US based EntreMate has launched a new online service that’s focused on bringing together entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business and need a co-founder/business partner.
According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002 Report, 18 million people in the US consider themselves entrepreneurs. On a similar note, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation cites that each year about 10 million people are actively trying to start 5.6 million businesses.
EntreMate operates similarly to a personals site, where the user can post one or more profiles and/or search a database looking for others that share a business interest. In less than three minutes, and after a few simple steps, users can browse through a database of other members using a variety of criteria, including industry, skills, location and college attended.
EntreMate is currently seeking out strategic partnerships with other groups such as alumni associations, entrepreneurial-focused groups and technology councils.
The service is currently free for all members.