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Halcyon Incubator Opens Application for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs

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Incubator Seeking Individuals with Audacious Ideas to Help Develop and Scale Social Ventures Designed to Change the World

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh off the heels of announcing its inaugural class of fellows, the Halcyon Incubator, the nation's most unique and forward-thinking social entrepreneur incubator program, today announced the opening of the application process for its second class of fellows.

Halcyon Incubator.

Unlike other incubators that take a financial position in early-stage ventures in return for participation in their programs, the Halcyon Incubator does not require equity in its fellows' ventures. Committed to being a catalyst for social change, the Halcyon Incubator provides fellows with rent-free housing and office space, food and living stipends, mentorship, complimentary strategic, legal and PR resources, as well as access to a network of potential funders from a variety of sectors. No other social incubator in the country provides this level of comprehensive support.

"The diverse set of thoughtful and socially-committed ideas in our first class of fellows was nothing short of astounding," said Halcyon Program Manager Ryan Ross. "We are excited to see what sort of global challenges applicants propose to tackle as part of our second class of fellows."

Social entrepreneurs can find out more details and apply for the program at the Halcyon Incubator website.  Applicants will be selected based on a broad range of compelling ideas and concepts, demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, the venture's ability to sustainably scale, and the capacity to achieve measurable, community-wide, social outcomes.

Selected fellows will be exposed to thought leaders from the public and private sectors who will share best practices, experiences and advice in developing social ventures. To assist in organizational formation and technical needs, the Halcyon Incubator has developed strategic partnerships with market segment subject matter experts to guide fellows along the way. Most importantly, the program is designed to surround the fellows with other highly driven social entrepreneurs who collectively can motivate and drive each other towards organizational success.

The application period for the second class of fellows will close on September 18, 2014.

About Halcyon Incubator
The Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st century challenges throughout the nation and world. By helping social entrepreneurs transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, the Halcyon Incubator acts as a catalyst for measurable social outcomes. www.halcyonincubator.org @HalcyonIncubate www.facebook.com/halcyonincubator

About S&R Foundation
S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2000 to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Contributions to S&R Foundation go directly to funding our mission. Overhead and general operational costs are covered by founders' contributions and use of existing assets. For more information, visit www.SandRFoundation.org.

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