Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors. cofounder entrepreneur execution startup visionary

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. The CTO of many technical startups was the original founder.

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From Intern To Cofounder

YoungUpstarts

by Bernard Sury, cofounder of GuruWalk. For this reason, I want to share with you today my experience on how I discovered the entrepreneurship world and how, starting as an intern, I eventually became the co-founder of a startup. Working in a startup: being co-founder.

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Attend local university entrepreneur activities.

Network Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Find Co-founders

ReadWriteStart

While it's possible to go it alone and be a single-person founder of a startup, many people need - and prefer - to have a co-founder. In fact, judging from the number of times you see people posting "looking for co-founder" on Hacker News , it's quite a challenge.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire, and manage technical people for their team.

5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. co-founders fair share new venture split equity

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Co-founder meetup tonight at Capital Factory in Austin

SiliconHills

And solo-entrepreneurs can find it difficult finding a technical cofounder in central Texas where people with technical skills are in high demand. Other startup founders are looking for partners with different skills such as marketing, sales and business development. [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin Capital Factory Co-founder Damon Clinkscales FounderDating Richardo Sanchez startups technology

7 Co-Founder Strategies That Can Be Very Painful

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the first person expressing interest as a co-founder.

The Co-Founder Mythology

Both Sides of the Table

I covered what I call “the co-founder mythology.&# Either you’re not technical and you think you need a technical co-founder or vice-versa. It is increasingly popular to have “founder dating&# or “startup weekend hackathons&# of some variety or the other. Hire your co-founder. Truly treat them like a co-founder. Publicly call them a co-founder. So we’re co-CEO’s&# BS.

Founder2be Helps You Find Co-Founders

YoungUpstarts

The folks over at Founder2be ( www.founder2be.com ) believe that finding the right co-founders for your fledgling company is actually the most difficult yet crucial in determining the ultimate success of your venture.

How to pick a co-founder

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SUPPORTED BY Products Archives @venturehacks Books AngelList About RSS How to pick a co-founder by Naval Ravikant on November 12th, 2009 Update : Also see our 40-minute interview on this topic. Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. How to pick a co-founder?

Finding Your Co-Founders

techcrunch.com

And make sure to read our recent posts with advice from Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on his advice to entrepreneurs as well ( here and here ). 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?

7 Startup Co-Founders That Can Lead to Conflict

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We

How We Fight – Cofounders in Love and War

Steve Blank

I often get asked about finding cofounders and I usually give the standard list of characteristics of what I look for in a founder. But Jessica Alter , Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating , pointed out that co founders did not mean two founders in the same room.

How and where to find a co-founder for your startup

The Next Web

Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service. Or, the entrepreneur has deep technology skills, but is lacking in business skills. By identifying the necessary roles, you can figure out how many cofounders you need.

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

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Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder September 7, 2010 | View Comments Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder “I’ve got this HUGE idea.

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

www.kernelmag.com

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. But if tools are plentiful and costs resemble rounding errors, what stands in the way of the would-be entrepreneur of 2012? Are there any ‘Founders Dating’ events coming up?”. The Kernel.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

blog.captainrecruiter.com

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. An Internet entrepreneur needs a website. Two years ago I got the bug to do an online recruiting startup and I began the hunt to find a technical co-founder - a software engineer who works for no cash - to help me build my dream website.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder. But not all co-founders are equal in terms of title, ownership, responsibilities, and so forth.

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How to Select an Ideal Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a first-time entrepreneur, I often recommend that you team with a co-founder with experiences, connections, and a skill set that complements, but doesn’t duplicate yours. Even experienced entrepreneurs need a partner to strengthen their position.

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

ReadWriteStart

Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than tw Shahab o years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. Adam and Eve.

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

VC Cafe

First-time entrepreneurs shouldn’t wait for their “roast duck” either. 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?

CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

I just got done reading a post by Roger Ehrenberg Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business where he suggests that CTO Founders should not move too early in finding a business cofounder: Too often, however, I have found CTO / Founders paired with business people who not only don't add value, but frequently detract from the value of the business. Mark Suster defines founder vs. cofounder a bit more in Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes.

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[INTERVIEW] Glen McKay, Newfoundland Business Leader, Co-Founder of Newfoundland Hard-Rok, Inc.

YoungUpstarts

Having founded or co-founded several private companies and a public company, Glen currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Hard-Rok Inc., In 1997, Glen co-founded Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc.,

[Interview] Cameron Chell, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Of Business Instincts Group (BIG)

YoungUpstarts

That’s because he’s not merely an entrepreneur himself, he’s a serial entrepreneur and well known in the tech space. Chell is chief executive and co-founder of Business Instincts Group (BIG), a venture creation firm.

A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

Jeff Hilimire

My name is Richard Simms and, I am a Cofounder of Tech Talent South. Did you grow up thinking you’d be an entrepreneur? My Cofounder, Betsy Idilbi , and I started working on TTS about a year and a half ago and have been going a million miles an hour since then.

Seven Startup Co-Founder Partnerships From Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We

How many cofounders should your startup have?

The Next Web

Two more entrepreneurial ventures later, Gleb cofounded online backup provider Backblaze to help consumers affordably, automatically, and safely back up their data. What are the pros and cons of starting a business alone versus with cofounders? How many founders are too many?

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Why Nobody Seems to Want Non-Technical Co-Founders

VC Cafe

The co-founders that shook the world Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. How to find a co-founder. Strikingly the vast majority of startup positions advertised are for technical co-founders such as CTO or Developer.

How losing a co-founder and most of our team saved our company

The Next Web

million of investor funding on the line, flatlined growth, a burn rate that would make even seasoned entrepreneurs cringe, and daily founder battles that were promising to undo all that we had built. Entrepreneur co-founder startup storiesThere we were, $1.1

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder. But not all co-founders are equal in terms of title, ownership, responsibilities, and so forth.

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A brief history of founders and co-founders

The Equity Kicker

To be clear I’m a big believer in the power of teams, but we’ve had some success here backing solo-founders and then helping them find a co-founder shortly after that. I think that’s why having co-founders has become more important recently.

Cornell Co-Founder Connection

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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. Cornell is dedicated to helping our entrepreneur community better solve this problem. Are you looking for a co-founder?

The pros and cons of having co-founders

NZ Entrepreneur

We often see single founders slogging it out on their own. Founders can be reluctant to give up equity and control of their idea to bring in a co-founder alongside them to share in the decision making, as well as the highs and lows. Do you really need a co-founder?

The Emotional Co-Founder

Seeing Both Sides

There is a bias against solo founders in Startup Land. The conventional wisdom is that being an entrepreneur is so difficult that you shouldn't embark on it alone. Many of the top accelerators, like Techstars and Y Combinator, won't accept founding teams that have solo founders.

Everything you always wanted to know about cofounders

Up and Running

Do I need a co-founder? These are some of the most frequent questions about co-founders that I have heard from entrepreneurs over the years. Do I need a co-founder? How many co-founders should I have? Can I fire a co-founder?

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Mark Attanasio, Toronto Executive and Hillcrest Merchant Partners Co-Founder Discusses Entrepreneurial Leadership, Venture Capital Investment

Hearpreneur

Toronto’s Mark Attanasio , co-founder of Hillcrest Merchant Partners, has years of significant experience with advising clients on mergers and acquisitions raising capital and navigating the landscape of general capital markets.

Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?

ReadWriteStart

But when it comes to core technical skills, more and more entrepreneurs are opting to partner with technical co-founders rather than hiring someone for an in-house position. In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced.

Find the Perfect Co-Founder for Your Startup

ReadWriteStart

A lot of founders out there are looking for their significant others. We mean the search for a co-founder - someone to share your dreams, frustrations and late-night microwave popcorn. If you’re a single founder, this is crucial. Founder Dating is here.

Check out Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new ebook: “Make Something People Love”

The Next Web

Alexis Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, Breadpig, and several other successful startups, has teamed up with hyperink to release an exclusive ebook based on his talk on how to start and grow an amazing company. Entrepreneur Shareables

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

ReadWriteStart

Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than two years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. Adam and Eve. Sonny and Cher.

Entrepreneurs With A Great Idea Need A Great Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

It only takes one person come up with a great startup idea, but in my experience as an investor, it’s a rare entrepreneur who has all the skills and resources to build a business as well as a solution. Many entrepreneurs outside the U.S. Co-founder implies a long-term relationship.