What's the best place to find (technical) co-founders?

I'm currently looking for iOS, Android, and Node.js developers to finish up a sweet new social/utility app 😁 Without funding, it is key to find partners that 1) have a lot of free time to work on the project by investing their own time and 2) are first and foremost motivated by passion for the idea itself. A lot of platforms for team recruitment are focused on finding designers, paid freelancers, or are unfortunately ghost towns. Anyone know any co-founder recruitment platforms with great communities or success stories out there? 🔥
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    CoFoundersLab

    Meet 250,000+ entrepreneurs online

    Nicholas Sheriff
    Nicholas SheriffFounder, Medic Ventures · Written
    I've found 2 co-founders from here, really great resource....I'd strongly suggest paying for the monthly fee and just focusing that month on reaching out that's what I did for a few weeks straight.
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    Indie Hackers

    Learn how developers are writing their own paychecks

    Robert van Hoesel
    Robert van HoeselCo-founder Crowded · Written
    Indiehackers is definitely not a co-founder recruitment platform, but be sure to hit their forum since the people hanging around here all have the same mindset as you.
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    Igor Ozherelyev
    Igor OzherelyevCEO, ColdEmail.Ai · Written
    Love this place! It's really great community for startup founders people who want to build their own business 👍
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    Hackathon Match

    Find collaborators for the Product Hunt Global Hackathon

    Arj Singh
    Arj SinghTechie & Photographer · Written
    @mubs made this website for the product hackathon, however is expanding it to include others as well. You could possibly use it for finding cofounders as well.
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    Slack App Directory

    Your go-to for finding apps that work with Slack

    Nick Hollinger
    Nick HollingerCo-Founder & CEO @ Visitor Queue · Written
    Surprised no one has said slack. So many good workspaces out there to meet co-founders, freelancers etc.
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    AngelList

    Invest in startups online

    Louis Gan
    Louis GanCTO @burgielaw · Written
    Angellist is one of the popular ones. You can have a page for your startup and tell the world that you're looking for a partner.
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    Meetup for iOS and Android

    Discover groups that are all about the things you love

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatiadesign @mercury · Written
    There is no substitute for engaging with your local community on a regular basis. I go to a lot of Meetups to both learn and see what others care about. I have a bias against finding "technical co-founders." Find someone who cares about the problem you're trying to solve. If they are a dev, great. If not, chances are they may know someone else who cares about the same problem.
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    upwork
    Nicholas Sheriff
    Nicholas SheriffFounder, Medic Ventures · Written
    I've used this platform in the past so far it hasn't failed...I tend to focus on fostering long-term relationships/partnerships than going there to get a "one time gig" done.
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    Ditto
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    Reddit App

    The official app for Android & iOS. Meow.

    Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa DziubaMaker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄 · Written
    You can look for co-founder over Startup subreddit or go to tech subreddits directly (like iOSProgramming)
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    LinkedIn Salary

    Discover your earning potential

    Every Professional worker have LinkedIn profile with active use.
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    Jott

    The fastest way to collaborate on designs and images

    Nahom
    NahomCollege student · Written
    Nahom made this product
    You can find techinical mentors willing to help you on Mentor List.
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    Blendbox
    Andrew Curnow
    Andrew CurnowHusband. Father. Founder of Miit. · Written
    Andrew Curnow made this product
    Working on this. Testing if founders would pay a subscription fee for a specialised platform to do just this. Any feedback appreciated.
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    Unicorn Hunt

    A magical beast of a job board

    Benjamin Southworth made this product
    We've seen many people find success via Unicorn Hunt.
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    F6S

    Network and resources for startup founders

    Found my tech co-founder here, and talked with many more
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    CodersRank

    The ultimate profile for developers

    Károly Paczári
    Károly PaczáriCEO of CodersRank.io · Written
    Try out CodersRank.io. For example, a CTO-s profile: https://profile.codersrank.io/us... You can find much more similar co-founders
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