I have been in software industry since Aug-2005. In beginning of 2009 I got a nasty memory leak related defect to solve from my employer. To help myself with such kind of errors in future, I started writing a C++ based tool which will find all kind of memory errors in C++.
Soon I realized that it can become a very effective way of finding memory errors in C++ for any programmer if we automate it. Sometimes motivated and sometimes frustrated (related question in programmers), I continued to work on it in my personal time like evenings, weekends. By this date, I assume the tool is at least 80% complete if not more.
With current job, I am not able to work on it effectively and the rest 20% is giving me tough time. How can I convert this project into a start-up ? I haven't tried much to find any investor as I don't know how to do that. I am a pure technical guy. How can I present my 80% finished work to someone and get the funding ?
So basically I am not hoping for big investors (though I welcome them). This is not something to do with million dollar investment. It's as simple as someone funding me. It's a pet project trying to be a mainstream product.
I have decent reputation in my SO profile. Is it appropriate to write something related to this tool to find interested parties ?