I am an aspiring entrepreneur, with experience in retail industry. I have an idea to create a web based company with web 2.0 + ecommerce features. The idea is new and I know that it would work in in my industry/market. I have money to invest during the initial phase, and would eventually depend on VCs/investors as we scale up.
I am a first time entrepreneur and this forum has been my best resource to learn the practical aspects of entrepreneurship. Thanks a lot. From the various discussions, I realise that it will be better to partner with a technical co-founder, as I do not have a technical background.
I do not have any suitable person in my immediate network, and will have to hunt for an ideal person. What skills should I look for in the person? I understand the importance of commitment, integrity, compatibility etc but don't know what technical competencies, education and experience to look for and how can I test them?
Please share some tips/thoughts.