting to know more about keyword optimization as we are updating our app to 12 languages this week on iOS, here is a link to some of the languages http://eattmag.com/translate-app/

    July 3

  • Justin K.

    Hey fellow silicon beachers!

    Check out my latest video project:
    http://youtu.be/8jXFGhzmpBc

    Watch it if you like scifi, break dancing, back to the future & gas masks...

    Looking forward to meeting like minded people & anyone who would be interested in video / vfx / animation.

    4 · July 1

    • Kylie E.

      Loooove this! Great video.

      1 · July 1

    • Cullen P.

      Fantastic video Justin, say hi tonight i have an animation idea you might be interested in ....

      July 3

  • Dean M.

    Looking forward to being there it's been a while for me.

    July 2

  • G. E.

    I will attend the event tomorrow. I finalized the design of my app and I am in the final phase to award it to an offshore developer ( ~6 months of development).

    I will be delighted to meet tech experts as I am searching for a tech cofounder ( mid term) as well as to network with IP lawyers, business owners, online marketing experts to exchange ideas and thoughts.

    Search for George !

    1 · July 2

  • Ganesh K.

    I don't have too much activity from Australia for my kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alphasigma/intouch-your-personal-secure-messaging-app

    Is it better to use Pozible for Australians?

    July 2

    • Athula B.

      Yes, Ganesh. Pozible, being an Australian outfit has more traction here. Saying that, crowd funding is raising money from YOUR network using the platform. So you need to do the hard work to promote the campaign. Pozible has free info nights, get yourself to one before committing to a campaign. Crowd funding may not be the way to go for your SMS product. Fill the pitch form here for SB TV launch event. An angel investor might fund you.

      2 · July 2

    • Athula B.

      1 · July 2

  • Ashley

    Not going to make it tomorrow night however I am looking for people who can help me develop an iPhone app.
    The app will be a semi private social network where users can connect with others in their locality. Email me for more info.
    [masked]

    1 · July 2

  • Kylie E.

    I'm a new member and would love to come along but have another meetup already booked :) But next month it's on!

    July 1

    • Kylie E.

      We are spoilt for choice in Melbourne but so many great things on the same night!! Thanks for the welcome :)

      2 · July 1

    • Shabu T.

      Yeah why do we have this clash of dates. Co-Founder connect with startup Vic is also on same night.

      July 2

  • Vlad

    Hi Sillicon beach goers,

    My Alumni (a network of 6450 MBA's in Melbourne) would like to invite you to our Entrepreneurship event at one of Melbourne's most exclusive penthouse bars, Mon Bijou, Friday - 1st August. We've also invited a number of Venture Capital & Private equity professionals for you to chat with. Whether you are looking for financing or MBA talent & advice to help progress your start up it don't miss the event. It will all be there. We have a very tight capacity so please RSVP early;

    http://www.myalumni.com.au/portfolio-item/1-august-14-mon-bijou/

    2 · July 1

    • Athula B.

      Thanks for the post, Vlad. Happy to collaborate with MyAlumni. Send me more info and we'll include it in the weekly mailouts to 2,300+ beachers. Silicon Beachers, if you are looking to take your startup to the next level, get yourself to this event.

      July 1

    • G. E.

      Thanks Athula for your efforts. Vlad, who are venture capital and private equity members? I need to know this info before confirming attendance.

      1 · July 1

  • Athula B.

    Recommended reading for all startup founders and wannabe founders. Read, comment, share by all means, but most importantly, learn from this young founder's experience. http://bit.ly/1lu0NR9

    4 · July 1

  • Athula B.

    A free, lunch time event for creatives here. http://bit.ly/1rRCRMM

    2 · July 1

  • Michael D.

    Apps, mang.

    2 · June 30

    • Justin K.

      Hey dude! Let's catch up there!

      July 1

  • Ren B.

    Looking forward to meeting everybody Thursday evening!

    2 · June 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I will be here, for sure!
    Graduate PHP/NodeJs Dev, I'm looking for a full time job now. Feel free to contact me :)

    Cheers

    1 · June 28

  • Alexander B.

    Looking for a Self Managed Super Fund experts to talk about setup and management of online funds.

    June 26

    • Dean S.

      Hi Alex. I'm not an SMSF expert however have been working with Super funds for the last 9 years and have contacts. Shoot me a note [masked]

      June 27

    • Alexander B.

      I've sent you an email

      June 27

  • Cullen P.

    Just over 1 week to go - Keep in touch and join the conversation on twitter
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23msbdrinks&src=typd
    or find other members of the crew using #msbdrinks we have a great night ahead next Thursday with http://www.clearpointcounsel.com/ as our sponsor.

    1 · June 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    won't be able to make it this time

    June 24

  • Andrei

    Anyone knows an IP lawyer with a free initial consult?

    1 · June 24

    • Athula B.

      Andrei, contact our July drinks sponsors, Clearpoint Counsel. Tell them you are a Silicon Beacher and they'll look after you. In any case their initial consultation is free, I believe. Scroll up to the top of this page for contacts. Good luck ;)

      2 · June 24

    • Andrei

      Thanks guys!

      June 24

  • Tom B.

    Hoping I can make it! I'm looking to meet a web developer (Ruby or Java) who is interested in helping a web based startup get off the ground as a co-founder. We have a passionate team ready to blow our only competitor in Australia out of the water :) Contact me if you are interested in speaking before the 3rd if you are interested in hearing more.

    I look forward to meeting everyone. Cheers

    2 · June 23

  • G. E.

    G. Edward
    guys,
    need your help. I finalized the design of a webpage and apps and I am about to hire an offshore SW developer.
    I have 2 options:
    1-Organization A. They have 500+ employees, seems to be very experienced from my discussion with them, but they don't work via freelancer or elance. Also, they don't want to put any penalty in the contract if they are delayed. We are talking about 35K AUD.

    2-Organization B: they work through freelancer, highly ranked by other customers, 200+ employees, but I don;t feel that they are that experienced like organization A.

    My biggest concern is how to hire organization A without any delay risks ( outside freelancer). Do i have to fight to include clauses in the contract to protect myself and avoid the blank check situation.

    Cheers,
    george

    June 21

  • Trang

    I've been challenged to get 2000 views on this landing by THIS Sat 21st at 5pm in an assignment by the Founders Institute entrepreneurship program (Yes I had only 2.5 days to complete!). I'm looking to connect mature experienced professionals into flexible roles in small businesses who need their experience and need to A/B test how this idea might work. Anyway it's a brutal deadline, but if you could click on the link, fill in the survey and share with about 10 friends or provide advice on how to get this done, you'll help me to get over the line. Many thanks
    http://survey.twosquarepegs.co/?mu

    2 · June 20

    • Athula B.

      Please support Trang to get her startup off the ground. The Founder Institute is a supporter of MSB and let's help the Silicon Beachers who are going through their gruelling program. I know Trang and her project is worthy of your support. Checkout FI at http://fi.co/?target=...­#

      1 · June 20

  • Bridie

    Sorry. Last minute decline due to a proposal deadline. Have fun all!

    June 19

    • Athula B.

      Hey, Bridie. Silicon Beach drinks is not tonight :) we meet on first Thursday of the month. Soon we will have more than one a month, in different formats. Watch this space.

      1 · June 19

    • Bridie

      Well that's rather fortunate. My nagging sense that I had double booked was entirely off. :D

      1 · June 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it

    1 · June 17

  • Ashley

    Hopefully I'll make it to the July meet up. I'm looking for iOS (Objective-C) programmers who can partner with me to develop an app. Get in contact with me on facebook before the event if you would like to have a chat.
    I have an awesome idea.. I think so anyway!

    1 · June 7

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