I’m a founder in the energy industry struggling to figure out the best steps to take in building out my business idea. Fundamentally, my business idea solves significant gaps for the electric utility industry. In order to fill these gaps, I’m looking to leverage the mobile interface.
I feel very strong about my ability to procure and ensure customer development, however, I’m struggling to find a CTO (my preferred route is to find a co-founder who is as passionate as I am). Should I just procure a mobile development shop in order to move forward and start prototyping? My concern is the amount of time I’ll spend focusing on technology management challenges will take away from the customer development and procurement timeframe.