Co-founders are normally people involved in the initial launch of startup companies. Anyone can be a co-founder, but frequently co-founders are entrepreneurs, engineers, hackers, funders, web developers, web designers and others involved in the ground level of a new venture. The first step in finding your co-founder is to map yours needs. Make sure you are perfectly clear on what skillsets/resources will be the most important for the success of the startup, and best fill a hole in your own resume and desired management team.
- Friends from University – It worked for the guys at Facebook and Google, so just get out and meet other students.
- Former co-workers – If you’ve worked together as employees, you might be able to work together as co-founders. You have the history and know each others skill sets.
- People you meet over coffee – We see hot beds of startups co-locating themselves in coffee shops, just talk to the guy next to you.
- Former co-founders in another venture – There’s no better person to launch with than someone that has started a company before.
- Accelerators – Related to some of the other co-working suggestions, simply applying to a startup accelerator can lead to finding a co-founder.
- At meet-ups – Tech Meetups are great places to find co-founders and they are easy to find and also go to.