You Tried to Find a Technical Co-Founder & This Happened…
You were in class, a boring meeting at work, or just sitting on the couch and all of a sudden…
And pretty soon, you start thinking…
So you start telling everyone! Until some
asshole well-meaning friend asks how you will build it and you realize that your plan of action is essentially -
So you start thinking - I need a technical co-founder!
Finding a Good Technical Co-Founder isn’t Easy. Finding a Great One is Nearly Impossible
There are a couple good resources for finding a technical co-founder – including CoFoundersLab, LinkedIn, and of course, local tech meet-ups.
- But in all of this, here’s what most people miss – The better a developer is, the more competing opportunities they will have.
- For a great technical developer, it often means sacrificing a full-time job and/or a lucrative freelance career to invest in you.
- Some of the best developers I know only jump into full-time startup work AFTER an MVP has been created and/or funding has been found.
What about Coding it Myself?
Your other option is to try and learn code yourself. For some – this can work. But for the vast majority of folks, you’ll find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time on building a shitty, non-functional product rather than truly testing your idea.
So What Do I Do?
For some, building a wireframe in Balsamiq and slapping a voice overview on top is enough. In this guy’s humble opinion, you won’t get far unless you prove to a potential technical co-founder (and yourself) that you’re serious - build an MVP to show your business is worth joining.
If you’re serious about making your vision a reality, try matchist.
- matchist.com makes it easy to find a high-quality freelance developer who can build out your MVP.
- You can then use that MVP to get funding and/or attract a serious Technical Co-Founder.