Startup Match Maker
Find or Become a Fashion Startup Co-Founder
If you’re a startup founder building a biz on your own, you’ll likely be asked by venture capitalists, experienced startup founders, business mentors and advisors why you don’t have a co-founder? For the very simple reason, it’s too risky for a startup to have only one person at the helm wearing all hats. Having two or more co-founders instills confidence in potential investors that each founder has their area of expertise and skills to build a stable business.
Startups typically have founders who have deep knowledge in technology (build, infrastructure, development); marketing and sales; and a specific understanding of the target industry. Easier said than done, and when you’re working diligently on the initial minimum viable product, finding a co-founder can seem out of reach. We want to help remove those barriers for entrepreneurs by making introductions to people interested in becoming a co-founder or advisor of a startup. To identify gaps in skillsets and suggest people who might be a good fit.
How it works and what to expect
Complete the signup form below and you’ll be redirected to the Match Maker Directory.
You’ll receive an email with tips on how to create your profile.
Look through the directory to see if there are people that match your ideal co-founder.
Let the facilitator know and we can kick start the introduction process.
Have a look through our network for potential matches, then if someone looks suitable, reach out to an IFAB facilitator and we will discuss independently the opportunity further. Our panel of mentors will conduct business analysis and due diligence, then schedule a formal roundtable discussion with everyone involved.
And, remember, this is a very new initiative and we’re here to help facilitate the connection. It’s up to you as the founder or potential co-founder to be honest with what you need and offer a fair and mutually beneficial value exchange. We are currently building the database of candidates, so please submit your interest to be in the mix.
The IFAB Biz Match Maker program is open to fashion and tech startups, so let’s get you matched!