Apply Now:- Watson Institute Venture Accelerator 2023 |Fully-Funded Accelerator Program

Apply Now:- Watson Institute Venture Accelerator 2023 |Fully-Funded Accelerator Program

The Watson Institute Venture Accelerator is a 16-week program that provides impact-driven entrepreneurs with access to a worldwide network, skill-building training, and mentorship from seasoned professionals, venture capitalists, and executives. The program will begin with an immersion in Boulder, Colorado. The balance of the programming is virtual and gives next-generation entrepreneurs with award-winning training, committed mentorship, and a dynamic community of peers to help them build their impact-focused companies and lives.

The program is designed to equip next-generation entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and experience to scale the impactful ventures they are building. This is a fully-funded program and select fellows can earn up to $6,000 in seed funding.

Dates & Details: 

The program will kick off with an in-person Immersive experience in Boulder, Colorado. The remaining virtual 15-weeks are designed to complement fellows’ existing venture work, allowing them to implement learnings from the program in real-time.

Dates for In-Person Immersive: July 20th, 2023 through July 28th, 2023.

Dates for Virtual Programming: July 30th, 2023 through October 31st, 2023.

Weekly Schedule: All workshops and modules take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday between 8:30am and 10:30 am Mountain Time




  • Seed Funding: Up to $6,000 available in seed funding for select Fellows based on comprehensive performance in the program.
  • Training and Skill Development: Training and interactive modules led  by subject-matter-experts in the areas including Sales, Data & Metrics, Business Foundations, and Funding.
  • Mentorship & Community: Engage with world renowned entrepreneurs, industry experts, global alumni, and local partners to receive mentorship, guidance, and support throughout the program.
  • Pitch Coaching: Earn the opportunity to present at the high-profile pitch event  at the end of the program to a global network of employees, mentors, alumni, and partners.


  • Entrepreneur 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 USA, Brazil, China, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Eligible Regions: Open for all


  • Applications Submitted: Complete the online application: The online application contains 4 short essay questions and should take about 45 minutes to complete.
  • Applications Reviewed: Their admissions team will review applications on a rolling basis starting in mid-March.
  • Interview: Qualified applicants will be invited to a 20-minute Zoom interview. Interviews will begin April 1st, 2023.
  • Fellowship Allocation: Applicants are considered for a variety of full-ride fellowships.
  • Fellows Notified: The admissions team will begin sending out final acceptances and fellowship awards in early May.
  • Fellows Confirm & Enroll: Fellows finalize enrollment by signing Watson’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Application Deadline: May 15, 2023

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