How to Find a Co-Founder

Today we’re talking about how to find a co-founder.

1. Work on it every day.

This is a really hard problem to solve, and the right person is unlikely to fall from the sky. Expect to put in lots of effort to make this happen.

2. Make use of every channel and tool that you can.

Don’t be precious — explore all the networking opportunities you have: local, industrial, alumni, etc. There’s also tools like Y-Combinator’s co-founder matching system and even accelerator programs dedicated to solving the problem like Entrepreneur First.

3. Keep making progress on the business.

The more progress you make on the business, the more attractive the co-founder role will become to an excellent candidate. So keep building!

Best of luck out there.



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Ash Rust

Ash Rust


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