I have an awesome app/website idea which may get more than a billion users. But I don't have required money and coding skills. I tried crowd-funding but didn't help. What should I do?
Many of the answerers seem to think that your question is improper or inherently wrong-headed. I don't think so at all. I was co-founder of two startups and am now an angel investor (and software developer), so I do have some experience with these things.In reply to Catalin Braescu: It is really true that the best developers are 10x more productive than average developers. I understand that the term "rock star" is hyperbolic and I assume you meant it that way. There's nothing "quasi-fascist" about this whatsoever, if Catalin is referring to Nietzshe's "Ubermensch" concept, it's a very bad analogy. I'll use the term "A+ programmer" instead of "rock star".Also in reply to Catalin: If you came up with the idea and cause the starup to come into existence, of course you'll get significant equity. And the idea that 10% is insignificant or insulting is totally wrong. Regarding "There are no self-appointed rockstar developers", well, you didn't say anything about "self-appointed". Sure there are people like what Catalin describes, but the great majority of A+ programmers aren't like that stereotype. The technical side is not "so unimportant", it's crucial, in fact, but it's also true that it's only one of many elements needed to make a company succeed. Catalin cites Visicalc (the company was named Software Arts), and the truth is precisely the opposite. I know the founders (of Software Arts) very, very well. Dan Bricklin had the creative idea, and Bob Frankston is a super-A+ programmer. This is exactly the scenario you're talking about!You probably need more than one A+ developer when you get started, but one is enough to get your startup moving, do prototyping, and then look for funding. By the way, if you can get "friends and family" money, or better yet bootstrap your company, you'll end up owning more of it. Go to angels and VC's when those or other creative sources fail. Common Angels, my group, are wonderful people, and some VC's are too (they vary tremendously, one to the other).Other answers to your question (e.g. from Michael Wolfe) have great advice, but aren't actually directly addressing the question you asked: where does one find such people?The only way I know is: through personal connections. You need to have friends who are experienced technical people, who know other such people, and might know if they're in a position to be interested in joining you.Cory Riddar's answer, namely outsourcing the work, will be appropriate or not depending on what you're doing. Some ideas involve innovative and complex software technology, e.g. new database systems. My startups were both in that category (Symbolics and Object Design). Others kinds of startups just need someone to build a basic web site. And there are many specialized skill sets these days, if your product is in computer security, you absolutely need a computer security expert. So, know in detail what you're looking for, not just "rock star".Good luck!!