WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Halcyon Incubator, a unique and forward-thinking incubator program designed to empower social change throughout the nation and the world, has named Ryan D. Ross as Program Manager. The Incubator was recently launched by the S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship. Ross will be responsible for developing a comprehensive educational, networking and engagement program that will be the driving force in assisting the Incubator's fellows build their social ventures from the ground up.
"Ryan's beliefs surrounding social entrepreneurship were perfectly aligned with the Incubator and his energy will be a catalyst for ensuring that our fellows are given the resources needed to succeed," said Kate Goodall, COO, S&R Foundation. "The level of interest in the Incubator that we have received for the Fall fellowship is nothing short of astounding, and Ryan jumped right in, planning and preparing a smooth path for our inaugural class."
The Halcyon Incubator provides fellows with rent-free housing and office space, complimentary strategic, legal and PR resources, mentorship, as well as access to a network of potential funders from all sectors. Unlike other startup incubators, the Halcyon Incubator does not require equity in its fellows' ventures, allowing social entrepreneurs to take necessary risks to solve 21st century social challenges
"More often than not, Washington, D.C. is viewed as a town mired in stagnation and gridlock," said Ryan Ross, Program Manager, Halcyon Incubator. "I view the nation's capital differently by seeing innovative ideas and a city bursting with resources, experience, and a support system needed to build a social innovative ecosystem. I believe that the Halcyon Incubator has an incredible opportunity to stoke this growing flame of social entrepreneurship."
Ross' addition brings fresh, innovative ideas to the Halcyon team. Most recently Ross served as the Director of Business Development for Democracy.com, a public policy startup connecting voters with their political candidates. Ross earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
The Halcyon Incubator is accepting applications for its fall fellow program until May 1. Please visit the Halcyon Incubator website if you're interested in applying or learning more about the Incubator program: www.halcyonincubator.org
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About Halcyon Incubator
The Halcyon Incubator was founded on the principle that intrepid individuals with transformative ideas can solve 21st century challenges. In an effort to empower social change, the Incubator supports fearless social entrepreneurs through a unique 12-month fellowship, comprised of a four-month residency of intensive education and networking programs, eight months of rent-free workspace, complimentary strategic, legal and PR support, mentorship, as well as access to a network of potential funders from all sectors. The Halcyon Incubator does not require equity in the fellow's venture, but only a commitment to growing ideas to achieve meaningful social outcomes. www.halcyonincubator.org @HalcyonIncubate www.facebook.com/halcyonincubator
About the S&R Foundation
The 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 and sciences, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Donations to the S&R Foundation go directly to funding our mission of supporting talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship. Overhead and general operational costs for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization are covered by founders' contributions and use of existing assets. For more information, visit www.SandRFoundation.org
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