A team of creative software developers from beautiful Melbourne, Australia.

Sam and luannie

🦄 Our story

Hey! My name is Sam and together with my partner in crime Luannie, we founded Shooting Unicorns in 2017.

Shooting Unicorns started as our playground for learning and shipping seemingly useless ideas with an open mind that it could be worth something more. Today, along with Claudia, we are a team of 3 creative developers who love hacking cool sh*t together.

Learning how to design, code and market ideas into ramen profitable side businesses became the first step for getting back our time.

We are super excited about our course on how to build MVPs with React.

🍜 Why ramen profitable?

Ramen profitable means your product is making just enough to pay your living expenses. We chose this as our goal because it's the first milestone towards getting back our time. Unlocking this means that you have built something that someone is willing to pay for, survived the "trough of sorrow" and you now have the choice to not raise money for your product. Investors love this.

trough of sorrow

💸 MVPs we've built

Using hackathons as an outlet for exploring and rapidly shipping out ideas, we developed a development toolbox to help quickly turn ideas into a working prototype. The toolbox features boilerplates, reusable templates and API integrations with different services like Google Maps, Stripe, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, PayPal, Charts (just to name a few). We even made $9,384.02 (about $782 per month) in 2018 and ~$5,000 in 2019 from prize money in the process!

MongoDB World Hackathon (2019)
  • 🏅 Top 3 Finalist
  • 🏢 Best Company Team
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Amazon Web Services AI Hackathon (2018)
  • 🥈 Second place
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GovHack (2018)
  • 🥇 City of Melbourne Innovation space Winner
  • 💬 City of Melbourne Activate Melbourne Honourable Mention
Open Innovation Competition (2018)
  • 🥈 Second place
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NAB Intersekt Hackathon (2017)
  • 👑 People's Choice award
GovHack (2017)
  • 💬 IP Australia Bounty Honourable mention
Open Banking Hackathon (2017)
  • 🤡 Most Unorthodox award
IoT Cup (2017)
  • 🥇 First place
Odecee Sprout Hackathon (2017)
  • 👑 People's Choice award

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