Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Do you have an impact-driven idea that could solve a regional or global challenge? We had a chance to listen to some incredible ideas in our [entrepreneurship coaching session](https://www.localized.world/events/586/entrepreneurship-feedback-get-your-startup-idea-reviewed-by-experts/), and now it's time to dive deeper into how you can access: **resources, a network and funding to help you achieve your dreams.**

Access to the right tools, guidance and money shouldn't be a barrier for you to solve the world's problems. The Halcyon Incubator program opens the doors for entrepreneurs in the Middle East to get started on their journey. 

Wafa Al Obaidat is an award-winning entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Arts in London. She's the founder of Playbook, a platform that uses the art of storytelling to help women tackle their pain points and grow in their career. When she was accepted into the Halcyon Incubator Program in Bahrain, Playbook was only an idea. Learn about: 

✅ What problem Playbook is solving and how Wafa came up with the idea

✅ Why she chose to apply to the Fellowship program

✅ What parts of the program were most appealing and valuable to her

✅ How she engages with the fellowship program 


### **This entrepreneurship event is perfect for**: 


🏆 An aspiring entrepreneur

💡 Someone who has great ideas but doesn't know where to start

🚀 Someone who needs resources to be able to build their startup

🤔 Someone who is curious about your options


This session is organized by [Halcyon](https://www.halcyonhouse.org/), a community supporting impact-driven businesses and their founders through space, community, and access. Our programs offer fellowships for social entrepreneurs and funding vehicles to help them scale their ventures.


### **Speaker: Wafa Al-Obaidat**: 
### 
Our Founder & CEO, Wafa AlObaidat is the founder of PLAYBOOK, an edtech company that aims to accelerate women's careers. Wafa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Global Shaper, and has built successful businesses from the ground-up including the leading PR & Design Agency Obai & Hill. She hosts a number one rated show on Apple podcast, Women Power Podcast and has been named amongst the Top 50 Most Powerful Women by Business in Gulf. Wafa has been featured in Wamda, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Entrepreneur magazine.

**Host: Maggie Goff**:
Maggie (she/her) believes anyone, anywhere, from any background can change the world with an innovative idea and the right support. In her role as Program Coordinator, she supports day to day operations of the incubator program with current fellows and alumni, and the application process. She also writes grants and co-authors the Social Enterprise Ecosystem Report. Prior to joining Halcyon, she was a Research Analyst at Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center; where she conducted program evaluations related to reentry, work readiness for returning citizens, and victim services for incarcerated women. She holds a Master’s degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Advocacy, a major she self-designed at Manhattanville College. When she’s not working, she can be found doing yoga, reading, or playing with her mischievous cat.

**Host: Mercy Erhiawarien**:
At Halcyon, Mercy supports the daily operations, design and implementation of Halcyon domestic and international intensives ensuring that Halcyon’s Fellows have the resources that they need to thrive. Her passion is to mobilize people to transform and impact their own communities. She is a social innovator and organizer with a mission to broker partnerships to strategically address development challenges by enhancing development focused organizational capacity in sub-Saharan Africa and mobilizing others to work towards African led social impact in Africa. Prior to Halcyon, Mercy worked as an international development and project management practitioner, with her field experience spanning Africa and the United States. In doing so, she leveraged her extensive experience to help build programs, policies, and processes that help organizations raise funds and improve program performance. Mercy has a MPhil in Public Policy from Cape Town University in South Africa and a B.A. in International Development from Queen’s University in Canada.
 
**About Wafa**: 

Our Founder & CEO, Wafa AlObaidat is the founder of PLAYBOOK, an edtech company that aims to accelerate women's careers. Wafa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Global Shaper, and has built successful businesses from the ground-up including the leading PR & Design Agency Obai & Hill. She hosts a number one rated show on Apple podcast, Women Power Podcast and has been named amongst the Top 50 Most Powerful Women by Business in Gulf. Wafa has been featured in Wamda, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Entrepreneur magazine.


**Click "Register" to secure your slot. When the webinar launches, that same button will say "Join with Zoom." Click to join the event.**

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Halcyon Incubator

Resources, Network and Funding: The Halcyon Social Entrepreneur Fellowship

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Do you have an impact-driven idea that could solve a regional or global challenge? We had a chance to listen to some incredible ideas in our entrepreneurship coaching session, and now it's time to dive deeper into how you can access: resources, a network and funding to help you achieve your dreams.

Access to the right tools, guidance and money shouldn't be a barrier for you to solve the world's problems. The Halcyon Incubator program opens the doors for entrepreneurs in the Middle East to get started on their journey.

Wafa Al Obaidat is an award-winning entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Arts in London. She's the founder of Playbook, a platform that uses the art of storytelling to help women tackle their pain points and grow in their career. When she was accepted into the Halcyon Incubator Program in Bahrain, Playbook was only an idea. Learn about:

✅ What problem Playbook is solving and how Wafa came up with the idea

✅ Why she chose to apply to the Fellowship program

✅ What parts of the program were most appealing and valuable to her

✅ How she engages with the fellowship program

This entrepreneurship event is perfect for:

🏆 An aspiring entrepreneur

💡 Someone who has great ideas but doesn't know where to start

🚀 Someone who needs resources to be able to build their startup

🤔 Someone who is curious about your options

This session is organized by Halcyon, a community supporting impact-driven businesses and their founders through space, community, and access. Our programs offer fellowships for social entrepreneurs and funding vehicles to help them scale their ventures.

Speaker: Wafa Al-Obaidat:

Our Founder & CEO, Wafa AlObaidat is the founder of PLAYBOOK, an edtech company that aims to accelerate women's careers. Wafa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Global Shaper, and has built successful businesses from the ground-up including the leading PR & Design Agency Obai & Hill. She hosts a number one rated show on Apple podcast, Women Power Podcast and has been named amongst the Top 50 Most Powerful Women by Business in Gulf. Wafa has been featured in Wamda, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Entrepreneur magazine.

Host: Maggie Goff: Maggie (she/her) believes anyone, anywhere, from any background can change the world with an innovative idea and the right support. In her role as Program Coordinator, she supports day to day operations of the incubator program with current fellows and alumni, and the application process. She also writes grants and co-authors the Social Enterprise Ecosystem Report. Prior to joining Halcyon, she was a Research Analyst at Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center; where she conducted program evaluations related to reentry, work readiness for returning citizens, and victim services for incarcerated women. She holds a Master’s degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Advocacy, a major she self-designed at Manhattanville College. When she’s not working, she can be found doing yoga, reading, or playing with her mischievous cat.

Host: Mercy Erhiawarien: At Halcyon, Mercy supports the daily operations, design and implementation of Halcyon domestic and international intensives ensuring that Halcyon’s Fellows have the resources that they need to thrive. Her passion is to mobilize people to transform and impact their own communities. She is a social innovator and organizer with a mission to broker partnerships to strategically address development challenges by enhancing development focused organizational capacity in sub-Saharan Africa and mobilizing others to work towards African led social impact in Africa. Prior to Halcyon, Mercy worked as an international development and project management practitioner, with her field experience spanning Africa and the United States. In doing so, she leveraged her extensive experience to help build programs, policies, and processes that help organizations raise funds and improve program performance. Mercy has a MPhil in Public Policy from Cape Town University in South Africa and a B.A. in International Development from Queen’s University in Canada.

About Wafa:

Our Founder & CEO, Wafa AlObaidat is the founder of PLAYBOOK, an edtech company that aims to accelerate women's careers. Wafa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Global Shaper, and has built successful businesses from the ground-up including the leading PR & Design Agency Obai & Hill. She hosts a number one rated show on Apple podcast, Women Power Podcast and has been named amongst the Top 50 Most Powerful Women by Business in Gulf. Wafa has been featured in Wamda, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Entrepreneur magazine.

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