Startup Engineering

If your idea gets validated but you are a non-technical founder should you seek money or help?

Andy Harrington Real Estate consultant

April 17th, 2017

The solution requires software processing combined with a professional service. Validating the idea has been easier than I would expect. Finding a capable and willing engineer will allow me to gather a larger investment to complete the MVP and the ability generate sales . A small investment used for contracted service only gets a demo and feasibility analysis completed. Which way should be better for a business at this stage?

Sandeep Jangir Technical geek with startup experience from India.

April 19th, 2017

Either you should add founder that is technical or hire a technical team that be on module basis payment mode (in this case you have to seek for money).


Second option is better if you don't want to share your equity.


If you need any further help regarding IT development mail me at sandeep@techsbiz.com


Joshua Wolfe Full stack Rails Development Lead and owner of WFSBS, LLC

April 25th, 2017

If you are a non-technical founder looking to create software in any form, I would certainly suggest looking for help first.


Many of the companies that I consult with don't really grasp the 'M' in MVP. It is often attributed to their lack of technical knowledge and the costs associated with adding each piece of functionality.


If you were to seek money for your startup, my assertion is that you would not be able to accurately quantify the amount of funds that you require to reach your MVP.