Nugget Startup Academy / Founder / Maker
I'm Justin V. founder, builder and author of The Nugget Startup Academy.
Originally from London, I live just outside Los Angeles with my lovely wife Georgie and 5yo son Jack.
In the day I am CTO for two great companies (Modern Teacher, TrueSpace) and in my spare time I am an indie founder working on two side projects Taskflow & Nugget.
I also co-host a well known startup podcasts called TechZing. We have over 300 episodes and have interviewed many well known startup founders along the way.
An overnight success in only 7 years! We help school districts transform from traditional learning to personalized learning at scale. 100+ districts in our National Network.
It's like Nugget's big brother! We work with post-startup companies to help them scale from $2m to $10m revenue.
My main side hustle. Taskflow is a personal productivity manager. After validation I am currently building a pre-beta.
My long term passion project. In 2016 Nugget began life as an email list to send a "SaaS idea every day". Since that time, Nugget has evolved into an indie founder ecosystem and startup incubator.
Nugget / Ideas - Instant access to over 4,000 startup ideas [Free]
Nugget / Bootcamp - 7 Lesson Indie Founder Bootcamp [Free]
Nugget / Startup Academy - A batch based virtual startup incubator for indie founders
Nugget / Roadmap - Roadmap and milestones
Nugget / On TechZing - Episodes we discuss Nugget (appx. 20)
From episode 1 to 300+ TechZing is a 10 year journey of friendship, tension, hacker talk and bootstrapping.
Of note, we were first to interview at least two founders who went on to build unicorns (Patrick Collison, Travis Kalanick) and many more who are now household names in the startup scene.
Main Site - Episodes & Comments
Full Archive - Over 450 hours of non-stop listening ;)
iTunes - Audio
In this wives tell-all episode, Georgie Wisen-Vincent, Sandy Roberts and Sherry Walling give their respective views on what it’s like being married to a technology entrepreneur.
Rob Walling guest hosts this special episode to review the highs and the lows of the TechZing journey so far.
Justin and Jason discuss Justin’s impending move to the mountains and what life will be like living there, how Justin is throwing off his mental chains, why you should take advice from successful people with a grain of salt, the importance of taking time off, working with the Web Audio API, the messy development process of the original iPhone, the General Magic documentary, how startups are responsible for most technology innovation, the history of Slack, Justin’s new podcast, and predictions for the new decade.
Once a week we hold a 2 man mastermind and accountability session. I mainly talk about my work evolving Taskflow and Nugget.
Side Hustle Stats