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Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
Finding a Technical Co-founder
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Finding a Technical Co-founder

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Lunch & Learn talk about finding and attracting a technical co-founder.

Lunch & Learn talk about finding and attracting a technical co-founder.

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  • 1. Finding a Technical Co-FounderRob Forman | Technology Architectrob@robforman.com
  • 2. “How do I find an attractive spouse wholoves Nascar and fly fishing?”
  • 3. “How do I find a smart engineer who knowsLinux and Objective-C?”
  • 4. Are you sure you need one?
  • 5. Forces at work Against For• Compelling opportunities • Can bounce back from failure• Have own ideas • Looking for other big ideas• Currently building something • Building a business is hard• Know how to code • Don’t want it to go to waste
  • 6. Finding versus Attracting
  • 7. A Practical Guide Attracting Engineers Bring your A-game.
  • 8. 1. Learn their language.. and to code.
  • 9. Learn• Codecademy.com (learn to code)• Stackoverflow.com (find programming answers)• Lean Startup (Eric Reis)
  • 10. 2. Go to them.
  • 11. Go• Meetup.com• LinkedIn.com• Hacker News (https://news.ycombinator.com/)• Atlanta Lean Startup Group (Midtown)• Twitter (alternatives to LinkedIn / Email)
  • 12. 3. Always be doing.
  • 13. Doing• Balsamiq.com (wireframes)• Lean Canvas.com (lean startup methology)
  • 14. 4. Give it time.
  • 15. I found one!
  • 16. What’s next?• Vet• Validate• Vest
  • 17. In the mean time...
  • 18. Just keep building. Get creative.• Local resources (students, part-time)• Outsourced development (oDesk.com)• Get involved in incubators (ATDC, FlashPoint)• Development partnerships (godsofPROTOTYPING.com)
  • 19. Questions? Rob Formanemail: rob@robforman.com twitter: @rob4manhere

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