Watson Basecamp

A no-cost weekend bootcamp for aspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs provided by Watson Institute.

The trek to the summit begins at Basecamp.

The Watson Basecamp is a no-cost weekend program aimed at high school and university students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and social impact.

During the program, participants identify the main challenges facing their community, devise solutions for those challenges, develop a prototype, receive mentoring, and participate in a pitch competition judged by a panel of experts.

Participants will also be fully immersed in the Watson experience. They’ll have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with current Watson students and meet the broader Watson community of mentors and champions.

Below are the locations of upcoming Watson Basecamps:

Boulder, Colorado

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October 9-11, 2020

Boca Raton, Florida

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Dates to be determined.

Mexico City, Mexico

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Dates to be determined.


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Suzhou, Jiangsu: September 11-13, 2020

Hangzhou, Zhejiang: November 20-22, 2020

Is Watson Basecamp for you?

Basecamp is for next generation entrepreneurs and leaders who want to learn the tools to create solutions, put them into action, and lead impactful and successful careers. The program is tailored for high school seniors, college students, or recent graduates.