I am working on a software product, which is going to revolutionize a specific industry. I checked with couple of top guys in this industry and they are all impressed. It is a billion dollar problem. Now, I am moving on to get a co-founder and wondering whether to go with Ivy League MBA grad or someone well networked in the Industry. So the qualities or criteria I am looking into:
Any suggestions how to filter them is highly appreciated.
Get the person that you can feel in your heart of hearts you can trust to completely run their part of the show. Credentials help with strangers but connections are even better. If I was going to order your list, I would make it:
The connections to the industry both from a marketing, sales and speed to market perspective will be invaluable.