Applications open to Watson Accelerator and for changemakers fellowships

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Applications are open through June 1 for a four-month hybrid Watson Semester Accelerator based in Boulder Colorado this fall.  Students selected to the Watson Semester Accelerator 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 injustice and inequality, such as climate change, human rights abuses, poverty, access to quality education, and more.

Watson Institute is also proud to announce the Martini Education and Opportunity Trust (MEOT) Fellowship. These fellowships are designed for changemakers, innovators, and leaders primarily from the US, or doing work in the US, to drive forward impactful innovations and solutions to significant social, economic, environmental, and corporate governance challenges. This Fall, 5 MEOT fellows will join the Watson Semester Accelerator and learn to increase their impact through the vehicle of entrepreneurship. To be considered, apply by June 1.

Audrey Miller ’20, former LaunchPad Hunter Brooks Watson Scholar and Hult Prize campus ambassador at the Syracuse University LaunchPad is now the operations coordinator for the Watson Institute in Boulder.  Feel free to reach out to her with questions at:  Audrey Miller

Watson Institute is a place where next generation entrepreneurs and leaders can find their community, discover their calling, and accelerate their careers.  It provides 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.  It is now building partnerships with innovative institutions of higher education in the US and globally.

Watson Institute’s 260 Scholars and Alumni from 60 countries have raised over $100 million, created over 800 part or full-time jobs, and impacted 150,000 people around the world through initiatives it helps lead.

Watson alumni have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship and four have been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists.

Read more about Watson Institute’s scaling strategy in this recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article: The Intel Inside Higher Education.

Learn more about the Watson Institute here