I have an algorithm for doing OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in a way that no one has ever done before. I've built rudimentary prototype software and I've tested my algorithm against the existing OCR softwares on the market today and the results were all very positive. I want to turn this algorithm into a business venture and I have some seed money that I'm ready to invest, but I don't know where to begin. I've taught myself c++ and Qt but I have no other programming or project management experience.
I'm thinking about developing a software to sell and distribute online. Outsourcing might be an inexpensive way to go about the software development project (I could even keep the method of the algorithm a secret from my programmers) but I don't know which skills I would need to hire?
Any suggestions? Other ways of doing this? Anything else I should know before venturing down this path?