Lets say you have an idea. You think it's fabulous and all your friends and family agree. It fills a desperate hole in the market and you're sure it will go on to be become the next Twitstagrambook®. What happens next?
If you're a developer genius or you know one then getting started on the next part isn't so tough. A few late nights, some weekends and maybe in a short while you have a very rough prototype. Awesome.
But what if you're not a developer and don't know one? Is it still possible to get that idea made? To find someone to believe in the project and help you along?
As may be apparent already; I have an idea. I have basic mock ups and wireframes but that's about as far as I can take it by myself at this stage.
I've reached out to people via email and Twitter but with very little success so far. Which is understandable. I'm sure their mentions/inboxes are full of people who think they have the next hit.
There are of course various programs and initiatives available, but..
TechStars says on their FAQ
"If you’re a great business evangelist with no developer, it’s very unlikely we’ll accept you into the program"
YCombinator says on their FAQ
"We'll consider funding you, but your chances are about ten times better if you find yourself a technical cofounder."
Google Ventures looks great. They have teams of people ready to help design and build, not to mention the vast experience of the investors. Not so easy to get in contact with though.
Are there any stories of non-techincal people succeeding with just an idea?
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