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Founder Advocacy

As the saying goes, "it's lonely at the top." Unfortunately, the founder of a startup is often the only person who truly understands the business's vision and challenges, especially in the very early stages. Further, the founder is the only person who can make the tough decisions necessary to keep the business moving forward. That is why it is crucial for you, the founder, to have a strong support network of advisors and mentors. You need to be able to bounce ideas off of others and get honest feedback on the direction of the business. You also need to be able to vent and get advice on dealing with the challenges of being a startup leader.

Non-technical founders have it even harder. They often have to deal with the challenges of running a business while also trying to learn the technical aspects of the company. That is why non-technical founders need to have a technical advocate, someone to understand the technical aspects of the business and can help the non-technical founder make the right technical decisions for the company.

You may not have full-time developers in the early stages, so you'll work with a freelance developer or a development shop. We can help you find the right development shop for your needs that match your budget and are a good fit. As you know, time is of the essence, especially for an early-stage startup. So we will ensure that the development shop or freelancers working for you are working on things that matter and are using their time effectively. We'll also advise on processes and tools to ensure they work efficiently and effectively. Finally, we will help you manage the relationship with the development shop and to avoid potential pitfalls.

As your business grows, you may need to hire full-time tech hires. We will help you screen and interview your first hires to ensure you're off to a great, healthy start.

Some of the other ways we help founders are:

  • Help the founder understand and prioritize their technology needs
  • Offer guidance and support on technology strategy and decision-making
  • Serve as a sounding board for the founder's ideas and concerns related to technology
  • Provide expert advice on how to effectively leverage technology to support the company's goals and objectives
  • Help the founder navigate the often-complex world of technology and make informed decisions about technology investments
  • Act as a liaison between the founder and the rest of the technology team, ensuring that everyone is aligned and working towards common goals
  • Mentor and support the founder to ensure their continued growth and success as a technology leader.

Schedule a call to learn more about how we can be your technical advocate.