Chris Covert, Founder

Business Developer, Product Manager, Programmer

Toronto, Canada

Chris is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Chris is looking for an adviser who

Has expertise in

Business Development

Relevant industries

Technology Consulting

Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Chris

I have spent my career as a systems administrator\\analyst, programmer\analyst and project manager. My strengths include integration analysis, change management, project management. I am an okay developer and can get my hands dirty to help perform some heavy lifting. My greatest strength is why I am here promoting myself: ideas, spirit to bring some neat ideas to market, and desire to learn.

I have approximately 70 business ideas and counting. Some around mobile applications, others non-profit, others not technology related. These ideas are in various stages of design, development, business planning or just an idea written in a Spark document.

I am willing to join someone who has a good idea: but it would be difficult to feel like a co-founder unless I helped to refine the core idea better and more viable and I felt as though I contributed to the refined vision.

Any good idea outside of technology I am also welcome to join, although putting up a shingle on a store front is not particularly compelling or intriguing unless it were a game changer.

Most important is someone I can trust and with good christian values would be a bonus. A strong work ethic and passion which will come naturally from the inspiration of a great idea that takes a hold of you and won't let go.

I am currently self-employed in the daily grind and can contribute approximately 10 hours per week at the beginning. I do not prescribe to the philosophy that if you are not willing to quit your job and put all your money and relationships on the line you don't have what it takes to succeed. Lets start to succeed together by the means we currently have available and ramp up from there.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Product Management
Managing People
Technical
Finance
Marketing
Education

Mount Allison University

Science (biochemistry)

- 1997

Information Technology Institute

Diploma of Information Technology

- 1999

Ryerson University

Certificate of Project Management

- 2005

Certification

PMP

ITIL foundation

Lean IT