I have an idea for a new project that I think the company I work for might be interested in. I came up with it independently and before I started working for the company, in fact, the non-compete I signed specifically excludes this idea as my property. (I'm a full time employee)
This project would solve a current problem we are having and I believe could also be sold as a stand-alone product. I would like to ask the CEO of our small company for a share of the revenue made from sales of this product if we use it, then run it by the technical team and make sure they think it's a good idea too.
How should I approach this? Do you think it could back-fire?
Edit: What I shared was that I had a solution to this problem.. without getting into how the solution actually works. And no clause that says anything I develop while employed belongs to them. We had a conversation upfront about my entrepreneurial ventures vs employment. Thanks everyone.