Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms and galvanizes creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. We bring together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to learn, freely experiment, sometimes fail, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, we foster new pathways to knowledge and resources, and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.

The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures and change the world. 

Please complete and submit your application before October 10, 2018 at 5PM EDT.

Fellows accepted into the program will have access to the following resources:

Residency, Business, and Living Expenses - The Halcyon Incubator was founded to ensure that all social entrepreneurs, regardless of their economic background, can succeed. The program reduces the financial barriers to starting a social venture by providing:

  • Five months of free housing at the historic Halcyon House (Residency Phase)
  • 13 months of free workspace at Halcyon House (Post-Residency Phase) 
  • A $10,000 stipend per venture for food and living expenses during the Residency Phase

Strategic Venture Resources - The Halcyon Incubator has partnered with some of the leading firms in the community to advise and directly support the fellows’ ventures. During the course of the program, fellows receive more than 1,000 hours (in aggregate) of:

World-Class Network of Mentors and Advisors - The Halcyon Incubator builds a community of support around the fellows by bringing together a robust network of seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced change-makers, and leaders across sectors.

  • Each venture is paired with an experienced, field-specific mentor who provides weekly guidance and support during the Residency Phase
  • Select dinners and events engage fellows with a robust network of supporters, advisors, and potential funders

Critical Audiences - The program helps fellows gain exposure for their ventures to support their long-term sustainability. The Halcyon Incubator provides fellows:

  • Access to entrepreneurs, press, and supporters during a formal debut at Kickoff, an event at the beginning of the Residency Phase
  • Access to potential funders, investors, and partners during the Halcyon Showcase, an event at the end of the Residency Phase
  • Access to key community figures and innovators at conferences and other events

Do you want to learn more about the application process? Please review Halcyon Incubator’s Eligibility and Selection Criteria and Process

If you have any questions or issues with the application, please contact the Halcyon Incubator team at halcyonincubator@halcyonhouse.org

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