Millennials are doing some pretty cool things. This via the newly-released 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list — the annual celebration of young, smart, accomplished and famous (or some combination thereof) people.
While there were various D.C. names on the list in a variety of categories (30 Under 30 is, after all, more correctly 600 Under 30), Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator came out as a particularly big local winner. The social enterprise incubator saw a number of ventures they’ve incubated get named to the list, and the program’s director, Ryan Ross, was named too.
— Sheila Herrling (@sherrling) January 3, 2017
Here’s who we recognized:
- Ryan Ross, program director at the Halcyon Incubator.
- Sam Pressler, founder of Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP). Pressler, who is based in Arlington, was party of Halcyon’s Spring 2016 cohort.
- Kristof Grina, Kathleen O’Keefe and Jeff Prost-Greene, cofounders of Up Top Acres. The rooftop farmers from Up Top Acres were also part of the Halcyon program in spring 2016.
- Sara Minkara, founder of Empowerment Through Integration. A member of the fall 2015 cohort, Minkara now lives in Boston.
All of these winners were in the Social Entrepreneurship category — it is worth mentioning that one judge of that category was the D.C.-based Case Foundation’s Jean Case.
Read more about the Halcyon Incubator’s incoming class of fellows here. And as far as #30Under30 goes, who else should be congratulate?-30-