Right now my friend and I are two non-technical people that have an idea we want to make a reality. After some research online, we figure we need to get a prototype to show an angel before they will invest in us.
The question for us, however, is what type of person should we be getting to do the job? Should we get a long-term partner who is technical and be CTO and give him equity or should we hire someone else to just make the prototype? I would really only want a real professional to be in this role but someone with this type of experience will probably demand a lot of equity plus salary which we cannot afford. If we get someone with no experience, I feel that could harm the company even though they would probably just demand a small amount of equity. Would it be best to delay getting a CTO-type person as much as possible since the company may be bigger and further along, and less equity will have to be given?
If we just hire someone to do it, then should we just get someone on oDesk or the likes, or should we get a C.S. grad student for cheap, or do we get a real professional with experience who will be expensive?
I realize this is a lot to read, but I am just trying to get some opinions since my partner and I just want what is best to move forward.