Find a Co-Founder in Chicago, IL

Did you know that founding teams with multiple co-founders have a greater chance of success? If you’re looking for someone to join your venture, looking for a venture to join, or open to either, sign up and attend our local, in-person Meetups to discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. You’ll meet other entrepreneurs who are as energized as you are about launching a new business and who possess a wide range of unique experiences, ideas, and skills.

Unlike some networking events which lack structure and are cluttered with a large amount of people with varying intentions‚ our Meetups are laser-focused to help you find a co-founder.

The in-person events are a perfect complement to your online search at After you register for an event, go to to find and pre-network with a few people whom you want to have a deeper conversation with at the event. Be sure to also add the event to your CoFoundersLab profile to let others know that you plan to attend the event.

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See what entrepreneurs have to say about our events.

See what entrepreneurs have to say about our events.

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What they're saying...

The Meetup created a perfect environment to meet advisors, co-founders and other impressive, talented people. I recommend this event to anyone who wants to build a strong team.

Terri Member Member Since 2013
Terri Member

This event is exactly what Chicago and other entrepreneurial cities need.

Michael Phillip Member Since 2012
Michael Phillip

I was very impressed with how this Meetup was run, I thought it was very productive and efficient. This was an excellent networking event and I'll be attending in the future. I definitely recommend these meetups to anyone looking to collaborate!

Dave Longwell Member Since 2013
Dave Longwell

I was highly impressed with the caliber of the people there. I look forward to future events!

Jay Kinzie Member Since 2013
Jay Kinzie

What are you waiting for? Join this Meetup!