Defending the Worth of Non-Technical Founders and Why These Dreamers will Imagine your Future

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Non-technical founders are stigmatised everywhere.

From Silicon Valley to London

Do we really want the potential for innovation to be contingent on whether the founding idea was conceived by a techy or not?

There are no new ideas

The true voyage of discovery is not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.

But that is ignorant of the reality of evolution of several huge companies.

Without it, nothing can germinate and flourish

Take twitter for example

And it goes further

It’s far easier for a technical founder to get funding for a terrible product idea than it is for a non-technical founder to get funding for a great idea.

The generally held belief is that the former is true but in reality the latter is.

In reality having a ‘Plan B’ Sets You Up for Failure. If you are already conceptualising any possibility outcome except success you’re not fully committed to the current idea.

The argument though is coloured by the successes of VC-backed companies who have featured technical founders

When something is forced down our throat by the media it’s hard not to believe the hype.

Everybody loves a story until is becomes a fallascious conventionally held belief.

Look at Steve Jobs

That’s what worries me about the stigma

Has the next Steve Jobs’ been brushed under the carpet and forgotten about because they don’t have the requisite coding skills?

To flourish and grow we must become more inclusive, that is true in tech and society as a whole

Revolutions can start from anywhere.

And the non-technical founder can provide new eyes, but only if they are first viewed as equals.

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