News

Wednesday
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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.

Thursday
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Halcyon Incubator Fellow Sherry Lachman Authors New York Times Op Ed: The Opioid Plague's Youngest Victims

Sherry Lachman, New York Times

Our stunning failure to care for our most vulnerable children is a cause and devastating consequence of the opioid crisis that is ravaging towns around the country. We can’t end the crisis — or a host of other problems — until we fix our beleaguered child welfare system.

Tuesday
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Sustainable Protein: a Startup Solution

John Gilroy, The Oakmont Group: Students vs. Startups Podcast

Our students are Ricardo Real and Ukenna Nwampa, graduates from the Technology Management Program at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.

Our startup is a sustainable protein company called Spira. Representing Spira is its founder, Elliot Roth.

Listen to the podcast here.

Wednesday
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Meet the social entrepreneurs moving to DC for Halcyon Incubator’s eighth cohort

James Cullum, Technical.ly

The Georgetown-based Halcyon Incubator unveiled its cohort number eight, which will start in spring 2018.

Monday
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Halcyon Prepares to Welcome The World’s Top Social Innovators in Its New Cohort

Sam Sabin, DC Inno

Being accepted in Halcyon’s social incubator is no easy feat. In the past, the organization has boasted acceptance rates that rival Ivy League universities. In spring 2017, the acceptance rate was 4 percent.

Monday
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District Line Daily: Drama at the D.C. Democratic Statehood Committee

Caroline Jones, Washington City Paper

New members of Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator will focus on land conservation, networking, and sexual assault reporting. [WBJ]

Friday
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Halcyon Incubator’s latest class looks to address opioid epidemic, sexual assault and other pressing challenges

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

D.C.-based Halcyon has identified a new group of social impact startups for its incubator, all of whom are tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges, those that consume news headlines daily.

Tuesday
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Innovators & Disruptors: The 2017 Tech 25

Halcyon Incubator fellows Amelia Friedman and Danya Sherman join Halcyon's CEO Kate Goodall in the 2017 Tech 25. An additional 8 Halcyon Incubator fellows were likewise included in the Innovators and Disruptors "Hall of Fame".

See the full list here.

Wednesday
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30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs

Alexandra N. Wilson, Forbes

Leveraging business smarts to save the world.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday
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Five ways DC rocks (and two ways it doesn’t) at social entrepreneurship

Liam Sullivan, Greater Greater Washington

Across the country, cities tout policy carrots like tax incentives or development projects to attract and retain workers and industries. However, new research shows there are other things a city can do to boost a particular class of ethically-minded entrepreneurs–called social entrepreneurs–as they launch and grow their ventures.