Semester Accelerator Program for Graduates at Watson Institute, USA [Aug 21-Dec 11]: Apply by Apr 15: Expired

About

The Watson Semester Accelerator is a program for college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage social venture/project and a passion for social impact.
During the 4-month program, a cohort of young social innovators convene in Boulder, Colorado to tackle the greatest challenges facing the world. From climate change to income inequality and from political oppression to access to water, students enrolled in the Watson Accelerator leverage trainingmentorship, and community to unleash a lifetime of impact.

Highlights
  1. Courses and workshops focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, and hard skills that put theory to practice.
  2. Every student is paired with mentors in their field to challenge their assumptions, enhance their perspective, and expand their impact.
  3. Students join a diverse cohort with members from every corner of the globe, a variety of experiences, and a common goal to impact the world.
Courses
  1. Transformative Entrepreneurship: This course is designed to lead students through the process of building out their social ventures and is divided into three sections: Business Model Validation, Funder Readiness, and Team Building.
  2. Transformative Action: This course guides students through the process of overcoming key challenges faced during the social entrepreneurial process and in the social change sector.
  3. Watson Lab: Students learn and apply skills to their ventures through guided experiments and hands-on assignments. Each Lab is designed for students to apply new skills and refine existing skills to develop and strengthen their social ventures.

In addition to the courses outlined above, students experience an interactive Master Course led by a seasoned entrepreneur or leader who is invited to campus each week.

Who can Apply?

The Watson Semester Accelerator is a program for college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage social venture/project and a passion for social impact.

How to Apply?

To apply online, click here. The last date to apply is April 15, 2020.

Contact

Email ID: isabel@watson.is

For further details, click here.

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