Do You Need A Technical Co-Founder?

Many non-technical entrepreneurs wonder if they need a technical co-founder for their startup or small business. In this four minute video, I share five thoughts to help you answer that question. And if you’ve been through this process and can offer some advice, or have specific questions, please feel free to ask or share in the comments below.

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  1. I’d be interested to hear information about angel investors!

  2. Thank you very much! I am having the same problem you have just mentioned. I have an idea and want to start an online business but don’t have a technical talents . Now, i have to find a co-founder. Who will be that person?

  3. Had to really focus on ignoring the little bugs flying around in the backround 🙂
    Thank you very much Ross, everything you said has left me with a bunch to think about.

  4. Alexoriani says:

    Thank you very much Ross. You amazingly summarized all my doubts and fears. Actually, for me the point is still the same: if you don’t have enough money to hire a web developer to build your social networking site, you are pretty much forced to either find a technical co-founder or a financial co-founder or even applying for funding before having built your website, which is quite risky and tricky.


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