What we're about

Melbourne Silicon Beach (MSB) 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 and first point of call for newcomers to the startup community in Melbourne.

Have a look at our brand new website (https://siliconbeachoz.net/) (currently in public beta) and SiliconNews (https://medium.com/siliconnews), our publication on Medium. Got something to say? All our members are welcome to submit articles for publication. For more information connect with us on SB Oz Slack channel (http://slack.siliconbeach.community/).

Watch past 90second pitches at our flagship monthly event - MSB Drinks and Pitch Nights on Silicon Beach TV (http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV). Listen to our podcasts on Silicon Beach Radio (http://siliconbeachradio.com/)

Silicon Beach Meetups happen around Australia (http://www.siliconbeachaustralia.org/) and there is a discussion group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sil ...

Our regular monthly MSB Drinks meetup happens on the first Thursday night of every month (except January). They usually attract around 100 - 150 Silicon Beachers. They are FREE networking events purposely kept very unstructured, so that our members can chat and get to know each other over a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Main feature is the 90 second pitch segment where anyone is encouraged to pitch their idea, startup, app or whatever. This is an excellent way to get used to pitching and get feedback from a bunch of non judgemental peers.

We also host ad hoc meetups, educational events and collaborations with other meetups, co-working spaces and education providers. Be sure to stay connected with us, make sure you enable messages from meetup organisers and whitelist emails from meetup.com domain so they don't get treated as spam.

MSB is about you, we provide you the platform that will enable you to be that awesome startup founder, tech founder, coder, freelancer or whoever you want to be.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Box Hill

Victory Offices

Introducing our newest Coworking Sponsor Victory Offices https://victoryoffices.com.au/ Are you looking for a place to start your business? Are you eager to build a professional network that will carry on through your career? You have come to the right place! Join us for an Open Coworking Day for FREE at Victory Offices in Box Hill. Not only do we offer you a “golden spot” in the thriving Box Hill business area, we also provide you with the opportunity to meet other “game changers”. Here is a tour video we prepared at the last open Coworking Day https://youtu.be/I1NnFQP92xE Situated on Level 2 within your work space is a state of the art amphitheatre that can be booked out for presentations, guest speakers, events, and even casual meetings! Don’t waste time travelling into the city for your important meetings when we can bring the luxury of city styling to Box Hill. This efficient and convenient place offers you the essence of Box Hill, with public transportation, shopping centres, cafes & restaurants at your fingertips. This spacious environment is the perfect place for coworking, hosting seminars, and having business meetings which can provide opportunities for cross collaboration and a creative boost. Take this opportunity to create a great foundation for a support network amongst like-minded people from varying backgrounds. Come and see for yourself why our tailor-made service is 6 star! Can’t make it on the day? Contact the Victory Offices team here on meetup (they are the Event Hosts) or enquire online at https://victoryoffices.com.au/box-hill/ Want to invite a friend who isn’t a Silicon Beacher? Ask them to RSVP on Victory Offices Eventbrite page here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/victory-offices-open-coworking-day-box-hill-tickets-64588469852 ——- Please note we will be videoing and taking photos at this and many of our other events. Please be aware that when you RSVP, you give consent for these to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels as well as those of our event partners & sponsors ——

Open Coworking Day @ Cowork Me, St Kilda

Cowork Me

YOU are invited to cowork FREE for a day at CoWork Me in St Kilda. Find out what it is like to work out of a state of the art, purpose built coworking space, surrounded by entrepreneurs just like you. An office of the future! 👉 About CoWork Me 👈 CoWork Me (CWM) is a new coworking space in St Kilda (only 1 yr old). It is already home to a growing community of startups, small to medium businesses, freelance creatives and professionals. CoWork Me offers a selection of hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices with a LOT of space and facilities not found in CBD coworking locations - like secure undercover parking for members. Here's a short video from CWM launch last year. https://video.visualdomain.com.au/53543?token=59e572 And a virtual tour from one of our Open Coworking Days https://youtu.be/Z3YM14AT34w More info and photos at https://www.coworkme.com.au/ If you like the space, the people and the vibe, talk to the friendly team at CWM about membership - and don’t forget to mention you are a Silicon Beacher (for extra special rates! 🎄Christmas in July🎄 After a hard day of coworking, you are invited to join CoWork Me community for Christmas in July celebrations in the evening. Register here (limited spots) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-in-july-at-cowork-me-tickets-65018327568 ——- PLEASE NOTE We will be videoing and taking photos to be posted on our social media channels. By RSVPing, you give consent. ——

Open Coworking Day @ inspire9

Inspire9 Richmond

Introducing our newest coworking partner, inspire9 in Richmond - Melbourne’s first community led coworking space. All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork FREE for day at Inspire9, just 2 mins walk from Richmond railway station (take the Stewart St exit). Did you know that some of Australia’s best known startups worked out of inspire9? Culture Amp, Rome2Rio, WeTeachMe, LifX, Care Monkey & SpeedLancer etc., just to name a few. You will be working alongside great startups of the future. Can’t wait for the Open Coworking Day? You are welcome to sign up for a Free Trial, right now! If you attend 3 days during your first trial week (Must start on a Monday), you'll unlock the following week for free. Sign up using the form below and wait for confirmation http://bitly.com/i9FTmsb (Please type Silicon Beach in answer to “How did you hear about us” question - there is a special discount for Silicon Beachers if you join as a member) Find out more about i9 at https://www.inspire9.com/ ——- PLEASE NOTE We will be videoing and taking photos to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels. By attending, you give consent. ——

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Level 14, 333 Collins St.

Introducing our newest Coworking Sponsor, Victory Offices. https://victoryoffices.com.au/ All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork FREE for a day at our Victory Offices heritage listed location at Level 14, 333 Collins Street. So, if you want to learn more about our coworking space, here is your chance to meet our community and our community manager Travis will be available to speak and collaborate with. Can’t make it on the day? Feel free to book in a coworking trial day through Travis – email him at [masked]. These high-quality commercial spaces will provide you with greater flexibility and control to design your suite to your liking and tailor the services and facilities you require. This location in 333 Collins emanates creativity and collaboration with a premium coworking hub, allowing members to work collaboratively and share in each other’s’ success. Situated on Level 14 within your workspace is collaborative spaces and meeting areas making positive social collisions with members a pleasure. Victory Offices locations are fit out to the highest quality. Come and see for yourself why our customer service is rated 6 Star. We don’t compromise on the things that really matter when it comes to your business. For more info visit https://victoryoffices.com.au/ —— Please note we will be videoing and taking photos at this and many of our other events. Please be aware that when you RSVP, you give consent for these to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels as well as those of our event partners & sponsors. ——

Past events (494)

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Sunshine

Victory Offices

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