One of the most frustrating things about startups is finding a decent co-founder. Due to high demand, we're bringing back our Co-Founder Speed Dating event, aimed at forming introductions to that classic two-person startup team - someone with coding skills and someone with business skills. This event is for tech startups in the web/mobile space.
SCHEDULE: 12-2 pm: Speed Dating Session moderated by Launch Academy 2-3 pm: Lunch & Networking (included in ticket price)
THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU IF: You have a great startup idea but need someone to help you build it. You're great at developing cool stuff, but need a business savvy comrade to bring it all together. If this sounds like you, come on out and pitch yourself, your ideas and skills, and hear what others are up to.
HOW IT WORKS: 1. Attendees receive a name badge and are divided into Technical Founders (i.e., coders) and Business Founders (i.e., people with sales/marketing savvy). 2. Technical Founders will remain seated. Business Founders will move from table to table until everyone has met everyone else. 3. We'll start off with a bunch of 5-minute one-on-ones. You will get a warning when there is one minute left - it's a good idea to stop the conversation and exchange contact details at this point. 4. If you don't have a business idea quite yet, then use your time to talk about what skills/experience you bring to the table. 5. Once you've formally met everyone on the "other" side, you can follow up with anyone you think might be a good fit, or just hang around, and eat, drink beer (or not), and chat.
Launch Academy was created with the mission to help entrepreneurs build their startups through mentorship, collaborative learning, and networking opportunities. Founded on the values of innovation, opportunities, and accountability, Launch Academy addresses the lack of startup education and resources affecting Vancouver entrepreneurs. Launch Academy aims to build a vibrant startup ecosystem and a prosperous economy where new jobs are created and new markets are discovered.