WHO am I: I am a first time entrepreneur and full time software engineer. I've been programming for about 2 years professionally now. I also love to travel, as I find it very exhilarating. Everyone should do it at least once in their life.
WHAT is the idea: I have an idea for a product that combines a social network with travel planning. There are a ton of travel communities out there, but a majority lack any real features or have active development. This results in members jumping ship or crying out to site owners to start putting out updates. On the other end, you have a ton of travel planning sites, some of which are doing very well with millions of users. TripIt anyone? Wouldn't it be nice to have features like TripIt and an active travel community done right all in one place? This is what I want to make and it is only a small piece of the bigger picture I have laid out.
WHY I need a co-founder: My background is mainly in desktop software with very minimal database knowledge, so the web side of things are very new to me. The grand scheme of the idea requires a very well designed back-end to allow big data to be analysed and put back into the product. I am currently building a prototype on my own and trying to figure out the best way to make everything come together. Seeing that this isn't my field of expertise, having a technical co-founder versed in the ways of the web would help to add a ton of structure to the overall product. I would do as much as I can developing with the CTO, but my main focus would be on the business end of things.
If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to comment or message me. Please be located in the US.