One of the biggest frustrations we all feel when working on side projects is that it's not always possible to pay $50-100 etc on third party tools and services, whether it's to cover infrastructure costs, or throwing $100 at an AdWords campaign.
Some projects you can launch overnight, others take months of hard graft and fine tuning, but regardless of which bracket you fit in, it's almost always going to take some decent chunks of cash that aren't necessarily easy to come by.
I've tried things like Pioneer, I'm actually in/ around the top 10 spot as I type this (with a separate project!), but I recognise that there's a philosophical gap between what they offer and what myself, and plenty of other entrepreneurs, are after...
Like, I don't need $100k of AWS or GCP credits to move my project forward, or access to 'world class advisors'. Much more often, I just need to have people to share ideas and concerns with, and the occasional funds, like $50-500, sometimes more, sometimes less, to keep the dream alive - and that's where HackerStash comes in
HackerStash is a community-lead tournament with cash prizes for the most popular 10% of projects each month. You share your project details and regular updates, and vote on fellow projects in the community. The leaderboard is based purely on whichever projects and participants are achieving the most and impressing the community - all rules are transparent and available to everyone.
If you're an entrepreneur or hacker looking for ways to stay accountable, receive great advice from your peers, and earn cash to fund your project, then consider joining the waitlist on our landing page here (launching late June at the latest):
If you're looking to drop in once a month, or lurk, it might not be the best place, it's designed for engaged, high velocity, highly communicative hustlers that want to share their vision, progress, ideas and advice with likeminded people.
I'll be reporting regularly on our progress with the build/designs, and about our philosophical approach and vision in the coming days and weeks, would love to hear some initial feedback on the idea if you have any?