The Unreasonable Institute is back for its second year, offering 27 select entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their ideas for financially self-sustaining and globally reaching ventures that work to serve the needs of others.
Organized by a group of CU graduates in 2010, the Unreasonable Institute selects young entrepreneurs who are working on globally significant social or environmental projects to be a part of their annual summer institute in Boulder, according to their website.
The kick-off for this summer’s institute was held in the Wolf Law Building at CU on June 16. The program will continue for a six-week period, during which the fellows will live and eat together while being mentored by 60 experienced entrepreneurs and receiving legal advice and ideas on design consulting.
This year’s fellows include Anne Githuku-Shongwe, whose venture out of sub-Saharan Africa aims to transform the area through digital media, and Piyush Jaju of Kolkata, India, who is working to provide complete energy solutions to the area. For a list of all the 2011 fellows, visit http://bit.ly/m6Ol1d.
In addition to the entrepreneurial advice given by the mentors at the institute, the fellows will be connected with the Unreasonable Institute’s capital partners, for potential funding relationships at the onset and throughout the duration of their ventures. This year’s capital partners include the Grassroots Business Fund and LGT Venture Philanthropy.
For more information on the Unreasonable Institute, visit http://unreasonableinstitute.org/ or follow them on Twitter: @beunreasonable.