I have a desire to build a software package in a niche area that already has some established competing products. I believe my Feature Set and ease of use could propel me well in the market. Most of the other software has been around for a number of years with no significant changes even though we all know the times have been a changing in the last few years.
I have what I believe to be a possible investor to front what would amount to getting the first workable product out the door and at least 6 months worth of sales and promotion funding. Problem is I don't want to blow the inevitable pitch.
I have very limited programming skills but have great UI design skills and 7 years of experience in this industry.
My delema in order to make this pitch a home run do I:
a) Just do UI design mock ups in Visual Studio? b) Plug away in the basement for the next year and pound out the jotty code?
I have started on my market research and in fact have personally used a few of the key softwares before and understand them very well, both their limitations and strengths. Nice thing is I am not looking for a ton of money here but just enough to get the product built. I would have an instant case study as it could be implemented where I currently work.
Thank you for your help.