Education, Social Impact

Halcyon Incubator Seeks Entrepreneurs

The Halcyon Incubator application cycle is open. The program is seeking intrepid early stage social entrepreneurs to participate in an 18-month fellowship that includes a five-month residency, complimentary strategic, legal and PR support, mentorship, as well as access to a deep network of potential funders from all sectors. Unlike other start-up incubators, the Halcyon Incubator takes no equity in the ventures it supports.

The Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st century challenges by helping social entrepreneurs with audacious ideas incubate and accelerate social ventures with the capacity for measurable social change.

For detailed information on the application process, click here. Applications are judged and selected based on the following six criteria:

Problem/Solution. Does your venture identify a real and pressing problem and propose a viable solution? Strong applications effectively and narrowly define a pain point and outline a solution that addresses the pain point.

Sustainability. We’re looking for innovative social ventures that sell a core product or service to achieve impact.

Innovation. How is your solution to a problem different from current solutions? What sets you apart? We value audacious ideas that disrupt the status quo and move the needle on 21st century challenges. Think big!

Impact. Successful applicants demonstrate significant impact as a core part of their venture. We look for impact both in terms of how impactful the core product or service is, and how scalable is the model to spread this impact.

Talent. Do you have what it takes to lead your venture to success? Strong applicants exhibit characteristics of extraordinary leadership: vision, intelligence, resilience, and follow-through.

Execution. The application is our first introduction; get off on the right foot. Successful applicants have a big vision but also pay careful attention to detail.

Contact Program Coordinator Lisa Oberstoetter at [email protected] with any questions. Information about past Fellows can be found here. Visit the program application page to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on October 14, 2015 to be considered.