News

Monday
9
21

Covid-19 threatened this startup founder's health and business — and ignited demand for her medical device

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

Shavini Fernando was like many entrepreneurs whose startups were endangered by the coronavirus. But she was unique in how the pandemic endangered her own health...

Wednesday
9
9

Halcyon Angels closed on its first round of investments totaling $630K

Michelai Graham, Technically DC

Since social entrepreneur incubator Halcyon launched an angel investment group last August, the angel network has made its first two investments, totaling $630,000...

Saturday
9
5

Social Impact Investors: How Dahna Goldstein and Halcyon Angels Are Helping To Empower Impact-Driven Companies

Jilea Hemmings, Authority Magazine

As a part of our series about “Social Impact Investors”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dahna Goldstein, Director of Halcyon Angels.

As the Director of Halcyon Angels, a regional network of impact-focused angel investors, Dahna Goldstein is helping to build the social entrepreneurship ecosystem...

Tuesday
9
1

Angel network of Halcyon incubator backs edtech and solar startups

Jessica Pothering, Impact Alpha

D.C.-based nonprofit Halcyon recently launched an angel network for residents of the D.C. metro area to invest in impact startups.

Friday
8
28

Exclusive: Halcyon’s angel group is now active. Here are its first investments.

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

Halcyon Angels — a new earlier-stage investment arm of the prominent Georgetown nonprofit incubator for social entrepreneurship — has made its first round of investments...

Monday
8
24

Brewing Up Community

Adele Chapin, Eater DC

WhenWhen Candy Schibli started her coffee business, she wanted to avoid all distractions. She bought a one-kilogram roaster from a company in Minneapolis and set it up in her great-grandmother’s house...

Read the full story here.

Wednesday
8
19

Foodhini Delivers Meals From Immigrant And Refugee Chefs

Alice Levitt, Northern Virginia Magazine

Afghan mantu. Eritrean doro alicha. Laotian nam khao lettuce wraps. If you search, you can find these dishes at a NoVA restaurant. But wouldn’t you rather eat them at home right now? Noobtsa Vang, CEO and founder of Foodhini, is betting on it...

Thursday
8
13

KweliTV is Combating Implicit Bias in the Media's Representation of Black People

Deshuna Spencer, SWAAY

Moments before 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was gunned down with his hands up in the air by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another officer looking below from a helicopter on a walkie-talkie said that Crutcher — a father of four who was in route home after taking a class at a community college — "looked like a bad dude."...

Friday
7
24

Time for Change to Take Root

Sara Gilgore and Andy Medici, Washington Business Journal

No vanity projects.

That’s the mantra from Melissa Bradley on how the startup and venture realms can get serious about diversity and racial inclusion. It stems from Bradley’s many years working to build an inclusive startup ecosystem as a managing partner at 1863 Ventures, co-founder and managing partner of Sidecar Social Finance, and former managing director of Project 500.

Friday
7
24

Entrepreneurs of color and women founders discuss their trials and travails

In her first year at a health care IT startup, Stephanie Cummings took a product to market that generated $1 million in revenue in its first year before the company eventually sold to Cerner Corp. On top of that, she was completing her MBA, finding success in her career — and coming home to piles of laundry and an empty refrigerator...