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What is the best way to reach out to find a technical co-founder?

David Paykin Co-founder & CEO of @froxii; seeking technical co-founder

June 27th, 2018

Hi Everyone!


Hope all is well. I'm curious what's the best way to reach out to a technical co-founder, specifically for mobile development (full-stack).


Our app, froxii, is an iOS & Android mobile app that shows your interest groups and group friends on an interactive map in real time. Our use cases are people who are passionate about a particular interest, say "Chicago Bears", and could join that group to see ANONYMOUSLY who is around them and possibly which bars and/or restaurants they are watching the game at so that they too can go to that bar and watch it with fellow fans.


Our other use case are people who have an entire group of friends that they want to share their location with, in which case they can add those people as friends and their anonymous dots will transform into ones with a profile picture of their friend, since now they are comfortable sharing their IDENTIFIABLE location with that person.


Are there particular questions that I should anticipate (i.e. what languages, databases, etc. are used) or should I start with essentially pitching them the concept?


Appreciate any advice you can provide and thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this!


Cheers,

David

Sheejo George I am part of AeroLeads and we help businesses and startup for finding B2B leads and prospects

July 2nd, 2018

Hi David, there is nothing better than Angel.co, you can use those available filter on the site and based on your requirement you can connect with the co-founders of the tech companies.

Moreover, you can also pitch this option through an email and to find their email you can use some tools which work closely with Angellist.

Eman Mohamed Cofounder & CEO @ Tagipedia, and Tech entrepreneur

July 8th, 2018

Hi David,


I checked your solution, You already have minimum viable product. So, I think you have to push digital marketing and Regarding to development, You can freelance this part. I develop location base services and I will be glad to help or discuss your project more. What do you think?


Filiberto Secchi Embarking on a New Adventure

July 6th, 2018

Hi David, I’d start by pitching the concept and a good source of info and guidance is to approach app development companies. Go see them as if you were looking to engage their services and see their response. Put the problem to them (whole or part) and listen to their feedback/solutions. This way you can educate yourself and be more specific in your search for a technical co-founder. You never know you might just come across somebody you click with and find your technical co-founder. Pitch the idea and get then inspired and interested, see what they can bring to the table(co-founder), if your are going straight technical it is more a case of “this is what I need, how much” (outsource or employee).

David John M

Last updated on July 12th, 2018

Here is my advice.

First Myself as a Software Engineer, I would start by saying "Its hard to find a technical co-founder".This is simply because most developers are already working on their own ideas/products or they are happy at their day jobs and don't want to risk.


The best way to intrigue a technical co-founder

Your best bet as a non-technical is first to spend few hundred dollars on a simple landing page.Create a landing page ,explain what are you building on the page and start advertising it to acquire users/email addresses. If you don't want to spend money on a landing page , create even a facebook group and build your community (like minded people).A lot of businesses started this way.


Once you have acquired a bunch of emails or have grown the group to X members , you can then approach tech guys and show them how much potential your concept has based on the number of emails/users/members you currently have. That is your market validation right there and those users are going to be your early adapters when you build the actual product.That will also save you some time and money instead of diving head first.Now at this point It becomes easier to convince a Developer to quit his day job and join your start up, when you have something to show.


A lot of non technical founders try to sell a dream to tech people , that's what makes it hard.They might like your idea, but committing is a different story.


On a different note: If you have something to show, or need some guidance don't hesitate to contact me. I am open to new ideas.