This week, we are very excited to introduce you to one of our Impact Hub office members, Watson University. Watson U is a haven for the world’s most promising dreamers and doers. At Watson U, student innovators ages 18-23 have the opportunity to hone in on their entrepreneurial skills, realize dreams, and gain expertise from some of the business community’s most renowned practitioners and entrepreneurs. With its extremely competitive 10% acceptance rate, Watson U is the only incubator program that leads to a higher education degree. Watson U offers a 15-week intensive program every semester. Over the course of the 15 weeks, students are given the opportunity to connect with invaluable contacts in their fields of interest and receive training in the skills of empathy, bootstrapping, fundraising, and more.
Watson U has an amazing presence here at the Hub. Watson U events at Impact Hub Boulder unfailingly inspire energy and vibrancy within our start up community. There is an overwhelming sense of ambition and drive that is truly unique to the Watson U staff, students, and scholars. It is always a treat to meet and interact with Watson U’s entrepreneurial youth. Interested in learning more about Watson U students, scholars, and projects? Come to the Watson U Summit on April 28th from 6 – 9pm at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Here you can watch greatness in the making as Watson U students put their amazing work on full display.
Watson U is interested in YOU! Watson U is currently recruiting for three Preceptor (adjunct faculty) positions. Watson U Preceptors are the key drivers and facilitators of the Watson U curriculum. Each Preceptor works closely with the Watson U scholars and facilitates a semester-long course, coaches the scholars individually, and guides the scholars as they make progress on the development of their ventures. The three Preceptor positions will lead the following courses:
The Watson Lab
The Transformative Team
Preceptor applications are currently open. The deadline to apply for all three positions is March 10, 2017. Click here to apply.
If you are a young, motivated innovator, apply to join Watson U’s Fall 2017 class for either the BS degree track or the semester program. Applications are open until April 1st.
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