I know, this question has been asked a hundred times on every start-up forum.
However, after screening all the major co-founder dating sites, LinkedIn, and industry specific websites, I am not sure what is the best way to approach this search.
To give you more details, we are looking for a co-founder with the technical skills to bring our mobile app prototype to the next level.
As you understand, this is a process where time is critical, as we want to bring our product to the market as soon as possible.
Yet, the search for a co-founder is a process that can take some time and should not be rushed.
So how would you approach this? Would you go for external development to move forward until you find the co-founder of your dream? Or would wait and concentrate all your effort in networking to find the Holy Grail?
FYI: we are a young company in the vibrant city of Berlin evolving in the sexiest industry after porn: SPORT.
Your going to struggle to get someone in Berlin, even at €50k per annum. (That's for an Intern at a fintech startup)They are in demand, and equity isn't as cool as it is in the USA. Plus not sure there is a lot of Ios developers(mainly due to the german language development portals available. Which means demand.
So your options are
1) Offer more money
2) Forget about Apple devices, try to bring in a web app/hybrid app programmer
3) Get a remote worker from abroad(You'd probably have better luck in Vienna than Berlin), and you'd get German speakers in a euro area to boot.(You might find someone in remote Germany)
4) Find someone who would like to move to Berlin (and visa wise can do so)
I could potentially help, however I'd need to know what stage your at now. Have you got anything built? What environment? Coding Language? How are you funding so far? Bootstrapping?