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Bank of the West Fellowship

The Bank of the West Fellows are diverse social entrepreneurs and sustainability leaders selected from select cities across Bank of the West’s regions. The Bank of the West Fellows will form a tight-knit cohort within Watson Institute’s flagship Accelerator program in Boulder, Colorado.

A Lifetime Fellowship for Impact-driven Entrepreneurs and Changemakers

The Bank of the West Fellows join the program with an early-stage venture ready to scale. Fellows participate in the Watson Accelerator, which includes:  award-winning training, seed funding, tailored mentorship, and a global network to accelerate their ventures.

Each Bank of the West Fellow is equipped with a playbook and given financial resources to lead a three-day intensive workshop (i.e. Basecamp) that impacts 30 rising social entrepreneurs from their communities.

This Fellowship is designed for changemakers, innovators, and leaders from, or leading change in the below cities:

Bay Area
Phoenix Metro
Denver Metro
Salt Lake City
Council Bluffs

Approximately 5 Bank of the West Fellows will be selected to join Watson Institute’s Accelerator beginning July 6th, 2022, and will form a tight-knit pod that includes supplemental programming, including preparation to launch a Basecamp, and engagement with the Bank of the West team.

Protect Your Courage

What are you waiting for?

In order to be considered for the Bank of the West Fellowship, please complete the Watson Accelerator application using the link below. Qualifying applicants will be asked during their interview if they would like to be considered for the Bank of the West Fellowship specifically.

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