12x Startup

Six people each build open startups every month for a year ✌️

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Current Status

Plus our trusty advisor and resident lurker Dominic Monn Dominic Monn.

What we're building now

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Latest Writeups

No Prize for Doing It the Hard Way (2020 Retrospective)
by Monica Lent (Dec 28, 2020)

November and December Updates - Video
by Stefanni Brasil (Dec 14, 2020)

Startup #1 - Slapper
by Lars Karbo (Dec 13, 2020)

Project #1: Learning Story - community of people who learn in public
by Dmitrii Pashutskii (Dec 11, 2020)

How My Paid Community Made $5K in Its First Week
by Monica Lent (Nov 25, 2020)

12xStartup - I'm building 12 startups in 12 months
by Lars Karbo (Nov 9, 2020)

12x Startup
by Stefanni Brasil (Nov 1, 2020)

Let's go! The 12 Startups in 12 Months Challenge Starts Now
by Monica Lent (Oct 9, 2020)

One Hell of a Ride
by Toheeb Ogunbiyi (Oct 1, 2020)

A Year of Making
by Dmitrii Pashutskii (Sept 28, 2020)

12x Startup - Four makers building open startups for a year
by Dylan Wilson (Sept 20, 2020)

What is this?

12x Startup is a cohort of 6 motivated makers, each building a new startup every month for the next year.

(In theory that makes 72 startups shipped by November 2021!)

The goal is to try lots of things, ship quickly, learn from our own projects (and each others') and to build in public.

And above all else, we want to find a few projects in the process worth focusing on long-term.

Like many others, we were inspired by Pieter Levels' 12 Startups in 12 Months. After realizing that a few people planned to do it on their own, we banded together to form a serial maker Voltron!

The name is also a bit of a joke about 10x developers. Instead of being 12x better at building startups, we're each just going to build 12 of them until we're good at it.

To follow along, you can find us on Twitter or join the mailing list to get notified about our first livestreamed demo:

Wish us luck (and perseverance)!

Reach us

Email us at hey@12xstartup.com.