Ben , Founder

Business Developer

New York, New York, US

Ben is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Ben is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Big Data

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Managing People
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Ben

I currently work as a data analyst full time for an Advertising tech company in NYC with fairly lax hours; previously started an international study abroad company that did several million dollars a year in business before I sold my stake; participated (did not start) in 2 other start-ups that have failed. Both the successes and failures have been strong learning opportunities.

I studied finance in school ('89). My founder skill sets are specific to Product, Operations, and Strategy. I can also sell hard and build meaningful relationships.

I know enough code to speak intellectually about the development planning and process. However, I am seeking somebody who has a sophisticated understanding of both core algorithms, as well as how all things technology fit together.

Someone who can see the big picture when necessary, but spends the majority of their focus on the immediate road ahead; can create timelines, work in spurts to meet those timelines, and communicate needs, facts, and emotions effectively when something goes awry.

I have a project that has legs, but I am always open to a conversation about a cool idea.

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

Rutgers University

Finance & Economics

- 2011

Accelerator/Incubator

NYU-Poly: DUMBO Incubator