In-Person Event

Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner

Learn how to recruit co-founders

Sep 09, 2014
05:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Intelligent Office - Tyson's, 1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 350, Tyson's Corner, Virginia, USA
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Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 Event, produced in partnership with CoFoundersLab. This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

This event is being co-produced by the Founder Institute and CoFoundersLab, two organizations committed to helping early stage entrepreneurs succeed in Washington D.C., and beyond.


Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company
  • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company
  • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work


What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"
  • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders
  • Workshop on how to contruct a simple co-founder pitch
  • Co-Founder Speed Networking Session
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


Pro-Tip: To help you network effectively at the event, be sure to create a free profile on (tag your CoFoundersLab profile with 'The Founder Institute' under the 'Accelerator/Incubator' section to find people who will be at the event), and download the mobile app. 


This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit

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