News

Thursday
8
24

Boston Leads The Top 21 Cities For Social Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes

Boston is the best city in the nation to be a social entrepreneur, according to a new ranking of the top 21 ecosystems, because social entrepreneurs in Beantown find it relatively easy to find funding there, especially from private investors and the public sector, and because of the overall awareness of social entrepreneurship.

Wednesday
8
16

Halcyon Incubator Releases 2nd Annual Ranking of Best Cities for Social Entrepreneurs

Halcyon

The Social Enterprise Ecosystems Report measures social enterprise in twenty-one top U.S. cities based on funding, human capital, quality of life, and regulation

Tuesday
8
15

Refugee chefs changing the way America eats

Hannah Long Higgins, BBC News

Foodhini, a Halcyon Incubator cohort 5 venture, allows refugees to sell their homeland recipes directly to US foodies with a taste for something different.

Watch the video here.

Monday
7
24

Banza and Misfit Juicery founders share their advice for starting out in the food business

Robin Roberts, ABC News

The food entrepreneurs behind Banza and Misfit Juicery were highlighted on "Good Morning America" today as start-up companies with a mission to create social change for both health and the environment.

 

Thursday
7
6

Halcyon Announces First Ever Halcyon Arts Lab Cohort of Fellows, Halcyon Incubator’s Seventh Cohort of Fellows

Sage Communications

Seventeen total creatives tackling major social issues like gender inequality, police performance, incarceration, clean water, date rape and more are heading to the nation’s capital to develop and amplify their message.

Thursday
6
22

Meet Our 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

Emily Van Zandt, Washington Business Journal

If you don't know their names yet, don't worry. You will. The members of the Washington Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40 class are already making a mark on Greater Washington.

 

Read the full article here. 

Tuesday
6
20

Wolf Trap Opera in Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher

Carmel Morgan, Critical Dance

The Washington Ballet’s former Artistic Director, Septime Webre, who led the company from 1999-2016, was subsequently appointed the Artistic Director of Halcyon Stage.

 

Read the full article here.

Sunday
6
18

Wolf Trap Opera offers a Terpsichorean, goth take on Glass’s “Fall of the House of Usher”

Seth Arenstein, Washington Classical Review

Those who believe opera should be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears likely reveled in Saturday evening’s sold-out performance of Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher at Wolf Trap Opera.

 

Read the full article here. 

Sunday
6
18

Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids

Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” cries out for music.

Sunday
6
11

Small opera plus big ideas make, this weekend, for a misfit

Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

For innovation in opera these days, you have to look small: loft opera companies and other organizations that workshop new works or are able to present less-performed ones.