The Baylor Angel Network (BAN) was founded in 2008 when the idea, sparked by a Baylor alumnus, was readily supported by the dean of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and fanned into flame through collaboration of innovative faculty and industry leaders.
BAN is an active investor network that provides early-stage capital, strategic support, and expert advisement to strong entrepreneurial teams with developed products or services and early customer traction. BAN facilitates four screening and company presentation meetings each year, after which members work together to conduct additional diligence and elect to make individual investments.
Being an active investor network enables BAN to provide a setting for one of Baylor’s most innovative experiential learning opportunities. Students at Baylor gain firsthand exposure to the entrepreneurial venture investment process—none more so than the students serving as BAN Analysts to facilitate the screening and presentation cycle.
This collaborative platform creates a mutually beneficial experience for investors, students and entrepreneurs.
The Mission is…
To invest in students, entrepreneurs and investors in order to yield a return through education experiences, relationships and financial support.
To accomplish this mission, BAN strives to:
- Provide student analysts with a world-class, hands-on education and access to guidance, encouragement and mentoring which will help recruit students to Baylor.
- Provide strong entrepreneurial teams with early-stage capital, strategic support and expert advisement from members and student analysts.
- Provide members with access to superior investment opportunities, educational materials, networking opportunities and an avenue to support students of Baylor.
- Provide the Hankamer School of Business with an innovative channel for alumni engagement and financial support through the donation of a portion of member investment returns.