14 episodes

The "How I Built This" for Side Projects: stories and resources of how to pursue your passions while working full-time.

For show notes, resources, and more, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

Contact me at leo@afterhourprojects.com

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The "How I Built This" for Side Projects: stories and resources of how to pursue your passions while working full-time.

For show notes, resources, and more, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

Contact me at leo@afterhourprojects.com

    Episode 14: Leo Chan: From Here to There

    Episode 14: Leo Chan: From Here to There

    Leo Chan, founder of Levitate Style, a men's style and travel blog, shares his story coming from an immigrant to the USA to becoming a fashion influencer.

    We discuss how he employed an immigrant mentality of being the best in his professional work and business, doubling down on Levitate Style in his free time outside of work, and his advice for pursuing projects on the side.

    Links: Leo can be found on Instagram @levitatestyle and on his website, levitatestyle.com

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

    • 30 min
    Episode 13: Nikolaj Mathies: Moving Forward

    Episode 13: Nikolaj Mathies: Moving Forward

    Gruvi executive Nikolaj Mathies shares his experiences at a growing startup and what it means to move forward in this space.

    We discuss his progression through Gruvi, a data project they are working on, and the future plans for Gruvi.

    Links: Gruvi website; Nikolaj on LinkedIn and at nikolaj@gruvi.tv

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

     

    • 27 min
    Episode 12: Henry Johnson: Researching Rocketships

    Episode 12: Henry Johnson: Researching Rocketships

    Rocketship jobs founder Henry Johnson shares how he created a job board for startups by open-sourcing his own research.

    We discuss Henry's experience in startups, networking and building an audience on Twitter, and questions to think about when evaluating opportunities at startups.

    Links: Rocketship Jobs; Henry's Twitter

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

    • 29 min
    Episode 11: Jess Lin: Thinking Holistically

    Episode 11: Jess Lin: Thinking Holistically

    Life coach and yogi Jessica Lin shares how compassion, integrity, and accessibility keep her centered.

    We talked about mental health, decolonizing yoga, and the value of holistic health.

    Links: Jess' instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessbeyondthebody/

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

    • 35 min
    Episode 10: Harry Moreno: What It's Worth

    Episode 10: Harry Moreno: What It's Worth

    Software engineer and Litt founder Harry Moreno shares what it’s actually like working on something on the side.

    We talk about the origin story behind Litt, Harry’s latest project building a community for solo founders, and some questions to think about when deciding whether to continue on a project or not.

    Links: Litt Website; Harry's Twitter; Solofounders Meetup

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

    • 37 min
    Episode 9: Elusio: Executing on Expertise

    Episode 9: Elusio: Executing on Expertise

    TAXMAP founder Elusio shares how he applied blockchain technology to his field of tax compliance to eventually start his own company.

    We cover how Elusio first discovered blockchain technology, the various iterations he went through with his company – particularly dealing with an emerging technology, and the necessity for belief in oneself as a founder.

    Taxmap’s website and Twitter.

    For show notes, timestamps, and additional resources, visit https://afterhourprojects.com/podcast

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

rayray523 ,

Great podcast with great info! Highly recommend it

Love the way Leo asks questions that get people to talk about their journey and business

Also love the way he formats and structures the show

JonH4242 ,

Learn from people who went through it

Does a great job of bringing out the marrow of the guests' forays into entrepreneurship. Origins, lows, breakthroughs and highs are all covered. Leo steers the conversations in a calm, pleasant tone.

John Owens ,

Insightful

This podcast sheds light into the area of side projects and is empowering.

Not many people think about what they can do on their own time, so listening to these stories provides inspiration to get out there and to do it.

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