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 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 Startups

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ iHarvest, Sunshine

iHarvest Coworking

Do you live in Melbourne’s west? Are you working on a startup, small business or freelancing from home. Well, we’ve got news for you! A brand new coworking space has opened in Sunshine. Yes, iHarvest Coworking opened it’s doors in November and they are inviting Silicon Beachers for a FREE Coworking Day. Now you can experience what it’s like working in an office of the future, in Melbourne’s west. Watch our tour video https://youtu.be/zYCWun7NgMA You MUST register on the following Eventbrite page to attend - http://www.iharvest-free-coworking-fridays-january.eventbrite.com.au/ iHarvest Coworking Sunshine is in an excellent location that is second to none with great food and cultural diversity. Even if you are not from the area, come and enjoy a great day coworking with a diverse group of passionate entrepreneurs and change makers. It’s very accessible by public transport (10 mins walk from Sunshine station & busses at the door) & great parking nearby. iHarvest Coworking Sunshine is a Brimbank City Council initiative. The space will support a thriving ecosystem with a LaunchVIC funded program of business mentoring, masterclasses, and meetups delivered by successful start-up founders. You MUST register on iHarvest’s Eventbrite page to attend - http://www.iharvest-free-coworking-fridays-january.eventbrite.com.au/ For more details, visit https://iharvestcoworking.com.au

Open Coworking Day @ Cowork Me, St Kilda

Cowork Me

Are you working on your startup from home, noisy cafes and stifling libraries? Come and 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! CoWork Me (CWM) is a brand new coworking space in St Kilda, 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. Here's a short video from CWM launch in October 2018 https://video.visualdomain.com.au/53543?token=59e572 And a virtual tour from our Open Coworking Day @ CWM in December 2018 https://youtu.be/Z3YM14AT34w All Silicon Beachers are invited to Cowork FREE for a day. You will be coworking with a diverse bunch of people who can take your startup, small business or freelance career to the next level. New to coworking? Read this excellent blog post from Daniella, the wellbeing officer at CoWork Me (yes, they have a wellbeing officer!) https://www.coworkme.com.au/2018/10/10/5-ways-to-stay-productive-when-youre-coworking/ 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!).

Generate High-Quality Leads through LinkedIn Ads

Academy Xi Melbourne

LinkedIn is the most costly self-serve advertising platform around. For many brands, their attempts to advertise on LinkedIn has been futile; with high cost, and low value extracted from their marketing efforts. Marketing on LinkedIn just like any digital or social medium is both an art and a science — if you’re able to get the right conditions, you’ll generate success. To unlock the secret of LinkedIn ads, join our event in partnership with the Growth Colony. By the end of the night, you’ll have explored: • When does it make sense to set up LinkedIn Ads for your brand or business? • What type of ads convert and give you the best ROI • How to optimise targeting your customers Please note we might share registration data with our event partner Growth Colony. If you would rather we didn’t please let us know. About the Presenter - Shahin Hoda Shahin is the Founder of xGrowth, an agency of experts with years of experience helping B2B businesses increase revenue from their marketing activities. Shahin and his team work with brands like VicRoads, Byte and Village Roadshow, maximising their marketing efforts with great results. ———- This event is brought to you by our Education Sponsor, AcademyXi Checkout https://academyxi.com/ for more like this ———- Want to sponsor us? visit http://bit.ly/SiliconSponsor

MSB Pitch Night - February 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 the December Pitch Night on SB TV YouTube channel https://youtu.be/3siA9GcVRlg The live audio stream on SB Radio is here https://youtu.be/eCxAJiYZR8k Watch some of the past pitches at https://medium.com/siliconnews 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 live streaming, videoing, photographing and audio recording at #msbdrinks and many of our other events. Please be aware that when you RSVP, you give consent for these to be posted on Meetup, social media and SiliconMedia - SiliconNews (https://medium.com/siliconnews), Silicon Beach TV (http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV) & Silicon Beach Radio (http://siliconbeachradio.com/) -------------------------~

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