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Watson Institute at Lynn University

Calling all innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs

Protect your courage

We understand that to solve the toughest challenges facing the world, we must equip the next generation with the necessary tools, network, mindset and courage to unleash a lifetime of impact.

Lynn+ Watson Institute is an academic collaboration that is focused on training the next generation of innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs.

The program allows students to learn in a close-knit group that together have the grit, idealism and drive to leave the world better than they found it. Highlights include:

  • Mentorships by industry leaders and entrepreneurs
  • A platform to develop, design, and implement impact-driven projects and ventures
  • Training in social impact and entrepreneurship from practitioners
  • Participation in challenges and workshops led by thought leaders

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Watson Institute at Lynn University

You can earn your B.S. in social entrepreneurship in as little as three years. The program is comprised of Lynn's innovative Dialogues curriculum, business courses created by the College of Business and Management, and social impact courses inspired by the Watson Institute.

Step 1: Find your passion

Whether you want to launch a social venture, implement a mission-oriented project or work in an impact-driven organization, you will gain the real-world skills and experience to unleash a lifetime of impact.

Step 2: Apply

Submit your application for admission to Lynn University. Then, complete the Watson application for admission to the social entrepreneurship program. See the full application process.

Questions? Contact the Watson Institute at Lynn University by phone at +1 561-237-7936, by email at watson@lynn.edu, or in the Snyder Idea Lab.

Step 3: Interview

We want to know about you and your idea for social change. What motivates you? Who has influenced you? If you are a finalist, you'll participate in an interview process to show your passion for change.


Watson Institute Scholar presents social impact concept.
Social Entrepreneurship
Student poses with some children during the Study abroad program
Social Impact Lab

Gain social impact training, take part in experiential learning opportunities and network with industry professionals.

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Four-year-old Noah already has his heart set on being a Fighting Knight!
Four-year-old Noah already has his heart set on being a Fighting Knight!
Danielle Pearson, alumni
Helene Jaubert
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Kayla Williams
Kayla Williams is winning at Lynn University.
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Two week adventure through Andalucía, south of Spain, Morocco, Gibraltar and beyond!
Two week adventure through Andalucía, south of Spain, Morocco, Gibraltar and beyond!
Ana María Paula Siliquini , staff member
Ana Siliquini in Madrid
La Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid España!
Ana María Paula Siliquini , staff member
Felicia Besan at the Aspen Music Festival with Conservatory students Kayla Williams and Niki Khabazvahed
At the Aspen Music Festival with Conservatory students Kayla Williams and Niki Khabazvahed
Felicia Besan, staff member

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