Apply for the Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship 2024 ($10,000 Equity-free stipend)

The Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship, supported by Capital One, Deloitte, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Arnold & Porter, empowers entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world to utilize technology in order to promote social and financial inclusion and address disparities in wealth, education, and accessibility.

SECTORS: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

The fellowship focuses on various sectors, including but not limited to

  1. FinTech,
  2. Future of Work,
  3. Assistive Tech,
  4. EdTech, all of which leverage technology to bridge equity gaps.

The program consists of a cohort of up to eight ventures led by entrepreneurs in the EquityTech field. These ventures undergo training in Halcyon’s methodology, which covers topics such as product-market fit, leadership, and investment readiness.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

The program is structured as follows:

1. One virtual program kickoff meeting
2. An eight-week in-person residency in Washington, DC

TIMELINE: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

The timeline for the fellowship is as follows:

– May 31, 2024: Application deadline
– July 2024: Finalists invited to participate in a virtual pitch with the Selection Committee
– July 2024: Selected fellows will be notified
– September 6: Tentative date for the virtual program kickoff
– September 23 – November 15, 2024: In-person residency in Washington, DC.

BENEFITS: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

The program offers various benefits to fellows. Those accepted will receive:

– A $10,000 USD stipend per venture, free of equity, for travel expenses to attend the residencies
– An eight-week residency at Halcyon’s facilities in Georgetown, Washington, DC
– Tailored training on investment readiness, product-market fit, and leadership
– Pro bono legal support
– Pro bono consulting services from Deloitte
– Leadership coaching from a certified coach
– $10,000 USD in Amazon Cloud credits
– Access to a community of over 500 impact-driven entrepreneurs

ELIGIBILITY: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

To be eligible, we are seeking (for-profit) EquityTech ventures from anywhere in the world that meet the following criteria:

– Must have a Minimum Viable Product with scalability potential
– Teams can apply with up to one co-founder
– The applicant must be the CEO and/or have primary decision-making authority
– Proficiency in English is required
– Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the start of the program
– Full participation in all activities and programming sessions is mandatory
– The product and venture must align with one or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs

In addition to eligibility, Halcyon evaluates each application based on four criteria: Impact, Scalability, Innovation, and Talent.

Selection Criteria: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

  1. EFFECT – How significant will the solution’s impact be on society and/or the environment if it is expanded?
  2. EXPANSION POTENTIAL – Is it feasible for this project to grow and serve hundreds of thousands or even millions of users within the next 5-10 years?
  3. ORIGINALITY – Does the solution offer a fresh and unique perspective in addressing the problem within its specific environment?
  4. EXPERTISE – Does the team possess exceptional qualifications to effectively address the obstacles they have recognized?

APPLICATION: Halcyon EquityTech Fellowship

  1. Application closes May 31, 2024

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