Finding your co-founder is a bit of a hit-and-miss method

  1. Owners who are putting the requirement for a co-founder in these job posts are looking for an employee only — one who can take their workload or can work for free.
  2. If you are looking for a co-founder, remove the hiring manager hat from your head. Try to know your future co-founder more. Do more listening and less talking. Check if that person’s values and vision match with yours. Talking about your expectations and work culture in a monologue will not help you. The new co-founder will also co-create the work culture and your company values. Get to know this person more, so you evaluate if this person fits with your company values or not
  3. The other person is also evaluating you as a co-founder. Hence, it would help to show your authenticity and maturity as an owner. Just because you happen to put an ad for a co-founder position does not validate your title as a founder. In your interactions, show your passion and commitment to your idea. Tell your story and “Why” of your startup, so other people feel a connection with your venture.

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Anju Aggarwal

Anju Aggarwal

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A budding entrepreneur journalling her in-progress startup journey. Expertise in Products, projects & Process management in the IT domain.