Silicon Beach was founded in 2008 by the first tech startup founders in Sydney. Silicon Beach quickly became the place to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and get empowered and energised by the can-do attitude imported from the Silicon Valley. Some of the early members and most prominent success stories include Mike Cannon-Brookes and Atlassian.
Having been Australia's first startup community, we are working tirelessly to spread the entrepreneurial spirit into all corners of Australia and connect founders and startup enthusiasts regardless of their location or industry. Creating the nation's one-stop-shop for all startup needs and the No.1 community for founders and entrepreneurs.
At Silicon Beach, we host numerous activities such as virtual pitch nights, business, product and service design events. Come and join our networking events on Clubhouse too.
We create a safe space for founders, entrepreneurs, and businesses to gain global connections, industry access, and support from like-minded members of the community.
We hope to continuously keep expanding, bringing more exciting events, and grow our family of creative and fearless innovators in the future. Join us on this journey to explore your passion and startup dream!
We are where
Since we launched in Sydney in 2008, we have expanded to many other cities like Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Launceston, Geelong, Ballarat, and so on. We hope to continue growing and reaching out to all you wonderful people from all backgrounds and areas.
What is the Silicon Beach Community all about?
Meet your Silicon Beach Team
People that are passionate about startups, but even more so about people and their passions.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is where all the answers to your questions are.
Pitching is all about making your audience curious about your idea or startup. It is always a good idea to start with an existing problem and communicate it so that the target audience can relate to it. Next up comes your solution: How are you going to solve this problem. And last but not least, you close out your pitch by asking what you need to reach your next milestone. Click here to sign up for a pitch
No, there is no membership fee as of now. All our events are free to attend. Even pitching at our monthly pitch night is free.
Silicon Beach is from people for people. Our community would be nothing without the contribution of our awesome founders, entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. There are many ways to support the community: Starting from becoming n active part of our discussions on social media, spreading the word of what we are doing with your friends, running an educational event yourself, volunteering with us, or by becoming a valued community sponsor. Contact us to become a volunteer
No, Silicon Beach is for everyone interested in starting their own business or startup, working in or with one, investing in startups or providing services for startups and small businesses. Even though the original idea of Silicon Beach communities was to bring the tech innovation spirit from the Silicon Valley to the shores of Australia, today, we have evolved into a community that is 100% industry and technology agnostic.
Starting with a new business is an exciting time. But it can also be challenging to get the word out and make the world aware of what significant problem you are solving. We are assisting our startups, founders and entrepreneurs in becoming recognised and being found. Found not just by potential launch customers and investors but also by their future co-founders, employees, collaborators, mentors and startup coaches and accelerators.
You are most welcome to join Silicon Beach even if you do not have a startup or even a good startup idea yet. At Silicon Beach, we share the love equally between our advanced scaleups that have already raised funding and the large number of our members that are just at the very early beginning of their journey. We genuinely believe that being part of and networking with a diverse tribe like the Silicon Beach community is the best way to find inspiration for your very own startup idea.
This is where all the answers to your questions are.Speak with us