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Technical Co-founder Discovery Marketplace

Published 07/12/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

TechCofounder is exactly as the name states. The site is dedicated to helping enthusiastic business people get their newest endeavor up and running with the help of equally enthusiastic coders. The tech end of things can often slow down progress on a new business startup. Rather than try to search for programmers and wait for locals to have an open time slot, users can search through the TechCofounder database. Coders, on the other hand, can pitch their ideas and get them seen by interested investors who might be able to help them make a dream a reality.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The TechCofounder website was constructed by Ben Mappen, located in San Jose, California. As a PHP and Java programmer, Mappen was very accustomed to working with startup businesses. He was also the head of a non-profit organization called KASE, or the Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs. In order to help bring more professionals together in a way that allowed both to benefit, he created the TechCofounder website.

What are the differences to other apps?

TechCofounder stands out in the way it takes a Craigs List style posting and turns it into a chance for professionals to meet and make things happen. While other sites are not “tech” specialized, TechCofounder is intended to help business people meet with coders. There is no need to wade through a sea of unrelated postings. The site also gives coders a unique opportunity to get their ideas out there and seen by people who may be able to back them up and help them start something completely new.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

TechCofounder features an attractive contrast of black and gold, further complimented by the neat white homepage. The color scheme and style of the site offers a modernized appearance in away that makes it easy for a user of any computer skill level to find what they are looking for. Just follow the steps, starting with the type of user selection (either a coder interested in sharing an idea, or a business person looking for a coder). The layout is logical and helpful to a new visitor still learning the site.

How does the registration process work?

The TechCofounder website also boasts a registration-free atmosphere. Users do not have to make an account or manage any kind of a profile to use the features and search the site. That being said, users can create profiles, however this is done without registration. By entering the relevant information, including technical skills, job preferences, and reason for vying for a startup, then performing an email confirmation, users can post their listings.

What does it cost to use the application?

Users can enjoy the price of TechCofounder, which is currently absolutely free. Any user can visit the site and browse listings or make one of their own. When posting, only the most vital information relevant to the post is required. The site is intended to help users connect with people who can help them found a new business endeavor. The free price tag further encourages that sentiment by keeping the focus on the start up rather than on membership levels and fees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone with a tech related idea can possible find a way to make it happen on TechCofounder. The site is entirely dedicated to helping those types of people meet. Coders in search of a new, exciting endeavor can head to the site and make a posting as well as those who have had an idea brewing and are ready to bring it into realization.

  • An anonymous posting system that only asks for relevant information
  • A new platform to announce an idea and get someone to back it up through funding or a technical skill
  • Cost effective resource for hopeful entrepreneurs on a tight budget
  • Recently joined showcase on the homepage that announces the newest postings on the site
  • Streamlined profile creation system that makes posting a fast, easy and un-intrusive process for all users

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