I have a ton of detailed ideas for Web 2.0 companies (mostly focused on social networking of some sort), but I am not a coder. How do I find my partner to help bring my ideas to life? I live in New York City, so the area isn't overflowing with eager programmers like Silicon Valley. How can I find a trustworthy, capable programmer that believes in the idea for the long term. Also, how can I protect my idea from being stolen?
I've had these ideas for a while and hiring 3rd party developers was not the answer. I need to find a programmer that is able to create a pretty dynamic site, but I'm not looking for one that wants a one-time payment. I want them to have a vested interest in the project and be committed for the long-term growth of the company.
I've got the business background, but I've been lacking the coding expertise thats necessary to take this to the next level. Any thoughts/help you may have would be greatly appreciated.