“We are thrilled to welcome the Founder Dating community into our entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Onevest’s Executive Chairman Alejandro Cremades.
“Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, not to mention the catalyst for innovation and change.
During the three-hour gatherings, entrepreneurs form groups based on their area of interest—say, enterprise software or mobile applications.
"Your business partner becomes a key part of your life," Choudhary says.
To maintain a balance of technical and business experience among participants, Founder Dating is selective about who may attend.
Entrepreneurs must fill out an online application, answering questions about their experience, interests, and area of expertise.
Over the course of the weekend, the groups refine business models, create mockups, and often launch actual businesses.
Since 2009, Startup Weekend events, which are held in 120 cities worldwide, have spawned more than 180 companies.