I have a business plan made out. Software prototypes. However I lack the technical skills to carry out such a project. How do I source a technical co founder? Looking into my own network there isn’t anyone I would know proficient enough to carry out such a scalable app. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hello, I'm a technical co-founder in a startup our product is a mobile app that's uses AI and we're incubated.
So, during our monthly review with a business developer he asked about technical documentation and pointed that i should do it.
I don't know how to do it. So, i started searching, read some articles, watched videos and felt so overwhelmed by the amount of content and the importance of it like i really don't know where to start. So, i figured maybe i can find someone that went through this and help me write it.
TL;DR: how can i write a technical documentation for someone that has no experience with it?
When starting your first company or application, where did you guys go to find your technical cofounder. I see some people built theirs using bubble but I’m not sure I can build mine with it. When you finally found the best option, how did you split up the company? Did you pay them or just give them equity?
Currently I am building an app but I don’t really know how to code. I could do bubble but I don’t think it would turn into what I need it to be. I have basic (super basic) wireframes and a word document that explains all of the aspects. I really just need someone to put my idea into application form.
Any stories, suggestions, or ideas would be very helpful.
Also what are the first steps you guys took when you had an idea? How did you formulate your idea, who did you tell, how long did it take? Never hurts to seek out inspiration!
I'm part of an early-stage startup that is ready to start building its MVP. I have two other co founders, however, but each of us does not have a technical background.
Our background is in filmmaking and what we are building is a SaaS tool to help screenwriters. What we hope to build will utilize some emerging technologies such as natural language processing so that requires specific knowledge as opposed to just code.
One of my co-founders and I have a long time friend who happens to have most of the skills we need to build the MVP and even help scale it to become it's fully realized form. He's skilled in NLP, machine learning, and various code languages. He also happens to be an entrepreneur with a few startups under his belt and aligns with what we are trying to do long term (i.e. is a great culture fit).
Our friend is willing to build the MVP and stay on the company for no payment except equity. However, our other co-founder is reluctant to bring on another co founder due to dilution of equity. He would prefer we hire an inside developer to build the product and hopefully grow into a partner vs us just giving out equity right off the bat to a co-founder.
We haven't talked numbers so it's unclear how much equity our potential technical co-founder would want. Currently, my partners and I have an equal split.
In your alls experience, is it better to bring on a technical co-founder if you have the option or is it better to hire a developer(s) to build MVP and bring on a technical lead (CTO, etc) later?
I've reached out on local tech channels on slack. I looked on social media. I can find people here and there, but to find the best match as a cofounder, it seems like there must be a higher traffic method of connecting with people. Are there particular places to find cofounders with particular skill sets? I would love to be directed to those resources.
Most recently I was the CEO of a moderately successful hardware tech startup that ended up getting acquired. I led the sales/marketing team with great revenue growth, I was the hardware and firmware designer of the product that was made (we manufactured about 10,000 units), and I do front and back end software as well. So I'm definitely a generalist but have strong technical background.
Since that company I have been looking for my next startup and will admit I have been struggling to find the right problem to solve. In the meantime I have been freelancing a bit but I'm not giving up on the plan to start up another company.
I thought it might be fun to look to r/startups for advice or any guidance for a guy who feels like he's spinning his wheels a bit. Any help is appreciated!
I have an idea for an app/platform and am wondering how important a technical co-founder is.
There is a strong social component to the app/platform idea and would not be a product that is akin to a Salesforce (or any other enterprise tech for that matter).
Where are good places to look for a technical co-founder? What are some things/attributes/characteristics that I should be looking for? What should I stay away from?