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DC Inno   |   October 24, 2016
Carey Anne Nadeau founded Open Data Nation to help cities predict the future. Or rather, to apply public data in a way that lets cities accurately model and... Read more
The Hoya   |   October 21, 2016
When Noobtsaa Philip Vang (GRD ’16) moved to Washington, D.C., from Minnesota for his MBA program at Georgetown in 2014, he found himself craving his mother’s... Read more
Farmville Herald   |   October 20, 2016
One Longwood University alumna was inspired by her college experience to help others afford a higher education. Stacie Whisonant grew up in South Hill, spent... Read more
Brightest Young Things   |   October 20, 2016
The Awesome Foundation awards monthly, no-strings-attached grants of $1,000 for “awesome” projects. This series profiles grantees of the Awesome Foundation DC... Read more
Fast Company   |   October 19, 2016
Watch an interview by Fast Company with MISFIT Juicery co-founders (from Cohort 3) with Blue Hill (Top 50 restaurants in the world) and Baldor Specialty Foods... Read more
The Washington Post   |   October 9, 2016
Japanese pharmaceutical tycoons Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno created Halcyon Incubator two years ago in a mansion they had purchased in the District’s toney... Read more
DC Inno   |   September 12, 2016
Charitable wedding registry Heartful.ly has been growing at a steady clip since launching last year. Now, it’s headed for more expansion thanks to a... Read more
Technical.ly   |   September 9, 2016
The Georgetown-based Halcyon Incubator celebrated the commencement of a new cohort on Thursday with another announcement — two years ago, to the day, the... Read more
The Georgetowner   |   August 10, 2016
In a 18th century mansion, once believed haunted, a new life has begun in the 21st century: A local nonprofit of innovative social enterprise and entrepreneurs... Read more
Forbes   |   July 27, 2016
The ecosystem that social entrepreneurs encounter–everything from the availability of affordable housing to the prevalence of potential funders–can make or... Read more
WJLA   |   July 27, 2016
Watch Eileen Whelan from WJLA Good Morning Washington spend a morning on top of a roof farm. She interviewed the Farm Director of Up Top Acres, Kristof Grina,... Read more
Forbes   |   July 23, 2016
With so many businesses defining themselves as social enterprises, or defining a social responsibility practice, it is important to find investors that share... Read more
Generocity   |   July 1, 2016
A social impact ecosystem is a lot like a simple machine. Both are composed of multiple parts designed to function as a single unit. At the end of the day, ... Read more
Washington Business Journal   |   June 29, 2016
Businesses that set out to change the world might want to start in D.C. That’s according to a new study from D.C.-based S&R Foundation’s Halcyon Incubator... Read more
Stanford Social Innovation Review   |   June 29, 2016
As US cities race to build out strategies for fostering local innovation and technology, there is a tremendous opportunity for forward-thinking leaders to... Read more
Austin Business Journal   |   June 24, 2016
Austin ranks No. 3 in the nation as place to start a social impact business. Washington, D.C., and San Francisco ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively, according to... Read more