What we're about

Ballarat Silicon Beach (BRATSB) is an informal group for anyone interested in founding or working in startups, dev/design in web/mobile tech, IoT, freelancing, investing or working with people in that space. We are a diverse bunch covering all ages, backgrounds.

We are part of the Australia-wide Silicon Beach Network of connected communities and proudly sponsored by the largest Silicon Beach Community in Australia, Melbourne Silicon Beach (http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Silicon-Beach/).

For more information, please see our publication on Medium, SiliconNews (https://medium.com/siliconnews). You are welcome to submit articles for publication in SiliconNews.

Upcoming events (3)

How to Pitch to Potential Investors

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This is an online Lunch & Learn presentation from our sponsor, Allied Legal https://www.alliedlegal.com.au/ Delivered via Zoom. Zoom link will be visible when you RSVP. —— In this Webinar, the team from Allied Legal will be taking you through the ways your startup can be best positioned to secure an investment. They will be discussing: • How to pitch your startup to an investor • The commercial, legal, and business development considerations of pitching to investors • And much more! Come along and learn how to put your startup in the best position possible to raise some money! Bring your questions. There will be plenty of time for Q&A after the presentation. About the presenters Allied Legal team has worked with Australia’s startup and small business sector for a number of years. Rahul Kumar, Allied Legal’s director, is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. He is passionate about adding value to clients and being regarded as a trusted advisor. He brings with him quality experience from both national and international firms. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-kumar-42579914 Inder Singh, Allied Legal’s co-director, has worked with a number of startup accelerators, provides sales consultancy and training, and has over 20 years of experience in technology, sales in front-line and leading sales teams overseas. He has also led a number of workplace diversity initiatives, improving the talent pipeline for women, the culturally and linguistically diverse and for people with disabilities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/inder-singh88 Talt Anast is a commercial lawyer with a background in media and communications, marketing, and business development. He is passionate about innovation and loves engaging with clients who are seeking to disrupt market trends. https://www.linkedin.com/in/talt-anast-1640a2105 ——— > Online events are more fun with mates! This event is on Eventbrite at http://bitly.com/InvestorPitch_AL Please share either this Meetup page or the above Eventbrite page with any of your mates who may benefit from attending. Never ever share the Zoom link directly with anyone or post it on social media - we value your safety and security online. Zoom link will be visible ONLY to those who RSVP. > RECORDING This presentation will be recorded and uploaded to Silicon Beach TV YouTube - http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV Please be aware that when you RSVP you give consent. ————

Roadmap to Re-start: Your plan for when “on hold” becomes “due now”

This is an interactive Virtual Lunch & Learn session presented by Olga Koskie, Director of Tax Assure, Australia’s leading tax debt advisory company in partnership with Legally Yours. The session will be conducted via Zoom. The Zoom link will be visible when you RSVP (look under “Online Event”). —- SESSION OUTLINE Throughout COVID, the ATO has been our access point for stimulus payments, as well as deferrals and “on hold” arrangements. These measures and incentives have helped many business keep trading during this time of crisis. But the deferrals and holds will come to an end, and once this occurs, implications for businesses with past and present ATO debts will be dependent upon how businesses have communicated and engaged with the ATO during this time. In this session, we will outline the key steps business owners should take RIGHT NOW to ensure they navigate this crucial transition time and are set for success in the medium and long-term. —— KEY TAKEAWAYS Attendees can expect to learn the following - • what will it mean for you when the deferrals come to an end? • what can you do to plan in advance? • what to expect when the ATO want to collect on deferred debt. • de-mystifying the ATO and helping you take control: a step-by-step guide. • overall ATO debt reduction – a secret weapon (if you have ever had tax debt). —- ABOUT THE PRESENTER Olga Koskie is an experienced lawyer and Director at Tax Assure, Australia’s leading tax debt advisory company. Visit Tax Assure at - https://www.taxassure.com.au/ Connect with Olga at https://www.linkedin.com/in/olgakoskie Come with your questions. There will be plenty of time to answer your questions after the presentation. See you on the virtual beach 🏖 😀 —— SHARING IS CARING Please share this meetup page (click the ‘share’ icon on this page) with any of your mates who may benefit from attending this event. Or share the Eventbrite page (coming soon) Or Facebook event (coming soon) Never share Zoom links on social media or with anyone. It will be shared only with those who RSVP. —— OUR SPONSORS This event is brought to you by the Sponsors of Silicon Beach. Please support them, they help us empower the future founders. Startup Onramp Founders Course - http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Startup Onramp is Australia’s leading provider of training & mentoring for founders. Their Founders Course a practical, online course developed to help you maximise your chances of success. A must for founders with global ambitions & anyone with a startup idea. Use this Silicon Beach affiliate link to get 50% off the usual price while helping us empower Australia’s future founders - http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Allied Legal https://www.alliedlegal.com.au/ Trusted advisors to innovative businesses. Specialists in helping you to scale your startup to the next level. AppDemoVideos https://www.appdemovideos.com/ Specialising in videos for apps, software, websites & technologies Yalmaa Digital https://yalmaadigital.com.au/ Digital solutions to startups & small to medium businesses. Mobile & web apps, ecommerce solutions, CMS systems to all types of digital media When you contact our sponsors, please say you heard of them at Silicon Beach 🏖 ——- ⚠️ RECORDING This event will be recorded for Silicon Beach TV - http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV By RSVPing you give consent. —————

Silicon Beach Virtual Pitch Night : September 2020

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This is a virtual pitch night conducted via Zoom. The Zoom link will be visible on this meetup page (under Online Event) when you RSVP. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For the past five or so years, Melbourne Silicon Beach has been hosting a monthly pitch night at a pub in the city. Since we can’t do that for a while, the team has moved their beloved pitch night online, via Zoom. And YOU are invited. No matter where you are from! —— PITCH FORM Please register your pitch here - http://bitly.com/SBAVirtualPitchForm Here’s a 2 minute video on how to fill the Pitch Form from our Sponsor, AppDemo Videos (with a few tips on an effective 90 second pitch) http://bitly.com/SBPForm_how —— SAY IT IN 90 SECONDS! It’s a 90 second “elivator pitch”. No pitch decks or slides please - just you talking. We want to see your passion & the enthusiasm for your “startup baby”. After your pitch, we will invite audience feedback, questions & advice. This is your chance to add anything you may have missed. —— MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS Please make sure you include the following in your pitch 1) Your name & name of the Startup/app/business idea. 2) Target audience and/or the problem you are solving 3) What are you asking from the audience? Google “Gaddie Pitch” for a good pitch format that cover all of the above. —— WATCH THE PAST PITCHES Watch the pitches at our past Virtual Pitch Nights August 2020 - https://youtu.be/WasAPgZxKe0 July 2020 - http://bitly.com/VPNJuly2020 (see YouTube descriptions for websites/contact details of pitchers) - —— PITCH ANYTHING You don’t have to have a startup, app or a website to pitch at our pitch night. Pitches for idea validation, looking for co-founders/tech co-founders and pitches by service providers are all welcome (we reserve the right to limit the number of service provider pitches - please get in early). —— MENTORS WELCOME! Investors, mentors, serial founders are welcome to attend and provide feedback, advice and invest in our pitchers. —— EVERYONE IS INVITED! Not ready to pitch? That’s okay. You can watch and learn. We may have time for some impromptu pitches, just in case you feel inspired! —— NETWORKING All attendees are encouraged to network and make new connections via Zoom chat. And If we have time, we might even do some speed networking via Zoom breakout rooms. See you on the virtual beach 🏖 😀 —— SHARING IS CARING Please share this meetup page (click the ‘share’ icon on this page) with any of your mates who may benefit from attending this event. Or share the Eventbrite page http://bitly.com/SBvpn0920 Or Facebook event http://bitly.com/MSBfbPN0920 Never share Zoom links on social media or with anyone. It will be shared only with those who RSVP. —— OUR SPONSORS This event is brought to you by the Sponsors of Silicon Beach. Please support them, they help us empower the future founders. Startup Onramp Founders Course - http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Startup Onramp is Australia’s leading provider of training & mentoring for founders. Their Founders Course a practical, online course developed to help you maximise your chances of success. A must for founders with global ambitions & anyone with a startup idea. Use this Silicon Beach affiliate link to get 50% off the usual price while helping us empower Australia’s future founders - http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Allied Legal https://www.alliedlegal.com.au/ Trusted advisors to innovative businesses. Specialists in helping you to scale your startup to the next level. AppDemoVideos https://www.appdemovideos.com/ Specialising in videos for apps, software, websites & technologies Yalmaa Digital https://yalmaadigital.com.au/ Digital solutions to startups & small to medium businesses. Mobile & web apps, ecommerce solutions, CMS systems to all types of digital media When you contact our sponsors, please say you heard of them at Silicon Beach. — ⚠️ RECORDING This event will be recorded for Silicon Beach TV - http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV By RSVPing you give consent.

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Silicon Beach Virtual Pitch Night : August 2020

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