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Allan Grant met his company's co-founders, Jeff Yee and Nori Yoshida, at a bar.
The three software developers immediately bonded over their interest in lean start-up principles and Ruby on Rails, a programming framework.
"I was able to soak in feedback and pick people's brains throughout the weekend," says Andrzejewski.
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A few weeks after the event, the group had recruited another co-founder, Zachary Melamed, and was in the process of incorporating the business.
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Since its launch last January, Foodspotting has amassed more than 650,000 users and gone on to raise nearly million in additional funding.Entrepreneurs, many of whom are interested in launching tech companies, typically go to functions like these to meet people with skills complementary to their own.To maintain a balance of technical and business experience among participants, Founder Dating is selective about who may attend.So far, Founder Dating has held 10 events and yielded several start-ups.At another event, Startup Weekend, entrepreneurs not only meet potential co-founders but also work with them.
Even though the partnership fizzled, the event was beneficial, says Andrzejewski.