This next idea, being respectful of people’s time, might seem a little obvious, but it’s necessary and can be one of those elements that gets lost in the desire to find your tech person as fast a you can. Be respectful.
It’s going to be difficult to convince someone to latch on to your idea if it’s only an idea. If you can show that it has legs, that there is value in your idea, people (and not only potential co-founders and employees, but customers, investors, and partners) will be able to understand it better and be more willing to put some of their own skin in the game.
Getting started on your product is critical. But how do you know where to start if you’re a non-technical founder or if you’re just at the idea stage? There are a handful of alternatives to hiring an in-house dev team but it depends on your needs. Below we outline these alternatives and some benefits and challenges to each.