Find Tech-Savvy Students

Finding a “hacker” (web or mobile developer, graphic designer, coder, etc.) for your project—anything from a CTO/partner for your new business venture to a person willing to help with a charity website—is challenging. Here are some tips for finding someone in the BYU community.

For Students Seeking Students

  1. If you are looking for a cofounder to add to your team, be sure to attend one of our Startup Hub networking activities. Another resource is BYU Startup Connect. This website’s original intent was to help connect students with startups for jobs/internships, but it also doubles as a place where entrepreneurial students can browse the profiles of other students interested in startups and connect with them to see if they may be interested in helping with the idea/company they are working on.
  2. Network. Network. Network. Attend or consider joining the following clubs/groups:
  3. If you’re looking for a app developer, consider checking out the App Competition. Coming to the kickoff and other supporting events of this competition is a great way to network with coders.
  4. Put your best foot forward by checking out this slide deck titled You’re Looking for a Technical Co-Founder from Alexey Komissarouk which was presented to the Wharton MBA Entrepreneurship Club and later found its way onto TechCrunch.

For Non-Students Seeking Students

  1. If the opportunity could be completed via an internship, consider the following options:
    • Participate in Startup Career Fair. This is a job/internship fair for Utah-based startup companies.
    • Contact David Hollan at 801-422-8928 or dhollan@byu.edu to see if the opportunity might be a good fit for an on-campus internship.
  2. If you are looking for a cofounder to add to your team, you might want to check out BYU Startup Connect. This website’s original intent was to help connect students with startups for jobs/internships, but it also doubles as a place where you can browse the profiles of students interested in startups and connect with them to see if they may be interested in helping with the idea/company they are working on.
  3. Post the opportunity to an online job/internship board:
  4. Contact the placement/recruiting representatives for these disciplines: