News

Friday
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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
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.

Thursday
12
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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
11
7

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.

Monday
8
28

Beantown's Social Enterprise Ecosystem Comes In On Top

Anne Field, Forbes

Boston-area social entrepreneurs, you’re in luck. You’re situated in the best ecosystem for social enterprise in the U.S. Also, entrepreneurs in some cities suspect that potential investors don't really understand what a social venture is.

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.