At Ship Your Side Project, we believe you're more than just your day job.
We know that creative people always have more ideas swirling through their head than just what they're working on in the office from 9-5.
But if you don't do anything about those ideas, they never go anywhere. Do you think it's time you said "enough is enough" and get those ideas out of your head and into the world?
We've helped developers, designers, and tinkerers from all around the world successfully launch a websites, products, and service on the side. Our six-week bootcamp gives you a proven step-by-step curriculum, live video training every week, and a community of 20-25 like-minded tech professionals to share the journey.
From selecting the right idea, to choosing a name and building a brand, to the critical habits and strategies to stick to your project, to launching and promoting your idea, we cover it all. Finally, you can have the guidance, support, and accountability you need to ship that thing without giving up your whole personal life in the process.
Let's do this together in 2017.
The next cohort of Ship Your Side Project begins on January 29th and applications are due January 22nd. If you're ready for the next step — fill out our short application. We can't wait to hear from you:
Ship Your Side Project runs online bootcamps with groups of 15-20 professionals to help them go from idea to a launched MVP in six weeks. We provide training and accountability within a community of ambitious and supportive people.
All the participants join our Slack group, where they are linked to video training that cover key aspects of a side project including time mamangement, naming and branding, and launch, interviews with professionals who have successfully launched their own side projects, and assignments that keep participants focused on making progress. Every Saturday at 12:30pm to 1:30pm, we all get on a video call together where everyone shares the progress they've made and any roadblocks they've run into.
The end result is that participants get really fired up, work hard, have fun, and make enormous progress on their side projects. We celebrate successful launches within the group and help amplify and spread their projects with our networks. While six weeks goes by fast, it's absolutely enough time to ship something if you're committed to making it happen.
"The content of Ship Your Side Project was really well prepared. I also liked the group hangouts - it was a great way to exchange ideas and experiences. Looking back to what I've acheived this past year, it was totally worth it."
"Ship Your Side Project was such a great experience for me. For years I have been tinkering with this idea of an API comparison website. SYSP provided the structure, the feedback, and the accountability for me to finish and ship my side project."
"Ship Your Side Project was essential to getting ntwrk to where it is today, which is launched in the App Store. If you're serious about working on something specific and getting it to the next point, it's a great investment."
The next cohort of Ship Your Side Project begins on January 29th and applications are due midnight January 22nd. If you're ready for the next step — fill out our short application. We can't wait to hear from you:
Ship Your Side Project is run Jason and Amanda, two NYC-based creative professionals working in technology.
Jason Shen is a Product Manager at Etsy. He was previously a 2013 Presidential Innovation Fellow and the co-founder of a Y Combinator startup. Jason has a BS and MS in Biology from Stanford.
His side projects include:
Amanda Phingbodhippakkiya is a creative director the founder and CEO of The Leading Strand. She was previously a 2016 TED Resident and art director at Primacy. Amanda has an MFA from Pratt and studied neuroscience at Columbia.
Her side projects include:
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Just like venture capitalists have criteria they use to evaluate companies they want to invest their funds in, you too can develop a system for figuring out which side project idea you should pursue next.
In our free 17 page PDF, we'll show you how to look holistically at the pros and cons of different ideas, whether it's a new mobile app idea, website rebranding, a short film, or anything else.