I am interested to build a startup. But I need a partner, most probably someone that has the skills that I don't have. I have technical backgrounds in web development and scrum project management. Now it would be great to have someone that can fill in the gaps that I don't have, because I can never be great in everything and because currently I am still working fulltime at a company. Does anybody know a forum that accommodates this?
I see you're in Sydney, Australia. Why don't you attend some of these meetups? You should be able to meet a lot of interesting folks that might be your cofounder.
http://www.meetup.com/open-coffee-sydney/ http://www.growthtown.com/ Mailing list: http://siliconbeachaustralia.org/ http://rubyonrails.com.au/ We (tech entrepreneurs) usually have drinks every Friday 6 pm at Grace Hotel (York St). Bar 77. It's an ad-hoc process. Just come and usually there are >10 people there.
Some great resources for this include:
http://startupplays.com/blog/finding-a-technical-co-founder/ - List of Resources for finding a technical co-founder
http://www.cofounderslab.com/ - Matchmaking service for entrepreneurs
A web based SaaS or social networking using Rails that potentially can bring lots of users.You're going to need to tighten that up first. Before looking for a co-founder you really need to sit down and figure out what it is you want to do. "doing a startup" is like "painting a picture" You have to have some idea of what the end is supposed to look like before you start.