Past Meetup

Startup Spring 2015 Meetup

This Meetup is past

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Royal Melbourne Hotel

629 Bourke Street · Melbourne

How to find us

We will be on the ground floor (Atrium) of Royal Melbourne Hotel.

Location image of event venue


This is a very special Melbourne Silicon Beach Meetup for Startup Spring 2015 (, an Australia wide startup festival organised by StartupAus ( Startup Spring runs throughout Australia from 10th to 30th Sept.

This will be a MSB meetup with nothing like you have seen before. Expect a few surprises and some exciting announcements.

Did you know that you can get a SiliconTable at this meetup and showcase your startup, small business, graphic/web/app design business.. in fact any product or service that helps our startups to grow?

Pledge $100 here to get a SiliconTable ( Tables are limited.


We reached our funding goal on Saturday 26th Sept with 5 days to spare ( Thank you to all the sponsors. You are awesome. Thank you for supporting this awesome community.

Silicon Beachers! Please support the sponsors who support the community. Their sponsor announcements will go out in the next few days.


Feel free to pledge some $$$s yourself, supporter pledges start from $5 (

Why are we crowdfunding?

With the change in leadership in Canberra, we are very hopeful about the future of tech startups in Australia. It's looking good for us as Australia's largest tech startup community spread across 5 states.

We are launching the beta version of our new website and Silicon Beach Radio on the night. Funds raised will go to these two projects. What can you expect from SB Radio? Listen to these short, sharp interviews with Silicon Beachers.

DJ Main Event & Josh from AUUG (
Random Drinks guy and a Worm (
Katie who remastered our logo and launched the social media pages (
Athula the Lead Organiser on the journey so far and plans for the future (

90second pitches just got serious

Silicon Beach TV is already on Periscope and YouTube. Your pledges will ensure these services continue and grow.

We emailed the link to the live stream of 90 second pitches from the last meetup to Melbourne Angels. One angel was so impressed with one particular pitch. They are now in negotiations.

Who said Aussie investors are not interested in startups? If your idea is solving a real problem, and really innovative - there is no shortage of funds. In future we will send the link to 90 sec pitches to international angel groups as well as Australian investors.

Watch what the angels saw : 90 second pitches from last meetup (

Help SB Radio & SB TV grow - because they will take your startup to the world.

Pledge now! (

A delightful blend of Tech and Art

Melbourne, as you know is Australia's art & creative capital. It's everywhere in the theatres, laneways and even in the coffee cups in the fabulous cafes around town! Silicon Beach is bringing Melbourne's Creative Arts communities and tech entrepreneur communities together. Let's see what comes out of this fusion. Some world leading art+tech startups? We certainly hope so.

We are inviting the creative people that make up Melbourne's tech startup communities, creative art meetups, the burgeoning IOT and maker spaces , Virtual Reality groups, co-working spaces and incubators and members of the public curious about the web/apps/startups and anything in-between. So don't forget to bring a friend or two along.

For anyone not a member of meetup or doesn't want to be a member, there is a page on Eventbrite to this event ( They can get a ticket for free.

Our ever helpful venue sponsor, Royal Melbourne Hotel has given us their Atrium (can easily hold 450 people) on the ground floor with A/V facilities. It's going to be HUGE.

We will update you on some exciting sponsorship opportunities...

Please note - As this meetup happens on the Tuesday 29th September on the penultimate day of Startup Spring 2015, we have decided to cancel the October MSB drinks meetup due to be held 2 days later on 1st October. So if you were thinking of coming to the October meetup, please RSVP to this one instead.

Thank you.

Melbourne Silicon Beach hosting team


Major Sponsors for this event

EATT Magazine & Radio ( Enviornment, Art, Technology & Travel

EATT Magazine & Radio ( about passionate, generous spirited people, and the journeys they make in our world. We want to share the inspiration, motivation and knowledge we encounter, and to encourage more people to be a force for positive change, wherever they are.

EATT Magazine & Radio ( aims to create a space where travellers, startups, designers, researchers, artists and thinkers of all kinds can connect, learn, and imagine what the future can look like – and the steps they can take to make this a reality.

Join now and get our private edition with your 1st subscription and delve into the app we test live that has some unexpected outcomes and changes the course of an entire podcast series.

This Edition now features the start up that turned a pizza box and an app into a social media sensation

Visit a film festival with a very special message and a successful crowdfunding campaign........ and much much more.

EATT Magazine & Radio ( on a mission to create a leading support network for artists and entrepreneurs in the environmental, arts, technology and travel sectors. To share the generous contributions that ordinary people leading extraordinary lives make – in cities, on the land and behind the lens.

We believe we are a part of the environment and that education, community empowerment and passionate people are key to creating a more diverse, resilient, artistic and enterprising world.

Melbourne Silicon Beach is honoured to partner with EATT Magazine & Radio on this very special Startup Spring meetup event, designed to bring Melbourne's Creative Arts community and tech entrepreneur communities together.

This event is proudly supported by StartupAus (, a not for profit organisation with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.

This is the 3rd year they are organising Startup Spring (, an Australia wide startup festival. Startup Spring runs from 10th to 30th Sept. Checkout the other events in Victoria ( and attend as many as you can. Be a part of the tech startup revolution sweeping across this big brown land.

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