It’s not just a new administration coming to our nation’s capital: seven of the most promising social enterprises in the world are moving to Washington D.C. in 2017.
Today, Halcyon Incubator announces the selection of its sixth cohort for one of the nation’s premier incubators for early-stage social entrepreneurs. The seven social enterprises will bring their vision for change not through policy, but through a startup model. From innovating how we deliver vaccines and repair roads, to helping our youth overcome traumatic stress, Halcyon is seeing an incredibly talented and diverse group of founders solving our world’s greatest challenges.
“At a divisive time in our country, social entrepreneurs are a beacon of hope,” says Dr. Sachiko Kuno, founder and CEO of S&R Foundation, and founder of We Capital. “The women and men in our sixth cohort are emblematic of the ingenuity, creativity, and diversity innovators are bringing to bear on the most vexing problems of our community.”
Five of the seven ventures in the latest cohort have a female founder or cofounder, which represents the most diverse cohort Halcyon has accepted. The diversity of background and experience of the fellows further challenges the traditional stereotypes around what a successful founder looks like.