Deadline: July 1, 2023 00:00 CEST
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Dates: July 20 - October 31, 2023
entrepreneurs leading an early-stage social impact venture with demonstrated impact metrics and traction, able to commit to the 16-week program, including the in-person Immersive in Boulder, Colorado, with a weekly time commitment of 6–8 hours per week, from any geographical location with a preference to applicants from the USA, Brazil, China, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Location: Boulder, CO, the United States

Watson Institute Venture Accelerator 2023

The Watson Institute Venture Accelerator is a 16-week program designed for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures with access to a global network, training designed to strengthen skills, and mentorship with seasoned professionals, venture capitalists, and executives.

The program will kick off with an in-person Immersive in Boulder, Colorado. The remainder of the programming is virtual and provides award-winning training, committed mentorship, and a powerful community of peers for next-generation entrepreneurs to advance their impact-focused ventures and lives.

Why apply?

The Watson Institute Venture Accelerator provides award-winning training, committed mentorship, and a strong community of peers to equip Fellows with the tools and knowledge they need to support their venture’s continued development and impact.

This program complements the entrepreneurs’ existing venture work, allowing them to implement learning in real-time. Fellows can earn up to $6,000 in seed funding for their venture.

How does the program work

Watson Institute Venture Accelerator launches with an in-person Immersive in Boulder, Colorado, from July 20 to July 28. During the remaining 14 weeks, the weekly time commitment is approximately 6–8 hours.

The program culminates with the Summit, where Fellows pitch to local leaders, funders, and entrepreneurs.

Watson alums are making an impact

Watson Institute’s 349 Scholars and alums from 69 countries have raised over $175 million, created over 1,500 part or full-time jobs, and impacted 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.

Watson alums have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship, and Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists. They have continued their education at Harvard University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.

Interested in attending the Watson Institute Venture Accelerator 2023? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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