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Halcyon is committed to championing businesses and founders whose work drives the world forward. Since 2014 the Halcyon Incubator has helped fellows’ ventures raise $180 million, create more than 2,350 jobs, and positively impact over 2.7 million lives.

At the heart of Halcyon are our fellows. Halcyon’s fellows are a global network of impact-driven leaders who are designing and building a better future. Applications for our fall programs have closed, but stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter!

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Halcyon Fellowships equip early-stage impact-driven founders with tools and relationships they need to achieve scalable, lasting impact.

Halcyon’s Fellowships are free, with no fee or equity stake required. Applications for our programs are currently closed, but will open again in the fall. 

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Upcoming Fellowships

Fall 2022 Flagship Residential Fellowship

The Fellowship that started it all! Launched in 2014, Halcyon’s Flagship Residential Fellowship continues to bring together impact-driven founders from across the globe to Halcyon’s facilities in Washington, DC. Fellows receive free living and workspace, mentorship and leadership coaching, robust support from business consultants, and a living stipend to develop their venture.

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2022 MENA Halcyon/AWS Intensive

The first of its kind, Halcyon is excited to launch our fully in-region intensive for the MENA region, thanks to the support of the State Department and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This fellowship will bring together inspiring founders from across the Middle East and North Africa for cross-border collaboration, and network and venture development.

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Fall 2022 Opportunity Intensive Fellowship

Halcyon’s Opportunity Intensive supports entrepreneurs based in or primarily serving historically under-resourced communities in the Washington, DC region to accelerate innovation and inclusive economic growth. Fellows from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia meet for programming one day per month, with two, week-long intensive residencies and a culminating showcase event in February 2023.

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What are the benefits of Halcyon fellowships?

Halcyon supports the development of fellows’ ventures and the fellows themselves as entrepreneurs and leaders.

Halcyon provides fellows: space, community, and access. The physical and mental space to focus on their venture and grow as an entrepreneur and a leader. Connection to a community of entrepreneurs and world-class mentors. Access to a thriving innovation ecosystem, vital pro-bono resources, skill development trainings, peer consultations, and a network of technical experts and investors.

Fall 2022 Flagship Residential Fellowship

Benefits

2022 MENA Halcyon/AWS Intensive Fellowship

Benefits

Fall 2022 Opportunity Intensive Fellowship

Benefits

“Halcyon is a supportive, strategic, and well-run program. The staff are fully dedicated to helping Fellows succeed, and they demonstrate that rare mix of ambition, humility, and commitment to excellence. I am proud to be part of this community.”

– Ronit Avni, Founder and CEO, Localized

Who should apply?

Our fellowships are open to early-stage, for-profit, impact-driven business entrepreneurs from around the world. What qualifies as early-stage? We define it as any venture in the idea stage to one that has approximately $500,000 USD in revenue. We are also sector agnostic, unless specified by program. Curious to learn more about eligibility for the programs that are currently accepting applications? Check out the links below!

Fall 2022 Flagship Residential Fellowship

Eligibility

2022 MENA Halcyon/AWS Intensive Fellowship

Eligibility

Fall 2022 Opportunity Intensive Fellowship

Eligibility

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