Over the past few months, I have been working on a developing my new idea for a startup. I have started floating my idea to friends and family to see if it’s viable, talking to other technology entrepreneurs I know as well as doing market research, competitor research and thinking about how to go about building an MVP (minimum viable product).
I’m at a point in the progression of this business that I need some help. As the lone non-technical founder of a startup, I am looking to add a technical cofounder to the team to start creating an MVP along with planning and even getting the right investors involved at the right point. I have also been looking into Y Cobinator and TechStars as a potential way to kick start the business and get some great hands on help at the beginning.
I am looking for a connection or to be introduced to someone who is smart and knows how to program or can learn a particular language quickly. My initial thoughts are along the lines of an iPhone and/or Android application, but that is not set in stone and might change as the idea evolves. Mostly though, I’m looking for someone who is driven, smart, and that I get along with because that is ultimately what makes up a good co-founder. When starting a business, the co-founders spend a lot of time together and they have to be able to get along, share, and respectfully criticize each other’s work.
If you yourself are, or know of someone who is technical and would be interested in working on a startup with me, I would appreciate an introduction to start discussing possibilities with him/her. If you have any questions or thoughts on this, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to the possibilities of this startup and meeting someone just as excited about the idea.
One of my friends who has started a few companies sent me this article that I think is good at explaining cofounders and what to look for: What A Nerd Looks for in a Non-Technical Cofounder. Take a peak and let me know what you think.