Show up, be clear, be open – Brad Feld – SXSW Tech Superwomen Networking Series


Next in the SXSW 2013 Tech Superwomen Meet-up series is the co-founder of TechStars, author and prolific VC — Brad Feld.

Brad inspired during BlogHer Entrepreneurs 12 with his call for women starting companies to be bold and presumptive about the outcome.

Brad Feld on networking for co-founders.

Brad Feld on networking for co-founders.

Brad is sharing three tips for networking for a co-founder with TXSW:

  1. Show up where other co-founders hang out. Go to meetups, go to conferences, and make yourself visible.
  2. Be clear that you are looking for a co-founder, not an employee. This is especially important if you are looking for a technical co-founder. You aren’t hiring someone – you want the person to go on a long term journey with you.
  3. Be open about your idea. Let the idea breath – give it oxygen – so it gets better over time.  If you can’t get a co-founder excited about it, then there might be something wrong with the idea.

      – Brad Feld (@bfeld)

Brad will be speaking at the NCWIT Tech Talk on start-ups and why gender diversity matters this week.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Official Tech Superwomen SXSW meet-up, taking place on March 9, 2013, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., at the Empire.

Join the hashtag #TXSWSX and let me know what you are looking to get out of the event.

See you in Austin!

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