Just earlier this morning, a friend of mine Gchatted me with a question: Did I know of any developers that could help him with a start-up idea of his? I told him most of the folks I knew were either working full-time on
their own start-ups or already involved in multiple side projects, but I forwarded him on a list of great articles that provides a great starting point for non-technical founders to think about how to get off the ground. Given how commonly this question is posed these days, I thought I’d write up a quick post.
StartupDigest has actually consolidated several great threads / blog posts in one place, so click here for a primer on “Getting Started as a Non-Technical Founder,” including one by Vin Vacanti, a former Wall-Streeter who co-founded Yipit. And if you do happen to be a developer who’d be interested in a side project, please do let me know, and I can put you in touch with my friend.
As a side note in case you’re wondering, Whartonite Seeks Code Monkey is an actual site started by a couple of Penn engineering students as an inside joke about “silly Whartonites” looking for Penn developers to help them with their amazing multi-billion dollar start-up idea. Follow them on Twitter.