Impact-Driven Businesses Bring About a Season of Change

Posted by Pamela Shaddock on

How do you measure the year in the life of a business? By the active commitment from an organization named Halcyon determined to help them grow. Halcyon is bringing about a season of change regarding the nature of how one can do business. They are accelerating the impact driven future of business by giving impact driven businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them a chance to shine.  

Coils to Locs is one of those businesses. Selected from among hundreds of applicants globally we are 1 of 8 companies chosen to participate in the Halcyon Flagship Incubator program. We make up what will be Cohort 16! As president and co-founder, I Pamela, will represent our business in Washington DC. I will receive free residency and work space. Each cohort member will work 1 on 1 and in group settings with mentors, business leaders and key coaches and consultants, who will help us expand our business to new heights.

The Halcyon Incubator

As stated on Halcyon’s website the Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st-century challenges throughout the nation and the world. By helping social entrepreneurs transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, the Incubator acts as a catalyst for measurable social outcomes. 

It’s an 18 month program broken up into two phases. In the first phase Fellows live and work at Halcyon’s headquarters in Washington, DC, for five months having total access to expert guidance. Phase two, the post residency phase, members continue to have access to free workspace at Halcyon, with additional resources available to build our networks, secure funding, and grow our venture. 

In Fellowship

It is humbling and an incredible honor to have made the cut along with my “fellow Fellows”, (excuse my corny wordplay), in Cohort 16. Dianne and I are still pinching ourselves over this victory and I’m sure they are too. Together, with Halcyon’s support, our companies will continue to expand on our start-ups vision. Needless to say we’ll make an even bigger and better social impact in our perspective industries.

Because of Them We Can

We can’t wait to utilize the resources and business expertise provided by this incubator. It will take Coils to Locs to the next level! Essentially, it will support our mission – to help coiled to loc’d women everywhere have wig choices and access in the medical hair loss space.

Thank you Halcyon for being part of the solution that supports startups like ours. Because of you, we can build better and viably join the ranks of impact-driven businesses bringing about a season of change.

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