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What's the best way to find a co/founder/Advisor to help build my website?

husam awwad founder

July 7th, 2019

I already have a pitch deck i just need help to to take my business to another level.

Curt Sahakian Attorney

Last updated on July 7th, 2019

"What's the best way to find a co/founder/Advisor to help build my website? I already have a pitch deck i just need help to to take my business to another level."


Depends. Are you looking for free labor, or for an equal partner?

1. If you are looking for free labor, try the slicing pie approach. (slicingpie.com)

2. If you are looking for an equal partner, find someone who has previously done something similar (tech and/or business wise) and offer them an equal share of your deal.

3. If you have money, and all you want and need is a website, find someone who has built 5 or 6 similar websites. Get some quotes. Then pay for it.


Paul Garcia marketing exec & business coach

July 7th, 2019

The short answer to "best way" is to make sure your plan is rock-solid, that you've done all the homework, that you've identified the customer, that you've tested your assumptions, and that you have done the work to assure product-market fit. If you have done all that, presenting these assets will be the best way to find a co-founder or advisor to help you advance to next steps.


Let's back up a minute Husam. What makes you think you need a web site? That's not the first thing a company needs. A pitch deck usually means you're either looking for funding because you don't have capital to execute your idea or that you already have a great idea and are looking to expand. Since you say you need a web site, it must be the first one, otherwise you'd already have a web site.


In which case, you don't need a web site (yet). You need a marketing strategy, you need to be testing your assumptions, and it's not even a business yet, only an idea.


Cofounders and advisors don't build web sites to present ideas. Your web site, unless the web site is actually your product, is not a great deal more than a brochure initially.


Your profile says you're a web designer and you have 10 hours a week to put towards a business and no capital. What is a different web designer going to do that you don't already do yourself as a web designer? Are you expecting someone else to put in more hours than you?


I really don't want to crash on your enthusiasm, but it sounds like you're trying to skip essential first steps and jump straight to fundraising. In which case, your pitch deck won't likely help you very much because it will be obvious to those being pitched that you still have a lot of groundwork to do first.


Let's review what the early roles are in an enterprise. Not everyone needs a co-founder, however it is any founder's role to plan, test, and breathe life into an idea to know that when execution begins all possible paths have been researched and you have accumulated the resources necessary to deliver. A co-founder typically adds one or two of the six fundamental business skills to the one or two the original founder has. You will still always need more talent, so that's when you look to hire employees or sometimes enlist advisors. It's a very simplistic way to look at roles, but vocabulary will matter when discussing your concept with others.


When you say "co-founder to build my web site" it sticks out that you didn't say our web site, so it may not be a partner you're looking for, just labor/talent. In which case, you'll likely need to pay them. Any real partner is going to want to believe your concept can actually be executed and that their investment of energy and effort will amount to a reliable launch.



Saurav Pandit Senior Data Scientist at an ad tech startup

July 7th, 2019

You can post a job on Angelist, you'd find more lurkers there that are potentially looking for early opportunities that may be more equity-heavy. I'd say for a more "organic" approach, try Olmo: https://www.olmo.io.

Syed Masrur CTO @ Enterprise OS

July 7th, 2019

What kind website your looking for and what is the scope of work and remuneration you have in mind?

Faith Morante Looking for a CTO for my travel app

July 7th, 2019

Hi There. Im an experienced Full stack developer. Can you tell me more about your business? Maybe we can strike a deal. Chat me up faith.morante@gmail.com

Sayed Saad Software engineer, My goal is to be a coFounder

July 7th, 2019

Go to tech meetings in your area. its along process so you will need to spend extra effort to find a good partner. Try startup weekends or hackathons it does mix tech and business people, and give u a chance to work with others over the weekend

Nofyah Shem Tov

July 7th, 2019

I found my best partner through Angelist, but it fricking took 3 years.

Clay Nichols Helping other startups grow after launching 2 successful startups.

July 7th, 2019

How many potential customers (for your product/service) have you talked to?

What pain/problem do you solve?

Shawn Kalin Partner at RURALTY®

July 8th, 2019

Could you share your pitch deck? Thanks.