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The time has come.
After years of creating stuff into the void. After years of building things and never launching them. After years of working on other people’s dreams.
I step into the ranks of the giants, and do the 12 startups in 12 months challenge.
PS: read my post-project post here: A Year of Making Is Done
Startup is the new corporate
Modern startup culture fronts ideas like toxic work hours, burning bridges and lock-in effects. The burnout rate in startups and the modern tech world is devastating.
I don’t want to be a part of this.
I will go my own way.
The world is getting faster
10 years ago you would need a team of 5 and months to build something.
5 years ago you could do it alone.
Now, you can do it in an afternoon — and you might not even need to code.
If you are slow you are going to be left out.
Improve my habits
I am a builder at heart, but like many creatives, I have troubles finishing my projects. Showing off your baby is a real uncomfortable thing. Many founders get stuck in this paralysis.
By taking on this project I will constantly put myself in situations where I need to finish. This is the best practice I could dream of for improving this habit.
Together we are stronger
I am doing this project together with 5 other motivated makers at 12xstartup.com. We are all doing our own 12 startups, but as a group we push each other, and help each other on the way.
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- Monica Lent (Berlin, Germany)
- Toheeb Ogunbiyi (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Dmitrii Pashutskii (Bali, Indonesia)
- Stefanni Brasil (Vancouver, Canada)
- Dylan Wilson (Brisbane, Australia)
What do I want to build?
- SaaS products on the web
- At least one B2B product
- At least one fintech bank API product
- Require little maintenence work
- Facilitate long term passive income
- Some of them focused on my key areas: music, time, psychology.
Makers who are inspiring me
Follow me on the journey
I will be posting progress updates on twitter. Be sure to follow me there!