We're incredibly proud to announce our list of partners for ME Startup. These organisations and businesses have partnered with us because they feel as strongly as we do about supporting startups and small businesses.
They care about ensuring people like you can be connected within the community, and access the services you need to get your business thriving.
Please note, the discounts and offers listed below are only available to ME Startup members. Learn more here.
Entrepreneurs&Co. provide a collaborative and inclusive community to enable entrepreneurs to achieve success in Australia and link them to capital, investors, customers and associated alliance partners. Entrepreneurs&Co hold regular events, and have now had over 80 speakers in the last 5 years - including Simon Griffiths (co-founder of Who Gives a Crap) and Jo Burston (Founder & CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds and Job Capital).
Melbourne Silicon Beach is one of the largest and fastest growing startup communities in Australia. Their mission is to empower startups through education and industry access, and uphold a communal support network of like-minded people.
Silicon Beach hold and are involved in many events, including their regular monthly MSB Drinks and Pitch meetup which happens on the first Thursday night of every month. See all upcoming events on their Meetup page.
Startup Grind is the largest global independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. They nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organisations like Google for Startups.
Our friends at Startup Grind Melbourne host monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.
Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to create more, and better founders. They have a community of over 15,000, working together to foster a thriving Startup Ecosystem in Victoria. They work in collaboration with entrepreneurs, industry and educational institutions to help accelerate the growth of Victorias startup ecosystem.
Startup Vic offer a range of support to startups, including mentoring programs and a regular mix of events. Their weekly e-newsletter is also a great resource, renowned in the local startup community. Don't miss a beat in the startup ecosystem - sign up here!
Our co-founder, Phil Ore, is also a Pitch Mentor for StartupVic, with sessions put on each month leading up to the Startup Vic monthly Pitch Nights.
Altitude is a first-class coworking space located in Melbourne CBD with chic, flexibly shaped spaces to suit your unique needs. Choose from a single desk in an open office environment, a section of workstations or a designated fully functioning office. They cater for businesses of varying sizes in every industry. Whether you're a solopreneur, an innovative startup, growing small or medium business, Altitude will have a space perfect for you.
Offer: 7.5% discount on all office prices and coworking memberships, regardless of length of term etc.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Allied Legal was established with the objective of providing its clients with innovative and collaborative legal solutions. They are a commercial law firm that services startups, small-to-medium businesses and corporates with flexible fee arrangements. Allied Legal operates with a focus on efficient deployment of resources and a strong 'value-add' ethos.
Offer: ME Startup members can receive a complimentary 45 minute, no obligation consult, plus special pricing on a range of startup-tailored legal services. View their service list for ME Startup members here.
Cynch is a Melbourne-based cybersecurity company on a mission to help businesses to be resilient to cybersecurity threats, preventing the type of incidents that of the quickly become worst days of someone's career.
Cynch develop 'cyber fitness' with business owners and leaders, continuously profiling their cyber risks and providing them with everything they need to build their defences proactively.
Offer: Cyber Bootcamp for only $300, plus discounts on their annual Cyber Fitness Platform membership:
11% off for sole traders (down to $1,050),
16% off for small business: (down to $1,500), or
20% off the premium membership (down to $2,400).
*All prices are exclusive of GST. See more details about these offers here.
Through their global innovation programs, modular courses and community engagement, the Hacker Exchange gives people the tools and powe to break out of their boundaries, and the confidence to think and act globally - while still accessing academic accreditation from world-class universities.
Offer: 10% off the HEX program fee discount, and a 'skip the interview' fast-track for ME Startup members.
Handle Your Own PR specialises in teaching founders how to get PR for their startup. Mainstream publicity is incredibly powerful - and not everyone can afford to pay a publicist or an agency. The Handle Your Own PR Engine has thousands of media contacts so that you can go directly to the media, and they also offer courses to help you know what to say, and how to say it!
Offers: Handle Your Own PR have some substantial discounts for ME Startup founders to make getting publicity for your business easy, and affordable: Learn more about the offers here.
PR Bootcamp for $397 (normally $597).
PR Platform (annual membership) for $300 p/year (normally $397).
PR Accelerator for $10,000 (normally $12,000).
HubSpot is a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM). The HubSpot CRM is one of the leading CRM apps currently available on the market and a winner of the Expert's Choice Award for 2018.
It's an all-in-one inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, close customers and build relationships with them.
Hubspot has a specific offering for businesses like yours - Hubspot for Startups is designed specifically to give the tools, strategy & support needed for growth that's both fast and scalable. From day one, customer acquisition and customer retention has never been easier than with HubSpot for Startups.
Offer: Get 90% off Hubspot for Startups if you meet a certain criteria.
>> Learn more about Hubspot and eligibility criteria.
Law Squared are challenging the traditional, archaic law firm model that's unable to meet the needs of the high-growth businesses and the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Say 'no thanks' to the dysfunctional billable hour model, and discover the 'NewLaw' principles of Law Squared.
Law Squared focus on outcomes and building relationships with clients. They're a dedicated team of tech-driven lawyers who are determined to help you, and ensure you pay for outcomes (not time).
Law Squared understand what it's like to be a startup, and have a special division especially for startups, called Cubed. Learn more about it here.
Offer: For ME Startup members, Law Squared are offering 10% off all of Cubed 'bundles' and a complementary legal consultation.
Mode.law empowers you to take control of how your business obtains legal services. All the advice, expertise and personalised commercial legal services you want are accessible through a time and cost saving online system.
Whether your startup needs to get its podcast out there, or if it's always been something you've wanted to add to your mix, Podcast Services make professional, top-quality podcast production accessible.
They'll work with you 1:1 over a 6 week period, providing personalised coaching and training to take your podcast from concept to launch. The sessions are 100% tailored to your needs and can include training, coaching, feedback and review, based on your individual needs, giving you ownership over the final product
Offer: 10% off the 'Your Podcast Coach' program - $3,555 inc. GST for ME Startup members (normally $3,950). The program includes 3 x 90 minute coaching/training sessions (in person or via video call), unlimited email support, curated resources, templates and training videos.
Qualys helps businesses streamline their IT, security and compliance solutions and build security into their digital transformation initiatives – for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings. It's Security Built In, Not Bolted On Using a Cloud Platform and integrated apps to help businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance.
Offer: The Qualys Community Edition is available for free.
This provides organizations with the ease of use, scalability, precision and centralized management of the Qualys Security Platform, free of charge. This cloud-based offering allows organizations to protect themselves from threats without deploying any hardware or incurring maintenance costs.
Standard Ledger aren't your typical finance guys. They offer a range of financial services for startups and high-growth SMEs - from bookkeeping, payroll and accounting to R&D, grants and virtual CFO services. They get it, they understand the importance of being able to access affordable and transparent services as a startup. Learn more about their range of services on their website.
Offer: Get a free one-hour consultation (valued at $300) to discuss your structural and accounting needs. This will be with Remco Marcelis, Standard Ledger's Melbourne partner.
Startup Boardroom (also operating under New Economy Directors, aka NED) is a specialist non-executive search and advisory board firm created by two entrepreneurs, active non-executive board members and passionate advocates for diversity in business and the boardroom. NED twas created to educate, inspire and enact cognitive diversity for higher performing boards for companies.
Offer: Access Startup Boardroom's 90-minute Group Workshop for only $295 (normally $450). This is an intimate founders workshop on Startup Advisory Board (including assembly + recruitment advice, great networking, and 1:1 coaching).
Tell your story using the power of video. Uvideo make producing high quality video easy, enjoyable and affordable, allowing you to concentrate on reaching out to your audience in a super quick timeframe.
Uvideo offer affordable solutions with a range of packages available. They'll look at your business objectives, help you with Video Content Planning ideas and show you how to streamline your video content creation.
Offer: Discount TBC.
Video Why have made a commitment to art, truth and authenticity in their work. They exist to create content with purpose so that no matter who you are, as long as you have purpose, you can powerfully market your products and services.
Offer: 10% off standard video package, which includes a consultation, filming, then editing, to produce a core video that explains your purpose in 60-90 seconds.