So a little background of myself – I have 5+ years of Full-Stack/some dev ops experience. 3ish were freelance/consulting and since then have worked at a few enterprise companies.
With that said, my “startup” is literally just beyond the planning phase as I have only set up the apps directory/main config. I am using an Agile/Scrum style of development.
What I am looking for is somebody who is proficient in React, Redux, TypeScript, Node, GraphQL and Postgres (there are others but those are hard reqs).
I have marketing, customer acquisition and PR taken care of (thanks to my amazing girlfriend in that field).
The development process I am using is Agile/Scrum. Currently with a Kanban board but will eventually integrate Jira.
I can explain the details of the app etc in a private message after vetting experience as I want to take this serious.
PSA: This is pretty much me looking for a co-founder that has a similar drive/passion and is willing to take the risk of this paying off at the end or turning into a very useful personal application.
I’m about to join a self-funded biotech startup as an early member, coming from an academic background. MVP was developed in an academic setting and my role will be in establishing and scaling up part of the product development pipeline, with a look forward to running those departments as they scale up. While using similar pipelines, the product for each client is different, requiring tailoring of processes to the question being asked by the client. They’ve already made sales and their expectation is for rapid growth.
Coming from an academic setting, the scale up and management aspects are somewhat out of my wheel house. I’m wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation, and if so what did you wish you knew before you started? What were road bumps that you overcame during early growth?
Or any reading to recommend?
I work full-time as a software engineer for a company that I'm very happy with. I'd like to join a startup that is essentially in the extremely early phase of formation, so it could allow me to keep my full-time job, while contributing to the startup on weekends or nights. If the startup ends up getting traction, I'd be happy to join full time.
I guess what I'm after is an opportunity that would allow me to come in as one of the startup's core members, that would have me wearing many hats (technical & entrepreneurial). My dream would be to be one of the reasons a company was able to hit the ground running & be successful.
So I guess my question is what's the best way to go about networking to find these startups that are more or less in the concept phase? I don't want something that's a 9-5 (because I have that already). I want something that's someone's side project that I can contribute to in hopes of forming it into a living, breathing product.