Assaf Ben-DavidMentor, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Public Speaker
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Experienced Startup Mentor, Commercial lawyer, Lecturer & public speaker. I've helped over 300 entrepreneurs & 100+ startups. Taught tens of courses and given hundreds of talks. Founder of the Legal Clinic for Startups.


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How to find a co-founder:
1. Go to networking events - some of which are dedicated to “co-founders dating/matching” - try www.meetup.com for this.
You can also try www.founderdating.com or www.cofounderslab.com or http://www.founders-nation.com or www.founder2be.com
2. Take part in chats in relevant forums (depending on the type of co-founder you’re looking for).
3. Consider joining accelerator/incubator programs for startups/entrepreneurs - some of them connect between founders.
4. Contact head of programs at universities and tell them what you’re looking for. Today, many universities and cities have startup programs with a lot of talented participants (or speakers) who might be the perfect co-founder for you.
5. Talk to friends and family and let them know that you’re looking. This helps expand your network. Post a message on www.LinkedIn.com .

I am a mentor on Startups.com, an international lecturer on entrepreneurship and negotiation, and a commercial startup lawyer. I've successfully helped over 400 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses and I would be happy to help you. When scheduling a call, please send me some background information and the 2 main questions you want answered so that I can prepare in advance (to give you maximum value for your money). My reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david


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Firstly, it's great that you want to help people. It's also great that you have a business that is doing well from a financial point.
I am not a tax expert, but you would need to check the tax implications of funding one business from the profits of another. I do believe that this is possible, but a feasible tax structure would need to be setup. Regardless, I would NOT use profits from one business to fund the other, but rather think of a business model (+ grants, donations ect.) as a means of funding.
As for grants and social services:
Social services: from my knowledge, if you mean the official government social services, then they don't have much of a budget. As for grants: you most definitely can apply. Just take into account that it takes a lot of time, and they often require you to be a registered entity (non-profits of sorts).

I am a mentor on Startups.com, an international lecturer on entrepreneurship and negotiation, and a commercial startup lawyer. I've successfully helped over 400 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses and I would be happy to help you. When scheduling a call, please send me some background information and the 2 main questions you want answered so that I can prepare in advance (to give you maximum value for your money). My reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david
Good luck


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I would offer your service/platform to student bodies (student council) at universities and high-schools. I assume (but you would need to check) that they are your target audience and by onboarding one university, you would potentially get hundreds/thousands of clients (the students).

Good luck

I am a mentor on Startups.com, a lecturer, and a startup lawyer. I've successfully helped over 400 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses and I would be happy to help you. After scheduling a call, please send me some background information and the 2 main questions you want answered so that I can prepare in advance (to give you maximum value for your money). My reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david


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The question is a little vague but I'll my best.
1. An accountant or maybe book manager (depending on the business)
2. A commercial attorney/lawyer.
3. Someone in charge of operations.
You might not have to have these people as co-founders and it might be enough to use them as service providers at specific stages. Again: it really depends (1) what the exact business is, (2) what your background is and (3) what you're looking for (someone to take the journey with you or just someone to do what you need and that's it).
Good luck


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Unless you're doing something really unique (and even then...) it is actually advised that you start with something that already exists in order to first test the market and see that your idea/business is indeed feasible. Once you've validated your idea, you can spend money (if need be) on creating something tailor made.
By testing a simple platform first, you will learn a lot about the market, the users, what things you should do different etc....
I am a mentor on Startups.com, a lecturer, and a startup lawyer. I've successfully helped over 400 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses and I would be happy to help you. After scheduling a call, please send me some background information and the 2 main questions you want answered so that I can prepare in advance (to give you maximum value for your money). My reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david


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I'm more than happy to help you regarding how to do the pilot, and I can direct you to someone who can help with the prototype (I just need to better understand the game - for example: is it a mobile app? For computers? SaaS?)

I've successfully helped over 396 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses, and I would be happy to help you. After scheduling a call, please send me some background information so that I can prepare in advance - thus giving you maximum value for your money. Take a look at my reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david


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Sounds like you've done a good job so far ("consistent users and daily downloads"). Well done.
You're welcome to message me with more details and I'll let you know if I can help.
Good luck


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I work with a lot of startups. You're welcome to contact me so that I can get to you know better and help connect you with them. I'm also currently working with a friend on starting our own startup (after completing a previous one). He is also very talented (programmer / Data analyst and other skills), so if we all meet and get along, maybe you can join us in the process.
Good luck


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First of all: good luck.
Second, I think you need to be a little more specific in what type of help you need. I am more than happy to schedule a call and give you some advice for the initial stages, but you should try focus what exactly you need help with.
A few general pointers for now:
1. First check if there is a need for such a service (see my answer about idea validation here: https://clarity.fm/questions/6423/how-do-you-do-market-research)
2. Once you have the construction equipment (or a general agreement with other companies who will provide the equipment), create a website using one of the free website creation platforms like Wix, Wordpress, Weebly and others.
3. Launch a mini-marketing campaign to see how people are responding.
4. Reach conclusions from the above, try and improve what needs to be improved (website, landing page, ads etc...) and then repeat marketing campaign.

I've successfully helped over 396 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses, and I would be happy to help you. After scheduling a call, please send me some background information so that I can prepare in advance - thus giving you maximum value for your money. Take a look at my reviews: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david

Good luck


You have hundreds of mentors here on Clarity, so I'm not exactly sure what else your looking for. Maybe you can elaborate and then I'd be able to try and assist.
Good luck


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