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Where can I find fellow developers who are looking for help to create a startup?

Are there any collaboration websites whereby people pitch ideas and a group of people 'join' the project in an effort to create some kind of prototype?

Edit: @Vitor Braga - Seriously i'm not looking to make money, just finding developers who are interested in making a trivial little app with someone else.

Edit: It may be worthy to explain that I live in a remote area of Australia.

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Sometimes you want to hold the idea secret ... but only sometimes. –  Job Mar 9 '11 at 22:09

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How about PartnerUp?

Also check MeetUp for entrepreneurial groups near you.

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WTF?!

Let's change create a startup to marry:

Where can I find fellow developers who are looking for help to marry?

Are there any collaboration websites whereby people pitch ideas and a group of people 'join' the marriage in an effort to create some kind of prototype?

Sounds absurd? It should. If you plan being in the next few years with a group of people working tirelessly over pizzes to meet impossible deadlines, writing stupid business plans to satisfy VC and other funding sources you should at least know well those people.

Really well. Like in a marriage.

I do not have statistics in hand but a lot of small companies die because partners really hate each other. Don't ask me how I know this.

Work alone for as long as you can. Take the necessary time to find persons who will commit themselves to the project and you will get along while working really, really hard. Take some angel money from your parents, from your friends, from your landlord and pay freelancers for what you don't know how to do. If you can't pitch your idea and raise a few thousand bucks from your social network, you're already screwed.

By the way, finding ways to meet and connect with the right people is a key skill for an entrepreneur. Learn it as methodically as if you were learning discrete mathematics.

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Vitor, do you know of any websites where married couples can exchange partners? –  Job Mar 9 '11 at 22:08
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@Job: that's great nice idea, do you want to partner with me to create it? –  user2567 Mar 9 '11 at 22:11
    
@Job: There are such sites, but posting them isn't really appropriate for this site. –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Mar 9 '11 at 22:14
    
@Pierre 303, sounds good. I say we shall call is pierreslist.org. By the way, you have the most rep here but is says that you are in the top 0.06% overall. What does that mean for someone who is #1 in the list? How is it calculated, do you know? –  Job Mar 9 '11 at 22:22
    
-1 for telling him it can't be done. How many start up founders have heard that one. –  Evan Mar 9 '11 at 22:27

Here is a great article about hiring from the opposite perspective. Thinking about what the start-up is looking for can really help.

You may also be interested in participating in a site like OnStartups.com. Over time you may be able to earn some trust and connect with other startups.

Competing in Start-up competitions like StartUpWeekend.org can also be a good start. Check out some of the winners like VoteOnPlay.com and OnDaMenu.com

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