startup incubator & community

Join Us on Your Journey to Reach Escape Velocity

We focus on helping software developers pick an idea, validate & launch.

Startup ideas. Show and tells. Live mentoring. Hacker Community.

It's Time

If you're ready to put in the hard work, we have solid information and resources that can help you get the job done.

Premium Nuggets: Eight months ahead of our free list. A hand curated startup idea picked at a 1-10 ratio from idea submissions. In your inbox every day, along with over 550+ startup ideas, in every imaginable market.
Live mentoring via Slack from seasoned SaaS professionals. Need help choosing an idea? Want a mockup reviewed? Just ask.
A Discourse forum and a Slack community of like minded entrepreneurs helping each other succeed.
A focus on show and tells so you can watch multiple users progress with their startup journeys.

If you succeed, we succeed

Our mission is to help you launch and grow a SaaS side project to reach escape velocity and become self sustaining.

We do this by helping you find and validate an idea, show and tells, live Slack mentoring, and a helpful community of like minded hackers and entrepreneurs.

We've done this before

We haven't built multi-million dollar companies but we have built and grown successful side projects while holding down a day job. It's something we know how to do.

Justin Vincent

Justin bootstrapped & ´╗┐´╗┐sold the social media dashboard Pluggio. He co-hosts TechZing, a well known tech startup podcast with over 300 episodes of interviews and discussions. He founded Nugget and is also CTO of a large educational technology company.

Brandon Sellers

Brandon eats, breathes and sleeps growth hacking and business development. He is consultant to a number of startups, including Nugget, where he runs marketing and is community manager.

We've identified the problems that hold you back and solved them

The Impostor Syndrome Problem

One of the hardest aspects about launching a side project is believing in yourself and having the confidence to do it.

We solve this problem by encouraging everyone in our commuity to show and tell their progress. This way you get to see the process that other founders are going through. It's not just you!

A number of founders show and tell exactly what they do from picking an idea and beyond.

The Momentum Problem

The biggest killer of side projects is... you. Or, more specifically, your ability to maintain momentum, keep pushing through hard stuff.

We solve this problem by encouraging you to share your progress with the rest of the community. This is a very powerful motivator.

If you get blocked, for any reason, you can reach out to the community or Justin & Brandon directly and brainstorm how to get past that issue.

The "What should I build?" Problem

If you don't have a good idea for your new SaaS project... we got this.

We have over 550 extremely high quality SaaS business ideas you can browse and use as you see fit. We also email a new SaaS business idea to all members every day.

Each idea is pre-screened and many have accompanying analysis such as market size, links to competition, ideas to find customers etc.

If you want to discover your own idea, we also have a number of resources to help you get started with that and sensibly qualify anything you come up with.

Customer Testimonials
Justin has really helped me take my first steps in starting my first SaaS business. He gives clear guidance every step of the way that he explains meticulously and understandably to a noob. I am certain with his guidance, I will reach escape velocity before the year is over. It's clear that he's invested in, even excited about my success.
  - Habib Alamin
The ideas every day are great but the best part is the community and Justin. Justin has helped me get the confidence that I really can do this and set me on a good path for validating the ideas I like.
  - Nick Goede
For me, the real value in Nugget hasn't been in the daily stream of great ideas, but in the vibrant community of like minded people. The feedback I've had and connections I've made have already made the subscription more than worth it. Justin in particular seems determined to get every one of us launched and starting to bring in real, life changing revenue. You couldn't ask for a better mentor and coach.
  - Edward McLeod-Jones
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