If you want to get into startups and you don’t already know programmers who enjoy working with you, then I seriously suggest you start learning to program immediately. It’s not as bad as it sounds.
I agree with 100% and would like to add a couple of additional key points:
- You do not need to become a great (or even good) developer. Just dangerous enough to prove something works.
- If you are not willing to invest a couple of months learning, I just don’t see how you could actually be successful long term.
One of the most common cringe worthy events of every tech meet up theses days is begging for a technical co-founder. Usually the same people month after month with the same ‘fundable’ idea. I can’t help but think if they would have just invested a couple of months in themselves they could have gotten the ball rolling…and of course with a workable demo likely make it easier to attract others.