Watson Basecamp@DKU | Duke Kunshan University

Watson Basecamp@DKU

E.g., 06/16/2022
E.g., 06/16/2022
09/11 - 09/13
09:00 to 18:00
IB 2028

DKU Innovation Lab and Watson Institute would like to invite you to the 2020 Watson Basecamp @ DKU, a three-day immersion experience for aspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs. The basecamp is a no-cost program aimed at high school and university students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact.

The Watson Basecamp has been held at more than 10 locations in the U.S., and the basecamp at DKU will be the first one in China. The Watson Institute is the first institution in the U.S. that grants a bachelor of science in social entrepreneurship. It has locations in Boulder, Colorado; at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida; and at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

During the program, participants identify the main challenges facing their community, devise solutions for those challenges, develop a prototype, receive mentoring, and present their projects to a panel of experts. They will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with current Watson students and meet the broader Watson community of mentors and champions.

The basecamp will be held Sept. 11 to 13 (Friday to Sunday) at DKU. Join us in the rigorous and engaging workshops, meet inspiring mentors, and join a cohort of members with a variety of experiences and a common goal to impact the world.

Note: Applications for this program are now closed. For more information, see our WeChat account 昆山杜克大学创新创业 or contact us at dku-innovation@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Thank you for your support.

Tentative Agenda

Day 1 (Friday Sept. 11)

1pm – 2pm: Arrival and networking

2pm – 2:30pm: Introduction & icebreaking

2:30pm – 5pm Ideation workshop

5pm – 7pm: Dinner and hotel check-in (for non-DKU students)

Day 2 (Saturday Sept. 12):

8am – 9am: Arrival and breakfast reflection

9am – 12pm: Design Thinking workshop

12pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm Master course

4:00p - 6:00p Mentorship Round Table

6:00p - 7:30p Dinner & Mentor Networking

Day 3 (Sunday Sept. 13)

8am – 9am: Arrival and breakfast reflection

9am – 11am: Leap of Faith workshop

11am – 1pm: Lunch and pitch practice

1pm – 3pm: Pitch competition

3pm – 3:30pm: Award and closing ceremony