WANTED: The World’s Most Unreasonable Entrepreneurs
Convinced you have the entrepreneurial mettle to improve the lives of millions of people around the world? Accelerate your venture with mentorship from 50 seasoned entrepreneurs and practitioners, ranging from a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet, to the CTO of HP, to an entrepreneur who’s lifted over 19 million farmers out of poverty. In the process, form relationships with 20 impact funds, like Acumen Fund, Good Capital, and First Light Ventures and pitch to hundreds of prospective partners and funders. Do it all while living under the same roof in Boulder, Colorado for 6 weeks with 25 entrepreneurs dedicated to defining progress in our time! Apply by November 10, 2011 to attend the 2012 Unreasonable Institute!
What have entrepreneurs who have gone through the Unreasonable Institute had to say about their experience?
2010 Unreasonable Fellow Emily Kerr, who raised over $115,000 at the Unreasonable Institute and secured two mentors as board members explained, The Unreasonable Institute exceeded every expectation I had by a factor of 10. It’s not venture changing, it’s life changing. Of the 15 entrepreneurs seeking capital at the 2010 Unreasonable Institute, ten raised between $30,000 and $400,000 within three months of completing the Institute. While funding results are still pending for entrepreneurs who attended the 2011 Unreasonable Institute, their gains include building partnerships with HP and Google, being chosen to work directly with the Japanese government to aid disaster victims, and securing mentors like the CEO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room as board members.
Applicants will have until November 10th to submit their written applications and the finalist market place will launch January 5th, 2011. Reasonable entrepreneurs need not apply.