Wes Dearborn, Founder

Business Developer

Chicago, Illinois, US

Wes is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Wes is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Mobile

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Background

About Wes

I'm a passionate, design-oriented entrepreneur who can't imagine doing anything else with my life. My company, Lasso, is a 2012 graduate of Excelerate Labs (TechStars Chicago) and we've hit an unfortunate roadblock. My co-founder is no longer able to work full-time and we're looking for a developer to fill his shoes (a hard task, indeed).

Our product is an iPhone app built on a Ruby-on-Rails backend, with PostgreSQL and Redis for the databases. If you're deeply experienced with either RoR or iOS, I'd love to meet you. If you know both, you're my hero.

But more importantly, I'd like to find someone who resonates with our mission: to change the way friends get together in any context and on any scale – from catching up over coffee to planning a massive party. The rise of the internet has contributed to a decline in real world social interaction and we want to reverse that decline.

As for my skills, I'm the non-technical arm of the company, which involves a lot of things at this point:

UX/UI design
Product Management
Marketing
Fundraising
Recruiting

I also do a bit of front-end development and am learning iOS.

Look forward to hearing from you!

- Wes

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Marketing
Product Management
Technical
Finance
Sales
Education

Occidental College

BS - Diplomacy & World Affairs

- 2010

Tufts University

International Relations

- 2007

Accelerator/Incubator

TechStars

Co-working Space

1871

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