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Marketer
Business Development
USA
Has an idea for a startup
Grant's idea:

Nda required. Nda required. Nda required. Nda required. Nda required. Nda required. Nda required. Nd...

Developer
Product
USA
Has an idea for a startup
Shana's idea:

I am edtech founder who has product & tech covered and we are a couple weeks away from launch. I am...

Marketer
Product
Canada
Has an idea for a startup
Joanna's idea:

Storylands (storylands.io) is a B2C edtech company offering a subscription-based mobile app for kids...

Business Development
България
Has an idea for a startup
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
Teodora's idea:

I have an idea for B2B marketplace for Organic and Sustainable products. Already building the websit...

Developer
Product
USA
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
About Zid:

I'm a software engineer from Silicon Valley that is well-versed in building world-class web applicat...

Marketer
Business Development
UK
Has an idea for a startup
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
Christine's idea:

Let's chat! I'm open to just discussing concepts and getting to know each other. Let's see if we can...

Business Development
Australia
Has an idea for a startup
Alice's idea:

Looking for a technical co founder to support a healthcare digital platform which is due for release...

Marketer
Business Development
Indonesia
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
About Vincent:

I have ample experience in market entry, business model advising, years of retail and management exp...

Marketer
Sales
Cameroun
Has an idea for a startup
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
Ngnamgnouet's idea:

Open platform for tourism and transportation in Africa, connecting countries, people and leading the...

Marketer
Business Development
USA
Has an idea for a startup
Shadoe's idea:

A vertical social network that facilitates e-commerce of digital assets for an underserved online co...

Business Development
Product
España
Has an idea for a startup
Alberto's idea:

"So many companies claim to be data-driven, at the same time they claim people is their most importa...

Business Development
Sales
Ireland
Has an idea for a startup
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
Ali's idea:

I am the founder of a revolutionary peer learning social platform called Frensei. We have won an inc...

Marketer
Business Development
USA
Looking to partner with someone else's idea
About Michael:

I am a digital marketing business owner and previous founder. Over the past several years, I have bu...

Designer
Sales
USA
Has an idea for a startup
David's idea:

I have a patented product in the automotive accessories field. I need a strategic partner to help m...

Business Development
USA
Has an idea for a startup
Gonzalo's idea:

GrowthSave buys, manages and grows lucrative online businesses. In the same way that there are platf...

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How to interview a co-founder

If you’re looking for a cofounder for your startup, it’s important that you ask the right questions during an interview to find the ideal match. Finding someone with complementary skills and similar values who has the experience and energy to weather startups’ stormy seas will set you on a course for success.

FAQ

  • You should think of your Starthawk profile as another version of your CV.

    Always include a professionally-taken (or at least professional looking) picture of yourself on your profile.

    Write a description of yourself that demonstrates that you have the skills needed to be a great co-founder. This might be details of your education, your previous career or the businesses you’ve started and run in the past.

    You should also include one or two details that people will remember when they’re scanning through profiles and comparing them. What can you say about yourself and your achievements that will make you the one they remember?

    And finally, but importantly, make sure you include an elevator pitch. This should tell people reading what your business idea is, who you want to target and why you’re the ideal co-founder for this business. A good elevator pitch can help you whether you want to find a cofounder in the UK or find business partners in the USA.

  • Starthawk is like a dating app to find business partners. Just as you wouldn’t send a cut-and-paste message on a dating site, so you shouldn’t send one on Starthawk.

    Research every person you want to approach before you write your message. Make sure you know what they’ve done in the past and what they’re looking to do now, so you can talk about these things in your message.

    Include in your message details of why you have chosen to contact them and why you think you’re a good match.

  • Response times vary, often depending on how busy each person is and how much time they have in their diary to send replies. If you don’t get a reply straight away, don’t worry – you probably won’t have to wait long.

    Our system shows you the most active profiles first when you search, so the people you message will usually be those who are checking in and replying regularly. We’ll also send a reminder three and seven days after your original message, if it’s still unread.

  • We suggest that you set up a meeting as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. This is usually best done online, using Whatsapp, Zoom or Skype.

    If you prefer, and the person you want to meet is based near you, then you might prefer to meet them face-to-face. If you do this, you should always meet somewhere there are other people around, such as a restaurant or pub. Whether you’re looking to find a cofounder in London or find a cofounder in NYC, there’ll always be a busy place where you can meet.

  • With premium membership, you get:

    • No limits on the number of messages you can send.
    • Your profile ranked higher in searches and seen more often.
    • Extra search filters to make it easier to find the right match.
    • Message read receipts.
    • The ability to see whether a member is active on the site, so you don’t waste time messaging inactive members.
    • Discount deals with our chosen partner apps.
    • The ability to cancel your premium subscription at any time.
    • A premium profile badge to help you get taken seriously as a committed co-founder.
  • You can request that they sign an NDA, though you don’t have to do so. You might find that some co-founders are unwilling to sign an NDA until you’ve met and had at least a preliminary discussion.

    Whether or not you use an NDA, it’s important to carry out some simple online research to see if the person you plan to meet has the online presence you’d expect.

    It’s also important to mention that when you decide to work with a co-founder, your idea is simply the starting point. Any time you’re thinking about how to find a business partner in the UK or elsewhere, remember that how you work together to make it happen is what will make your business.