Eligibility

To be eligible for the Halcyon Incubator:

  • Applicant(s) must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Applicant(s) must be fluent in English.
  • The venture must be the original idea of the applicant(s).
  • The venture must be in start-up idea, MVP, or pilot phase.
  • The venture must be independent and autonomous. Ventures cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they were started under the direction of an existing organization.
  • The applicant or applicant's team must be the primary decision maker for the venture’s development and management.
  • Applicant(s) must be able to make a full-time commitment to the venture's development during the first twelve months of the fellowship.
  • Applicant(s) who will be enrolled in a college or university during the time of the fellowship are not eligible.
  • Applicant(s) must have legal work status in the United States or be able to obtain a visa for the Residency and Post-Residency phases.
  • Applicant(s) must complete the entire online application and submit it and all required documents before the closing date.

Partnerships (ventures co-founded and led by two individuals) may apply as long as both founders meet the above eligibility requirements.

Ventures may be for-profit, hybrid, or undecided, as long as the core mission is to create measurable social change. Ventures structured as ‘non-profit’ will only be considered if they have a product or service they are selling, and that have a business model at their core.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us at halcyonincubator@sandr.org.