15 Pick Up Lines for your Next Co Founder

KahootsHQ Pick Up Lines for Co Founders

Finding a co founder can be a difficult, tedious and long-winded task. At Kahoots when we were looking for a technical co founder it took us months on months to find someone great. Now our site is up and running and we are excited to make it easier for entrepreneurs to find co founders and volunteers.

To make your experience a little bit lighter we’ve got 15 pick up lines that might make you laugh. 

1) If you were a landing page, I would only want to convert on you.

2) If you were my co founder, you could give me a call-to-action anytime.

3) Do you have a privacy policy? Because I’d love to see your fine print.

4) Me without you is like a marketer without analytics. Lost, visionless, and confused.

5) If you were a 404 page, I wouldn’t be lost, I would be found.

6) Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.

7) Is your name Wi-fi? Because I am really feeling a connection.

8) I think you could be an integral part of my project life cycle.

9) You are the Apple of my i-Mac.

10) I must be using Apple maps, because I keep getting lost in your resume.

11) You auto-complete me.

12) Are you religious? Because you’re the answer to all of my prayers.

13) Roses are #ff0000, violets are #0000ff, you better believe my partnership belongs to you.

14) Did you invent the airplane? Because you seem Wright for me.

15) You must be tired because you’ve been streaming through my RSS feed all day.


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Allison Rhodes | Director of Creative Innovation at KahootsHQ

Allison is a graduate of the Entrepreneurship program at Ryerson University, is a Masters of Digital Media candidate and one of the cofounders of KahootsHQ.com.

Talking Tech: What we learned while working with our developer

Kahoots HQ. Talking Tech, what we learned while working with our developer

This week we are talking tech and helping you communicate with your developers. It is almost impossible to run a business these days without some online component, whether that be an e-commerce store, a mobile app or a full fledged software application. If you are like me, you do your best to understand what your developer is saying but end up spending the next hour googling a bunch of terms you’ve never heard of.

We’ve written this article for you… this is what we learned while working with our amazing developer Chad. 

Don’t be afraid to ask them to ‘dumb it down’ for you. We all know you’re brilliant, but tech talk just isn’t your thing, like geometry for the mathematically challenged. There is no need to save face here, be honest and ask them to explain everything you don’t understand in detail.

This will lead to better team communication, a better product, and a less stressed version of yourself. You will know what your developer is working on because you actually understand. The right developer for you is one who won’t judge your lack of knowledge in this area and will make you feel comfortable. This leads us into tip number two…

Have a list of features they can choose to work on. As an entrepreneur you are probably great at juggling a million tasks, and you probably love it. You may find that your developer is like this too. If you have your minimal viable product up and running and you’re working with a new developer to add a bunch of new features, ask them what they would prefer to work on.

They may work on one task for a while, run into a road block and move on to a new task. Perhaps they really dislike working on one feature, but love the other. Having a number of tasks they can choose from is perfect for this. Your developer can quickly switch to a new task and stay productive. Otherwise, they could be beating their heads against a wall for five hours on a task that if they came back with a fresh mind, could have been solved in one.

Ask your developer for input. Your developer may be an amazing business person or they may be the worst, but that does not negate the fact that they are great at what they do – developing. They may bring a new outlook or fresh eyes to an issue you have been working on. Ask them how they would solve a specific problem, or what features they would see as being pertinent in the future. Then go and do some customer discovery and find out what your users think about this potential solution.

Bringing your developer into the conversation about the product and your vision is crucial. You are a team, and at the end of the day, everyone on the team wants to be included and feel validated. Keep your developer on your team while building a better product… sounds like a win, win to me.

Happy developers mean happy founders, as well as beautifully designed and functioning products. 

I hope that our learnings can help lead to your successes!


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Allison Rhodes | Director of Creative Innovation at KahootsHQ

Allison is a graduate of the Entrepreneurship program at Ryerson University, is a Masters of Digital Media candidate and one of the co-founders of KahootsHQ.com.

Inspirational Quotes for the Entrepreneur in the New Year

Inspirational Quotes for 2015

As an entrepreneur, ringing in the new year means ringing in new goals. From student entrepreneurs to startups, everyone can use a bit of help and motivation when reaching for their goals in 2015. To help with the encouragement this time of year, we put together a list of our favourite inspirational quotes.

Share these quotes. You can find the ones we love the most on our Instagram page @KahootsHQ.

Here are twenty of our favourite startup quotes.

1) “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – Unknown

2) “Entrepreneurship is a team sport, don’t go it alone.” – KahootsHQ

3) “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin

4) “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

5) “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.” – Unknown

6) “Stop saying I wish, start saying I will.” – Unknown

7) “Don’t follow your dreams, chase them.” – KahootsHQ

8) “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney Company

9) “When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

10) “Whenever you fall pick something up.” – Oswald Avery

11) “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

12) “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

13) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14) “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

15) “You’re already poor as an entrepreneur, don’t be lonely too.” – KahootsHQ

16) “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” – Maya Angelou

17) “I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.” – Stephen Chbosky

18) “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” – Dr. Seuss

19) “When life is tough, remember you are tougher.” – Unknown

20) “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” – Ryan Freitas

Share the motivation with your community!


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Allison Rhodes | Director of Creative Innovation at KahootsHQ

Allison is a graduate of the Entrepreneurship program at Ryerson University, is a Masters of Digital Media candidate and one of the cofounders of KahootsHQ.com.