HAQ – Hackers Answer Questions

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:30 - 21:30 JST

Stripe Japan, Tokyo Office (Floor Number: 22)

Jingumae Tower 神宮前タワービルディング, 1 Chome-5-8 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan


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Episode 2: Ramen Profitable

Spotlight Talks

For the second episode we've invited:

  1. Paul McMahon, founder of Doorkeeper and
  2. Yangyang Xi, founder of Lang-8 and HiNative

Spotlight talks are 30 minute storytelling sessions and we invite founders and entrepreneurs to share their insights and story of how their business came to be. The talks open doors to a forum for discussion with our audience.

Interested in giving a spotlight talk at Indie Hackers Tokyo? Sign up here

The long hard road to profitability (by Paul McMahon)

As the founder of Doorkeeper, Paul has built a business that supports him financially, requires minimal upkeep, and allows him to improve it on his terms, rather than that of someone looking for a return on their investment. But it's been a long journey, filled with hardships, to get there. In this spotlight talk, Paul will tell the story of how he grew Doorkeeper from a side-project without a business model into a sustainable business.

The way we spread HiNative worldwide and hard things about startups (by Yangyang Xi)

As the founder of Lang-8 and HiNative, Yangyang Xi has learned to code, built two successful services, and raised money from investors. In this spotlight, he shares his struggles, insights, and secrets into the world of startups and his journey that made HiNative a worldwide phenomenon. This spotlight talk will be in Japanese and interpreted by Florian Geier (co-host of Indie Hackers).

Event Schedule

  • 18:15 – Doors Open
  • 18:30 – Networking and Snacks
  • 19:15 – Introduction by Host
  • 19:30 – Spotlight: Paul McMahon
  • 20:00 – Spotlight: TBA
  • 20:30 – Networking and Snacks
  • 21:30 – Lights off (End of Event)

**Event schedule is subject to change

About the Event

HAQ is a series of events hosted by Indie Hackers in Tokyo with the intent to connect indie business owners, and makers with successful entrepreneurs and learn from them. In HAQ you can have live conversations with the founders and people behind profitable online/small businesses.

Hundreds of entrepreneurs share the stories behind how they've started and grown profitable online businesses. Listen to our podcast and read the interviews with Indie Hackers to learn more.

Code of Conduct

The Indie Hackers (IH) meetups are community events to facilitate networking and collaboration in the IH community.

We value the participation of each member of the IH community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable, fulfilling experience. All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the meetup.

Everyone who participates in an Indie Hackers meetup event must adhere to the Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

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