Halcyon Incubator Intensive Fellowships

If our Halcyon Residential Fellowship is extensive, our Intensive Fellowships offer the same opportunity to be a part of the Halcyon community, but through focused, tailored programming for specific groups of entrepreneurs.

Each Intensive Fellowship is carefully crafted to maximize the cohort’s time and focus on the most pertinent content, whether that means going deep on certain skills training, networking and developing critical business relationships, coaching and mentorship, or other areas we know are essential to growing social enterprises and bolstering the leadership of their founders.

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Domestic Intensives


Halcyon Opportunity Intensive, 2022

In its third year, the Opportunity Intensive is comprised of impact-driven founders whose ventures primarily serve or are based in government-designated Opportunity Zones in the Washington, D.C. region. This year the Opportunity Intensive will have spring and fall cohorts. Each fellowship is book-ended by a week of residency at the beginning and the end of the program, with monthly meetings in between.

Meet the Fellows


  • Halcyon Opportunity Intensive, 2021
  • Black Girl Ventures x Halcyon Intensive
  • Halcyon Opportunity Intensive, 2020
  • Halcyon Intensive, 2017

International Intensives


Halcyon/AWS MENA Intensive, Summer 2022

New this year, the MENA Intensive, presented in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the U.S. Department of State, serves impact-driven startup founders across the Middle East and North Africa. The program includes a one-week residency in Amman, Jordan and virtual programming. 

Meet the Fellows


  • Halcyon/AWS Africa Intensive, 2022
  • Halcyon Bahrain Women’s Intensive, 2021
  • Halcyon South Korea Intensive, 2018
  • Halcyon Saudi Arabia Women’s Intensive, 2018

Upcoming Intensives

Halcyon MENA Intensive, Spring 2023

With support from the U.S. Department of State and in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, we’re recruiting for our second cohort of our MENA Intensive Fellowship. This fellowship includes training on key business skills and elements, $25,000 USD in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing credits & technical support, workshops with legal experts, and a $3,000 equity-free travel stipend per venture. Programming is delivered in a hybrid modality with two virtual meetings and a one week in-person residency in the MENA region. 


Halcyon Opportunity Intensive Fellowship, Spring 2023

Halcyon’s locally-focused fellowship supports impact-driven entrepreneurs based in or primarily serving historically under resourced communities in the Washington, D.C. region. This fellowship includes skills training, pro bono legal support, pro bono consulting services from Capital One, world-class advisors, leadership coaching, access to co-working spaces at Halcyon, a $5,000 equity-free stipend per venture, and $25,000 in AWS cloud computing credits. Programming is delivered in-person through a combination of two, one week long residencies and five monthly day long meetings.


Halcyon Future Builders Intensive Fellowship, Winter 2022/2023

Halcyon is excited to run its first cohort of our Future Builders Intensive Fellowship, thanks to the support of Bank of America, MetLife, and Amazon Web Services. This fellowship will bring together women and nonbinary entrepreneurs based in the United States who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Afro-Latina. Each fellow will be the founder of a for-profit venture solving 21st century challenges. Fellows receive workshops focused on investment readiness, leadership development, legal considerations for startups, a $5,000 equity-free stipend per venture, $25,000 in AWS cloud computing credits, and access to Halcyon’s world-class networks of mentors, advisors, and investors. Programming is delivered in a hybrid modality, with three virtual meetings and a one week in-person residency at Halcyon.


Interested in partnering on intensive programming? We'd love to hear from you!

Many of Halcyon’s intensive offerings change each year as we identify new international groups, partners, sectors, and demographics interested in developing tailored programming. Institutions interested in collaborating on intensive programming, or prospective sponsors interested in presenting intensive programming, are invited to contact m.goff@halcyonhouse.org.