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Watson Institute programs:


Watson Accelerator, Boulder, Colorado

Hybrid (Boulder, Colorado) & Fully Virtual

The Watson Accelerator is an 18-week fully funded fellowship program designed for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures to achieve product-market fit and scale. The program kicks off with a 3-week immersive in-person experience in Boulder, Colorado.


Watson Institute at Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida

The revolutionary Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship from Lynn University is built for students to major in their mission, gain experience as interns with leading organizations in their field, and develop a skill set necessary to create impactful, successful careers.

Selection Criteria

We’re on the search for young people who are motivated to work towards a future that is better, more sustainable, and more equitable than the present. We’re looking for people who are gritty, creative, and driven to not only listen and learn, but also act.

We’re on a quest to find the world’s most promising next generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Watson Accelerator

Hybrid (Boulder, Colorado) & Fully Virtual

30 impact-driven entrepreneurs will be selected to join the Fall 2022 Watson Accelerator as fully-funded fellows valued at $17,500.

The courses and program will kick off with a 3-week immersive in-person experience in Boulder, Colorado. The remaining virtual 15-weeks is designed to complement fellows’ existing venture work, allowing them to implement learnings from the program in real-time. This program is ideal for busy social entrepreneurs with a time commitment between 5-8 hours per week.

• Impact-driven entrepreneur •

• Has launched an enterprise or nonprofit •

• Venture has been launched and active 1 to 5 years •

• Ready for a fast-paced startup environment •

Application Deadlines

Watson Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado

Fall 2022

Rolling Admissions through June 1st.

Start Date

July 11th.

Bachelor’s from Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida

This program is for students that have a strong passion and commitment to make a difference in the world. The right candidate has agency in their own development, a growth mindset with a healthy dose of curiosity, and a passion for impact and systemic change.

Ideal candidates have a passion for a particular issue or set of challenges but is not sure on how to tackle them. This program is built for students looking to launch a multi-layered career with impact at its core and provides training in business and entrepreneurship.

• Mission-oriented innovator •

• Exploring paths for a successful career in impact and systemic change •

• Identifies entrepreneurship skills as tools for a meaningful career •

• Ready for a unique university experience •

Application Deadlines

Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship in South Florida

Early Action I

Complete application by November 15th, 2022

Early Action II

Complete application by January 15th, 2023

Regular Decision

Complete application by March 1st, 2023

Rolling Admissions

Applications completed after March 1+, 2023, are reviewed on a rolling basis

Start Date

August 2023

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