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.
The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.
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.
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.
Halcyon Incubator's very own fellow, Jay Newton-Small of MemoryWell sits down with Alzheimer's patients to tell their stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.