|I'm a couple months in to a startup with 2 other talented guys. I'm also the lead design,ui,ux, front-end developer (html/css/js). One other guy is the lead back end developer, and the third in question was assigned with the business dev./hustler role.|
This non-tech guy, in a nutshell, is smart. He's as technically savvy as you can get without actually knowing how to code. Normally, I would never ask a non-tech person to join a startup team, but I honestly felt that he had some valuable skills to bring to the table. We're about 1.5 months into the project. A working demo is about 70% done, which me and the other developer have been working on. 2 of us are full-time on this. The non-tech guy, still carries his full time job.If his priorities were in-line with the startup, he can still get a lot done during work hours, as well as night and weekends. What I'm finding however, is that he's unable to make that commitment.
While me and the other developer have practically made an entire product in 1 month, he still has yet to deliver a business plan or pitch deck. He goes unresponsive for days at a time via email. Never logs on to Gtalk unless we have a scheduled hangout meeting. He never even talks business w/me. I've always been an aspiring startup entrepneur, so keep tabs on current news and resources that will help me become successful. He does not. I find myself constantly having to source resources for him to absorb. It never concerned me that he didn't know this stuff up front. My confidence in his ability assumed that he would do it on his own, but as I've observed.. this is not the case.
I know this guy is smart, I know he CAN do it, but he's currently not.I am planning to talk with him within the next couple days, but my question is, should I give him another chance after our discussion?Thanks for any feedback.