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. Ready to join Halcyon’s founder community?


Our fellowships are open to MVP-stage, impact-driven founders. Additional program-specific eligibility is listed below under “Programs and Format”.

Halcyon defines “impact-driven” as a for-profit, scalable company where impact forms a non-negotiable part of the business model. The startup’s impact drives meaningful and measurable progress towards one (or several) of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

“MVP-stage” is defined as having a workable, or saleable version of your business concept. 

Benefits Halcyon Fellows receive training in: Product-Market Fit, Investment Readiness, Leadership, and other program-specific benefits.

Halcyon’s Fellowships for startups are free, with no fee or equity stake required.

Programs and Format

Halcyon is accepting applications for the following fellowship program:

EquityTech Fellowship is open to founders from the US and globally who are developing a for-profit venture  leveraging technology to increase social and financial inclusion and closing equity gaps in wealth, education, and accessibility. Subsectors include but are not limited to:

  • FinTech  
  • Future of Work   
  • Assistive Tech  
  • EdTech 

Learn more about the features of the EquityTech Fellowship and our specific eligibility requirements here. 


Application Tips

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 four criteria: impact, scalability, innovation, and talent.

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: Pitch Deck (up to 15 slides), a Business Model Canvas, and/or a short, informal video (no more than 3 minutes) of you discussing your venture/vision. At Halcyon, we love supporting founders with a clear vision, strong ambition, and the drive to create dramatic positive influence.

You have until Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm US Eastern Time to complete your application. The entire Halcyon Team is sending you luck and thanks you for your interest in our Fellowships!

Want to hear directly from our alums working in EquityTech? Register for our Alumni Ask Me Anything on May 6 2024

Have questions about the application or the program? Register for our Halcyon Staff Ask Me Anything on May 16 2024

-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.