How to Find the Right Partner for Your Next Startup

The internet connects people with niche interests.

Entrepreneurs are a set of people who often have problems connecting with the right people to start a company:

Even with a large network, it’s extremely difficult to find someone who’s passionate about your idea, gets it, has the right skills, and has the ability to jump from whatever they’re doing into a new project. It’s a major pain point, and it’s not easy to solve.
It's not all about whether you know Ruby on Rails, or mySQL, or are a javascript guru (though these things are obviously important).

The soft stuff is also incredibly important when you're in a small, fast-paced environment.

Recognizing this problem, my friend Eric launched Build v1 two weeks ago.

Build v1 is a simple site with one aim: to connect compatible entrepreneurs.

And it's concerned with the soft stuff, asking things like: what your philosophy is on running a company?  What do you bring to the table? etc.

It's Craigslist-y in design (this is a good thing) and if it can attract the right kind of people, it has a chance to really take off.

So if you are the right kind of people, head on over to Build V1.

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Comments (Post | Latest)

1. Nudecybot said on Aug 14 2006:

Cool, thanks! I like the simple yet useful focus. I will definitely give this a try.

2. Eric said on Aug 14 2006:

Thanks Kareem!

If anyone has any questions/feedback about BuildV1, let me know.

I'd love to know how I can improve the site.

Eric (

3. Roy T said on Aug 31 2006:

Build V1 looks great, so does this site, glad it was recommended to me.

PS, Didn't know there was a group of Kareems on facebook, I should start one too


Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

More about me.

Opinions stated here are mine alone.

Contact: blog -at- reemer


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