I am an unemployed Software Engineer, located in a suburb northwest of Boston Mass. I have no ability to persuade people or sell anything, and relatively little background in business, but when it comes to software, I have over 20 years of experience, and have done a wide enough variety of things that I can probably pick up anything I need to learn. I have over 11 years of Java, more than that of Unix/Linux. I also can be a tech lead, in the sense of figuring out how to divide up work between members of a team, and how to use skills in the team that I don't have.
One of my specialities is to take a hand-wave idea for software and make it clear and then make it real.
When I join a group outside of work, I always fit best as a leader's right hand person - webmaster, scribe/recording secretary etc. I am never the one nominally in charge, but always someone who makes sure stuff gets done.
I figure where I would fit best in startupnation is to partner with someone who has a good idea, and maybe who has a clue how to get it funded, but who wants some help in making it real so the investors get their investment back and then some. I might also work out well as one of the first few employees that get hired.
Would anyone have suggestions about how I might go about finding such a person before the company is mature enough to post openings?