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.

Melbourne Silicon Beach
Empowering Founders

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Coworking Day @ The Executive Centre (TEC), Collins Square.

SORRY Silicon Beachers! This event is now at capacity and RSVPs are closed. Please update your RSVP to NO if you are unable to attend on the day, so the next person in the waitlist could attend. Thank you 🙏🏽 ——————————————— Ahoy Silicon Beachers! You are welcomed back to 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!

Open Coworking Day ($10) @ YBF Ventures. Places Limited.

YBF Ventures

$10.00

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, places are limited. 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. ——

MSB Pitch Night - September

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 August Pitch Night https://twitter.com/siliconbeachmel/status/1156845385505099776?s=21 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. ———

MSB Pitch Night

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 April Pitch Night on SB TV YouTube channel https://youtu.be/oeUv887GyAY Details of pitchers are in the YouTube description. 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 @ Victory Offices, Dandenong

Victory Offices

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