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Watson Institute Alumni

Watson alumni have been recognized at a global scale for their work and commitment to impact.

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A global and impactful community of alumni

Watson Institute alumni have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship, and six have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists. Alumni continue their education at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Oxford Saïd’s Business School.


of alumni are employed, continuing their education, or building a venture.


of alumni report using a skill they learned at Watson Institute up to eight years after graduation.


of alumni remain in touch with their Watson Institute Mentor up to eight years after graduation.

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of alumni believe they are living a life that maximizes their impact.

Watson alumni have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship, and Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.

Watson alumni have continued their education at Harvard University, New York University, Princeton University, among others.

Meet a few of our alumni

Our Alumni In the News

Truist Foudation Fellowship, Mobu EnterprisesAlumni
July 19, 2023

Truist Foundation Fellowship Alum Jessica Lewis of MOBU Enterprises Announces the Launch of “Container Life Real Estate Masterclass” on Apple Store and Google Store

Watson Institute is excited to share a update from Jessica Lewis, CEO of Mobu Enterprises and a 2023 Truist Foundation Fellowship Alum. — Mobu Enterprises, a leading provider of innovative…
November 28, 2022

Shine Registry

Shine Registry users have created registries for all sorts of milestones, from celebrating 10 years in business to launching new ideas and campaigns. Whatever stage you’re at we love building…
November 25, 2022

Samuel Lasitis Entrepreneurship and Impact Journey

Samuel Lasiti is one of Tapona’s Accelerator program alumni. He is a co-founder of Leap Empowerment Development Initiative (LEDI-Kenya) and founder of Wakulima Ni Sisi Initiative. He shared with us…

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