Finding a Technical Cofounder: Tips from Michael Seibel
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How to Find a Technical Cofounder - Michael Seibel" by Y Combinator
TLDR Offer a fair salary and equity to friends or compatible co-workers who can code, build a network with software engineers, and learn to code to find potential co-founders for a successful start-up.
Make a list of friends who can code and offer them a partnership to find a technical co-founder.
Offer your friend a formal proposal with salary and equity to start a company together.
Offering a fair salary is key to recruiting a technical co-founder.
Make a list of compatible co-workers to extend job offers, regardless of your friends' disinterest.
Work at a tech company to build a network with software engineers.
Build your network by befriending people at small startups with less than 50 employees to find potential co-workers, even if it takes time to establish relationships.
Learn to code and make friends with fellow coders in college as they could become your future co-founder.
Being friends with successful people in college can lead to great opportunities for finding amazing co-founders for a successful start-up.