News

Tuesday
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Company helps Alzheimer's patients tell their stories

Chip Reid, CBS News

By creating digital collections of personal memories, stories, and hobbies for residents diagnosed with Alzheimers or dementia, MemoryWell helps caregivers form a closer relationship with their residents, instilling a strong sense of empathy and connection while improving their quality of life. Click the CBS News logo to watch the video.

Monday
3
5

Halcyon Incubator's MemoryWell Featured on CBS Weekend News

Halcyon Incubator's very own fellow, Jay Newton-Small of MemoryWell sits down with Alzheimer's patients to tell their stories. 

Tuesday
2
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Silicon Valley Is a Boys Club. But This City Is Surprisingly Good for Women in Tech

Jay Newton-Small, TIME

When Amelia Friedman, 24, needed money to launch her app-building tech startup, Hatch Apps, in the summer of 2016, she didn’t have to go far. The Washington, D.C. native found an enormous ecosystem of friends and supporters in the capital region eager to fund Hatch themselves or connect her to others who could and would.

Tuesday
2
13

Hatch Apps raises $1.3 million to make software development faster and cheaper

Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly DC

D.C. startup Hatch Apps raised $1.3 million, and is publicly launching its platform that automates the process of building custom apps, said CEO Param Jaggi.

Friday
2
9

One man’s plan to fight sexual assault: Have the victims band together.

Petula Dvorak, Washington Post

Halcyon Incubator fellow, Ryan Soscia, shares his story behind the founding of JDoe, an anonymous, digital reporting platform for sexual assault victims that can be accessed through a website.

Tuesday
2
6

What It’s Like to Live in a Dementia Care Unit

Jay Newton-Small, Next Avenue

The first thing I noticed was the lack of hot water. I’d just gotten in from the airport and wanted to shed my travel dirt. The water wasn’t cold, but I like scalding showers — the kind that make you feel reborn — and the highest heat setting was only producing a lukewarm stream.

Monday
2
5

It's Too Soon to Unleash Comcast

Richard Blumenthal and Mignon Clyburn, Bloomberg

Just seven years after the $30 billion mega-merger between Comcast and NBCUniversal, the behemoth company has been freed from the temporary rules the Federal Communications Commission imposed to prevent it from discriminating against its competitors. Whether you’re a TV consumer, another cable company or a content provider, there’s good reason to be concerned.

Monday
1
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These are the 20 most promising startups in DC: realLIST 2018

Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly DC

With so much happening, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering that these are early stage companies that are still testing and tweaking in little ways every day. At Technical.ly, it also leads to lots of conversation about who’s “real.” That’s why we launched the realLIST in 2017, and we’re continuing the experiment this year with a new slate of companies.

Thursday
1
4

Company with Rooftop Farm in Bethesda To Open Another, Bigger Farm at Pike & Rose

Joe Zimmerman, Bethesda Magazine

Pike & Rose’s newest development isn’t a restaurant or a business. It’s a 17,000-square-foot farm that will provide produce to residents and nearby eateries.

The farm will be situated one story above the North Bethesda development, on top of the Old Georgetown Road Garage next to the Pallas at Pike & Rose apartments.

Wednesday
1
3

This Halcyon Incubator Fellow is Transforming How Veterans Manage Amputation Pain

Sam Sabin, DCINNO

Skimming through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe, you find an abundance of wearable tech devices. One wants to help parents’ monitor their child's health. Another promises to measure the health of a person's dog.