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Old 18.10.2011, 23:23
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I'm looking for an I.T business partner

I have had developed an E commerce shopping application working in BETA in Facebook and am now looking for a business partner.

I am not in need of funds just a very smart developer who has a knowledge of the facebook API and their TOS.

For the right person who can show commitment I am willing to share a portion of my company established in Switzerland July 2008 as an SA set up to develop this and other social e commerce solutions.

I am not offering a job but a genuine share of my company which includes the patent pending application if you are able to take the existing code of the present application, tidy it up and adapt it for a new design.

The application is based on discounting, but adapted to fit into the viral facebook channels giving users 'facebook legal' incentives to share particular products, allowing the product to search for a buyer instead of the buyer searching for the product.

If you would like to express an interest please contact me.
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

You may want to flip through the archives of http://news.ycombinator.com, which is a hang-out place for startup founders and wannabes. There is a heck of a lot of people looking for technical co-founders (partners, etc) and every discussion on the subject inevitably boils down to the matter of underestimating the amount of work involved and the question of (inadequate) compensation.

To find a truly professional person who will grow to accept and embrace your idea as his own - that's nearly unheard of. A more realistic option is to hire a technical person just to do the job (and not require sharing the vision or be enthusiastic about it). This however leads to the issue of compensation and a professional dev won't accept below the market rate unless there is a hefty equity part, padded for the risk of getting involved in something that may not work out in the end. Not 2-3-5% of the company, but more towards 20-30-40% (with an earn-out, of course). And even this would still require near-market rate of cash compensation.

In short - don't get your hopes too high, this is rather unlikely to work as you described it.
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Old 20.10.2011, 13:31
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

Good points mentioned thank you, I know of Ycubator or what-ever it's called, its a good breeding ground for start ups but it's in the USA, I don't want to go there, that is why I posted here.

I never mentioned the equity % share but for the correct person who does share the vision and is able to technically do what is required I would expect what I would expect if someone offered me the same opportunity which would be an almost equal partnership.

The product is a good one, we have been accepted into the CTI start up program which only accepts start ups that they feel will gross more than CHF5m in the 1st 5 years so we are confident that it does have legs.

I know it's easier to find a developer, get the job done and pay, this I normally do,that is now I make my living.

But for this job it's a special one, one I want to keep and build, for that man or woman of vision who can see the potential and capability of the product I want the passion and excitement of the person held in the code, I want calls at 3am saying what about this????

I may not find the person on this forum but here is not the only place I am searching.
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I may not find the person on this forum but here is not the only place I am searching.
speaking from personal experience, you might be better off finding some advance MS student at EPFL/ETH (depending on where you are), or some PhD student, as usually at that stage of life one is willing to invest into such efforts and work day and night to make it happen.
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

Thank you newbee, I did that yesterday
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

I am interested to develop application on Facebook. But I do not have so much experience I am still trying my hands on.

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Hi Prosky

Maybe this opportunity is not for you ! Our app is a rather big one and a knowledge of Facebook and its ever changing API is a must to make our V.04.

All apps. on facebook have to be developed dynamically, which means at any time you must be prepared to adapt if facebook make a change, some of which can be devastating if you are not prepared for them.

Don't be put off by my above comments, there are fortunes to be made in facebook, delve as deep as you can into their API and join the developers forum where you will find a goldmine of great ideas and solutions.

I wish you the greatest success

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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

as the guy from Canada said.. it's not very likely you'll find anyone good on such terms. that's not to discourage you - I tried the same thing previously - and I did end up finding someone - but that was through personal contacts at ETH Zürich not through net forum posts, and we made real money straight away as well. I think the chance of anyone good agreeing to work on your app for a mirage-like company share (and no real compensation here and now) is, realistically, near zero.
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

The response on English forum for this opportunity has actually been higher than expected, with 3 meetings arranged already I may be lucky in finding a mutually beneficial deal.

With at lease three projects either complete or nearing completion after years of research I think someone is going to get a very good deal.

I am very happy that you succeeded in finding a partner using the same approach.

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I misread your post a little....Sorry

I am happy you found a partner

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I know of Ycubator or what-ever it's called, its a good breeding ground for start ups but it's in the USA, I don't want to go there, that is why I posted here.
Oh, I didn't mean that you should try and go through them. I was saying that the community forum on their site has a lot of information on the subject and it might also be a good place to pitch your project.

It seems like you have things going forward as is though, which is great to hear. Good luck with the project.
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

Hi,

I am interested in your concept of working. Did you find anybody for this work.

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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

Msg me if this is still open and please tell me more concrete details and specific info re the product. Thx
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Re: I'm looking for an I.T business partner

Hello. I 'm intrested in your offer. I had read and read again what you are looking for and i decided that i want to apply
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