Michigan Investment Network

Entrepreneur FAQ

How do I submit a pitch?

The first step is to register as an entrepreneur. Then you'll be able to submit a pitch using our simple online form.

Why do I keep getting an error message when I try to login?

You must enter your email address and password with the same mix of upper and lower case letters you used when you registered. Often the problem is that a registered email address has an initial capital letter in it that is not being entered when you try to login. If you continue to have login problems use the Contact Us form to let us know.

Why is nothing happening when I try to login?

If you are submitting your login info and nothing appears to happen (i.e., you are not getting an error message) then the most likely reason is you are still logged in. If you leave the site without logging out, your login is remembered for 2 to 3 hours before it expires. When you return you can access your login area by clicking the "Entrepreneurs" link (or sublinks) in the top navigation bar (between the "Home" and "Investors" link). Where the "Entrepreneurs" link goes depends on whether you are logged in or not. TIP: You can mouse over the "Entrepreneurs" link to see what links are available and this will tell you whether you are still logged in or not.

What information should I include in my pitch?

There are tips in the pitch form about what to include in each section. Basic items that investors expect to see in a pitch are: a brief history of your business, what you need the funding for, why your company will succeeed, what relevent experience or expertise you or your team might have, what you are prepared to offer investors in return for funding.

I would like to contact a specific investor listed on your site?

It is up to the investor to decide if they want to connect with entrepreneurs based upon their pitch. It is part of our privacy policy with investors that we only provide their contact info to entrepreneurs when they express interest in the entrepreneur's proposal. We do not provide investor contact info otherwise.

Can I upload my business plan?

Yes, the Premium Service package allows you to upload additional documents for investors to view.

How can I protect the confidentiality of my idea?

If you are worried about confidentiality we'd advise you to write enough to get investors interested in your project without revealing any sensitive information. Once you start discussions with an investor, you may want to ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you release more information.

Can pitches be edited after launch?

Yes, pitches can be edited at any time. Free Basic Service pitches will be reviewed after each edit to make sure no contact details have been included. You should try to refrain from making edits to a free proposal in the first few hours of it being released as there could be delays in reapproving and investors will not be able to find your proposal when they look for it. Edits to Referral and Premium Service pitches do not need to be re-approved.

What are the costs?

See the "Our Rates" page in the Entrepreneurs section of the site to find out more.

Do I have to pay for every contact?

No, your payment gives you access to the contact details of ALL the investors who show an interest in your pitch.

How can I pay?

We primarily use PayPal to process payments. You do not need an account with PayPal to make a payment as they offer the option to pay by credit card. Most people pay by credit card. If you have issues using PayPal contact us and we can make arrangements to use the Stripe payment service. NOTE: If you pay using Paypal's eCheck option there can be delays of up to a week before payment is cleared. We cannot upgrade you to the paid service until the payment clears. We advise against paying by eCheck because of these delays.

Can I choose Referral Service first and then upgrade to the Premium Service later?

Yes, you can upgrade from the Referral Service to the Premium Service at any time and only have to pay the price difference.

What happens at the end of the 180-day listing?

Before the end of your 180-day listing period you will be given the chance to pay to renew your pitch. Your pitch will then be renewed for another 180 days and will be resent to the investors.

Do I need to do my own due diligence?

We carry out a number of checks on each investor when they register, but you also need to do your own due diligence on any investor you deal with. Please check out the Security Notices page in your login area for things to look out for. Consult with legal council before paying any fee in advance of receiving funding (i.e., upfront fees). Contact us if you have any suspicions. To maintain accountability, you should only deal with registered investors or investors who have been specifically referred by a registered investor. Ask questions, get references.

I have other questions. Who do I contact?

You can connect with us via our Contact Us form.

Michigan Investors

United States > Michigan

Looking for investment opportunities to generate capital to help with funding my investment interests.

$100 to $20,000

United States > Michigan

I am a 46 year old married man and I reside in Michigan. I have been in the finance business for 22 years and have funded everything from someone buying a Island to small inventions. I have many contacts all over the world and if my group does not have the taste for a project then I most likely can get it done with my contacts. I have a full staff that assists me and we will not waste your time. If we like your deal we will move forward.

$500,000 to $65,000,000

United States > Michigan

I'm looking to invest in the Marijuana Business. I'm looking to invest in a operating or a newly formed company. I have owned bars my whole life and would love to get in on the Dispensary/Grow operations. I'm looking to be hands on ...I live 20 min north of Detroit area. If you need some working capital / investor partner let me know thanks, I have a clean record and good credit. Thanks for your time! BTW, I'm 49 single so I can work anytime!

$100 to $50,000

United States > Michigan

Entrepreneur and business owner. Licensed realtor and building contractor. Seeking investment opportunities for portfolio diversification. Silent or advisory involvement. Some construction management and legal experience. Can also supply materials/labor for flooring, cabinets, countertops and lighting.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

United States > Michigan

I am 52, married (24 years), 2 sons 22/17 yo, live in Southeast MI area. Director of Business Development for a regulatory compliance consulting company for the pharmaceutical medical device and biologics industry. 25+ years of successful business ownership operations sales marketing and business development. 2 advanced degrees in life sciences. Can be hands on or silent partner/investor depending on situation. Individual investor with others interested. Specifically interested in the medical marijuana industries i.e. grows, processors, dispensaries must have current license with a municipality and have application in process for State of Michigan. Must be working with an attorney with MMJ experience. Must have a location secured. Documented MMJ experience required i.e. caregiver, dispensary owner or other MMJ experience.

$25,000 to $200,000

United States > Michigan

I was born in Idaho, but raised in Montana on a cattle ranch. While I was in college, the family ranch was sold and I moved toward a career in business. After business graduate school, I worked 10 years in Corporate America for a Fortune 500 Company involved in acquisitions and supervision of companies once acquired. Working closely with the owners of the acquired companies that had built their businesses from start-up sparked the desire to start my own company. For the next 25 years three businesses were started, developed and sold to larger companies or investment groups. The last few years have been spent in using financial contacts, assets available and the experience gained to help fund or invest in other promising companies, operations or projects. EDUCATION Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri - MBA degree in 1967 BYU - Degree in Accounting - 1965

$1,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > Michigan

50 year old real estate investor and REALTOR in Washtenaw County, Michigan currently owning 30+ single family investment (rental, flip and land contract) properties. 25+ years experience in real estate investing including 100+ properties owned over the years and 1,000+ sales as a REALTOR. Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan. Looking to expand my investments past real estate into the services industries. Prefer to have advisory or silent involvement, but could be hands-on if necessary.

$1,000 to $500,000

United States > Michigan

I've been living in Michigan for the past 4 years. My background is in Engineering and Real Estate. I did my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and my Master's here in Michigan at Oakland University. I began working at an automotive OEM out of college. I've worked in various professional positions in the automotive industry from design to quality to business strategy. I've recently switched into real estate full time. I am a real estate investor, property manager, and realtor. I've successfully bought and managed a portfolio of 6 multifamily units. I'm looking to expand my investing portfolio. I'm very analytical and hands on with my current investments. I'm looking to partner with someone I can build a strong relationship with. I think that strong businesses are built on people and relationships. I am an individual investor, no group.

$1,000 to $300,000