by Naomi Kokubo, Editor of Founders Space
The best way is to tap into your network of friends and colleagues. It’s always better to start with someone you know well and have worked with in the past. That said, all too often you know people with similar backgrounds and skill sets to your own. So how do you find a co-founder with a complimentary skill set?
There are a number of good options. First, let me start with Founders Space. We’ve set up a special section of the site called My Startup Needs. You can post whatever your startup needs in this section, and other founders will respond. If you need a CTO or a co-founder, then post it here. I’ve had good luck going to local networking events, like TOTAL ACCESS and FountainBlue. You can also try “speed dating for founders” by going to FounderDating.com. I love the name.
Lastly, if you are looking for someone more technical, like a CTO, you may try going to the engineering meet ups. Geek Meetup is great site for that!
I hope this helps!