Entrepreneurs - How It Works
We have created a database of Illinois investors who are regular investors in
Illinois startups and businesses requiring capital. Our site also gives you access
to investors from our partner sites in the US, Canada and overseas.
We charge no commission and our rates are low, so the cost to you of finding
investment can be as little as $149.
We offer a fast and easy process to get your business proposal in front of investors:
Step 1: Register as an Entrepreneur
The first step in reaching investors through the Illinois Investment Network is to register.
This involves answering a few questions about yourself in our one page
registration form. It is free to register and the process only takes a few minutes.
What are you waiting for? Register here.
Step 2: Create A Proposal
Once you have registered, you can then login and create an investment proposal. We don't
ask you for a detailed business plan, only that you answer questions that investors need to
know in order to do initial due diligence on your idea and your business. When you are
ready to activate your proposal, a staff member will do a final review prior to releasing the
proposal to investors.
Step 3: Find Matching Investors
Once your proposal is approved, our system will cross reference your proposal information
with investor preferences to determine which investors should be notified about your
Step 4: Make Contact
Once your proposal is distributed to investors, you will be notified if an investor is interested
in your proposal. Please be aware that we are a match-making service only. We receive
no commissions so our rates for helping you find investors can remain low. Our system
gives you access to contact information of interested investors, however, we do not
become involved in due diligence, negotiations, or deal structuring between you and any
Submit your investment proposal for free using our Basic Services package. When our online matching service finds an
investor interested in your opportunity, you can then contact the investor by upgrading to
our Referral Services or Premium Services packages. Your proposal remains active for 180
days and all investor contacts are included in the price of the upgrade packages, no matter how many of
them there are.
Please Note: If you submit your investment proposal for free, it must be 100% anonymous.
Alternatively you can pay an upfront fee for one of our two higher grade packages (Referral Services, Premium Services) and take advantage of our enhanced services. This will increase your
chances of finding investment by allowing you easier and faster access to interested
investors and the use of the many premium services discussed on our rates page.