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 Drinks and 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 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 Founders

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ inspire9

Inspire9 Richmond

Introducing our newest coworking partner, inspire9 in Richmond - Melbourne’s first community led coworking space. All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork FREE for day at Inspire9, just 2 mins walk from Richmond railway station (take the Stewart St exit). Did you know that some of Australia’s best known startups worked out of inspire9? Culture Amp, Rome2Rio, WeTeachMe, LifX, Care Monkey & SpeedLancer etc., just to name a few. You will be working alongside great startups of the future. Can’t wait for the Open Coworking Day? You are welcome to sign up for a Free Trial, right now! If you attend 3 days during your first trial week (Must start on a Monday), you'll unlock the following week for free. Sign up using the form below and wait for confirmation http://bitly.com/i9FTmsb (Please type Silicon Beach in answer to “How did you hear about us” question - there is a special discount for Silicon Beachers if you join as a member) Find out more about i9 at https://www.inspire9.com/ ——- PLEASE NOTE We will be videoing and taking photos to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels. By attending, you give consent. ——

Open Coworking Day @ Victory Offices, Level 14, 333 Collins St.

Introducing our newest Coworking Sponsor, Victory Offices. https://victoryoffices.com.au/ All Silicon Beachers are welcome to cowork FREE for a day at our Victory Offices heritage listed location at Level 14, 333 Collins Street. So, if you want to learn more about our coworking space, here is your chance to meet our community and our community manager Travis 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]. These high-quality commercial spaces will provide you with greater flexibility and control to design your suite to your liking and tailor the services and facilities you require. This location in 333 Collins emanates creativity and collaboration with a premium coworking hub, allowing members to work collaboratively and share in each other’s’ success. Situated on Level 14 within your workspace is collaborative spaces and meeting areas making positive social collisions with members a pleasure. 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/ —— 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 @ 11th Space

11th Space

“You can start with us at the 11th because we’ve done 1 to 10.” Ahoy Silicon Beachers! This is your introduction to 11th Space. Right in the centre of Melbourne’s thriving CBD, our 580 Collins Street location is a uniquely designed office space that is specifically tailored to the needs of Melbourne’s startup community. Perfectly located within 5mins walking distance to Southern Cross Station. You are invited to come cowork from our space for FREE for a day. About 11th Space Our story began in 2008. For more than a decade now, we have experienced success and failure and through it, gained enormous insights into understanding business success strategies. Our founding company Navanti http://navanti.com/ , has a diversified portfolio of successful business investments across a range of industries and markets. Our journey although difficult has helped us understand that a key ingredient to business success is mentorship and accountability – great ideas are abundant, but success is reserved for those who master the art of execution and the few who dare to persevere. Execution is best nurtured by mentors, those who have conquered and persevered through the challenges you are about to face. Our hope is to one day live in a world where all entrepreneurs and dreamers have access to business mentors who can believe in their dreams, guide them to execute on their ideas and hold them accountable to their promises. And that’s why we created 11th space We envision to be the catalyst that sparks the chain reaction in the world of entrepreneurship where great ideas thrive and excel. We are here to hold your hand and help you take the steps required to rock on into your new tomorrow of possibilities. Challenges are there to be solved, the people who solve the most amount of problems have no choice but to succeed. When you partner with us, you will experience an incredible community of success minded doers. You will be dovetailing into an ecosystem of success, where ideas transform into tangible products and services that make up that scalable business that will otherwise remain a mere dream. The great news is that you don’t have start from zero because over the last 10 years we’ve done the 1 to 10. Why not leverage our experience, mentorship and investment and funding opportunities today? Come, try us for a day and let us know what you think. Special Coworking deals available for Silicon Beachers. ——- PLEASE NOTE We will be videoing and taking photos to be posted on Meetup and our social media channels. By attending, you give consent. ——

MSB Pitch Night - August 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 our July Pitch Night on Silicon Beach TV YouTube channel (details of the pitchers are in the YouTube description) https://youtu.be/DvgLukag5yI June Pitch Night Videos Part 1 https://youtu.be/Xip1g2ZiKJg Part 2 https://youtu.be/SHWP1W83Beg May pitches https://youtu.be/M0_sRPXkEWg Here’s the April Pitch Night video https://youtu.be/oeUv887GyAY 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 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. Your email address maybe shared with the partners & sponsors associated with this event. You may unsubscribe from any of their mailing lists at any time. ———

Past Events

Open Coworking Day @ Cowork Me, St Kilda

Cowork Me

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