A few friends and I are working toward our own start-up enterprise and we’ve entered a few competitions to get recognition/funding for our idea. We’re really excited about this project and want to look as polished as possible. What we have noticed in our research is that a lot of the start-ups who successfully achieve funding have semi-, if not fully, functioning websites that really showcase their interface and bring it to life. We want to do this for our product so that we have something tangible to show people when we are asking for their assistance or their funding.
The catch is that, as may be expected, we are short on cash at this point. We are young professionals, we don’t have a lot of capital, we are just trying to make something interesting and innovative happen.