So, I’m currently 19 and in college. I have a startup with a couple of roommates, and we have a very unique idea, we know exactly how to monetize it, how we want it to be built, we know the need that it fills, everything is figured out. Well, except for the actual coding. I know a decent amount of Java, JS, C++, and some other languages, just nothing near the capacity needed to build this project. I have never wanted to be known as an “idea guy” but well, I’m certainly closer to that than being an actual useful programmer.
The weird part of this is that I am almost 100% sure that the “business” cofounder has just about secured a decent amount of funding. I mean, I always was under the impression that without any coding cofounders a startup is going to go nowhere.
Is hiring contractors really that viable of an option? I 100% know that even as I’m studying programming everyday, I can’t make up that much knowledge before we actually have to bring a product to the table. I mean, if we got an office and stuff and this started being full time, I was planning on just doing anything that the business needed – working with the programmers, marketing, working on the office, literally any dirty work that needs to be done etc..
Not really sure what I’m asking, I’m sure many legit programmers are laughing at this right now, so I guess I’ll narrow it down to this: Should I A) – Quit and tell the other cofounders I’m not competent enough for the position of CTO, anything technology related B) – Desperately try to find a technical cofounder or C) – Just go along with this, hire contractors and learn programming in the meantime?
Sorry for the wall of text, just really anxious about this.