Batman had Robin. Holmes had Watson. Literature and film are full of dynamic duos, the sum of whose parts are greater than the individual. The same principle applies to early stage startups. Find the right partner in crime, and you’ll start to have fun working together to build something you both can be proud off.
That’s the key message of a very interesting article on Mashable.com that hands out tips about how to find your perfect cofounder. The article is part of a larger series about running a business, featuring insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.
The tips in the article are not exactly groundbreaking, but they do open up your eyes to some obvious things your might overlook. You need to find a partner that’s compatible with you both professionally and personally. You need to complement each other’s skills and be able to get along, especially when the going gets tough. The real magic to cofounding teams is personality fit. Lots of people find their cofounders amongst their family and friends, others prefer to limit their search to their professional network. They go to relevant events and meet new people non-stop in search of their ideal business partner. We invite you to read the entire article on Mashable.com.
If you are thinking about setting up your own company, we also encourage you to download our FLEGA report 2016, that we published past June. It contains loads of insights about the Belgian games industry that will help you get started. The report consists of the following chapters: an overview of the Flemish/Belgian gamer and Flemish/Belgian game industry, supporting measures for the Flemish game industry, the economic impact of our sector and the specific needs of the industry to grow and compete in the world, global trends and insights and a final conclusion.