How To Hire Product Teams: A Guide For Non-Technical Founders

hiring non-technical founders product management Feb 22, 2021

In this episode, Sophia Matveeva covers how to hire product teams to make your tech idea come to life. As a non-technical founder, you will not be able to supervise developers directly, but it doesn't mean you need to rely on a CTO co-founder either.

If you have an idea for a tech based business and want to know how to hire the right people to build it, this episode is for you.

Learning notes from this episode: 

  • Work with designers first: your first hire should be a user experience designer, not a developer.
  • You don't need a CTO co-founder, but you do need a technical lead or advisor.
  • Work with a product studio, rather than freelance developers or a development shop at the start.

If you want to delve deeper, then check out the ebook: How to Hire Your Product Team & Go From Idea To App: Guide For Non-Technical Founders.

In the e-book you will get:

  • A list of product studios recommended by non-technical founders including a firm I’ve worked with
  • A guide on how to set your budget for prototypes, minimum viable product and market testing
  • What to do if you don’t have a technical co-founder
  • What to look for when hiring a user experience designer
  • Difference between development shops, product studios and in-house development teams
  • Examples of successful non-technical founders 



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