As ‘someone who used to be technical’, in large companies for the last few decades, mixing with ‘you lot’ has made me feel very ignorant about business startups. If I had a great idea I wouldn’t have a clue how to take it forward.
I suspect I’m not the only techie who feels that way. Would it be useful to have one of @LimeBlast’s new WIki pages in this group that explained angels, feeder funding and venture capital? I’d also be keen to know about the various ownership structures: share capital splits etc. and how someone with an idea for a business can share the rewards of success with those who help it grow, without completely losing control or rights to their original idea. Is that even realistic?
Let’s face it: based on the ideas I’ve heard pitched at Silicon Canal against those thrown away free in the technical streams here, the best ideas are likely to come from the geeks.
[This a joke. I have no idea how normal people think or what they will like. I thought Periscope was a stupid idea. It’s one-way video-conferencing.]