As mission statements go, Kate Goodall espouses a fairly bold one for her DC-based organization. “[We are] devoted to the power of human creativity,” says the CEO and co-founder of Halcyon. Goodall’s nonprofit has turned lots of heads recently for its unabashed desire to assist artists and innovators in solving the world’s biggest challenges.
The Halcyon House made its mark with its inaugural Halcyon Awards Gala. Guests gathered and mingled at Union Station to honor innovators in art and social enterprise. Three achievement awards were debuted, reflecting the groundbreaking creative and social impactors the foundation seeks to support.
Noobstaa Phillip Vang missed his mother’s cooking. He had just moved to D.C. from Minnesota to attend Georgetown’s MBA program, and craved the Northern Vietnamese Hmong food that his mom and aunt used to cook at home.
On May 20, 2017, Dr. Sachiko Kuno, Co-Founder and Chairman, Halcyon, and Kate Goodall, Co-Founder and CEO, Halcyon, welcomed 450 guests to the inaugural Halcyon Awards Gala, chaired by Amazon’s Teresa Carlson and Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg at Union Station.
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If you go shopping at Union Market this weekend, you may see dancers sashaying through the parking lot or twirling on a neighboring roof. Before you join in and start dancing through the aisles yourself, consider leaving things to the professionals.
Ask about the health of Washington’s tech scene and you’ll get a range of opinions. That’s what Washingtonian did for this year’s Tech Titans, our biannual survey of the most influential and interesting people in the local tech scene, from start-up founders to government officials to venture capitalists.
The suggested attire for a recent event on a loading dock in DC’s Warehouse District was “revolutionary.” The “classical music rave” featured a full orchestra performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, along with world-class ballet dancers spinning beside audience members invited to dance the night away with them.
If you haven’t heard, food delivery is big. There are companies delivering food on foot, by robot, via car, from restaurants and fast food joints or cooked just for you, and so on and so on.
Noobstaa Phillip Vang, though, saw a gap in the market.
Saturday night, we headed to Dock 5 at Union Market for a special performance/dance party/rave at the new Halcyon Stage. We snapped Corcoran director of development Susan Breitkopf with Third Way vice president Josh Freed, Ciao Nina's Nina O'Neil, Todd O'Neil and Halcyon CEO Kate Goodall.