Ideas & Co-founders

At BEA we know that finding a good idea and a good team are central to success. We hope the resources below will help you arrive at your “eureka” moment!

Finding ideas

The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.” – Getting Startup Ideas by Paul Graham (co-founder of Y-Combinator).

If you’re at the stage where you are looking for a business idea, Paul Graham’s essay is an invaluable starting point.  So too is going out and meeting people in your area of interest.  Check out meetups, events in the city and at Berkeley, and just talk to people.

Finding a co-founder

Check out our events page for the latest opportunities to meet with like-minded UC Berkeley students. The following websites are also useful for finding suitable co-founders: