E1143: Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen is creating a community for the next generation of builders to chase the “new American Dream”

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Show notes:
1:07 Jason intros Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen
4:52 Courtland’s inspiration for Indie Hackers, hero-worshipping at YC
8:28 Understanding how the press impacts drive for VC dollars and not building low-burn sustainable companies
12:06 Klaviyo – Get started with a free trial at https://www.klaviyo.com/twist
13:38 How did Indie Hackers start, how has it evolved & why did Courtland build it that way?
20:36 The New American Dream: financial freedom via starting software / online businesses
24:27 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
25:57 Understanding the steps to become an Indie Hacker: Define a goal
35:47 Vanta – Get $1k off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist
37:24 Find a partner – increasing social accountability
39:14 Two ends of the startup spectrum: Venture Industrial Complex & the HSP (Hysterical Socialist Party), why it’s easier than ever to achieve financial freedom
54:24 Multiculturalism in tech
1:01:37 Create your own MVP, find your customers, build in public – how transparency allows for free organic marketing
1:08:52 Selling Indie Hackers to Stripe
1:17:43 v2 of social networks: status

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