I have read the FAQ and hope that I have added enough detail to my question that it will not be considered to vague or open.
I have a great idea for a software product that I think could make a lot of money. It is not specifically my idea, it is a technology so far with only niche implementations. My goal is to bring it to the masses by solving in my implementation the problems that have prevented mass adoption so far.
I feel like I am somewhat on a time limit as the technology is already starting to emerge, and if I don't get out a product in the next few years someone will. It is why I also feel I need an investor,a s by the time I raised the necessary money I may have missed my opportunity.
I have no capitol, and no chance of investing personally for a long while. I have no product as it is too complex for me to develop on my own, and honestly I think I would lack the skill for the more advanced parts.
So I would like to know, what can I do? My plan so far is to have a business plan and try to pitch various investors. However, I do not even have a way to find investors or schedule meetings.
I am reluctant to have a partner not because I worry about sharing profit, but because I don't want to compromise the vision I have for my company and product.
Many people have started with nothing and just an idea, although such stories tend to be scant on details. Any advice on different avenues or partners to pursue would be much appreciated.