Puzzling over the question of how to find programmers for startup? Then this article is for you! This is a more than legitimate question that focuses on a deeply felt problem in the very early stages of a digital business idea.
We think you have also asked yourself several times: how do I find a co-founder-developer for my startup?
In fact, the right question, in my opinion, is: how can I convince a professional to marry my business idea?
During our long experience, our company has met many developers, and there are some aspects that need to be taken into account.
Of course, you will need to hire a developer to build your software, web or mobile app. This person will be responsible for bringing your product idea to life and updating it further. You should find a technical expert with the necessary experience to manage your project.
Full-stack engineers are great for early-stage software development projects because they can program across multiple platforms. You can also save money by hiring someone who is familiar with various programming languages instead of paying multiple developers at once.
What to look for:
- Skills: You will need your developer to be familiar with the platforms and languages you choose to work with. Do your research and decide which technology will be the most useful for your project. Then look for a developer with the required knowledge and skills.
Note: Make sure the developer is familiar with your industry. This way, he or she will understand the needs of your business. As a result, such a developer can create the most up-to-date software and even help you outperform your competitors with innovative solutions.
- Show that you have already done something
Trite, but fundamental. Don’t wait for your tech co-founder to start doing something “digital”. Download the CMS, learn how to layout, evaluate SaaS/PaaS services, customize and gain skills. Perhaps you can get to the first prototype without a developer, and when you really need it, you can show him that you have already done something without him, that he is needed, but not required. And more than that: you will acquire some skills that will allow you to speak the same language as him.
- Stimulating environment
We love remote work, where you can replace your daily work from one place, be in the know, have synchronous communication. Get your co-founder out of his house and into a stimulating environment for everyone. Incubator? Accelerator? Coworking? In short, a place where he can find other professionals in the industry, access their know-how and accelerate his professional growth. Possibly at your expense!
- An ox is not pushing a cart
We’ve told you before, you need to show your co-founder that this isn’t necessary. It also means that your business cannot rely solely on its work. Don’t you think that having a digital business idea means that 90% of the work goes into developing websites, apps, and the like? You came up with it, you have to drag the team to success, you are the ox that pushes the cart. Never make your employee think that everything depends on him.
- Clear goals (including economic ones)
There is nothing worse than not setting goals and working, thinking that sooner or later something will come. Decide on the goals that must be achieved from both the technological and commercial side. Show that you can meet commitments and that your vision is clear and shared. Don’t forget to also set economic targets, wages to achieve the targets (first fundraiser?). Don’t assume that everyone has the same appetite for risk, especially when they are such coveted pros in the market. Fairness is good, but at first, you don’t pay the bills.
- Don’t let work do anything
Clear goals, no work is thrown away. Get the idea of developing a new Facebook-Amazon-Google out of your mind, and then realize that your idea isn’t going anywhere. Or worse! Continue to persist, complicating the already developed technology. There is nothing worse than finding that your work for many months is completely useless. Take a lean approach, take small steps, and if you fail, you’ve wasted hundreds of hours of work.