Is Vancouver missing the vital component to create enough tech co-founders?
If only somewhere Vancouver,BC would offer a course in Startup Engineering/Architecture?
Like this http://startup.stanford.edu but maybe it could be something better, that trains up developers into potential tech co-founders? Where they can build more then just a web app, with their best coding language, where they are prepared to bring other developers on board, where the basics of dev ops are discussed, when the architecture was thought through. We seem to do a lot to grow our potential CEO/business lead co-founders, but what about the tech/dev co-founders?
but where are offerings in BC for technology? Most of these offering concentrate on finding the “right” business model.
Most the tech/dev meet up groups concentrate on one religion, sorry language or another…
So what could this offering look like?
What else would you suggest?
It feels a real technology gap, which people have to learn and fail by doing.. could there be a way of bringing this together, growing more tech co-founders?
Related example includes: Bitmaker Labs offers one approach.
Another Alternative is Dev Bootcamp pointed out to me by Dean Prelazzi (BCIC), thank you :–)
Quora also has a couple interesting discussion on what is web application architecture -http://www.quora.com/What-does-a-web-application-architecture-include
My favourite books on his are soooo out of date:
Key Players who could make a difference
So I have e-mailed the key players in Vancouver, asking their thoughts which I will summarize:
- Launch Academy – interested in discussing – I will assist in thinking through their technology educations
- Grow Labs – connecting me to tech cofounders – nothing yet
- BCIC – Its not a priority
- UBC – sent email to dean 22 feb – no response yet
- SFU – sent email to dean 22 feb – no response yet
- BCIT – sent email to dean 22 feb – no response yet
Who else should I contact?