How to convince a software engineer to join your early-stage tech startup.
By Edward Kim (Senior Engineer, Triptrotting)
Almost once a week, I get a random phone call, email, message, etc. It goes something like this: “Hey Eddie, I’ve got this million dollar idea. I just need a programmer to make it.”
Before I go on any further, if you’re an engineer, I’m sure this already sounds familiar to you.
“I checked and there’s nothing like this out there. It’s sort of like Facebook but better. It’s like Facebook meets Twitter meets Google! Well? What do you think? We’ll go 50/50 on this. You handle the programming, I handle the business side of things.”