Halcyon Future Builders Fellowship 2023

Amplify your impact with the Future Builders Fellowship! Calling all Black and Latinx women and non-binary founders in the United States who are tackling pressing challenges in Health, Climate, and...

Sep 12, 2023 - 12:03
Sep 12, 2023 - 12:03
Halcyon Future Builders Fellowship 2023

Deadline: October 20, 2023

Amplify your impact with the Future Builders Fellowship! Calling all Black and Latinx women and non-binary founders in the United States who are tackling pressing challenges in Health, Climate, and EquityTech. This fellowship offers more than support – it’s your launchpad for growth, impact, and a future shaped by you.

They are inviting solutions in the following sectors:

  • Climate: Solutions addressing climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience including but not limited to:
    • Renewable Energy Generation and Storage 
    • Green Building Technologies
    • Climate Data and Analytics
    • Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Systems
    • WaterTech
  • Health: Solutions leveraging technology to reduce barriers to quality, affordable healthcare and to improve physical and mental healthcare outcomes. Subsectors include but are not limited to:
    • Telemedicine, Remote Patient Monitoring, and Digital Therapeutics 
    • Healthcare Operations
    • Health Data Analytics and AI 
    • MedTech
    • FemTech
    • Preventative Medicine
    • Health Finance
    • AgeTech/Longevity Tech
  • EquityTech: Solutions leveraging technology to increase social and financial inclusion and closing equity gaps in wealth, education, and accessibility. Subsectors include but are not limited to:
    • FinTech 
    • Future of Work  
    • Assistive Tech 
    • EdTech

Program Structure

  • Cohort of up to 10 ventures founded by Black, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Afro-Latina women and nonbinary-identifying entrepreneurs. Ventures receive training in Halcyon’s methodology on business fundamentals, leadership, investment readiness, and impact.
  • Program is delivered in hybrid modality with participants engaging in both virtual and in-person sessions:
    • 1 Virtual Program Kickoff Meeting 
    • 4 Virtual Program Meeting Days
    • 1 week in-person residency in Washington, DC 
    • 1 week in-person residency in other U.S. city (specific location to be announced)


Each program includes specific benefits to fellows. Fellows accepted into this program will receive the following:

  • $10,000 USD in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing credits
  • Additional technical support from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Access to a world-class network of mentors and advisors
  • Bespoke training on:
    • Business fundamentals
    • Investment readiness
    • Impact definition and measurement
    • Leadership
  • World-wide community of impact-driven entrepreneurs
  • Workshops with legal experts
  • $5,000 USD equity-free travel stipend per venture


They are looking for (for-profit) startups that are building scalable solutions that are tackling challenges related to Health, Climate, or EquityTech.

  • Location: Must have operations in the U.S. or U.S. territories 
  • Stage: Must have a Minimum Viable Product that has the potential to scale 
  • Team: 
    • Must identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Afro-Latina
    • Must identify as a woman or as non-binary
    • May apply with up to one co-founder
    • Applicant must be the CEO and/or hold primary decision-making power
    • Must be fluent in English
    • Must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program
  • Program Engagement: Must be able to participate in all activities and programming sessions 
  • Impact: Must be developing a product and venture which contributes towards 1 or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs

Selection Criteria

  • Impact: To what extent will the solution, if scaled, have a meaningful impact on society and/or the environment?
  • Scalability: Could this venture scale to reach hundreds of thousands or millions of users in a 5-10 year time horizon?
  • Innovation: Is the solution a novel approach to tackling the issue in their context?
  • Talent: Is the team uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges they’ve identified?


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For more information, visit Halcyon Future Builders Fellowship.

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