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Silicon Beach Australia - Intro Presentation @ OSDC 2008


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Presentation as a lightening talk at Open Source Developers Conference (OSDC) Sydney in December 2008.

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Silicon Beach Australia - Intro Presentation @ OSDC 2008

  1. 1. siliconbeachaustralia .org Tech Start-up Community
  2. 2. What we're not about… <ul><li>&quot;Silicon Valley is the only place on Earth not trying to figure out how to become Silicon Valley&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Metcalf , March 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>We're not about trying to copy &quot;The Valley&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. What we are about <ul><li>We are trying to build a community around entrepreneurship and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to replicate the Valley's greatest advantage: person to person relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Also building profile & awareness of the start-up scene </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who we are <ul><li>A mailing list becoming a community </li></ul><ul><li>Eclectic: founders, developers, investors, lawyers, journalists, advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Very very welcoming & inclusive </li></ul>
  5. 5. Things we do <ul><li>Startup Camp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First was in Sydney in September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – RTA traffic info on Google Maps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – visualising real time Twitter links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – monetise outbound traffic (controvertial) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne was in October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney is on again in January 09 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. More things we do <ul><li>'Official Friday' – every Friday drinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney: Grace Hotel, Bar 77 (upstairs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne: Carlton Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other states: start something already! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Even more things we do <ul><li>Startup Wiki & shared events calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross promote each other & all sorts of other 'things' </li></ul>
  8. 8. What you should do <ul><li>Join the Google Group & introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>link from </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter (@siliconbeach) </li></ul><ul><li>Add events to and follow the shared calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Join us for happy hour @ the Grace tomorrow </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thanks!