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Helping Entrepreneurs. Helping Investors.Illinois Partners is dedicated to commercializing promising technologies and helping outstanding principal investigators and entrepreneurs build world-class companies. We do this in a variety of ways that include evaluating technology, sourcing capital and providing interim management. We’re business people, but we have a high technical aptitude.
We are almost always involved in technologies and nascent businesses before a business plan is written. We spend our time in labs at the major research universities and federal laboratories seeking to identify those technologies with the greatest commercial potential. While simplicity is almost always preferred, we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty with complex technologies–typically those coming out of engineering or medical schools. We are not limited in any way to complex technologies, but we like those projects that have a high degree of technical innovation associated with them.
“The National Science Foundation did a study that determined that the biggest reason startups fail is because they build a product that no one wants.”