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Melbourne Silicon Beach Drinks - #msbdrinks

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Royal Melbourne Hotel

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“Chase the vision, not the money - the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

This is our main, monthly networking event.

Who are we? We are Melbourne Silicon Beach, the largest Silicon Beach community in Australia. Find out more about us here and come and see what it's all about. Release your inner innovator by doing an impromptu 90-second pitch. Don't panic. You don't have to if you don't feel like it :)

After an incredibly successful Melbourne Knowledge Week in May 2017 (Read all about it on SiliconNews), we are opening up the night to non-members on a regular basis via Eventbrite. Get your ticket while they last. Only a very limited number of FREE tickets are available via Eventbrite since our venue capacity is limited.

Watch some of our past pitches at #msbdrinks here on SiliconNews -
April 2017
May 2017 (Special MKW event for Melbourne Knowledge Week)

If you have never been to an MSB Drinks & Pitch Night before, here's a brief rundown of what happens.

We keep everything unstructured and informal, just like a startup. This is an event all about YOU. It's about providing you the time and the space to make connections, meet new people and find your team, or fine-tune your idea. Even if you have no idea what you are going to work on, after talking to some of the people you meet on the night, you will walk out with some sense of purpose. Keep coming back and you will soon be on your way…

Get to the venue around 5:30 to 6pm to mingle and have a drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic (there is no bar tab). At 6.30pm sharp, we will start the main proceedings - the world famous Silicon Beach 90second pitches. We say that because we video it and upload to our YouTube channel Silicon Beach TV for the world to see.

If you plan on pitching, please read these resources on the web and come prepared -
https://www.slideshare.net/Bplans/the-7-key-components-of-a-perfect-elevator-pitch-4
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228070

Watch Simon Sinek on Presenting your big idea - https://youtu.be/e80BbX05D7Y

Oh, try and stick to the 90-seconds (it's an elivator pitch). Other than that, there is no selection process or hoops to jump before you pitch. You can pitch just about anything provided it's useful to the community - your startup or app, idea validation, small business, professional service, product etc. Pitches need not be about raising capital. Our best startups are bootstrapped.

Pitching at MSB Drinks have been on and off for a number of years and some notable Melbourne startups have lost their pitching virginity on the Silicon Beach! We suggest you upload a quick one-page website if you plan to pitch. This way you get maximum bang for your pitch. We recommend Strikingly, a very easy to use DIY web dev platform to create a quick and dirty one pager. No coding required. If you have a pitch deck, upload it to SlideShare or Google Drive. Make sure you give the Event Host the links to your website, SlideShare or Google Drive URL well before the pitches start. Please note, we can't connect your USB drive or Laptop. We use an iPad to connect to the projector.

We like to keep things short and sharp. Each pitch will be limited to 90 seconds and if we have time those looking for work or looking for a tech co-founder or devs can pitch for 30secs each. We try and limit the whole pitch segment to under 60 mins, so everyone could get back to the main purpose of #msbdrinks - making connections with other Silicon Beachers.

See you on the Beach!

MSB Event Hosting Team
Melbourne Silicon Beach

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Please note we will be live streaming, videoing, photographing and audio recording at #msbdrinks and many of our other events. Please be aware that when you RSVP, you give consent to be filmed & posted on our social channels and SiliconMedia - SiliconNews, Silicon Beach TV & Silicon Beach Radio.

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