Halcyon Future Builders Intensive, Winter 2022/2023

Halcyon’s newest fellowship, the Future Builders Intensive is designed to support Black, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Afro-Latina women and nonbinary-identifying entrepreneurs that are solving critical challenges faced by Black and Hispanic communities in the United States. Thanks to our partners at Bank of America, MetLife, and Amazon Web Services, fellows will receive a host of workshops, access to advisors and mentors, and more. The programming will be delivered in a hybrid modality, with three virtual meetings and a one week in-person residency at Halcyon.

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Future Builders Program Features

While Intensive programming is tailored to the cohort, a few things are a given:

    • $5,000 equity-free stipend per venture
    • One week-long residency at Halcyon’s facilities in Georgetown, DC
    • Free workshops focused on investment readiness, leadership development, legal considerations for startups
    • $25,000 in AWS cloud computing credits
    • Access to Halcyon’s world-class networks of mentors, advisors, and investors
    • Join a community of over 300 impact driven entrepreneurs


To be eligible for this fellowship, you:

  • Must live in and/or have your venture based-in the United States 
  • Must identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Afro-Latina
  • Must identify as a woman or as non-binary
  • Applicant 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 residency phase (February 6, 2023-February 10, 2023)
  • Must be able to attend monthly meetings and residency programming in person in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 meets the above eligibility requirements.
  • Must be willing to contribute to the growth and development of Halcyon’s fellow community

To be eligible for this fellowship, your venture:

  • Must be an original idea of the applicant(s)
  • May be focused on any business sector, as long as it is an early-stage impact-driven venture (i.e. prioritizes social and/or environmental good along with business success)
  • Must be early stage (you are too far along to benefit from Halcyon’s fellowships if your venture is earning $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 or hybrid venture with the core mission is to create measurable social and/or environmental change
  • May not be a 501(c)(3) non-profit venture
Selection Criteria & Process

Take your impact-driven business to the next level!