News

Tuesday
9
4

15 Women Entrepreneurs From Saudi Arabia Visit U.S. To Develop Their Pitches

Deborah Amos , NPR

A Washington, D.C.-based tech incubator is hosting women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia who work on social problems through apps.

Read the full article here. 

 

Tuesday
8
28

Saudi women entrepreneurs grow their ventures at US incubator

Olivia Hampton, Agence France-Presse

Reem Dad, a 22-year-old from Saudi Arabia, is developing a platform for pilgrims and tourists to experience a virtual reality tour of Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites.

Heba Zahid, 37, is working on GreenDesert, a venture that would be one of the first to help create a recycling culture in the Middle Eastern country.

Friday
8
24

NUSACC hosts 15 Saudi women social entrepreneurs

The National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), in partnership with Halcyon Incubator, recently hosted a delegation of 15 Saudi women social entrepreneurs from Taibah University in Madinah.

Monday
8
20

Saudi Women Pitch Their Dreams at Halcyon

Selma Khenissi, The Georgetowner

Dreamers from all over the world are imbued with an unshakeable sense of hope. This held true for a group of plucky Saudi Arabian women who took part in a Halcyon Incubator Intensive in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Saturday
8
18

Saudi women incubate creative ideas for community development

The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.

Wednesday
4
25

How D.C.’s EnrichHer is Breaking Down Barriers for Both Women Entrepreneurs and Investors

Arriana McLymore, DC Inno

As Roshawnna Novellus was pitching her startup around the investor circuits, she noticed a void. The investors making the decision as to whether or not she’d get funding didn’t look like her. Most of them were men.

That’s what Novellus hopes to combat with her startup, EnrichHer.

Tuesday
3
6

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
27

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.