Halcyon accelerates the impact-driven future of business. We believe there's a competitive advantage to having a social mission in your DNA, and that impact-driven businesses represent a powerful opportunity to drive equity and inclusivity in the workplace and society.
Halcyon is the community supporting impact-driven businesses and their founders through space, community, and access. Our programs offer fellowships for impact-driven founders and funding vehicles to help them scale their ventures.
Halcyon accelerates the impact-driven future of business.
We offer fellowship programs for impact-driven founders with MVP-stage ventures.
Fellows receive training in Investment Readiness, Business Fundamentals, Impact, and Leadership, among other program-specific benefits.
Halcyon’s Fellowships are free, with no fee or equity stake required.
Ready to join Halcyon’s founder community?
Start your fellowship application for our upcoming fellowship programs!
- Halcyon Opportunity Intensive Fellowship
- Halcyon Climate Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Intensive Fellowship
- Halcyon Food & Agtech in Africa Intensive Fellowship
Eligibility and Program Format
Our fellowships are open to MVP-stage, for-profit, impact-driven founders. MVP-stage is defined as having a workable, or saleable version of your business concept.
Our Fellowships are structured with a combination of monthly meetings and week-long in-person residencies
Halcyon Opportunity Intensive Fellowship is open to founders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Programming is delivered in person through:
- Two week-long residencies at Halcyon
- Five one-day monthly meetings
Halcyon Climate Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Intensive Fellowship is open to founders in Latin America & the Caribbean that are developing a for-profit venture that is tackling climate change through nature-based, health, financial, energy, and/or agtech solutions. Programming is delivered in hybrid modality through:
- Two, one week-long in-person residencies at Halcyon in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City.
- Three virtual meetings
Halcyon Food & Agtech in Africa Intensive Fellowship is open to for-profit companies that leverage technology in African agriculture through efficient practices, improving climate resilience, financial tools, or access to healthy food. Programming is delivered in hybrid modality through:
- Two, one-week-long in-person residencies at Halcyon in Washington, D.C.and Nairobi
- Three virtual meetings
Learn more about the features of each of our Fellowships and our Fellowship specific eligibility requirements here.
Halcyon’s application is an opportunity for the selection committee to learn more about you, your venture, and your vision for impact. The committee reviews each application using Halcyon’s six criteria: impact, problem/solution, sustainability, execution, innovation, and talent. You can learn more about Halcyon’s six Selection Criteria Here.
Halcyon uses one application for the three fellowships we are currently recruiting for. To support as many founders as possible, founders may only complete ONE fellowship.
Halcyon was founded with the mission to support the brightest and most committed impact-driven founders, regardless of background and previous access to resources.
You are not required to upload additional content, but this is a wonderful way to bring your application to life and can include, but is not limited to: pitch decks, short informal video or audio recordings, and other creative ways that you would like to tell your story. Don’t be afraid to have fun and show us your personality when completing your application. At Halcyon we love supporting founders with a clear vision, strong ambition, and the drive to create dramatic positive influence.
You have until Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 11:59pm US Eastern Time to complete your application. The entire Halcyon Team is sending you luck and thank you for your interest in our Fellowships!
-The Halcyon Team
P.S. Calling all planners! If you would like to review the short answer application questions before you begin your application, you can access those questions here.