favorite this post Looking for a Co-Founder for a Non-Profit Startup (Chicago) hide this posting unhide

1550 S Blue Island Ave Unit 610

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compensation: Startup
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Hello world!

This "job posting" is nothing like you've ever seen before....but here-in may be an incredible opportunity.

I am a 30 year old male who is in a wheelchair because I have a form of muscular dystrophy. Physically I have a whole lot of limitations however intellectually I'm quite sharp. I have an undergraduate and a graduate degree.

I am looking to start a nonprofit startup and am looking for a co-founder. I am an introvert (INFJ) and my strengths are imagination, vision, planning, etc. What I am not is extroverted and I am not the person who "gets shit done". I am looking for such a person however. If you're outgoing, love socializing, would want to be the face and voice of the company, if you can take an idea and break it down into a hundred steps to realize it, I think we can change the world together. My nonprofit will be making durable medical equipment and support products for people with physical limitations. Eventually we'll make an entirely different type of wheelchair (my BS is in mechanical engineering by the way).

I am looking for someone who has education (at the minimum a bachelor's) preferably in business or nonprofits. Experience is not important to me, we'll both be starting from scratch. The business degree is not a requirement and I believe a number of degrees could be quite complimentary.

If you are a recent graduate who is more interested in changing the world for the better than in monetary compensation, this is for you. This is a startup proposition so you won't have any real compensation for a couple of years (neither will I) and even afterwards, this is not a place where you'll get rich. If you want to change the world, this is for you.

But wait, there's more! This second part is optional but if it happened, it would be incredible. Because I'm in a wheelchair, I need someone who would be interested in helping me. You would live with me (like roommates) in Pilsen, and you would not have to pay for rent. In fact I can afford to give you perhaps $300 cash per month for your personal expenses.

So to recap, we'd live as roommates, you'd help me (as a "caregiver" so with food, dressing, bathroom, bath) and during the days we'd be working on realizing our startup! We'd be equal partners and you wouldn't have to worry about paying rent or having food money while we are still developing our company. And we'd be friends!

If you're single, recently graduated, no pets, and under 40 years old I think we could have a lot in common and change the world. If you're a female and a person of color, even better because I believe with all my heart you'd make our company even more successful with your unique and very important world view (as compared to my white male world view).

In summary, what I'm looking for is very unique. I know it's a long shot and I know I'm asking for a lot. However if you're a caring, compassionate person who is saddened by the current world, I think we could make this happen! Don't overthink this, reach out!

If you're strictly interested in the co-founder part, please do still reach out to me and we can talk about possibilities!

When reaching out, try to help me understand why you think you'd be a good fit and let me know what you studied in college.

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post id: 6640865872



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