Find your community.
Discover your calling.
Accelerate your career.

Dwayne Griffith, Watson Institute Alum, 2020

Protect your Courage

The future demands that emerging leaders have the tools, network, experience, and courage to lead impactful lives and successful careers.

Amplify your impact

Watson Institute has locations in Boulder, Colorado, and at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, and runs accelerators for leading corporations including Ford Motor Company Fund and Western Union Foundation. We are now building partnerships with innovative corporations and institutions of higher education in the US and globally.

Watson alumni have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship and four have been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists. Alums continue their education at Harvard University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.

Read more about Watson Institute’s scaling strategy in this recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article: The Intel Inside Higher Education.

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Watson Accelerator

Boulder, Colorado

The Watson Accelerator is an 18-week fully funded fellowship program designed for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures to achieve product-market fit and scale.

Watson Institute at Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida

The Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, in collaboration with Watson Institute, is for students passionate about ‘majoring in their mission’ and leading impactful, successful careers.

Everything you need to succeed, right here at Watson.

Tools

Award-winning training that empowers students to build impactful and successful careers while developing the skills of entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation.

Mentorship

Personalized and committed mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs, leaders, and executives, to strengthen students’ global network.

Community

A powerful group of peers, alumni, and lifelong relationships, partnerships, and collaborations are formed at Watson Institute.

A global community of Watson alumni

Watson Institute’s 294 Scholars and alumni from 69 countries have raised over $100 million, created over 1,000 part or full-time jobs, and impacted over 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.

Watson Alumni

Cicy Zhang

Cicy received the Enlight China Fellowship to attend Watson Institute and develop, YouthPower, a Chinese NGO she started that provides leadership education to high schoolers through projects and experiential learning. After graduating from the Watson Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado, Cicy completed her graduate studies at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she furthered her mission to transform education and develop the next generation of leaders in China.
Watson Alumni

Ryan Singh

After graduating from Watson Institute, Ryan returned to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he co-founded and led the iVenture Accelerator and Social Innovation at Illinois initiative. Since then, Ryan co-founded Loop Health, a healthcare startup that is bringing modern primary care and insurance to the Indian middle class. In 2019, Ryan was selected to Y Combinator and closed a $1.7M investment to advance Loop Health’s work to change the incentives and limitations that plague India’s healthcare system.
Watson Alumni

Tessa Zimmerman

Tessa was the first student to earn a Bachelor of Science from Lynn University. During her undergraduate studies, Tessa built Asset Education, which has now trained teachers from over a dozen schools in Denver, Colorado and Harlem, New York to help their students manage anxiety. Asset Education’s curriculum and training impacts 10,000 students across the United States every month. After graduating, Tessa published her first book, I am Tessa, about growing up with anxiety and tools to help young people thrive.

Protect your Courage