Applications Open: Unreasonable Institute Looking For World-Saving Entrepreneurs


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I wrote last year about the Boulder-based Unreasonable Institute's search for people who have great ideas, who think big, who want to change the world, and who seem like they can. Last year's fellowship was a great success: According to Unreasonable Institute staff, one fellow raised 2.5 million Euros from the European Union to provide a million people in Africa with internet connectivity.

Another fellow was able to give his recycling company in Mexico a boost, and yet another helped expand opportunities for his bike share program in India.

An entrepreneur with a water bag capable of purifying muddy water was chosen as one of five people from around the world to work directly with the Japanese government to provide relief to earthquake victims, and a Brazilian venture to connect local producers with major retailers made its first sales in the United States.

Looking for Next Year's Fellows
The Unreasonable Institute is looking to provide the same kinds of opportunities to another round of entrepreneurs, and is now accepting applications for next year's fellows. Get moving—applications for next year's institute close on November 10th.

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