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No Tech Co-Founder? No Problem – Use Outsourcing to Replace a Tech Co-Founder

  • Mar 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Back by popular demand!

Have you heard the phrase “good idea, but you need a tech co-founder to do it”? Do you have a clear vision on your product or website, but just can’t find the right person to partner with? Do you want to save thousands (yes $000s) in expense and % of equity yet still get a product built?

Come learn from Eric Hamilton, who not only is CMO of Around the Way, but also has out sourced over 400 projects in his lifetime. He will show you how to get it done fast and cheap the right way!


Class
No Tech Co-Founder? No Problem – Use Outsourcing to Replace a Tech Co-Founder


Target Audience
Business people who do not know how to code, and are looking to get their prototype developed by an outside company


Goal
Students will walk out of the class with a strong framework for the best practices of outsourcing, acultural understanding of the prospective communication hurdles and how to manage them, andbasic wireframes of their prototype

Pre-Work

  • Have a clear idea of what you’d like to build

Session

  • Content
  • Why outsourcing is a viable opportunity (all the big guys do it)
    • How to do it effectively
    • Where to find outsourced talent
    • How to assess quality
    • How to organize your project
    • How to not spend all your money
  • Tips & Tricks: Tech terms to be familiar with, cultural issues to be aware of, etc
  • Case Study: Go through an example of an outsourced project, ask the group what they would do
    • Inject common pitfalls and hurdles as the class works through the project, so they canhave experience thinking through things that might actually happen to them
    • Give the group a budget, and deduct from it every time a change is made or an errorfrom the outsourcers happens, so they can see why it’s important to be clear
  • Group Exercise:
    • Break people into teams and give each group an example company
    • Have each team put together a simple 3 page wireframe for the example company
    • Give people 10 minutes to construct, then make each team present design and logic

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eric,
    I can't seem to remember the site that supplies pre-built template systems for sites such as dating or job sites. I recall you referring to it during your outsourcing class.
    Could you please remind me.
    Thanks in advance
    Saks

    May 3, 2013

  • Reza C.

    I know many of you are looking for a co-founder and often a technical one. There seems to be a lack of availability on the part of technical talent who are receiving numerous offers to join startups. I notice from event to even the number of people looking for technical co founders is astounding and I see the same people months later still seeking that help. In order to solve this problem, I started New York Startup Lab (http://nystartuplab.com), which provides development services to entrepreneurs to get them to prototype/MVP stage quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. Shoot me an email at [masked] to find out more. With a working MVP, your chances of finding a technical cofounder improves as you have a tangible concept that you are able to prove. Raising funds is easier as well.

    March 3, 2013

  • Julious M.

    would love to attend.

    March 2, 2013

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