News

Wednesday
10
4

Five ways DC rocks (and two ways it doesn’t) at social entrepreneurship

Liam Sullivan, Greater Greater Washington

Across the country, cities tout policy carrots like tax incentives or development projects to attract and retain workers and industries. However, new research shows there are other things a city can do to boost a particular class of ethically-minded entrepreneurs–called social entrepreneurs–as they launch and grow their ventures.

Thursday
9
14

Startups Big and Small: Halcyon’s New Cohort

Selma Khenissi, The Georgetowner

In the business world, a lot of students have been competing for job slots at big businesses such as Goldman Sachs. But that’s not the full story.

On Sept. 12, at Halcyon House on Prospect Street in Georgetown, the seventh cohort of Halcyon Incubator showed a new type of businessperson coming to the surface — one that can be called the social entrepreneur archetype.

Monday
8
28

Beantown's Social Enterprise Ecosystem Comes In On Top

Anne Field, Forbes

Boston-area social entrepreneurs, you’re in luck. You’re situated in the best ecosystem for social enterprise in the U.S. Also, entrepreneurs in some cities suspect that potential investors don't really understand what a social venture is.

Thursday
8
24

Boston Leads The Top 21 Cities For Social Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes

Boston is the best city in the nation to be a social entrepreneur, according to a new ranking of the top 21 ecosystems, because social entrepreneurs in Beantown find it relatively easy to find funding there, especially from private investors and the public sector, and because of the overall awareness of social entrepreneurship.

Wednesday
8
16

Halcyon Incubator Releases 2nd Annual Ranking of Best Cities for Social Entrepreneurs

Halcyon

The Social Enterprise Ecosystems Report measures social enterprise in twenty-one top U.S. cities based on funding, human capital, quality of life, and regulation

Tuesday
8
15

Refugee chefs changing the way America eats

Hannah Long Higgins, BBC News

Foodhini, a Halcyon Incubator cohort 5 venture, allows refugees to sell their homeland recipes directly to US foodies with a taste for something different.

Watch the video here.

Monday
7
24

Banza and Misfit Juicery founders share their advice for starting out in the food business

Robin Roberts, ABC News

The food entrepreneurs behind Banza and Misfit Juicery were highlighted on "Good Morning America" today as start-up companies with a mission to create social change for both health and the environment.

 

Friday
6
9

Les 10 meilleurs innovateurs français sélectionnés par le MIT Technology Review en Europe

Le magazine MIT Technology Review, du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), vient de dévoiler les 10 finalistes français du prix Innovators Under 35 Europe, à l’occasion du rendez-vous annuel organisé par le magazine à L’Atelier BNP Paribas.

 

Tuesday
5
23

A Different Kind of Food Delivery Connects Diners with Immigrant Chefs

Jenny Splitter, Washington City Paper

Noobstaa Phillip Vang missed his mother’s cooking. He had just moved to D.C. from Minnesota to attend Georgetown’s MBA program, and craved the Northern Vietnamese Hmong food that his mom and aunt used to cook at home.

Wednesday
5
3

Washington's 100 Top Tech Leaders

Michael J. Gaynor , Washingtonian

Ask about the health of Washington’s tech scene and you’ll get a range of opinions. That’s what Washingtonian did for this year’s Tech Titans, our biannual survey of the most influential and interesting people in the local tech scene, from start-up founders to government officials to venture capitalists.