Watson Institute is built on the belief that to solve the toughest challenges facing the world, we must equip the next generation with the necessary tools, network, mindset, and courage to unleash a lifetime of impact.
Courses and workshops that empower students to build impactful and successful careers while developing solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Personalized mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs, leaders, and executives, to strengthen students’ global network.
Students develop, practice, and apply the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to thrive as successful, impactful innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
Amplify your impact.
Watson Institute is a reimagined model of education for next-generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. You can find us in two locations: Boulder, Colorado and Boca Raton, Florida.
The Watson Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado was launched in 2013 with the mission to revolutionize higher education by providing young innovators and leaders the entrepreneurial platform to unleash their potential and impact the world.
In August 2018, Watson Institute and Lynn University launched a collaborative program at Lynn’s campus in Boca Raton, Florida, where students can earn a one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from Lynn University.
Watson Semester Accelerator
The Watson Semester Accelerator is a 16-week program preparing next-generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs to launch impactful ventures collaborate, and unleash a lifetime of impact.
Watson Summer Accelerator
The Watson Summer Accelerator is an 8-week program for idea-stage college entrepreneurs. The program explores the rigorous journey of launching a social venture, being immersed in the world of social change, and leading a life of impact.
Boca Raton, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from Lynn University
The Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from Lynn University, in collaboration with Watson Institute, is for students passionate about ‘majoring in their mission’ and leading impactful, successful careers.
A global community of Watson alumni.
Watson Institute has graduated 167 alumni from 52 countries, who have raised over $77.2 million, created over 500 part or full-time jobs, and impacted 150,000 people around the world through initiatives they help lead.
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 social change 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.
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 growing company that builds technology to increase access to specialty healthcare in India and beyond. Loop Health is redesigning healthcare delivery and looking to fundamentally change the incentives and limitations that plague India’s healthcare system today.
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.