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
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Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Sunshine

Victory Offices

Introducing our newest Coworking Sponsor/Partner, Victory Offices https://victoryoffices.com.au/ 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 ——

Open Coworking Day @ YBF Ventures

YBF Ventures

Want to work alongside some of the most exciting tech companies in Melbourne? Work from YBF Ventures for a day, for FREE. Work out of Melbourne’s top startup hub for tech and innovation and get some mentoring and/or expert advice too. Please note, places are limited. We are inviting a few EIRs (Experts In Residence) & FIRs (Founders in Residence) to make themselves available during the day to help you along your startup journey. Scroll down to comments section to see who the EIRs & FIRs are for this event (check back soon - still negotiating). What’s more, it’s R U OJ? day at YBF. (it’s a pun on R U OK? day). Every Wednesday at 10:30am the YBF community gathers in the kitchen for good ol' chat over bagels and orange juice about everything and anything. Particularly our mental state as we navigate the difficult startup path. You are invited to join in. ——————————————————- Please Note: This Open Coworking Day is open to first-time attendees only (with the exception of EIRs & FIRs). If you've participated in a previous Open Coworking Day at YBF Ventures, please chat to YBF staff about membership. —————————————————— About YBF Ventures YBF is one of the communities that kicked off the whole coworking phenom in Australia way back in 2011 and has always been committed to growing and nurturing Melbourne’s tech ecosystem. Founders of YBF were among the tech / startup enthusiasts who founded Melbourne Silicon Beach around the same time. YBF is already home to startups working in fintech, Web 3.0, lawtech, augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, agtech, big data and more. YBF also servse as the headquarters to some pretty impressive global-reaching companies – Silicon Valley’s Wrike, New York’s ConsenSys and the Australian arm of Startupbootcamp are based out of 520 Bourke Street. YBF even have folks working in the space who are in research mode, planning their next big project. On top of that, YBF have world-class corporate partners and house two government-backed hubs: the YBF Fintech Hub and YBF Mesh (the world’s first Web 3.0 hub); and Australia's first lawtech hub in a partnership with Lander & Rogers. YBF offers private offices (from single-person to 40-person part floors) and open-plan desks, plus there is lots of community space for more relaxed working and impromptu meetings. For more formal meetings YBF have ten meeting rooms of varying sizes across our three floors available to members – all with connected TVs and white boards. YBF's premium coworking space also has the city’s fastest WiFi (1000/1000 Mbps Symmetrical U/D), private phone booths, bike storage, fully-stocked showers (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and fresh towels), renowned (almost daily) events and an awesome community. Why is YBF Ventures the tech world’s go-to hub in Melbourne? We’ve made a quick video for you to watch: ‘18 Reasons Why’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTjiyxomZ6M What are the benefits of coworking from a hub like YBF Ventures? Read the ‘Top 5 Benefits of Coworking’ here: https://ybfventures.com/top-5-benefits-coworking/ Want more? Visit us online at https://ybfventures.com/ Check us out on social media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/york-butter-factory/ Instagram (our account just won an award!): https://www.instagram.com/candidmagazine/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ybfventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ybfventures Loved your day working at YBF? Let a member of the Community Management team know and they can talk to you about joining as a full-fledged member of Australia’s number one tech community. ——- 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 and 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. ———

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, 333 Collins St.

Introducing our newest Coworking Sponsor/Partner, 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 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. ——

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