Need a Startup Co-Founder? Here's Where to Find the Right One

πŸ™Œ Co-founders Β· November 5, 2020 Β· Julie Navntoft

Two minds are better than one. Partners and co-founders can benefit you in many ways. On these sites, you can search for like-minded entrepreneurs to partner up with and start an amazing business.

How to Find a Co-Founder Online

CoFoundersLab

With a community of more than 400.000 entrepreneurs CoFoundersLab is a great place to go look for your partner-to-be. The community will also help give you feedback, validate your idea and support you through those long startup nights.

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Founder2be

At Founder2be you will be ready to browse for co-founders in a few minutes. Simply create a free account and you’re ready to go look for that special someone among almost 100.000 entrepreneurs.

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StartHawk

StartHawk's platform and search algorithm makes the chase for the perfect co-founder easier than ever. Set up your criteria, hit search and reach out directly through the messaging system. 

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FoundersNation

FoundersNation wants to connect dreamers and founders around the world to build the products, services and solutions of the future. If you're looking for a co-founder, this is a great place to search.

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TheHub.io

The Hub is Scandinavia's biggest site for recruiting people to your startup, co-founders included. Besides Scandinavia, they're also present in Ireland. Make an engaging job post for your co-founder position and watch while the applications roll in. 

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Sprylio (upcoming)

While it's not launched yet, this platform seems promising. Aimed at purpose-driven startups, this platform wants to help you find co-founders for startups on a mission to save the world.

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F6S

At F6S you can post jobs and start searching for the perfect co-founder to join your startup. F6S is a huge network for founders around the globe and is a great place to look for your next partner in crime. 

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Startup Jobs Asia

For all startups based in Asia, this is where you go to find team members and look for the right co-founder. Set up criteria, write what you're looking for and describe why your new co-founder should join your startup. From there, all you have to do is post, promote and wait for the applications to come.

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Founders List

Founders List is where startup founders go to connect. Browse through the co-founder listings or set up search criteria to narrow down the field and find exactly the person you're looking for.

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Angel List Talent

Angel List Talent is a great place to start your search for the perfect co-founder. The Angel List universe is one of the biggest networks for founders, investors and entrepreneurial souls, so chances are you'll find what you're looking for right here.

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Work in Startups

For UK based startups and founders-to-be this is the place to go. As a founder, you can set up a startup profile, describe your idea or startup and post your co-founder opening to start getting contacted by the talents you're looking for.

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How to Find a Co-Founder Offline

Meetup

Meetup is not offline per se. At least not in the beginning. Originally it's an app designed to help travellers find local events where ever they are - and people to go with. But why not look for co-founders too? Find a business event to attend or arrange one yourself, then start mingling.

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Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is created by giants in the startup world, TechStars and Google for Startups. Together, they host 54 hour weekend events during which you can meet investors, mentors, sponsors and co-founders. Ready for an intense and amazing experience? Then Startup Weekend is where to go.

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Eventbrite - Founder Speed Dating Events

Did you know founder speed dating was a thing? We didn't. But now we do, and who are we kidding? It completely makes sense. If you're up for it, browse through Eventbrite to find events near you - then get ready to meet your new co-founder.

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University-events

University events

The ground stones for many startups are laid on university campusses. Maybe it's the atmosphere of new knowledge, aspiring talents and big dreams, we don't know. Nevertheless, if you're a student founder looking for a co-founder, you should hit the next university event and do some networking. 

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Your-network

Your network

Chances are you already know your co-founder. At least there is a chance. There's a reason why you know the people you know, and while you may not want your best friend to be your co-founder, there's probably someone in your network, who would be awesome for the job. The benefit? You already have an idea of their skills and personality. Now all you have to do is find common startup ground. 

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Incubators

Incubators

There are a lot of good reasons to join an incubator. Office space, resources, mentor access, coffee - and perhaps your new co-founder. Learn more about incubators for startups here.

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