After 5.5 months of late nights and weekends, the HackerStash Community has finally launched! We sent waitlist invites out late last week, and since we've had so much incredible feedback and support from indie hackers I wanted to share the news here next!
At HackerStash we’re aiming to use the power of community to supercharge people’s projects and help them earn experimental capital to support their growth.
Here’s how it works:
A subscription costs $9 per month, but here’s the catch: the money isn’t for us! All subscription fees go straight into the prize pool and get awarded to the community’s chosen winners each week. It's a bit like if Pioneer and Indie Hackers had a baby.
And of course, to say thanks for the support, I’ve made a promo code for indie hackers too 🙌 (we’ll subsidise the difference ourselves). Just use the code INDIE503 at checkout to get 3 months at half price!
I’d love to know what indie hackers think of the concept and the app, so please come back and let me know! Our first winner was announced this morning and it’s so exciting to know we’re already supporting great ideas 💪
For people who regularly participate in communities like Indiehackers, Reddit, Twitter etc it's an immensely rewarding experience, but there are plenty of people who prefer to sit on the sidelines.
Lurking is nice too, I do that too in some communities(!), but if you want to supercharge your project you need to dive in and join the conversation. This is central to the community and tournament mechanics we've been defining.
Likewise it's often hard to give back. I see some many people making rad projects on indiehackers, but I don't personally need all of them. Other than advice, or sharing projects with friends, I'd love to be able to help financially. Access to small amounts of capital can make or break a new project, and I wanted to create a platform that enables us to help each other on that front too.
If anyone would like some more background on why we started the project I wrote at length on indiehackers about it a few months back 😊