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Join the largest community of more than 25,000 founders, advisers, and interns to help launch or grow your business.

Choosing your co-founder is arguably the most important business decision you'll make. Traditionally, entrepreneurs turn to friends and family when searching for business partners, but this search is often too limited in scope. Our free, online matchmaking service gives you access to the largest group of entrepreneurs ever assembled looking to join a startup or be joined on their venture, allowing you to cast a much wider net in your search for talent.

Strong team = strong foundation = better chance of success

Our team-building platform ensures you and founding team will:

- possess complementary skills
- have compatible personalities, goals, and values
- utilize proprietary tools to ensure your partnership lasts

Post a free profile today, search for and get discovered by other entrepreneurs, and find your perfect match.

Yes It Really Works

Simply put, this is why we do what we do. We measure ourselves by the number of successful companies that are born through our efforts of building a founding team. This is why we come to work each day and it is the ultimate measure of our success. We are extremely proud of the founding teams who met through CoFoundersLab. Some have graduated from well-respected accelerators while others are already hiring their first employees. If you found your co-founder though CoFoundersLab, please contact us and we'll do everything we can do get you some PR coverage.

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Attend a free matchmaking event and meet potential entrepreneurs just as excited as you are to launch a new business. We set up free events in partnership with the top brands in entrepreneurship and the startup industry across the world.

Visit our Events page for more info.


Culin Tate


Shahab Kaviani

Co-Founder & CEO

Shahab Kaviani and Culin Tate met at the very first Co-Founders Wanted Meetup in Maryland in 2010. We realized the success we had from previous startups we co-founded came because of the healthy partnerships we built more than any other factor.

Bill Wade

Bill Wade

Founder and CEO Company.com

Julie Edge

Dr. Julie Edge

Olin Business School Washington University

Carl Leubsdorf

Carl Leubsdorf, Jr.

Formerly CTO
Match.com International

Ilya Breyman

Ilya Breyman

Managing Director at Talent Equity Ventures

FortiFy VC


Militello Capital

Militello Capital

Talent Equity Ventures

Talent Equity Ventures

Maryland Venture Fund

Maryland Venture Fund

Join the Movement

Once in awhile, a movement starts that leaves a lasting impact on how the world works. CoFoundersLab is at the forefront of the entrepreneur movement. We rely on our volunteers to help organize in many cities we can't reach, and are always looking for extra help. If you'd like to bring CoFoundersLab to your city, we'd love to hear from you. We can't think of a better way to get involved with your local entrepreneur community.

Join Our Team

Our Headquarters

We're growing and always on the lookout for talented individuals. We don't advertise openings; instead we seek to attract people who believe deeply in our mission. How you'll contribute is secondary; we'll find a way to play to your biggest strengths. Drop us a line and tell us how you'd like to help CoFoundersLab.

Private Labeling

Private labeling your own version of CoFoundersLab's proprietary entrepreneur matching technology is the perfect way to offer a co-founder matching environment for your community. If you know of an organization or school that could benefit from a co-founder matching platform to help entrepreneurs create successful startups, click here to learn more about private labeling.

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Our Story

Conceived on 1/1/11, CoFoundersLab is a Maryland-based startup focused on bringing together entrepreneurs with the aim of launching a startup together. We do this matchmaking for entrepreneurs through in-person Meetups and through our online matching service.

Tap into our online co-founder matching site and discover entrepreneurs who are looking to join a startup or are seeking a business partner to join them. Think eHarmony™ for entrepreneurs. Search for co-founders in your city or post your profile so you can be discovered by entrepreneurs who could turn out to be your perfect match.

Our Partners

Corporate Sponsors:

Strategic Partners:

Founder Institute
Lean Startup Machine
Startup Weekend
Cleantech Open
Application Developers Alliance
Springboard Enterprises
Startup Maryland

University Partners:

Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Northeastern University
Royal Roads University
University of Michigan


And thanks to more than 100 Community Supporters accross the world. You can view them here, by city.