I work with a team of software developers who are skilled by the regional standards of our small job market. By Silicon Valley standards, we're below average in talent and we lack passion. Our users like the product we build but we're essentially automating a paper process, which is not glamorous work.
Given our team's lack of passion, a mundane product, a competitive job market, and a low cost of living / salary range in our region, we have trouble attracting talented / passionate software developers. This is affecting our ability to compete with other products in our market.
I think it would give our team and product a "boost" to have access to a talented "Silicon Valley type" who could help us with technical vision and mentoring on a part-time basis. How can we find and attract someone like this?