Pitching GetOTP at the first Product Hunt meet-up in Tokyo
October 18, 2021 · Iqbal Abdullah
GetOTP and Product Hunt in Tokyo
I had the opportunity to participate and pitch at the first ever Product Hunt meet-up in Tokyo yesterday on 16th Oct 2021.
The venue for the meet-up was Blink in Roppongi:
We had 20 people joining us at the venue. Due to the COVID19 situation, the host capped the maximum number of people that can join on-line to 25 people. The pitching event was also streamed live on Zoom, and we had around 10 people joining us on-line.
We had 6 presenters, and these were the pitches that we had last night, in no particular order:
- GYMREL, a matching app for your gym partner
- Spot, a map-based video sharing app
- Time Manager, an easy way to sign in and off for your company
- And of course, our own GetOTP and its Product Hunt page
Each of us had 3 minutes for our pitch, and another 3 minutes of Q&A afterwards. The host wasn’t too strict in the time management part, and I ended up finishing my pitch and slides just over 5 minutes, even though I was speaking pretty fast.
GetOTP was released on Product Hunt on 14th October 2021, one day before the pitch event, so I thought it was apt to also show up in person and present it to the community here.
It was a refreshing experience. After a long break from meeting people and public speaking, it was a welcomed change and also a great opportunity to showcase GetOTP and also give and get feedback on the other wonderful ideas the other presenters had.