Applications are open!

Eligibility Requirements

Flagship Residential Fellowship

To be eligible for the Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship, you:

  • May be from anywhere in the world and your venture may be focusing on any business sector, as long as it is an early-stage social venture (e.g. prioritizes social and/or environmental good along with business success)
  • Must be the CEO and/or hold primary decision-making power in the growth and strategic vision for the venture’s development and management
  • Must be able to make a full-time commitment to work on the venture during the five-month residency phase
  • Must be able to postpone any undergraduate or graduate course work during the residency phase
  • Must already live or work in the U.S. or be able to obtain a visa for the residency phase
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program
  • May apply on your own or with up to one Co-Founder who meet the above eligibility requirements.
  • Must be willing to contribute to the growth and development of Halcyon’s fellow community

To be eligible for the Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship, your venture:

  • Must be an original idea of the applicant(s)
  • Must be early stage (as early as idea stage to as late as approximately $500,000 USD in annual revenue)
  • Must be an independent or autonomous venture that is not under the direction of an existing organization
  • Must have plans for a sustainable business model to generate revenue by selling a core product or service
  • Must be a for-profit, hybrid, or undecided venture, as long as the core mission is to create measurable social change
  • May not be a 501(c)(3) non-profit venture

Halcyon Intensive Fellowships

To be eligible for Halcyon Intensive Fellowships, you:

  • Must meet Intensive Fellowship Specific Requirements:
    • Opportunity Intensive Fellowship: Founder and/or venture must be based-in OR primarily serving a designated Opportunity Zone in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Northern Virginia Metropolitan Area (DMV) (unsure of if you are in an opportunity zone? A map showing the location of opportunity zones is available on government websites!)
    • Africa Intensive Fellowship: Founder and/or venture must be based in AND primarily serving Sub-Saharan Africa (this may include any Sub-Saharan Country and any business sector)
  • Must be the CEO and/or hold primary decision-making power in the growth and strategic vision for the venture’s development and management
  • Must be able to make a full-time commitment to work on the venture during the 7 to 14 day residency in Washington, DC
  • Must be able to participate in the virtual monthly training and mentoring sessions
  • Must already live or work in the U.S. or be able to obtain a visa for the residency
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program
  • May apply on your own or with up to one Co-Founder who meet the above eligibility requirements.
  • Must be willing to contribute to the growth and development of Halcyon’s fellow community

To be eligible for Halcyon Intensive Fellowships, your venture:

  • Must be an original idea of the applicant(s)
  • Must be early stage (as early as idea stage to as late as approximately $500,000 USD in annual revenue)
  • Must be an independent or autonomous venture that is not under the direction of an existing organization
  • Must have plans for a sustainable business model to generate revenue by selling a core product or service
  • Must be a for-profit, hybrid, or undecided venture, as long as the core mission is to create measurable social change
  • May not be a 501(c)(3) non-profit venture

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Kaitlin Capobianco at k.capobianco@halcyonhouse.org.

Applications are open!