In February I wrote a blog post about the lack of support for technology co-founders in BC, Canada.
I have decided to pull together an open source program/set of courses to educate/grow/upgrade technology cofounders, to increase their chances of success in their role. The first step will be to collect ideas/experience/wisdom from the community and then pull it into a bunch of classes that a person can work through at their own pace. It is my intention to build it so anyone could actually run it as face to face classes, in their local area.
Create an open source resource/courses/program that people can run in their local area to educate/grow/upgrade technology cofounders, to increase their chances of success in their role as a technology cofounder and grow into a full CTO role.
There are many, many programs that support the business/leader/ceo co-founder but few I know to support technology co-founders.
To help technology co-founders avoid mistakes, learn from others experience and build the quality product
Target audience Technology co-founder of a startup (Startup levels) with the intention of building a fast prototype to prove the concept.
To stay platform/technology agnostic
I will start with a level one startup and build through the others
Please share this link and come and contribute to the program at https://github.com/ericbrooke/ctofounder/wiki this is a wiki in which will collect all the ideas, suggestions for people we should interview, good resources you have already found and learned from..
We need the views of:
- those thinking about creating their own startup,
- those who are in it creating their first production,
- those who have supported technologists on their journey,
- those who have done it several times.
We don’t care if you have succeeded or failed share it! We need all your questions and experiences 🙂
Brooke – Good idea. In many ways the role of technical co-founder is starting to be a specialty. Having been in the role several times – and advised many others – a few things are becoming clear: not all programmers make good TCFs, and the skills that make a good TCF go beyond technology. Technology selection based on business needs, recruiting, team management – all are important. Would love to work with you to flesh some of this out…
Hey thanks for the offer have a look at the wiki and start adding your ideas and suggestions https://github.com/ericbrooke/ctofounder/wiki