matching skills with ideas

cofoundme enables entrepreneurs to find cofounders for their projects and startups to recruit staff.

cofoundme was founded in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to connect business students of HSG and students with a technical background from ETH to foster entrepreneurial activities. Since then, the platform has expanded its user base rapidly and started collaborations with important partner organisations and entrepreneurial initiatives.

We are the right host for your ideas – Ask our partner network and references!

Your precious idea is at the right place – right here and now. cofoundme works together with a broad network of partner organisations in the field of entrepreneurship. cofoundme partnered up with a wide range of players within the startup ecosystem – from coworking spaces to startup consultancies.

And they are all here to support you!

Renowned entrepreneurs, experts and professors recommend cofoundme to you. Go to our References to find more about it.

You don’t have an idea? You have skills!

Whenever a startup decides to share its idea on cofoundme you come into play. Find open positions in the most interesting early stage startups. Become an entrepreneur by helping driven peers to bring their dream into reality. Or get matched to startups and let your dream job find you!

About ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Entrepreneur Club is a student initiative at ETH Zurich aiming to bring entrepreneurial-minded people together and to foster entrepreneurship among students. Through startup events and the community, a platform is provided to develop ideas, build teams and exchange experience. More information on the website or on the Facebook page.

cofoundme Team

Johannes Kern

Johannes Kern

Johannes holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. He is engaged with business development and especially business process management where he has his own startup. Johannes is striving to be a global citizen, wanting to be able to completely immerse himself in any culture and having a global mindset.

Valentin Kahn

Valentin Kahn

Valentin studies Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen and International Management in the CEMS Double Degree with ESADE Barcelona. He has a broad range of working experience with and for start-ups, funds and multinational corporations in Europe and Latin America. He believes in the power of innovation, teams and networks. He is especially interested in Blockchains and Clean Energy innovations.

Paolo Piffaretti

Paolo Piffaretti

Paolo Piffaretti is a student of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen. He is a young and motivated entrepreneur, always looking forward to further develop his entrepreneurial ideas and eager to learn new things every day. He has lived in three different continents including Asia, America and Europe, which have made him very open to new cultures and people.

Klaus Zahiragic

Klaus Zahiragic is cofoundme’s Chief Technology Officer.


People who have helped to advance the project.

  • Gereon Sommer
  • Yannick Dienst
  • Tobias Magyar
  • Wolf Vollprecht
  • Joni Orponen
  • Sebastian Flückiger
  • Luzius Bäckert
  • Silvan Krähenbühl
  • Leonard Witteler
  • Paul Peyrot
  • Louis Nicholls
  • Vanessa Pinter
  • Dillon Teander
  • Daniel Meile
  • Daniel Roger Casanova
  • Alexander Jung-Loddenkemper
  • Besfort Abazi