Below are a list of resources that you can use to help you find a co-founder for your startup. Ideally, you’d want to partner with someone that you already know, but that’s not always possible. If you’re still looking for a co-founder, this list is for you.
http://founder2be.com Complete a profile about yourself, select criteria for your co-founder, such as location, skills, and availability. You can post ideas or browse other “founders to be”.
http://cofoundernetwork.com/ Closed network that links up entrepreneurs with engineers on new projects. You will need to apply to get in
http://cofound.org/ Immediately search for the desired skillset you are looking for and contact
http://www.techcofounder.com/ Technical guys post their skills, non-technical contact them or create an ad about your startup so others can contact you
http://startuplinkup.com/ Wiki where people post up ideas, startup jobs, and services
http://www.builditwith.me/ Created to link up designers and developers. Create a profile or contact others with ideas.
http://programmermeetdesigner.com/ Another network created to link up designers and developers. Simply post up ads based on what you’re looking for.
forrst An invite-only community where designers and developers share their work.
http://www.weekendhacker.net/ A place where developers & designers help each other out on small projects.
http://www.mysocialventure.com/ Find co-founders, and also any other aspect of creating the beginning of a start-up.
http://matchfounders.com/ - Intended to help match founders with similar interests.
http://www.meetup.com/ Search keywords depending on what you’re looking for: ex’s) “Hacker”, “Startup”, and even “Co-founder”
http://founderdating.com/ Held once in a while, location varies
http://startupdigest.com/ – Send startup and tech events going on in yourarea. Go to these to meet like-minded people.
http://beta.startupweekend.org/ – participating in a startup weekend can help you find others who are interested in building a startup. Do hands-on work with other developers, marketers, designers, and product managers. (Worldwide)
http://launch48.com/ An in-person seed-camp like activity that brings both business and tech potential-founders together to build stuff and launch over a weekend.
This is a tentative list of what we’ve compiled so far. If you have any others please contact me or leave a comment below. You can also try out our own free video course if you are a non-technical founder looking for a technical counterpart. You can also catch us on twitter