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How do you find a CoFounder that will help you build a solid startup team, launch a great product and raise investment so you can have a massive impact?

"It’s more important than anything else. If there’s no one where you live who wants to start a startup with you, move where there are people who do. If no one wants to work with you on your current idea, switch to an idea people want to work on." - Paul Graham, Y-Combinator

The purpose of this months meetup is to help you to know how to overcome the number one challenge facing startups by learning how to:

1 - Identify ideal CoFounder candidates

2 - Determine whether they are the right one for you or not

3 - Avoid the simple, yet common mistakes

It could also introduce you to potential investors and advisors :)

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This is the second of a twelve part series that will include:

• How to evaluating your startup ideas and find the one most likely to succeed

• How to cheaply and quickly incorporate on companies House

• How to protect your startup idea with a Collabouration Agreement

• How to Vesting to avoid loosing equity

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You will also have an opportunity to Get Up and Pitch for three minutes to tell the group what your idea is and what you are looking for in terms of cofounders, funding or support.

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18:30 Check-In and Networking

19:00 Presentation on "How to Find a Great CoFounder"

19:30 'Get up and Pitch' for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders, people you can help)

21:00 End of Meetup


You are also welcome to bring along a few friends :-)

See you soon

James & Jane from The League of Entrepreneurs

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About the organisers of The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh

The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh was CoFounded in April 2015 by Michael Clouser and James Shoemark

Michael is a CoFounder himself and a former venture capitalist. He was formerly with the Edinburgh-Stanford Link and co-founded the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). He also organizes and coordinates the Scotland-Silicon Valley Link


James is the CoFounder and CEO at the The Startup Race, facilitates the High Fliers business mastermind group and educates Startup Founders in Lean and Customer Development via the Heroic Entrepreneurs Open Meetup.


Our Co-Host, Jane Darkes is a marketeer with 18 years experience both B2B and B2C. She has worked both client and agency side. For the last 8 years she has worked in Financial but is keen to break out and do some marketing consultancy and help some start ups find, keep and grow their target audience/customers. Jane is curious and loves to learn new skills and keep her finger on the pulse of innovation and technology; having recently completing her Google Squared Digital Marketing Course.

Check out her profile and recommendations on Linked in : https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jane-darkes/8/6a4/19a To find out more about her, see her short film on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVRrvqBxHZ

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Call for Sponsors - Please help us form strong CoFounding Teams in Edinburgh

The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh is looking for supporters and sponsors who share it's mission to help entrepreneurs create strong cofounding teams by finding cofounders, investors and advisers.

Please get in touch if you want to:

• Providing beer & pizza

• Speaking at an event and sharing your entrepreneurial experience with us


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