Finding the right match to launch your startup

Yesterday my blog discussed online dating and how finding a romantic partner through it can be tough.

Today, I learn that finding the right person to go into business with can also be tough and FounderDating, an online network that links budding entrepreneurs with different backgrounds, exists to make the process a little bit easier.

You don’t have to have an idea to join, but startup experience and a commitment to work on serious projects with other people is a must.

FounderDating, which recently teamed up with Highway1 to help connect future hardware makers, then screens applicants carefully to ensure they meet the skill set required.

If accepted, members have access to a network of suitors and can search for them by interest area, skill set and company ideas. But like online dating, there’s a fee of $50 (£32).

With cost barriers to starting a technology company at their lowest and the rise of cheap 3D printing, should we be seeing more famous co-founders, like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak or Bill Gates and Paul Allen, in the future?

Or should this kind of matchmaking happen more organically? Let us know your thoughts.

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