Florida 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.

Florida Investors

Florida > Fort Pierce

I have over 20 years experience in the financial industry. I began my career as a broker/trader and now specializing in financial PR and corporate consulting and restructuring plans for public companies, I have has raised more than $45 million for various public companies in the last eight years. In addition, I have been instrumental in assisting six companies attain public trading status through reverse-shell mergers.

$25,000 to $100,000

Florida > Miami

I am an individual investor, with expertise in healthcare and biotechnology and an interest in agriculture and the environment. I am looking to make small investments only at this time and would prefer an advisory role at most.

$0 to $15,000

Florida > Boca Raton

Private investor in the financial services field with an extensive investment history.

$1,000,000 to $20,000,000

Florida > Cooper City

Bought google for investment club at IPO Price, Sold at $80,000 in profit for each investor. Bought a waste consulting firm, that is now in the mid 6-figure cash flow margin. Highly involved in Entertainment & real estate.

$250 to $600,000

Florida > Davie

I have been a successful real estate developer for the past 30 years and my interest is shifting to technology, medical and new invention that I can use my experiance to grow the company into a possible pre-IPO

$1,000,000 to $5,000,000

Florida > Ormond Beach

I'm the owner of an import and export company with 25 years experience in manufacturing and product sourcing. I'm looking for opportunities where my ability to provide low cost production capabilities and outsourcing services can help a company grow and manage inventory costs. Can provide low cost production and outsourcing services and capital for inventory.

$50,000 to $250,000

Florida > Royal Palm Beach

Licensed Home Improvement Supplier/General Contractor looking for lucrative real estate opportunities. We will buy land, residential or commercial space, rehab and sell off. Interested parties should have contacts or active deals in place. Additional funds available.

$50,000 to $100,000

Florida > Orlando

I am 28 years old. I have deep passion for entrepreneurship. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Business Administration. I am currently working on my masters of science in management and business analytics. So, I know how to code in C/C++ programming languages. I am also learning Python and R. I have been a director of our family conglomerate specializing in manufacturing of garments for clients like target, walmart, zara, hnm, hollister, and abercrombie and fitch. Additionally, our holding companies have strong roots in sustainable steel mills, freight services, insurance, andreal estate development projects in Bangladesh. I am licensed to manage both commercial and residential real estate.

$10,000 to $30,000