How to Get Lucky

Courtland Allen

Craft + Commerce 2020

Can you invent luck? Courtland Allen thinks so.

But not in the way you might think. In his talk, Courtland shares how he got lucky over and over again on his journey building Indie Hackers, a digital entrepreneur community for entrepreneurs to share and learn from each others’ experiences.

He tells his story of what happened when he shifted his focus to helping others accomplish their dreams and the importance of enduring long enough to give luck a chance to strike.

Courtland Allen

Courtland Allen is a software engineer, designer, podcast host, MIT graduate, and Y Combinator alum.

He’s the creator of, a community for aspiring and early-stage founders to learn from each other and from their role models. The site was acquired by Stripe, where Courtland continues to work on it with the goal of helping more people start and grow successful online businesses.

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The next Craft + Commerce is taking place on June 11-14, 2021 in Boise, Idaho and you should be there!

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