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 Pitch Nights on Silicon Beach TV (http://bit.ly/siliconbeachTV). 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 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 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.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Sunshine

Victory Offices

Sponsored Event from Victory Offices https://victoryoffices.com.au/ Do you live in Melbourne’s west? Are you ready to take your startup/small business out of the home office? Are you eager to build a professional network that will carry on through your journey? You have come to the right place! Join us at Victory Offices, Sunshine to cowork free for a day. Connect with the startups and small to medium business community here to enrich your network and grow. You will 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 Here is a tour video we made on our first Open Coworking Day at Victory Offices, Sunshine - https://youtu.be/TPHaXPpm8fU 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 @ The Executive Centre (TEC), Collins Square.

Ahoy Silicon Beachers! You are welcome back @ The Executive Centre (TEC) in Collins Square, Docklands for a day of coworking with like minded world changers! As the world's leading flexible office space provider since 1994, TEC opened their inaugural Melbourne centre last year. If you missed out on the Open Coworking Days last year, here’s your chance to try this magnificent space and the community, FREE for a day. They are on level 23, Tower Five, 727 Collins St, just 5 mins walk from Southern Cross station. Mingle and network with other Silicon Beachers and the TEC community. Enjoy the fast speed internet, free tea & coffee provided. Plus, there are not many coworking spaces with a dockland harbour view like this one, guaranteed! Places are strictly limited. RSVP now! For more information about The Executive Centre, please visit https://www.executivecentre.com.au/ https://www.executivecentre.com.au/office-space/collins-square/ See you then! ——— IMPORTANT NOTICE ——— We will be videoing and taking photos at this event. By attending, you give consent for those to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels. ——

YBF Ventures Open Coworking Day ($10 entry)

YBF Ventures


Want to work alongside some of the most exciting tech companies in Melbourne? Work from YBF Ventures (formerly York Butter Factory) for a day! Work out of Melbourne’s top startup hub for tech and innovation and get some mentoring and/or expert advice too. Please note, this is a paid event. Tickets are only $10 and places are strictly limited. Your ticket money supports Silicon Beach Group (now a Not For Profit company) empowering founders through events, education and connections across Australia 🇦🇺 and Asia Pacific. Here’s a tour video we prepared earlier https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6541884017179013120 What’s more, it’s R U OJ? day at YBF. 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. If you haven’t guessed it, R U OJ? is a pun on R U OK? day. 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 serves as the headquarters to some pretty impressive global-reaching companies – Silicon Valley’s Wrike, Berlin's Signavio and the Australian arm of Startupbootcamp are based out of 520 Bourke Street. YBF even has folks working in the space who are in research mode, planning their next big project. On top of that, YBF has 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 has ten meeting rooms of varying sizes across 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. ——

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Tower 4, Level 17, 727 Collins St.

All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork free for a day at Victory Offices Docklands location at Level 17, 727 Collins Street (Tower 4, Collins Square). Go to the Sky Lounge in Tower 4 and press the button for Lvl 17 to catch the elevator to Victory Offices. Here’s a video tour of the space we prepared earlier https://youtu.be/SDZB7CbPo0I And after a day of co-working you are most welcome to walk down to Royal Melbourne Hotel to enjoy a drink, network and listen to the pitches at our monthly Pitch Night! It’s a leisurely 12 minute walk from Collins Square. RSVP to our October Pitch Night here https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Silicon-Beach/events/dqbphryznbfb/ ——- About Victory Offices, 727 Collins St (Tower 4, Collins Sq) Collins Square offers a corporate address and expression of architecture that makes it home to global leaders such as KPMG, CBA and BDO. Collins Square is where your business needs to be, everything is either at your fingertips or doorstep to ensure your business succeeds. With our spacious and creative office designs as well as onsite kitchen facilities, meeting room spaces this is the place to be, not to mention the spectacular views of Melbourne CBD. Enjoy combining business with pleasure at some of Melbourne’s best hot-spots and cement long-term, important commercial relationships for the benefit of your business. 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/collins-square/ If you want to learn more about our coworking space, here is your chance to meet our community and our community manager Travis who 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]. —— 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. ——

Past events (511)

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Box Hill

Victory Offices

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