When I was a child I was told a quote I have embraced through my life.
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime
I take this approach with everything I do. Sharing knowledge is the greatest gift one can give. The empowerment that comes with this knowledge is amazing.
Non technical founders need to empower themselves. Learning basic technical jargon relating to their project is a must. There are a few reasons for this.
- Having a better understanding of what is involved in developing your solution
- Identifying developers who don’t know what they are talking about
- Let prospective investors know you know what’s going on
If you are building an app. Here are a few basic things you want to know:
- Native app vs web app
- iOS, Android, Windows
- Responsive website
- NoSql vs Relational DB
- Cloud vs Dedicated
Remember, it’s not important to know how to implement these solutions only to know what they are and how they will affect your project. Go forth and fish!