What you need is a technology partner who can take care of the product development, whether he hires someone or does it by himself it would be up to him. But as a partner he must share the same passion as you have with this product. You must be able to completely rely on him for development while you focus on the business aspect. He should believe in the idea as much as you do. There should be no conflicts of interest between you two. He should trust in you for
business part and you should trust in him for technology part. He must be willing to take the risk as much as you are doing by plunging into this in an attempt to convert this idea into business. He should be someone who will stick to this and will stand beside you in the difficult times. More importantly if you do not have another job then he should also not have any other job but this. There is much more in terms of finding a partner/co-founder than just finding someone who can develop.
I also believe that finding a developer and managing that yourself is also not a very good idea. If you do not know much about technology then you could end up spending lot of time and money or generate lot of waste. Finding a partner is the right way forward. Good luck.
From: kt <[address removed]>
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Sent: Friday, 6 September 2013, 23:28
Subject: Re: [Developers-Entrepreneurs] Co-Founder wanted
Has anyone of you browsed through his website before?
I actually think that his proposition is quite good. As he
mentioned before he has been working in events and arts industry in the last 10 years so I assume he knows the people in the industry and the painpoint of the industry well. With some trials and errors method he may be able to make it a viable business (but it will take a lot of hardwork).
I totally agree with Sam and Emily that it is not a good idea to give out equity to a developer for building the web application at this early stage. Kwesi, maybe you can try to hire one of the developers in this group instead. I am sure there will be some developers who are willing to help out with a reasonable fee.
Please don't be put off by some of the comments here - keep trying/changing until you find the product/market fit. You never try you never know.
All the best!
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