News

Friday
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One man’s plan to fight sexual assault: Have the victims band together.

Petula Dvorak, Washington Post

Halcyon Incubator fellow, Ryan Soscia, shares his story behind the founding of JDoe, an anonymous, digital reporting platform for sexual assault victims that can be accessed through a website.

Monday
2
5

First Annual By the People Festival Features Dialogue and Art

Halcyon annouces its launch of By The People; a new, inclusive, international arts and innovation festival that facilitates connection and celebrates creativity. The festival is organized by the nonprofit Halcyon in association with the Smithsonian, Destination DC, ARTECHOUSE and other D.C.-based organizations (full list availble in the release).

Sunday
1
21

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow, Georgia Saxelby, Opens “To Future Women” at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

To Future Women is an interactive artwork that marks the anniversary of the Women’s March through the platform of art. Created by artist Georgia Saxelby, the project invites participants throughout America and beyond to write a letter to women in 20 years.

Wednesday
1
3

This Halcyon Incubator Fellow is Transforming How Veterans Manage Amputation Pain

Sam Sabin , DCINNO

Skimming through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe, you find an abundance of wearable tech devices. One wants to help parents’ monitor their child's health. Another promises to measure the health of a person's dog.

Thursday
12
28

Halcyon Incubator Fellow Sherry Lachman Authors New York Times Op Ed: The Opioid Plague's Youngest Victims

Sherry Lachman, New York Times

Our stunning failure to care for our most vulnerable children is a cause and devastating consequence of the opioid crisis that is ravaging towns around the country. We can’t end the crisis — or a host of other problems — until we fix our beleaguered child welfare system.

Tuesday
12
12

Sustainable Protein: a Startup Solution

John Gilroy, The Oakmont Group: Students vs. Startups Podcast

Our students are Ricardo Real and Ukenna Nwampa, graduates from the Technology Management Program at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.

Our startup is a sustainable protein company called Spira. Representing Spira is its founder, Elliot Roth.

Listen to the podcast here.

Monday
12
11

Kate Goodall Explains Why Halcyon is Like the X-Men

Tony Lloyd, Tony Lloyd

Kate Goodall, the CEO at Halcyon explains their work this way: “If you think of the X-Men, and you think of Charles Xavier’s Academy for the Gifted, that’s kind of like Halcyon. We take these amazing social entrepreneurs from different backgrounds. They all come together in this inspirational setting to grow together.

Wednesday
12
6

Meet the social entrepreneurs moving to DC for Halcyon Incubator’s eighth cohort

James Cullum, Technical.ly

The Georgetown-based Halcyon Incubator unveiled its cohort number eight, which will start in spring 2018.

Monday
12
4

Halcyon Prepares to Welcome The World’s Top Social Innovators in Its New Cohort

Sam Sabin, DC Inno

Being accepted in Halcyon’s social incubator is no easy feat. In the past, the organization has boasted acceptance rates that rival Ivy League universities. In spring 2017, the acceptance rate was 4 percent.

Monday
12
4

District Line Daily: Drama at the D.C. Democratic Statehood Committee

Caroline Jones, Washington City Paper

New members of Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator will focus on land conservation, networking, and sexual assault reporting. [WBJ]