The Georgetown-based Halcyon Incubator program revealed its picks for cohort number six, which will begin in spring 2017, in a recent monthly email newsletter.
“It’s not just a new administration coming to our nation’s capital,” the announcement reads, “seven of the most promising social enterprises in the world are moving to Washington, D.C.”
- ALEX, Anyone’s Learning Experience
ALEX is an online marketplace that is set on bringing higher education to all. CEO Sergio Marrero and Head of Product Alana Matos will join Halcyon.
- ARMR Systems
Boston-based ARMR Systems is creating wearable hemorrhage-control systems for the battlefield. Cofounders Chibueze Ihenacho and Yegor Podgorsky now have the support of Halcyon behind them.
KweliTV’s DeShuna Spencer is joining Halcyon to work on her streaming service featuring content dedicated to the Black community. We profiled Spencer here.
MemoryWell is an online platform where family members and caregivers can add written stories, pictures, music and more to help tell the life story of an aging individual. Cofounders Jay Newton-Small and Andrew Fribush believe this can transform elder care.
MindRight is, in a phrase, a “text messaging platform to help at-risk youth recover from trauma.” The company and cofounders Alina Liao and Ashley Edwards are already based in D.C. — at WeWork Wonderbread in Shaw.
- Mobilized Construction
Mobilized Construction is gearing up to overhaul infrastructure and maintain rural roads by empowering community members and melding public and private investment. Kevin Lee and Johan Jensen will join cohort six.
Julia Peng wants to make the world a better place by increasing access to vaccines. The key to achieving that? Creating temperature-stable vaccine concoctions as well as working to develop new delivery methods.