This is true for Vancouver. Often a founding team is made from 2 people: a business expert and a technical expert. If you are a business expert, you will find technical co-founders a rare commodity. The reason is simple: good technical people are in high demand so there are plenty of low risk, high paying positions available for them.

As you look for a technical co-founder, you might want to consider teaching yourself a bit of coding. It will help you communicate and relate to the people in front of you as well as asses their skills better. Here’s a great place to start: You will find there a wealth of easy to follow online courses that are free.