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.
Tag Archive: Non-Technical Founder
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.