Co-Founders Wanted of Chicago

  • March 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM

The purpose of this in-person Meetup is to help you find a co-founder for your business or help you find a business to join as a co-founder. In the mean time, you should get started networking with potential co-founders by creating a free profile on CoFoundersLab.com.

To make the most of your time, please browse CoFoundersLab.com and filter by “Co-Founders Wanted - Chicago - Meetup” before attending. If you have not created a profile on CoFoundersLab.com or added Co-Founders Wanted of Chicago to your profile, please note that this is required in order for people to discover you before the event and seek you out during the networking portion of the event.

In addition to browsing CoFoundersLab.com, please post a short description under "join the conversation!" about your company and what you are looking for, so that members up this Meetup have a better idea of who to look for at the event.

Please note that we are charging for this Meetup in order to cover our costs and to maintain a high level of quality. Pizza and beverages will be served!

Itinerary
6:30 - 6:45: Attendees arrive, sign-in, food drinks are served
6:50 - 7:10: Brief introduction
7:15 - 7:45: Round table introductions
7:45 - 9:15: General networking
9:30: End of meetup

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  • Ronald K.

    Yes. Very nice meeting everyone. Again, my company can help any startup with electronics hardware design especially in the area of wireless. We are a small business. We may also be able to help with non-traditional funding sources through partnering on projects. Not strictly a "co-founder" but look for innovative ways to fund projects. - Ron http://www.haynesbent.com [masked] [masked]

    March 27, 2013

    • Kasia W.

      Hi Ronald - Don't forget that members can message you on CoFoundersLab.com by searching for your name.

      April 9, 2013

  • Kathy

    Also any technical folks interested in a nosql analytics start up? Idea to be fleshed yet but that general focus area.

    March 26, 2013

    • Ronald K.

      Send me a message to [masked] and I will forward you to a technical group.

      March 27, 2013

    • Kasia W.

      Hi Kathy and Ronald - Don't forget that you can also find people who attended this event on CoFoundersLab.com! You can also start a conversation and message them there.

      April 9, 2013

  • Kevin Y.

    Are we allowed to self promote here? If not, I apologize in advance. But if so, here's a bit of shameless self-promotion.

    I'm looking for a technical founder to join a funded start up with a prototype already built. It's a mobile app that's redefining the nightlife industry! Think black card for nightlife. It's been submitted to the app store already and now just waiting for it to be approved! If interested, contact me: [masked]

    April 8, 2013

    • Kasia W.

      Hi Kevin - Yup, that's part of the pre- and post-networking homework. Don't forget to create a profile on CoFoundersLab.com so that it's easier for people to find you and can message you there.

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so great to meet everyone last night! If I didn't get a chance to talk to you one-on-one, but you'd like information on the LaunchHouse Accelerator, please send me a message or email me: [masked]!

    Thanks again for a great event!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Kathy

    Really enjoyed this event wondering if they can be more frequent and or a some smaller breakout groups. Also I am looking for a technical cofounder with web development background, I have ux design locked down.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Salma S.

    Interesting motivated group of people. I enjoyed it because it was my first time in the 1871 space and I got a chance to check it out.

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Larry

    This is a novel concept I also drove over an hour, own several small businesses and made some great contacts, not just for me but to help others as well,

    Larry

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Christopher P.

    I was a little hesitant to go to the event, as I had to dive in from Hampshire, an hour out. But I have to say that I am extremely glad that I did. I met quite few excellent people and was able to discuss and get advice on not only my own ideas, but give advice to others about theirs too. Over all this was a fantastic night out meeting like-minded and driven people, and I would like to thank Jared and his crew for setting this event up. I will definitely be participating in the next meet up and hope to bring a few more friends along.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Will G.

    Thanks for attending the event tonight guys! And if you forgot, If you know anyone in college or needs help paying for their college textbooks, www.studentboat.com

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Tell me and I'll forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I'll learn." -Ben Franklin

    It's all about the Benjamins baby...

    What's your purpose in life?

    I'll be the guy with the stache.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to connect with fellow entrepreneurs.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Aji A.

    Love to find a potential cofounder with sales/biz experience for an social commerce platform that's ready for market.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Josh L.

    very excited about tonight's event...looking for others to joing me.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Nandita

    This will be my first time attending this event. Eagerly looking forward to it!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Larry

    First meeting, I started my second business almost 27 years ago, a couple more along the way.

    March 25, 2013

  • Ronald K.

    Looking forward to the meeting. My company can provide electronics design for projects. Our specialty area is electromagnetics (radio frequency/wireless). Other areas are power electronics (related to alternative energy), embeded software and much more. So we are looking for both partnering to help with making your projects a reality with respect to hardware design and we have a few internal projects that may be of interest to others. We can take designs from concept to prototyping and work to get them into large scale production for you.
    http://www.haynesbent.com

    March 24, 2013

  • Nikos A.

    Ηello I am searching for partnerships in sustainability related services or web solutions Thanks

    March 24, 2013

  • Paolo m.

    Hello Thank you for the answers.
    I am also looking to learn if in chicago there are new media video production houses such as www.machinima.com and or anything similar to video gaming streaming companies such as www.onlive.com Thank you very much

    March 23, 2013

  • Salma S.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Paolo m.

    HI I am Paolo and I have started a company on new media and also trying to use the technology for innovation consulting for start ups and other mid cap companies. We have the capability to understand factors and parameters that plays a role in virality, viewers behavior, trend setter identification etc.. Our analytics Labs are overseas in Europe. I am looking for a CTO co-founder. The person needs to have familiarity with big-data, broadcasting delivery platforms, scrapping technologies, visualization technologies but above being able to assemble and manage disperse teams globally and being able to work with PhD scientists. Also teh person needs to be able to scale R&D software to large platforms, with millions of users. Please if you know of anyone contact me at [masked] or [masked] Thank you very much.
    Paolo

    March 23, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Greetings,

    I am looking forward to Monday's Meetup. I am a BD Guy who has seen a lot, with an eye for great design and for great product.

    I have three ideas. I am happy to share them now. My ideas range from 'big and disruptive' to 'simple and cash-generating,' and I plan to bring printed copies of them Monday. I work at 1871 and I live in Northbrook, you can see more at http://about.me/chrisphenner.

    I see Monday as a chance to start a long-term process, so if what I say resonates, send an email to [masked], and I will send brief synopses of all three of my ideas.

    Let me reiterate: I seek a long-term, technically-capable partner and builder in Chicago who is prepared to hunker-down and to think hard about what we build together over the next several years. For those who don't find that scary, we should connect.

    Thanks for tolerating this interruption, Chris

    March 22, 2013

  • Nikos A.

    Interested to join the meeting I am searching for a sustainability expert and or consultant for partnership

    March 21, 2013

  • Rakesh K.

    Very much interested to join the meeting.
    I am looking to add technical co-founder to our team for version 2.0 of www.marketenomics.com , would like to schedule a meeting with prospective partner during the Co-Founders Wanted of Chicago meetup. Please send a mail at [masked] with a brief bio to meet during or before/after the event.

    March 21, 2013

  • Ursula

    Let's go people!

    March 21, 2013

  • Paolo m.

    interesting, looking for a CTO/CEO

    March 19, 2013

  • Kaivan D.

    Really excited to attend this event, first timer, whooot whoot!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Nikos A.

    Thank you Kate

    March 12, 2013

  • Nikos A.

    Thanks but we need to know if Sustainability or Green business will be part of the agenda and the profile of each participant

    February 24, 2013

    • Nikos A.

      Thank you Tiffany We have an interest to identify consulting partners

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Nikos - find me at the event bc I am an experienced wind energy developer (4 yrs in the industry) & may be able to point you in the direction of sustainability people

      March 12, 2013

  • EL

    suggest u have color code tag or stick-on for attendees re their business category so can easily identify

    March 8, 2013

    • Kasia W.

      Hi EL - We use a color coding sticker format that attendees put on their name tags at our events. :)

      March 8, 2013

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    March 3, 2013

  • Deon B.

    Rakesh,
    Thanks for your suggestion. We can only continue to grow and bring value through ideas from our members. We are bringing a variety of knowledge sessions and more to our Meetups, while remaining true to our Mission. That Mission is to be the best Cofounder matching service providing an online database and in-person platform for Entrepreneurs to find qualified and talented Cofounders to help them build their companies. Keep those ideas coming!

    February 23, 2013

  • Rakesh K.

    What is the agenda of the meet? Without a concrete objective this group will loose relevance. Can we have "knowledge sessions" etc. That might add value to founders? Or a pitch session on why you want to add a cofounder to uour startup?

    February 15, 2013

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