As an entrepreneur overcoming adversity must be in your DNA. We've all read plenty of stories about the successful tech startup. not nearly enough stories about the failures. It's just not as easy as it may sound or as it used to be. there is no pill. If the road you are on is not getting you there then find another. Finding the 'right' co-founder simply involves hard work and luck. FD helps but it is still tactical. Think and act strategically and long-term. Do whatever you have to do TODAY to move the ball forward TODAY. I find that in the past few years finding qualified co-founders requires a longer time horizon and a much more strategic approach (less tactical) than in years past (in my experience). This is a triathlon not a 5k fun walk. this is not speed dating. Long-term relationship building works (for me) - YMMV. move to the bay area, Seattle, Austin, NY, Boston. And/or Join and attend every meetup you can find where the kind of people you want to meet hang out. Offer to give, not take. If you are an expert in something that tech startups need (like sales or UI/UX design) then offer your expertise - there are more tech startups than you can count started by developers who have built products that need help selling, marketing, designing, etc. Give, don't take. If that means offering to help organize speakers or setting up or cleaning up or buying beer for a tech meetup, do that. If it means offering to help others with pitches or presentations or mentoring or sales or accounting or legal do that. Join an incubator as a mentor/advisor. Join a co-working space that hosts tech startups. Immerse yourself in the tech startup world, but don't stop advancing your company every day while you wait for Mr/Ms. right to come along. Think asynchronous. Go sell some customers. Having customers waiting for your product is a very strong signal to a potential tech cofounder that 1) you know how to do the other major startup-thing they don't... selling/hustling and 2) that there is in fact market demand for what you will be building together. Scrape together some $$ and find a contract dev who can help move you forward - vet your specs, build a prototype, build an MVP, something, anything as long as it is forward. You can write specs, build wire-frames, write use cases, write stories (agile stories). If you don't know how then you had better learn. Build a detailed budget/sales/operations model that demonstrates IN DETAIL how you already have customers waiting, how you will get more customers, pricing, revenue, operating costs, HR costs, storage costs, time-frames, etc.. That way when you are having beers with a potential co-founder you can set yourself apart form the typical non-tech co-founder who waves his/her arms and talks about the nebulous future. sorry for the ramble, but my point is there is no shortcut. Like Yoda says, "do or do not, there is no try".