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How to find a co-founder for travel related startup?

I'm planning to start a travel related business which have unique travel plans and destinations. It's like walking on the footsteps of great warriors, Spiritual leaders, Legends and travellers. I'm looking for someone who is already working in travel industry and able to handle the operations side of the business.

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I'd love to hear more. I'm a travel professional with 9 yrs in the industry.


Answered 5 years ago

Before you start, make sure you look at what you're going to need to make your business a success and look at what you can bring to the table and what you need.

A lot of start-ups struggle to get off their feet because the co-founders share a vision and a background which makes them great for bouncing ideas off one another, but then they get stuck at the execution stage where they need a skill set they don't have and can't afford to hire.

If, for example, you're an expert at travel and history, than you probably want to partner with an expert on marketing and technology because they'll be able to help you execute on your vision.

If you rock at marketing, but you're not as strong in logistics, you probably want someone with a lot of experience in travel logistics.

Define the partner who's going to help you achieve your goals, and then make sure that you go through a very thorough vetting process to make sure that you find the right partner for you.

Good luck


Answered 5 years ago

This sounds like more of a grandiose idea than a business. It sounds a lot like you don't have any experience in the travel industry per se (I could be wrong). The key to something like this how are you going to market it? Just who is looking for something like this? You would need a lot more validation and testing before you could consider finding a partner. However, if you talk to 100 travel agents about how to market this and they like it, you might find a co-founder through that search. It still makes sense to throw up a simple web site and offer the packages and see if anyone wants to buy them first. I like to throw some tough love out there to potential entrepreneurs so they can fight back with the right answers to win at their business.


Answered 5 years ago

Solve a problem that you have intimate knowledge of. if you do not know anything about the the travel space do not go down that path.

Stick to what you know. Based on your past work experience what problems have you encountered? Start there.

Whatever you do make sure your start up is a WANT not a NEED.

John Doe wants an iPhone
John Doe needs an iPhone

See the difference?


Answered 5 years ago

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