Watson Institute is led by a team of strong-hearted individuals who aim to shape the future of education while supporting some of the world’s most promising next generation leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Our Results

Watson Institute alumni have created over 1,000 part or full-time jobs, and impacted over 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.
The 294 Watson Institute scholars and alumni from 69 countries have raised over $100 million, accepted to Y-Combinator, Echoing Green, and five named to Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
With a 15% acceptance rate, Watson Institute is as selective as elite institutions – yet we are selecting for radically different kinds of students.
Watson Institute receives support and has been recognized for innovation within higher education by Ashoka, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Techstars Foundation, Ford Fund, Western Union Foundation, Bank of the West, and others.