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Re: [ruby-110] Programmer needed for exciting new Nashville Startup

From: elijah w.
Sent on: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:24 AM
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Benjamin Nelson
<[address removed]> wrote:
> ShingleCloud is a brand new startup here in Nashville and we are working on
> an exciting new social networking application for a vertical market. We are
> looking for ambitious self-starting developers who can take on the project
> in the early stages. We have documented the epics and user stories and are

> Once we have a signed non-disclosure agreement we can give you a complete
> picture of the project. Our founders have successfully started, IPO'd, and
> sold numerous companies in the last 20+ years and they feel this project has
> more potential than previous successes.


It sounds like what you're looking for is an employee, when what you
probably need is a co-founder.

This is not the kind of reach-out that gets you what you want in an
employee - you need to specify a whole hell of a lot more in a job ad
(like what technology selections have been made already, etc) to get a
developer on board in this fashion.

If it's a cofounder role, working-for-equity, you should probably
specify the number of points that that person is going to get, and
come up with a story that's strong (but vague) enough to attract
someone with the chops to do what you want to do.

If this is really
just-another-social-­networking-app-for-a­-particular-populati­on - well,
that's not so innovative that you can't come out and say so.

best,

--e

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