In the interest of full disclosure, there are a few red flags with this posts.
Red Flag #1 - “partner” implies some sort of delayed compensation. Hence, the “part time” prefix. Noboday wants to starve full time.
Red Flag #2 - This is my first post
Ref Flag #3 - I don’t have any specific project in mind.
Red Flag #4 - I have minimal experience in design or manufacturing.
With that in mind, I am looking for people to form a domestic manufacturing startup that is fiscally sustainable, socially responsible, and treats its workers right. I am just a guy who does very basic database programming at one of those small generic importing companies. I have taken a few cad/cam/cnc classes but I’ve barely scratched the surface of the design/manufacturing process. The idea is to start with simple small projects, use what we learned in the process to build next projects better and bigger, and repeat. It can a simple wooden tray or a bicycle peddle or a LED desk lamp or whatever that can be made with existing equipments. The statup will have access to a small workshop, cnc mill, cnc lathe, cnc router, dye sublimation printer, cylinder arm sewing machine, laser engraver, a small electronics work bench, mig/tig welder and etc. The startup does not have to worry about rent, utility, or machine payments, that will be my contribution.
The ideal partners are people who are willing to be familiar with the various manufacturing process and can treat other partners as equals and all cowokers as fellow human beings.
Red Flag #5 - I am ideologically opposed to manufacturing in undemocratic countries and I prefer to manufacture in the US. Most of the equipment listed above are made in the US or in other free countries.
What motivates me besides domestic manufacturing is that I don’t mind working 60~80hr weeks, but if I have friends coming over, I can easily take half a day or a couple days off whenever I want and also enjoy the various pretax company perks. Therefore, the company needs to have a good operating structure.
I am open to working on a few simple projects first before committing and this is still a learning process for me. I am located in Temple City, CA.
A lot of information are missing so free free to ask.