What we're about

Melbourne Silicon Beach (MSB) is the Melbourne community of Silicon Beach Group Ltd (http://siliconbeachgroup.org/)., a “for purpose” company with a mission to “Empower Founders” around Australia and propel us to #2 startup nation in the world by 2025. We are 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 (http://siliconbeachgroup.org/) (currently in public beta). Add your startup, app, project to the site. Got something to say? Join the conversation on Silicon Beach Oz Slack channel (http://bitly.com/SiliconBeachSlack).

Watch past 90second pitches and all our past events on our YouTube channel Silicon Beach TV (http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV).

Our regular monthly MSB Pitch Night 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. While we call it a Pitch Night, it’s more of an Open Mic Night for anyone in the startup community or provide products and/or services to startups.

We also host Open Coworking Days (OCWDs), Lunch & Learns at OCWDs, educational events and collaborations with our Sponsors & Partners. We are not funded by governments or any grants. Sponsorships are what keeps us going. Here’s our Sponsor Deck (http://bit.ly/SiliconSponsor).

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.

Join us and help us make Australia the #2 ranked startup nation in the world by 2025. That’s our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). We are currently #5 [source: Startup Blink (https://www.startupblink.com/)]

Melbourne Silicon Beach
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Upcoming events (3)

How not to waste money building software

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**About the session**
Pat will speak about super practical strategies to avoid wasting thousands of dollars (or tens of thousands of dollars) when you’re contracting with software developers to build a product for you.

This session will be especially helpful for non technical founders who are working with software developers to build products, but software developers are welcome too!

**About the Presenter**
Pat is a software developer and a practicing commercial lawyer.Pat hacks on software to run his commercial law firm, Query Law, which specialises in creating high quality, customised legal documents at 10x the speed for 1/10 the price.

Low cost documents: https://querylaw.com/au?utm_source=siliconbeach&utm_medium=Socials&utm_campaign=legal+services+and+contracts

Silicon Beach Virtual Pitch Night [Start-up, Founder, Startup, Community]

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Register to pitch your idea or startup here:
https://www.siliconbeach.org.au/pitch

!!! Visit our brand new community website !!!

https://www.siliconbeach.org.au

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.
No matter where you are, join us on Zoom to empower the future founders of Silicon Beach!

—— PITCH FORM
Please register your pitch here - https://www.siliconbeach.org.au/pitch

—— SAY IT IN 90 SECONDS!
It’s an “elevator pitch”. No pitch decks or slides please - just you talking. After your pitch, we will invite feedback, questions & advice from our panel of expert judges and partners. This is your chance to add anything you couldn’t say in 90 seconds. There will be Zoom Breakout Rooms after the pitches for you to get audience feedback too.

—— PRIZES & JUDGES
There are some awesome prizes to empower you as you progress on your startup journey. Details on judges and prizes to be announced soon!

—— WATCH THE PAST PITCHES
Watch the pitches at our past Virtual Pitch Nights.
https://www.siliconbeach.org.au/watch

—— PITCH ANYTHING
You don’t have to have a startup, app, or 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).

—— 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 during the pitches. After the pitches, there will be Zoom Breakout Rooms to provide further connections and feedback to the pitchers.

—— SHARING IS CARING
Please share this event page (click the ‘share’ icon on this page) with any of your mates who may benefit from attending this event.

—— OUR SPONSORS
This event is brought to you by these sponsors of Silicon Beach. Please support them, they help us empower the future founders.

CFO Worx https://cfoworx.com.au

Heasley Lawyers https://heasleylawyers.com.au

Legally Yours https://www.legallyyours.com.au

The Carrot Cake Studio https://www.thecarrotcake.co

THNK.Innovation https://www.thnkinn.com.au

—— FOLLOW AND SUBSCRIBE
Read our latest blog posts, watch the videos of your favourite startups and founders, and keep up to date with the latest news by visiting our website, subscribe to our newsletter and filling us on social media.

Visit our brand new website here:

https://www.siliconbeach.org.au

Join, follow, like and share Silicon Beach Australia on our socials:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/siliconbeachaustralia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/135659818516335

And catch up with your fellow founders on clubhouse:

https://www.clubhouse.com/club/startup-australia

⚠️ RECORDING
This event will be recorded for Silicon Beach TV - http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV
and live-streamed to Facebook
By RSVPing you give consent.

See you on the virtual beach 🏖 😀

Website Traps and Legal Tips

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Session Outline - Join Karen Finch from Legally Yours and Chris Bolden from Hercules Constan as they discuss the key legal issues and documents needed if you are setting up or using a business website, including -
-recent changes to .au domain name eligibility
-common pitfalls and key terms for Website/App Development agreements
-trading Terms/Website terms
-Privacy Policies; and
-Confidential Information/Non-Disclosure Agreements

Key Takeaways from this session will be
-a clear and concise summary of recent changes to .au domain name eligibility; and
-what you should cover in your
website or app development agreement, website terms, Privacy policy, and NDAs
About the Presenter
Chris Bolden is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with Hercules Constan. Chris has practised as a Solicitor for over 25 years, and has considerable experience in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, business structures, licensing and commercial litigation.

To request a complimentary consultation with Chris, please head to www.legallyyours.com.au or to find out more about the services Chris provides, head to www.herculesconstan.com.au.
To connect with Chris on LinkedIn, head to - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisbolden/

Past events (711)

What is a trademark vs What is a Business Name

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