Cofounder · Networking

Finding networking opportunities here

Matt T Currently working on a project from here, but happy to provide guidance and advice to startups!

November 16th, 2020

My searches on this platform keep turning up people who I'm pretty sure aren't active users. Many even who's linkedin profiles no longer exist. The 'Responsiveness' search should help but I'm not finding that it does, I assume that it only tells you how they respond IF anyone has tried messaging them. So it might still allow inactive accounts to show up.

I'm just looking for good conversations and networking with people needing cofounder support. I'm struggling to sift through the endless accounts though - I'd rather not spend hours sending messages to people who arent actually here.

What have you all found works well for finding quality networking on cofounderslab? Any tips?

Ashley L Arnold Health and wellness expert with business aptitude and vested interest in impact oriented business

November 16th, 2020

I have realized that people aren't always clear on why they want to connect with you or they are just very off base with their ask/proposition (which could be inconsistencies in my profile). However, it seems users do not 100% know what to do on this platform.

Gareth James-Ryan A technical advisor (vCTO) to Founders and looking for a challenge

November 20th, 2020

Like all networking sites it's a numbers game. I have sent out twenty or so messages to founders looking for tech-founders and have so far managed to connect and start discussions with three of them. Not bad really when I only signed up a week ago!


Open your search radius; I'm in the UK, but I'm searching US, Israel, and India as potential opportunities. I do look at responsiveness as a guide as well as the compatibility index where I look for at least a 60% match.

Jeff Khoury Cloud Platform Manager at UCLA External Affairs

Last updated on November 25th, 2020

Most people who contact me are someone who thinks they have an idea for "The Next Big Thing™," but won't tell you what it is, and won't detail their plan for execution and bringing it to profitability.


They essentially ask me to build their entire product and/or infrastructure for "sweat equity" in something they refuse to disclose.


Now, I'm willing to help people out with some advice, but the hucksters have really turned me off this community.



Allan Zimmermann Founder of OpenIAP

November 16th, 2020

Ive been looking for a strong sales profile for a long time, still have not found a good place to look for matches beside linkedin. Found a few pre seed vcs that pair people but i was “to far” on my journey for them. Allan Zimmermann

Angelica L Professional in International Business - Founder of VisitMind

November 16th, 2020

I'm agree, I was sending messages to potential co-founders, after I noticed that these people are not longer using this web. I don't know how many people is really active here, because it seems that very few.

Kristin Speer Startup up CEO Talent & growth advisor, Cofounder @Claria, venture investor, Stanford, ex-Korn/Ferry

November 17th, 2020

hi Matt,

Depending on the technology, I may have a situation for you to consider, but the founder is focused on finding someone who can raise $2M+ in seed funding. If you're open to exploring, please drop me a direct email, kristin@westwoodwilshire.com.

Thanks,

Kris

SIVA PRASAD S CoFounder @ReadBytes

November 21st, 2020

To be fair, every profile in this platform is here for for their cofounder Search. Everyone has their own needs and most would have got tired after a point trying to connect. The profiles should have status fields\features indicating last logged and their search or availibility status on cofounding. Probably a score on responsivenes can set expectations right. If I was the product manager for this platform, I will get this feature in my next release. Probably as users we should be engaging in such discussions more often without losing hope. In my search I could connect only with 2 people with whom there was no room for collaboration but the interaction has left me with richer experiences.

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November 16th, 2020

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Nayak Kamakshya Co-Founder & CEO @ Negotrip Pvt. Ltd., India, Expert in Travel Management

November 16th, 2020

Nice. The dormat account should be followed up and need to be removed if found unresponsive.

Alida Nattress Founder/Product Design of tech assistive devices for special needs communities

November 17th, 2020

Ok, don't be angry but truth here: I have been sent a couple emails to connect "to talk" and I have hesitated because I'm not sure I have anything to talk about. I'm overwhelmed with getting my start-up going and it is doubtful there is anything inspiring someone could say to make it more clear; and without history in the tech world, I have near zero to offer someone else. I attend pitch events and conferences to hopefully hear new ideas (and rarely anything new, just the 1,000th copy kat of what already exists to ad nauseum); outside of that, no time to spare for "chatting". I would love to have a co-founder, just not sure how to find one without wasting tons of time and effort that I can't afford. I appreciate your post - makes me think about how unfair I've been dragging my feet when nice people reach out to me.