Finding a partner/ co-founder during these weird times

Christian Heine
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Hey everyone, I am struggling with a particular question for a while now and would love to pick your brains. A good while ago, I decided to leave a well-paying corporate job to embark on the journey of starting my own company/ product. I wanted neither a partner nor an outside investment back then. There was a whole array of reasons. One was that I clearly suffered some kind of imposter syndrome and needed to at least realize it (still working on that though). Another reason was that for a while I really wasn't sure about the idea (it's in a rather competitive space). Being a solo-founder does have some real benefits, but over time I also realized that it comes with a lot of downsides. These downsides seem to amplify the more the product gets real dynamic (i.e., real-life feedback). So I have been thinking about partnering with someone for a while now. I considered finding a suitable partner hard, to begin with, but since COVID struck, it seems even harder to connect with like-minded people. So what I really want to ask is: What are your recommendations on finding a partner/ co-founder (with technical skills but also able to design UX, maybe even marketing) during these weird times? Christian

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building in open-source: Leapp
A co-founder, to me is a person that is have to be a complementary of your skills, but a person with the same Mission and vision.
17-year-old expert time juggler
Find people who are passionate about what you are doing. There are groups online (such as IndieHackers or Slack groups) that can help create connections. I personally would dig around for people who seem like good candidates and reach out to them asking for advice or if they would be interested.