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? 🔥
- 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.
- 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.