HackerNest Tech Cofounder Matching

ONLINE EVENT: The HackerNest Tech Cofounder Matching event connects tech and non-tech people. Ticket sales support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. Thank you!


SpeedMeet 1-on-1 Networking: Match with other guests and video call for up to 5 minutes (more if you click to extend, less if your convo ends sooner). Vibe. Share contact info with each other in one click. Roll-on to the next person thereafter; you won't match with the same person twice.
Direct Messages/Video: Chat or request a video call directly with people for interesting conversations.
Central Breakout Hangout: Take a break from 1-on-1s, hang in the common breakout room for general on-camera group conversations and chats.
Find others who share similar values and buy into your mission. A strong founding/core team is the foundation for making all the waves!!! Be smart, be humble, be open to talking about you, what you've done, and what you're looking for. Grow your network authentically -- you know, the thing that forms the basis of limitless synergy > creation & growth of the right team > building cool new stuff > delivering value > persevering through the ups and downs of startup life > ++!

WHICH TICKET TO GET: Tickets are classified by "your type" and "who you want to meet". Granular but straightforward! Examples:
  • "Tech seeking Tech & Business" means you're a person with tech skills that wants to meet a cofounder with business skills, tech skills, or both
  • "Business seeking Business" means you're a business-oriented cofounder looking for someone who is also business-oriented (and who doesn't necessarily have tech skills). 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Any tech or non-tech person/team looking for cofounders. Meet with dozens upon dozens of people who have exciting companies (and startup ideas) and are looking for partners. This event is for you if any of the following apply:
  • You're planning or starting a company and are looking to add key cofounders
  • You're a startup looking for cofounders
  • You are ideating, concepting, or ready to commit & validate your idea/business and are interested in cofounding a new startup with someone else
  • You're interested in joining a new startup that's already launched

This event covers our local communities across the United States - New York City, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Austin.

“Met my co-founder” ↔ “Met someone I eventually hired” ↔ “Met some of my best friends in the industry” ↔ “Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do” ↔ “It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!”

  • To stand out, these virtual booths are showcased in the event listing with a custom profile image+banner; your logo (if available) also in the 'Supporters' section
  • At the event, your branded booth is in the 'Expo' section and runs like a custom breakout session that your team moderates. Has its own dedicated chat thread too
  • Up to 10 on-camera at a time for group conversations with more able to watch & comment in the chat
  • In 1-on-1 SpeedMeets, your team matches with both technical and business guests
  • Once you reserve a booth, we'll be in touch to finish setting things up

PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS: Use the Booth tickets to reserve sponsorship for this event. For other types of sponsorship, please email [email protected]. Connect with our audience and tell your organization’s story, share your expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, and other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team a fun event to look forward to. Not ready? No problem, get updates on future sponsorship opportunities when they come.

THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT COFOUNDERS & STARTUPS:You can add cofounders at many points in your startup's life-cycle. Expectation setting solves many ills - cofounder contributions (and equity/vesting, pay, etc.) can vary by founder, just lay it out in advance.
  • Personality, culture, and fit matter - these are people you will be spending a lot of time with.
  • Have an idea of the traits and skills you need in your ideal partner(s). Strong founding teams have complementary skill sets and tremendous amounts of trust.
  • Your pitch (for your startup / idea / skills experience) is important. Practice until it's natural! 
  • Meet more people - attend events (like this one!). Don't give up. Keep trying. Sometimes you find a match quickly, sometimes, it takes a while.

ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through 1200+ unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: twitter.com/HackerNest, fb.me/HackerNest, instagram.com/HackerNest -- Get notified about future events.
  • August 19, 2020 at 7:00pm – 9pm
  • https://hopin.to/events/us-tech-cofounder-matching-aug-2020?ref=df45ae1d7dee
    Online Event
    Nyc, NY 10008
    United States
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  • $15.00 USD
  • Yi Tang
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