| ||Ask HN: Starting a SaaS business as non-technical founder|
64 points by nicdc 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 52 comments |
|I have an idea and want to move it forward. Details below. Any advice?|
(Given HN's technical inclination, I am aware that most will frown on this from the start. Yet another "ideas man".. ;-))
Background: I have never developed an app or website. I come from a non-tech project management and statistics background. I've dabbled in Python and R for statistics and academic-type research. So nothing really useful for app/web development. I also don't have any entrepreneurial credentials.
Current inclination: learn the necessary tools myself to code/develop my own product. My rationale is that the more I know the ins-and-outs of my product, the better I can sell it. Plus, this path may even help me attract technical talent, or a technical co-founder. But truth be told, part of this inclination is also to ease (at least partially) my imposter syndrome. I know outsourcing the product would save me time in the short-run, but I would feel like a total poser doing so. Also, worst case, the project fails but the technical skills I acquired make me more marketable for tech-type jobs.
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