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Question: is anyone here familiar enough to speak on the topic of crypto currency? Not sure if I am even saying it right. Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Anastassia BoguslavskayaI know a few people who are. PM me.

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David CrowStep 1. Buy a copy of William Mougayar's Business Blockchain - www.amazon.ca/Business-Blockchain-Practice-Application-Technology/dp/1119300312/ and ask him for a signature. Step 2. ?? Step 3. Profit. Ask William, Jim Orlando, Austin Hill. Or you could ask Dmitry Buterin for an intro to his famous, smart and handsome son.

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Corey Herscuin wayyyy over my head

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Danielle SmithWhat David said.

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Ian KingThere were a lot of original members of Decentral before bitcoin was cool. Not sure if he's in this group but Anthony Di Lorio would be someone to reach out to alongside William

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Ryan ShupakAnyone interested may find the Blockchain Revolution speaker series event at Rotman tonight useful: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Events/UpcomingEvents/20160505AlexTapscott-DonTaps...

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Hi all, we're recording a very special edition podcast on startups and mental health tomorrow as part of CMHA Mental Health Week next week. We have one spot still left open and are looking for a founder willing to speak about the internal struggle that can accompany and burden building a business, as well as the needs of all founders to look after the mental needs of their employees.

This is a topic close to my heart (and head). Hit me with a message if you can be downtown Toronto tomorrow afternoon as part of a dope pod crew.
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Ryan Shupaki'm in - cofounder of Jiffy

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Mudit Singh RawatIf you still need someone, I'll be happy to contribute. This has been something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

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Douglas SoltysOh this is amazing guys!

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Douglas SoltysMudit Singh Rawat I'll send you an email to see if time works. Ryan Shupak hit me with your email and I'll do the same.

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Douglas SoltysIf anyone else is interested in participating in this stuff, please reach out. We're also looking to do a Twitter chat next Thursday. would be great to have a lot of voices involved.

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Janelle HindsI work at CAMH, and have founded a startup in the past. Would love to take part in this

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Rob KenediSo important!! A must listen when it's baked.

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Elena BeveridgeI'm on the young professionals board with CAMH and have my own experience with this as a budding entrepreneur. Happy to help you however I can.

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Douglas SoltysHi everyone, totally overwhelmed by the number of public and private messages being sent my way with offers to participate and share personal stories. This is great. I think we're good for tomorrow's podcast recording, but I'm going to reach out to everyone individually to see if there's more that we can do. This isn't just a one-off for us.

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Chakameh ShafiiThis is so wonderful Douglas Soltys, startups are clearly concerned about mental health and wanna talk about it :)!

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Douglas SoltysHey everyone, podcast is up! Thanks to all who offered their time! betakit.com/cancon-podcast-ep-15-lets-talk-startups-and-mental-health/

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Hi everyone,any thoughts on how find a technical co-founder in Toronto and area? I'm building a new on-line membership organization. Any referrals very welcome, or pointers, etc., would be great. Alternatively would like to find a consultant who can provide one time technical advice on the write technical solution for the project. Thanks Sandra ... See MoreSee Less

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Mark FromsonOne startup I know called Fiskkit found tech cofounders on LocalSolo.com

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Jasdeep NarangWould be happy to help. Email me at: [email protected]

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Diana IlincaYou can try posting an ad on Canada.WorkInStartups.com. We have a section dedicated to finding co-founders and it's free :)

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Daniel BarankinI may be able to connect you with some people. Shoot me a message at [email protected]

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Will LamHead to a Lighthouse Labs demo day

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Abdullah AlviIve been searching for a tech co-founder for a social discovery app in the Montreal-Ottawa region as well for some time with no luck :/

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Michael Lakhiafounderdating.com

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Madhu ChamartyAngellist has more and more candidates. also coop program at Waterloo, and postings on Uni. job boards - bidding gems there 😎

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Varun MathurWhat you need is a hustler - someone who can translate your idea/vision in to a workable, initial version until you realize it still makes sense or see if it has any traction. What you DON'T need is somebody who seems strong technically but has little interest in working through the many sleepless nights it takes to publish an app to the Android or iOS app store. This set of potential tech co-founders might seem great on paper, but are of little use to you if they don't have the market-relevant skills and the hunger to take you from a landing page to a minimum viable product. Where do you find hustlers -- in boring, online forums.. blogging away or publishing code which few care about. You look for people really passionate about coding/design who do it in any case - and if that is the case, they must have coded/built something till date in any case and thats who you are trying to find. Which brings you to your next problem after you find some prospects - why would they work for you. What you are offering at this point is (maybe) equity in an unestablished venture - it is your job to excite them with your passion, with the opportunity ... I would recommend to not look at them as "tech co-founders" but as co-founders who happen to be technically inclined -- these would be very smart people. A 10% or a 15% co-founder is not a co-founder but someone who will have less motivation and jump ship and make something of his or her own when the right idea strikes (because he/she already has the tech skills). Remember, skilled coders have a lot of opportunity -- from other startups to big tech companies. Another approach you can try is "pretend" to yourself your idea/product exists and see if any potential customers care. Maybe you have mockups, initial design or maybe you are just asking them to fill out online forms. Excitement is contagious -- if you can get somebody excited about what you are doing, you might have an easier time finding people to partner with. Don't worry about people stealing your idea - there always are multiple folks working on similar ideas in different parts of the world...the execution would matter and differentiate you. If there is nobody else apart from family/friends who you can excite about your venture, then perhaps re-think it instead of going ahead to build it. Happy to add/share more feedback - feel free to reach out and good luck!

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Thom Lambpersonally I quit looking for a good developer and just learned how to do code. If your building something that is just a crud dashboard it ain't that complicated.

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Chinmay PatelHi Sandra Paquette: What is the project about? What type of technical founder are you looking for? I may be able to find someone from my network. Feel free to inbox me, if you want to keep your idea confidential.

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Thom Lambplus if your first idea doesn't work out you have skills then that you can fall back on. Not a lot of prospects out there for a non technical founder and given the average success rate of start ups....

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Sol OrwellGo where the tech people are - TechTO, ProductHuntTO, etc.

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Sandra PaquetteThanks everyone for your comments. There's a lot here so just trying to digest and take in. Thank you!!

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Eric RafatHi Sandra Paquette! I actually found my own cofounder on Founders Canada. You can post there and also feel free to post it on the site: www.founderscanada.ca. Additionally, I wrote an article on how to find a cofounder in Canada. Take a look here! Let me if you need help with the job description and the value prop of your startup. Cheers! www.facebook.com/groups/323593061153929/

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Bohdan ZabawskyjHappy to post on the Toronto CTO Group message board. The largest CTO Group of its kind. Contact me at [email protected]

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Danielle Smiththis is a great place too! Just launching today (officially) devhub.ca/

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Jennifer ChinWe're running a free workshop on some best practices for finding your ideal cofounder! We're in Vancouver, but if people are interested more than happy to stream it live :) www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-your-ideal-co-founder-tickets-22674406761

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Chris MaedaInsights on the other side thinks. humbledmba.com/please-please-please-stop-asking-how-to-find

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