How To Build An MVP As A Non-Tech Founder

Ideas are the currency of today.

There are so many genius minds with marvelous ideas that can solve some of the grimmest problems we face today, yet one question befalls upon all these great minds.

“How will I implement this idea without the required technical expertise?”

Several successful non-tech founders have built very successful tech-enabled businesses without developing a complete product from the start, such as Stitchbox, Coffee Meets Bagle, and others.

Building an MVP is one of the most crucial stages for any startup or enterprise. Creating a product with great attention to detail while being mindful of time, resources, and user needs is an achievement.

Tech founders, having been in the field for quite some time, know the ins and outs of creating an MVP or a software product.

Non-tech founders will likely face hiccups due to their lack of technical expertise.

This blog will cover some of the basics of building an MVP as non-tech founders and understanding what goes into creating a great end product.

Let’s get right into it!


  • Introduction

What Is An MVP?

A minimum viable product, or MVP, is a product with enough features to entice early adopters and verify a product concept early in the product development cycle. In industries like software, an MVP can assist the product team in receiving customer input as soon as possible in order to iterate and enhance the product.

How To Get A Headstart With Creating An MVP?

  • Sketch User Stories: Because an MVP is a simplified version of your product, you must prioritize features and determine the necessary ones. You can accomplish this by creating user stories. Make a list of the tasks you want consumers to do with your product. It is now time to rank these tasks. Assign labels such as “must-have”, “should have”, and “can have” to them to reflect the importance of features. They represent the minimal number of features required to offer your MVP a distinctive and well-designed user experience that assists users in efficiently solving their problems.

Outsourcing Your MVP Development

Despite the above steps, creating an MVP can be a tad bit overwhelming and very much so for a non-tech founder. This is why we’d recommend completely outsourcing the process. Here are some good reasons for it:

  1. Reduction in Cost: Although working with an in-house team comes with a great many benefits, you shouldn’t disregard the potential cost savings of outsourcing as compared to building an in-house team. For example, Netsmartz focuses on assisting startups and enterprises to expedite their development cycles and offer quality codebases. This method is effective for startups that are sponsored or bootstrapped and are seeking individual developers or full teams.
  • Your expectations from them are sound

3. Faster Time-to-market: You can implement their suggestions and get a competitive edge before your competitors have finished hiring for key development positions. The secret to stealing the show is to deliver your MVP quickly enough to meet consumer demand.

  • You can iterate pretty quickly.

4. Reduced Attrition Costs: Great developers are hard to come by. Less so are talented and driven ones. Outsourcing your MVP development enables you to realise your ideas, comprehend user input, and advance your development without fear of losing out on developers.


Creating an MVP is like crossing a mountain on your way to building a successful startup or a product. Once you have crossed this mountain, the following steps will only be a walk in the park.



Netsmartz strives to be a Leader in the Global Marketplace for IT Solutions in the areas of Cloud & Infrastructure Services, eLearning, Enterprise Mobility.

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Netsmartz strives to be a Leader in the Global Marketplace for IT Solutions in the areas of Cloud & Infrastructure Services, eLearning, Enterprise Mobility.