Mark Wolfgang, Founder

Marketer, Business Developer

Cocoa Beach, Florida, US

Mark is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Mark is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Sales
Managing People
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Mark

Although my business is over 4 years old and I've been in the same line of work for 14 years, I've recently developed a new service offering/product that has me in "startup mode". I hired a freelancer to build a prototype product, showed it and sold it to one of my customers. They signed a 1 year contract and paid me in advance - check cashed. This customer has been using my product for 1.5 months now and they really, really love it. However, in reality, it's a bare-bones application that I need to take to the next level so I can approach my large enterprise customers.

While contract labor is easily obtainable, I really want a stake-holding developer partner that is looking for more than just a paycheck. One that is willing to dive into the project and do what it takes for the project to be a winner. Ideally, my new developer partner is willing to work for a mix of cash and revenue share/equity. We'll start with cash until we've tried each other out and know that it's going to work. After a month or so of solid performance and the relationship has developed, then we will talk about a hybrid compensation model that involves equity and/or a share of the revenue, along with cash.

My strengths:
- solid existing customer base to exploit. So far the product has been easy to sell, and it has been easy to get meetings
- great networker, people person, but also a technical expert in my field
- ethical, fair, trustworthy - lots of references and referrals
- good finances and a solid plan to fund product development/sales

You should be:
- a senior full-stack developer with experience building scalable, secure web apps
- financially stable enough to live off a lower paycheck in return for the longer play (equity or revenue share)
- trustworthy, honest, reliable, personable enough to effectively communicate
- straightforward about your needs, wants, and dreams

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Finance
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Technical
Education

Saint Leo University

BS Computer Information System and Business Administration

- 1999

Certification

Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)

RHCE