The first incubator leading to a degree for the world’s most promising

next-generation changemakers and social entrepreneurs

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Incubator

The ideas of a hand-selected group of scholars are incubated through intensive mentorship, short workshops led by leading practitioners, award winning curriculum, and a powerful community of peers.

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Affordability

Through our scholarships, fellowships and an innovative income sharing platform, we ensure that selected students’ ability to pay upfront will never be a barrier to attending Watson.

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Degree

In a revolutionary new degree, students earn their Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship for building a social venture and unleashing a lifetime of impact.

Explore our Programs — Now in two Locations

Boulder

Boca

Alumni Profiles

Some of our Past Teachers and Mentors

  • Khalida Brohi
    Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society
    She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Bill Clinton, Cheryl Sandberg as a leading advocate for women in Pakistan.
  • Jan Piercy
    Former US Executive Director, World Bank
    In addition to being the former US Executive Director of the World Bank, she also served as the Senior Advisor at Enclude. Her master course is called "Leveraging Who You are to Become Who You Want to Be."
  • Teju Revilochan
    CEO and Co-founder, Uncharted
    Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute) is on a mission to unite and resource the people most likely to put a dent in the world's biggest problems. His course is called "Return on Relationships."
  • Jerry White
    CEO of Global Impact Strategies Inc
    Jerry shares in the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. His course title is: "Personal and Social Change: aligning our why, what and how."
  • Tom Chi
    Cofounder, Google X
    As the cofounder of Google X, Tom has pioneered a unique approach to rapid prototyping that has allowed him to move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. His course title is: "Rapid Prototyping: Clothes hanger to Google Glass."
  • Erin Schrode
    Co-founder, Turning Green
    Erin is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and storyteller. She is the youngest person to have ever run for US congress at 25.
  • Jane Strode Miller
    Founder & CEO, JaneKnows.com
    Jane is a career expert, public speaker, author, and animal lover, and runs JaneKnows.com, a career website that provides support, resources and tools for those climbing the corporate ladder.
  • Jose Vieitez
    Co-founder, Boomtown Accelerator
    Jose is the Co-founder and co-director of Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, helping early stage startups grow and get funded. He is a Stanford graduate with a background in user experience design.