|Sent on:||Monday, May 19, 2008 8:41 AM|
Project Manager wanted for Killer Category Internet Startup (one to three months). Happy to provide more impressive Title as well
We are seeking a very unusual Project Manager who wants to not only make money, and is willing to risk low pay (but generous equity and big pay on backend)for a short period but more importantly, to make a huge difference in the world and in the development of the internet.
Our startup draws together the latest and best research on long-lasting happy marriages/committed relationships, effective divorce busting practices, and web 2.0 functionalities to produce what we believe will be as much the portal of choice for couples wishing to save or otherwise revitalize and ensure their relationship as Match is still the portal of choice for singles seeking a mate. Our potential market includes at least 30 million unhappy couples in the US. We will have a free and also a low cost monthly site, and have perfect widgets for FaceBook, plus strong quasi-viral marketing tactics.
> We have an alpha that nearly 100 couples have said they thoroughly liked.
> Our business plan and pitch was a finalist in the UC Berkeley business plan competition
> One of the best health insurance companies in the nation wants to beta test us (given the immense causal relationship between long lasting happy marriages and marked reduction in heart disease (for men) and other illnesses, accident incidence, recovery rates, etc) AND TWO MORE Health Insurance companies we have presented to now want to see the Demo(Beta).
> the founder wants his own profits to go to stop global warming, prevent genocide and war, make elections fair, and other urgent important causes
> three well-connected (two work at Google) high integrity partners are confident they can find angel funding as soon as we have a demo
> We have two of the leading therapists in the country on our board of advisors.
THIS COULD BE VERY VERY BIG:
We are the next natural step in the web 2.0 revolution-- from simply creating more relationships to sustaining, enhancing, and deepening those relationships
> Able to devote on average 3-5hrs per week
> Able to demonstrate you've successfully managed engineers in the production of a consumer web app (we may have to accept just a B2B app)
> ideally quite familiar with latest 2.0 tech or have associates who are, and can quickly get crash course;
> Big plus if you have one or more of your own talented coders in case current chief engineer does not work out, and small seed funder ($5-7k to match my own) to cover their cost
3-5 hours per week on average managing our current engineer or one you help us find that we can afford
Note: We have flow chart, 6page function overview, 53page detailed function overview, screen shots
COMPENSATION: Since we are pre-funding, must be willing to work for deferred plus generous equity situation.
Of course this could turn into a long term position lasting for years.
If interested, please write me according to directions below at [address removed] and then f/u with call to[masked], indicating the following:
In subject box put: Project Manager, Ruby on Rails
1) Para summarizing your qualifications
2) reference to your experience project managing web apps, successful or not (since you learn more from failures),
3) Sentence or Para speaking to your motive and track record to prove it
4) What you are thinking you would want in return (tied to milestones)
5) resume attached as word doc