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 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GhayN9HpW3ulJV7s9AqSg?). 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.

Melbourne Silicon Beach
Empowering Founders

Upcoming events (5+)

2019 Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) Launch

Sponsored Event listing by MAP, University of Melbourne. This is a Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) event. You must buy a ticket at https://lnkd.in/geNDSTz to attend. ================================== In 2018, more than 1000 guests packed the Plaza to witness the MAP18 Accelerator cohort presenting their successful pitches in front of a who’s who of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem. In 2019, we’re bringing the magic of this night to the MKW Hub. The MAP Launch has become one of the largest startup networking events in Australia, attracting investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders, all eager to discover the latest emerging entrepreneurial talent - with some of Australia’s most recognised startups including Honee, Carbar, CNSDose and Brosa having all taken the stage in recent years. Secure your ticket to be the first to meet the 2019 Accelerator cohort. MAP will be contributing all proceeds from ticket sales ($5.95 per ticket) to carbon offset initiatives supported by the City of Melbourne. You must buy a ticket here https://lnkd.in/geNDSTz

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Sunshine

Victory Offices

All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork FREE for a day at the newly opened Victory Offices in Sunshine. Receive access to our coworking space, 9 am to 5 pm, which includes: • Complimentary and unlimited cappuccinos, lattes & T2 tea • Wi-Fi • A premium workspace • Network with other local founders, start-ups, SMEs and business people • Access to other offers and special promotions Located only 12kms from Melbourne’s CBD, Sunshine is one of the largest growth corridors in the western suburbs for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. With the recent town centre regeneration, new buildings, businesses and attractions are swarming to Sunshine. A budding foodie haven with a mix of well-known eateries and an abundance of undiscovered gems, you’ll have plenty of variety. Our new offices are close to both of Sunshine’s retail centres, The Marketplace and The Plaza for all of your shopping needs. Enjoy the laid back vibe of Melbourne’s west in Sunshine. Lead the way and secure yourself a superb office space in the heart of Sunshine, join other like-minded businesses, innovators and creatives in a space that is guaranteed to impress. Want to know more? Contact the Victory Offices team here on meetup (they are the Event Hosts) or enquire online at https://victoryoffices.com.au/12-clarke-street-sunshine/ Can’t make it on the day? Book a tour at https://victoryoffices.com.au/12-clarke-street-sunshine/ ——- 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 ——

MSB Pitch Night June 2019

Royal Melbourne Hotel

You are invited to come and mingle with startup founders and future founders at the monthly gathering of the largest Silicon Beach community in Australia, Melbourne Silicon Beach. Did you know that anyone can do a 90 second pitch at a Silicon Beach Pitch Night? Yes, it’s an open mic night for startups. You can even pitch an idea to have it validated. Or pitch for a co-founder, techie or anyone else. Got something to pitch? Book your slot at http://pitch.siliconbeachoz.net You could upload a file to show on the big screen while you pitch. It could be a screen shot of your webpage or similar. Remember these are 90 second pitches, no pitch decks - just you and the mic. Watch what happed at our May Pitch Night on Silicon Beach TV YouTube channel (details of the pitchers are in the YouTube description) https://youtu.be/M0_sRPXkEWg Here’s the April Pitch Night video https://youtu.be/oeUv887GyAY Have questions? Join our Slack channel ( http://slack.siliconbeach.community/ ) and ask away. Want to sponsor our community? Details at http://bit.ly/SiliconSponsor Silicon Beach Australia #EmpoweringFounders https://www.siliconbeachgroup.org ——- 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. Your email address maybe shared with the partners & sponsors associated with this event. You may unsubscribe from any of their mailing lists at any time. ———

MSB Pitch Night - July 2019

Royal Melbourne Hotel

You are invited to come and mingle with startup founders and future founders at the monthly gathering of the largest Silicon Beach community in Australia, Melbourne Silicon Beach. Did you know that anyone can do a 90 second pitch at a Silicon Beach Pitch Night? Yes, it’s an open mic night for startups. You can even pitch an idea to have it validated. Or pitch for a co-founder, techie or anyone else. Got something to pitch? Book your slot at http://pitch.siliconbeachoz.net You could upload a file to show on the big screen while you pitch. It could be a screen shot of your webpage or similar. Remember these are 90 second pitches, no pitch decks - just you and the mic. Watch what happed at our May Pitch Night on Silicon Beach TV YouTube channel (details of the pitchers are in the YouTube description) https://youtu.be/M0_sRPXkEWg Here’s the April Pitch Night video https://youtu.be/oeUv887GyAY Have questions? Join our Slack channel ( http://slack.siliconbeach.community/ ) and ask away. Want to sponsor our community? Details at http://bit.ly/SiliconSponsor Silicon Beach Australia #EmpoweringFounders https://www.siliconbeachgroup.org ——- 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. Your email address maybe shared with the partners & sponsors associated with this event. You may unsubscribe from any of their mailing lists at any time. ———

Past events (476)

Open Coworking Day @ Cowork Me, St Kilda

Cowork Me

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