I am working on an app and before I get an investor I would like to create an interactive online demo to showcase the app's functions and to use as beta. Creating this would cost a couple thousand dollars. What is best way to get initial funds for beta? I often hear friends and family, but if don't have much in terms of those options, what would be the recommended alternative?
You have the bootstrap first. Its really hard to get funding before you have a prototype. Do a job and in free time build your product. Thats the way out.