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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Silicon Beach Virtual Pitch Night : November 2020

Online event

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 - http://bitly.com/SBAVirtualPitchForm Here’s a 2 minute video on how to fill the Pitch Form and a few tips, from our Sponsor, AppDemo Videos http://bitly.com/SBPForm_how —— SAY IT IN 90 SECONDS! It’s an “elivator 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 90 seconds. There will be Zoom Breakout Rooms after the pitches for you to get audience feedback too. —— PRIZES & JUDGES There will be some awesome prizes to empower you as you progress on your startup journey. More details closer to the event. Get in touch with the team if you would like to offer a prize. —— WATCH THE PAST PITCHES Watch the pitches at our past Virtual Pitch Nights. See YouTube description for websites/contact details of pitchers. October 2020 - https://youtu.be/stvtflHngU4 September 2020 - https://youtu.be/8r6R5c4wurY August 2020 - https://youtu.be/WasAPgZxKe0 July 2020 - http://bitly.com/VPNJuly2020 —— PITCH ANYTHING You don’t have to have a startup, app or a 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 meetup page (click the ‘share’ icon on this page) with any of your mates who may benefit from attending this event. If they are not on Meetup, please share this Eventbrite page http://bitly.com/SBvpn1120 Never share Zoom links on social media or with anyone - we value your safety and security online. Zoom link will be sent only to those who RSVP. —— OUR SPONSORS This event is brought to you by these sponsors of Silicon Beach. Please support them, they help us empower the future founders. Startup Onramp Founders Course - http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Startup Onramp is Australia’s leading provider of training & mentoring for founders. Their Founders Course a practical, online course developed to help you maximise your chances of success. A must for founders with global ambitions & anyone with a startup idea. Use this Silicon Beach affiliate link to get 50% off the usual price while helping us empower Australia’s future founders. http://bitly.com/FC_SUOR Allied Legal https://www.alliedlegal.com.au/ Trusted advisors to innovative businesses. Specialists in helping you to scale your startup to the next level. AppDemoVideos https://www.appdemovideos.com/ Specialising in videos for apps, software, websites & technologies Yalmaa Digital https://yalmaadigital.com.au/ Digital solutions to startups & small to medium businesses. Mobile & web apps, ecommerce solutions, CMS systems to all types of digital media ⚠️ RECORDING This event will be recorded for Silicon Beach TV - http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV By RSVPing you give consent. See you on the virtual beach 🏖 😀

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