The 9-year-old secret community of makers, relaunching today

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#2 Product of the DayApril 01, 2015



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Marshall Haas
Marshall HaasMaker@marshal · CEO & Co-Founder, Need/Want
Hey everyone, we've also written a blog post telling the backstory of this community that @jon started 9 years ago. The Secret Community of 20 Kids That Spawned 5 YC Founders, A Theil Fellow, & Dozens of Startups: http://needwant.com/p/secret-com...
Bhavesh Patel ✌️
Bhavesh Patel ✌️@bhavesh · CEO/Founder, Enigma8
@jon @marshal Just signed up! Hopefully get accepted! :-D
Shashank Bharadwaj
Shashank Bharadwaj@snk · Lead Engineer, WorkGenius
That's funny. I remember 17 in 2006 and trying to get emancipated to start my company. Life took a detour though. Wish I had a community like this
Michael Buckbee
Michael Buckbee@mbuckbee · Founder+Developer
@marshal I signed up for the mailing list and now will *never have to make my bed again* - fyi: it takes you back to the SmartBedding site as that's probably the default for that MailChimp account.
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@jon @marshal Awesome! This is much better than an April fools joke. :)
Steve RAFFNER@steveraffner · Senior Innovation Consultant
@jon @marshal signed up (not young but my avatar will help...) yay!
Gregory Koberger
Gregory Koberger@gkoberger · Founder, ReadMe.io 📘🦉
I've been part of #Launch for the past few months (my face even made the site!), and it's a great community. I definitely recommend applying. The quality of the original #Launch group is insane. I've met a good number of them, and it's like a mini startup mafia. (Here's a list: http://cl.ly/image/3F3j3k0b0C0r)
Ian Mikutel
Ian Mikutel@ianmikutel · Sr. PM Lead, Ink & AI @ Microsoft.
@gkoberger Agreed, I've been a lurker for a while and it's an encouraging community, ready and willing to help others learn and succeed in launching.
Tiffany Zhong
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · @ZebraIQ (gen z), ex Product Hunt
@gkoberger your face
Caleb Mingle
Caleb Mingle@caleb_io · Software Engineer, Uber
I've had the privilege of being a longtime member of #Launch and through it I've expanded my network to include some amazing people from all over the world. Launch is filled with people from all walks of life, locations, experience levels, interests, and skills that are ready and willing to help all that join. If you have a desire to launch something in your life whether it is a product, business, career or skill set then I highly recommend applying to join the #Launch community.
Kyle Bragger
Kyle Bragger@kylebragger · made Exposure, Forrst, Tinyproj
Good luck, y'all. Communities are hard. 😎
Shaun@theshaun · Lead Developer, Appointuit
I've been fortunate enough to be a part of the #Launch team since well into its first incarnation. It's great to see how what began as a small chat room for a bunch of friends become a thriving community for like minded individuals from all aspects of work and geographics.