Halcyon Health Fellowship Program to empower Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 20 October 2023

Health Fellowship is open to founders from across the USA and the world who are developing a for-profit venture leveraging technology to reduce barriers to quality, affordable healthcare and to improve physical and mental healthcare outcomes.

This program brings founders from across the USA and the globe together, empowering entrepreneurs to shape the future of healthcare. Gain expert training, an immersive 8-week in-person program in Washington, DC, and critical resources to accelerate your venture.


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
Preventative Medicine
Health Finance
AgeTech/Longevity Tech

Each program includes specific benefits to fellows. Fellows accepted into this program will receive the following:
$10,000 USD equity-free living stipend per venture
$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
World-wide community of impact-driven entrepreneurs
Workshops with legal experts
Pro bono consulting support from Deloitte
Access to one-on-one coaching for each founder with certified leadership coaches.

Program Structure
Cohort of up to 8 ventures founded by entrepreneurs from across the world working in the health space receive training in Halcyon’s methodology on business fundamentals, leadership, investment readiness, and impact.

Program is delivered primarily in-person:
1 Virtual Program Kickoff Meeting
8 week in-person residency in Washington, DC.

Eligibility Criteria
Halcyon is looking for (for-profit) startups that are building scalable solutions that are tackling challenges related to Health.
Location: Can have operations anywhere in the world
Stage: Must have a Minimum Viable Product that has the potential to scale
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
In addition to eligibility, Halcyon scores each application based on 4 criteria: Impact, Scalability, Innovation, and Talent.

Selection Criteria

To what extent will the solution, if scaled, have a meaningful impact on society and/or the environment?

Could this venture scale to reach hundreds of thousands or millions of users in a 5-10 year time horizon?

Is the solution a novel approach to tackling the issue in their context?

Is the team uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges they’ve identified?


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