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Tag Archive: Non-Technical Founder
One startup entrepreneur lists 10 things she’s learned in 24 months as the non-technical founder.
Don’t know how to code? Don’t let that hold you back, says this founder, who explains how she replaced lack of tech expertise with sheer hustle.
Don’t wait for Mr. Technically Right (or for Mr. Right either),” advises one single, non-technical founder who started her company without a business or romantic partner.
Don’t know how to code and can’t find a great technical co-founder? Yifan Zhang, the CEO and co-founder of GymPact, offers unconventional advice on how to proceed.
By Yifan Zhang (Co-founder & CEO, GymPact)
The one question I’m asked most by first-time, non-technical founders is, “How do I find a developer?” My suggestion is, don’t. At least not right away. Why?
These are the skills I’ve found to be the most important as a non-technical founder to make herself useful at a startup.
By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)
For all intents and purposes, I’m the non-technical co-founder of my internet company LaunchBit, an ad network for email. I barely write a line of code anymore. So what do I do? I sit around and boss people around. I’m the ideas person. I write strategy docs. I manage products.
When I started
As a non-technical sole founder, outsourcing development enabled me to stop waiting and act immediately to bring my game to life. Here are some lessons I learned working with contractors while building my game.
By Stephanie Cheng (Founder, Seesaw Games)
Working with outsourced developers can be a mixed bag. On one hand, it enables you to start product development right away without having to learn code or bring in a technical cofounder.
On the other hand, misstep can be a waste of time and money, not to mention nail-bitingly stressful.
Depending on where you are in your process, outsourcing may be a quick and cost efficient way to get the ball rolling on a functional first version.