A Washington, D.C.-based tech incubator is hosting women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia who work on social problems through apps.
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Reem Dad, a 22-year-old from Saudi Arabia, is developing a platform for pilgrims and tourists to experience a virtual reality tour of Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites.
Heba Zahid, 37, is working on GreenDesert, a venture that would be one of the first to help create a recycling culture in the Middle Eastern country.
Dreamers from all over the world are imbued with an unshakeable sense of hope. This held true for a group of plucky Saudi Arabian women who took part in a Halcyon Incubator Intensive in Washington, D.C., this summer.
The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.
"Halcyon’s modeling the new intensive program after its own bread and butter: its 4-year-old incubator fellowship. It’s a way to use the Halcyon House space that’s otherwise empty in the summer months, according to Josh Mandell, Halcyon’s director of policy and international programs.
"I attended an “off-campus” Wolf Trap evening’s entertainment closer to home at Union Market in North-East Washington. There [as part of By The People], Halcyon, Wolf Trap Opera and the Hong Kong Ballet presented recently “The Seven Deadly Sins,” a forty-five-minute Modernist work from 1933, with music by Kurt Weill and text by Bertolt Brecht.
A new international arts and dialogue festival —themed around America’s founding ideals — has arrived in Washington, D.C., with grand ambitions to shake up the city’s arts scene and status. By The People, held across over a dozen locations from June 21 to 24, was designed to showcase an array of performances, art installations and speakers with a particularly Washington bent.