Watson Institute Launches Virtual Semester Accelerator for Future Entrepreneurs

Watson Institute

Boulder, CO – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Watson Institute: Watson Semester Accelerator was launched to accelerate the ventures and careers of college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage social venture.

During this 4-month program, a cohort of next generation entrepreneurs convene virtually to tackle complex problems, such as climate change, inequality, access to education, and more.

Selected students leverage training, mentorship, and community to accelerate their ventures during a time when the world needs brave leadership and creative solutions to issues of complex injustices.

Watson Master Course teachers are the world’s foremost leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners. Each week a Master Course teacher shares their entrepreneurial journey and experience followed by one on one mentorship with the Watson students.

Going virtual has the benefit of allowing us to share a taste of the Watson experience. We have the privilege to offer four open virtual Master Courses to those interested in our programs.

Watson Institute Launches Virtual Semester Accelerator for Future Entrepreneurs

Check out the line-up:

September 18th, 9-11 AM (Mountain Time), The Anti-Human-Trafficking Crusader, Agnes Igoye

October 9th, 9-11 AM (Mountain Time), Imagining a Different Future, Louise Kjellerup

October 16th, 11 AM – 1 PM (Mountain Time), Erin for US, Erin Schrode

This Spring, we are pleased to offer a heavily discounted tuition rate for the virtual Watson Semester Accelerator, running from January 19, 2021 to May 7, 2021: $6,000 Scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost of tuition are available based on merit and financial need.

About the Watson Institute

Watson Institute is a place where next generation entrepreneurs and leaders can find their community, discover their calling, and accelerate their careers. We provide the tools, network, mindset, and courage for the next generation to solve the toughest challenges facing the world, launch successful careers, and lead impactful lives.

Watson Institute has locations in Boulder, Colorado, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, and at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala and runs accelerators for leading corporations including Ford Motor Company Fund and Western Union Foundation. We are now building partnerships with innovative institutions of higher education in the US and globally.

Watson Institute’s 294 Scholars and Alumni from 69 countries have raised over $100 million, created over 1,000 part or full-time jobs, and impacted 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.

For more information, contact: Miranda Williamson Director of Search miranda@watson.is

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