Hi @prateek1 what are your thoughts on this ?
Do you think some kind of sourcing tool to drive cost effective software development will help solve your problem ?
Use Case is like this
- Startup Founder submits a request for a (PHP coder / UX / Full Stack Developer, Business Consulting) for x number of months and y amount to work out of z location. Terms of Contract are either TBD (offline) or as per some standard template.
- Developer/Team Member Profiles that match the requirement are highlighted, and they can either be solicited or even the Startup Founder can ask to be contacted.
- Startup Founder evaluates the responses received , closes the requirement , and provides a feedback .
This is quite similar to the freelancer.com / elance.com/ craigslist model but there are nuances (like location, focus on certain verticals alone like web app, mobile app , product design etc) which can be exploited !
@Admin Many users are facing the same sourcing problem as this recent post, looks like a good feature to add on the service marketplace
@Admin Personally i am of the opinion the problem is quite complex and is a tangled web of unbalanced commercial interests , a little lack of cohesion in the country's startup ecosystem , and overall a lack of interest to solve each others problems which is what we know as general apathy .If you look at the poll though there are 1000s of forum users, only 8 have voted which constitutes the 62%.
Also many startups / MNCs do not encourage their employees to work part-time on other startups. I have personally experienced this as i had to sign IP contracts to that effect with my last employer.
Till now the real bright spot that helps solve such problems are incubators and co-working spaces which create a great , cost effective environment to solve the problem, but i think even they are just scratching the surface.