Stetson University offers a unique, experiential learning program by enabling students to procure deal flow, meet with founders and CEOs to fund private investment opportunities. Students lead the program:
Students review 30-40 investment opportunities each semester. We have reviewed over 200 companies since 2021. The Hatter Angels play an active role inside and outside of the classroom - sharing their experiences, helping with internships and career placements. Students, ultimately, make recommendations to the Hatter Angels who are Stetson alumni and accredited investors. The angels review each opportunity and fund the investments using their own money. No school funds or endowment funds are used.
Every investment from the Hatter Angels provides a financial commitment back to Stetson University. We pledge 50% of our profits after expenses back to the Hatter Angel Network program.
To date, we have funded five companies totaling $945,000. The program started in 2021 and we have had no companies fail nor have we had a successful exit or liquidity event.
Our Charter Angels:
Dr. Bill Andrews, co-founder
Milt Douglass, co-founder
Dan Glunt, co-founder