- 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.
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.
I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finding co-founders is just like finding employees - you'll just need to refine your pitch and focus on co-founder benefits. In the attached blog post, I list the different places we use for finding talent (that could be also used for finding co-founders). You can use different channels, such as Quora, Reddit, Internships, Job Boards, Mentors, Slack Communities and much more.
I like this for many reasons. The major one is I am a mentor at Fresno State for their Entrepreneurship Program. I was just talking with my wife about opening a mentor consultant business since I don't see many. This would be a great way to match everyone.
There's a few reasons why I think having a "Seeking mentor" section would be helpful. First off, some people might be a bit apprehensive or shy about contacting a mentor, but if there were a section for people seeking mentors, where the mentors contact the person personally, that would help the problem. Also, what if the mentor has someone requesting a heavy amount of help? Again, "seeking mentor" section would give an idea to the mentors what they might get themselves into. Finally, and this is based on my problem, what if you are lost and need advice/mentoring in many areas? I'd much rather have the option to post something like "seeking mentor with experience in ___ and ____ and/or _____, to help me figure out what the ____ I'm doing."
I hope this made sense. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a stellar idea. But I really wish that those who are seeking mentors had a place, a voice, too.