Michael's profile

Michael

Location:

Ontario, CA, USA

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Michael's co-founder search details

Why Michael would make a good co-founder

I have cofounded a cat litter company and taken it from an idea, through planning, product design and R&D, manufacturing line design, planning and installation, packaging design and procurement, to selling online through different marketplaces and acquiring distribution where we currently sell to a large retailer in Canada. I have a depth of experience in starting a product that is physical. However, I do not have experience starting a web based business nor do I have experience securing investments as we had private funds from another business to fund our startup. It is in those lacking areas that I am looking for someone to fill that void.

Elevator pitch for startup:

I have experience cofounding a manufacturing company and taking it from idea to real company manufacturing a product and selling on the marketplace. I lack web design and coding skills as well as funding skills for start ups. My idea stems around the problem that plagues the car community. People want work done to their car whether it be custom exhaust, a new paint job, or just a new sound system installed. The problem is finding a shop that specializes in the problem you need solved and works on your type of car. The method currently in use is word of mouth or sifting through google trying to find a shop that provides the work you need and works on your type of vehicle. The solution I see is a sort of 'matchmaking' service where the car owner makes a profile, fills in the year, make, model of their car and then searches for shops based on the type of work they need done. The search matches them with shops that are verified to work on their specific vehicle and specialize in the work they need done. They can then message or call these shops with a request for service and go from there. Shops would be reviewed on each service they provide by other users. This is the simple pitch, but there is a lot more involved. I am looking for someone to help me create a website to perform this function and acquire funding through crowdfunding or investment rounds.

Idea stage:

Planning - Business model & business plan writing

Idea industry:

Web or Mobile app

Michael's skills:

Business Development
Product

Skills Michael is looking for:

Developer
Designer

Hours per week available to commit:

20-30 hours per week