Social Startups

Who Is The Most Unreasonable Entrepreneur of Them All, Not the Mirror – You Decide

Unreasonable Institute, the famous social startup accelerator has picked 46 finalists from the hundreds of applications they received for their batch of 2012. The entrepreneurs that apply for the Unreasonable Institute are those who believe in using business approaches to solve big social and environmental problems.

The thing to keep in mind is that these are not non-profits, they are for-profit ventures aimed at solving real world problems while creating social impact. Unreasonable Institute would now like you to pick 25 winners from this list of 46 finalists, the winners would go on to be part of their batch of 2012. The 25 selected will go through a 6 weeks residency program at Unreasonable Institute’s Colorado Campus. The course will arm  these finalists with all the skills, knowledge and connections they’ll need to profitably scale their ventures, reaching at least one million people.

The way you would go about picking the winner is to go to their website and fund the startups that appeal to you, the first 25 startups that raise USD 10K are selected as finalists. The idea is to crowd-fund the final selection where people will think carefully about their choices as they would be voting with their wallets. This is truly an innovative way to approach crowd-sourcing of winners as it really conveys the  entrepreneurial mettle of the finalist. The fundraising drive opened on Jan 17 and will last for 50 days.

It will only take couple of minutes to go through the profiles of these entrepreneurs,  so show your support for the most promising venture, with as little as $10. This is your chance to make an impact in the world by backing the most, high potential social entrepreneurs.

To get to know the 46 Unreasonable Entrepreneurs visit Unreasonable Marketplace

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Deepa Chaudhary

I have extensively worked at grass-roots from working in the slums of Mumbai to being on the frontline of numerous disaster relief efforts. I'm passionate about social entrepreneurship and I love discovering and writing about new trends in the social good space.