I work with cofounding teams through the full process - from finding the right cofounder to equity splits. I am developing educational series and would like to prioritise the issues that are most urgent for the community. Thank you for your help!
I think you can find your answers by reviewing the thousands of questions posted in CoFoundersLab Discuss. Although a lot of questions are addressing specific business issues, you'll come across plenty that are "how do I find a ____" whatever person to join my founding team.
#1 question when it comes to co-founding as in finding a cofounder? At the top of the list is definitely someone who will put in the same amount of effort and time as I do. But that is only valuable if they are competent in what they need to do. Honesty, trustworthiness, empathy, ethical, a moral compass. I have seen several people on here ask if they should have a cofounder. Generally my response is that they need to work on a business plan because one will almost always uncover gaps and needs if a thorough business plan is constructed. I see questions about the amount of equity a co-founder should be given.
That is a great work you are doing Jana.
One of the biggest problems a founder finds ( even before finding a cofounder) is how to find a cofounder. How to sell your vision so as to inspire the right person to leave everything, a well paying job, the benefits that come with it and risk everything and join a startup which is nothing but a vision. A vision which may or may not come to fruition.
A founder who sells his vision well, gets to convince this right person to join him/her in his/her quest.
There are other secondary issues as well but almost all of those secondary issue boils down to one single thing - Trust among founders.
Hope this helps.
I don't believe in equity but on complementarity , Contract clauses must be clear enough to define roles and relationships. This is co-founding basis,
Main goal is success for everyone,
You are developing a educational series, you are an incubator or similar right ?
In fact I'm working on a new project with a new concept where we lead start-ups to success throughout all the process.
Usually it goes or it breaks with funding organizations. We want to change this to succeed in every stroke by developing partnerships with funding organizations and guarantee success of start-ups with many techniques and by supervising all the process