Last week on TechCrunch I read about a start-up program called FounderSoup run by Stanford’s Computer Science department and backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

FounderSoup is an event that allows current students to pitch their idea, with the goal of attracting a co-founder. What better place to find a co-founder than Stanford; the epitome of start-up success? The greats such as Google, Cisco, Sun Microystems and Yahoo! all came out of Stanford.  I know some start-ups who were given investment, just because they are from Stanford and the success rate of Stanford start-ups is so high.

Their website references that there are about 20 Stanford pitch events, with the majority aimed at attracting investment from VC’s, StartX is one of them. But VC’s who invest in early stage start-ups always want to know the team behind the idea. That’s why FounderSoup has the key mission of helping people recruit a team of technical co-founders that can actually build products and lasting companies. Since Stanford is home to many of America’s best minds in the fields of business and technology, the ‘soup’ is of high quality.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.