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10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Network to find co-founders just as you network to find investors.

Single Founders or Co-Founders?

Instigator Blog

Conventional wisdom says that startups should have two or three founders. Some investors won’t even invest in single founders at all–so understandably for entrepreneurs this is a big issue. Of the investments I’ve made to-date, six have 2 founders, one has 3 founders, and three have 1 founder.

Can't Find a Technical Co-Founder? Do It Yourself

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the first part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit.  I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Disclaimer: If you know a great technical co-founder that wants to work with you, join them.

How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World

VC Cafe

So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

Finding Your Co-Founders

techcrunch.com

The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders?&# And therein lies the problem in finding co-founders for that startup you’re dying to launch. Having trouble meeting folks you think would be good co-founders?

AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?

47 Hats

And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.). Ideas, Cofounders and Belief. AskBob

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

Incubators provide that very important sense of community. These are people, volunteers from the community, that want to give back.

Success = Co-founder vs. Failure = "Early Employee"

Allen's Blog

Have you ever noticed, that, after the fact, successful companies have many "co-founders", while failed startups have only "early employees". Surprisingly to many people, and unlike seemingly similar terms, such as "Chairman", "CEO", "Board Member", "VP Marketing", the term "Founder" has no legal significance. 

Design Staff ? Does your startup need a designer co?founder?

Design Staff

Does your startup need a designer cofounder? Characteristics of a great designer founder. Design Staff. See comments.

Founder2be Helps You Find Co-Founders

YoungUpstarts

That’s why they came up with their online community of entrepreneurial-minded people. You Can’t Work Alone.

From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

The Next Web

For some… This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneur Insider

10 Ways Great Leaders Build Amazing Communities

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you can''t find a smart, interesting, supportive community of entrepreneurs, the solution is to build one yourself. Here''s how. magazine.

Finding A Co-Founder: Making It A Snap

UC Berkeley

Thanks to guest blogger Orion Parrott (EMBA ’14), Founder & CEO of Lendsnap  . Over the course of the past year, I’ve had in-depth, lengthy discussions with 10+ potential co-founders, both from referrals and other sources. Post a position or founder description (without equity details), but don’t solely rely on this.

Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community

Market by Numbers

With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. Mentoring.

How the Owner of an Ice Cream Chain Leads With the Community in Mind

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Amy Simmons, co-founder of Amy's Ice Creams, explains one of the big drawbacks of top-down organizations

Success = Co-founder vs. Failure = "Early Employee"

Allen's Blog

Have you ever noticed, that, after the fact, successful companies have many "co-founders", while failed startups have only "early employees". first noticed this phenomenon when I was a VC, back in the early/mid-2000''s.   PayPal had just completed the first "mega" acquisition of the post-dot.com-nuclear winter (the price was ~$1.5

The secret about building a community

Start Up Blog

It’s building the community I’ve always wanted to be part of. We’ve built a surfing community for ourselves.

Flipboard Launches Resources, Community for Marketers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This isn't the first resource community Flipboard has built for its users. Marketers and brand communicators have long used the platform.

Why YouTube's Co-Founder Steve Chen Wants to Get Into Your Kitchen

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Live video startup Nom wants to build an online community around watching people cook in real time from their home kitchens

How Lean Startup Helped Serve Communities in Kenya

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Jennifer Maerz, Contributing Editor of Lean Startup Co., First up in our speaker spotlight series is an edited transcript of our Q&A with Rocio Perez-Ochoa , co-founder of Bidhaa Sasa , a non-profit working to distribute beneficial goods to rural communities in Kenya. with Kirsten Cluthe as Contributor.

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Six Words Of Advice From Our Small Biz Community

crowdSPRING Blog

Founder, Allen Burt, of EpicThrills. Founder, Jamie Beckland,  of BookTurtle. Founder, Liz Fanning, of CorpsAfrica. Tell everyone.

You Don't Need a Co-Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs say starting a company without a co-founder can be an isolating experience. He was also a solo founder.

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Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder

www.women2.org

female founders. founder friday. Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs. One of them became my co-founder.

What coworking spaces can do for you, your company, and your community

The Next Web

Weekly events, meetups, and happy hours are business as usual in these communities and provide priceless networking opportunities.

Cornell Co-Founder Connection

ithacaVC

Happy to report that Entrepreneurship@Cornell has partnered with CoFoundersLab to launch Cornell C0-Founder Connection provide the broad Cornell University community with a free way to find a co-founder/business partner.  A great team is critical to startup success, yet good co-founders/business partners are hard to find. 

How to Land a Celebrity Co-founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It was the only window of time that Mehta's co-founder, Nasir Jones, better known as the rapper Nas, had free in his busy schedule.

Trying to copy tech hubs is the worst thing small startup communities can do

The Next Web

Paul Orlando is an entrepreneur, co-founder and director of AcceleratorHK, a mobile startup accelerator.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community – August 2012

Rob Go

Large Tech Meetups: Web Innovators Group : Quarterly Demo-Style meetup in Cambridge draws over 1000 members of the startup community each time.

Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak

OnStartups

One of the sessions at the conference was an interview with Paul English, founder and CTO of Kayak. One of them is my co-founder and I.

Key Players Of Latvian Startup Community Unite

ArcticStartup

Latvian startups have raised over €100 million to date. Jekaterina Zaiceva , Chairperson of the Board of Latvian Startup Association.

Why This Co-Founder Puts Design at the Center of His Baby-Food Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With new technology like 3D printing helping make design more accessible, the Plum Organics co-founder and former senior designer at innovation consultancy IDEO is downright giddy over the prospects for his industry and business in general. think that’s where design can really benefit people in the community.

Why You Should Spend Less Time With Your Co-Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That's the thinking laid out by Victor Ho and Matt Dok, co-founders of business loyalty network FiveStars, recently. Bad for Bonding?

A Conversation with David Franklin, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Houston Health Ventures

Startup Houston

We sat down with co-founder David Franklin to find out about the big plans for HHV’s future. David Franklin. foot building.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)

Rob Go

There is a wealth of resources that are unique to this town and a vibrant community of hackers, product designers, business people, and investors at various stages in their career. Mobile Mondays : Boston chapter of the world’s largest Mobile professional community. WorkBar Boston  - Flexible co-working space near South Station.

Excerpt from "Do More Faster" - Avoid Co-Founder Conflict by Dharmesh Shah

ReadWriteStart

Below is his chapter, Avoid Co-Founder Conflict. perennial favorite is to decide that each founder should own an equal share.

YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley's Next Act

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

billion would have been enough for co-founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen. lightly edited transcript of that conversation follows below.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community, Sept 2011

Rob Go

There is a wealth of resources that are unique to this town and a vibrant community of hackers, business people, and investors at various stages in their career. Large Tech Meetups: Web Innovators Group : Quarterly Demo-Style meetup in Cambridge draws over 1000 members of the startup community each time. The Grand-daddy. MIT 100K.

Vanishing Mediary

Feld Thoughts

While I have some visibility as a co-founder, I offer it up to David Cohen, David Brown, Mark Solon, and the rest of the Techstars leadership team to use however they want. Great startup communities work the same way. Management leadership mediary startup communities vanishing mediaryI love the phrase vanishing mediary.

Build the Community Your Start-up Needs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before starting a company, I had a very narrow perspective of "community." So don't take the concept of community lightly.

Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax

ArcticStartup

says Michael Schmidt, Co-founder of Exit Strategy Entertainment , a Hamburg, Germany based game development studio. Digital pitchforks.