In this day and age, riding solo is not an option for most entrepreneurs. In the tech world, we will find many founders who had a vision but did not know how to execute them and this is where the need for a technical co-founder came in.
Here is our guide on how you should find a technical co-founder for your business
1. Know some of the work
When you are a founder, being completely unaware of the technical front of your business is not the best idea. Learn how to code or how to analyze some of the data you will be working with. Practice regularly so that even if you have to do it all alone, there is at least some work that you can get done.
2. Know the Person
Once you have determined to find a co-founder, start with the people you know. Make a list of tech expert friends or family you have and then take a closer look at their work. Make a list with all the pros and cons of each candidate before shortlisting them.
3. Be clear
Once you have decided who are the people you want to approach, make them an offer that includes all your expectations and the benefits you are willing to give them. Your offer should be neat and appealing but at the same time, brutally honest. Sugarcoating an offer will only end in disappointment for both parties.
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3. Don’t Rush and Be Open
When you are on a quest to find the co-founder, who’d have direct involvement in your business’s future, you have to be very cautious and patient. Do not settle for someone who you have doubts about. But be prepared to hear them out and make some compromises for someone who might be the best fit for your start-up.
4. Have Faith
As an entrepreneur, your vision for the business will be unique and you might be willing to go an extra mile to bring success to your business. However, your technical co-founder might have a different vision or limitations that you are not taking into consideration. In instances like that, you have to be patient and think it through. Having faith in your co-founder’s expertise is paramount.
5. Manage Your Expectation
As a business owner, this is crucial. Where dreams do not have any limits, reality does. When you are looking for a co-founder, you have to accept the fact that not everyone will have as much passion for your business as you do. Getting upset over it will not help. The correct way to go about it is to have an open and honest discussion.
In the end, finding and working with a co-founder is a daunting thought. However, through effective communication and perseverance, successful teams were formed that have shown the world a new era of corporate success. Take one step at a time and build the ‘it’ team for your business!