3 tips for finding the perfect social enterprise co-founder

How do you find the perfect business partner? Photo by: Karl Gartland / CC BY-NC-ND

Starting your own social enterprise requires a substantial amount of financial capital and hard work, which can be extremely daunting if you’re a one-person team. Instead of setting out alone, it is usually a better idea to find a co-founder who can take the entrepreneurial journey with you, and share the risk and responsibility, as well as the rewards.

Just like any business, the best case scenario for a startup social enterprise is that it takes off, scales impact, achieves financial sustainability and stays in operation for many years. If this happens, you could potentially spend the rest of your life working with your business partner so finding the right fit should not be taken lightly.

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    Liana Barcia

    Liana is a Manila-based reporter at Devex focusing on education, development finance and public-private partnerships and contributing a wide range of content featured in the Development Insider, Money Matters and Doing Good newsletters. She draws from her experience in business reporting and advertising to generate coverage that is engaging, insightful and relevant to the Devex community.