It's rare that I will write a blog post that is purely gushing, but with the Unreasonable Institute, I can't help myself. I love their work, I've seen it first hand, and most of all, their vision is completely unreasonable.
The applications are out for the second annual Unreasonable Institute, so I have to make a plug on their behalf. During the institute's first summer, Dan, Teju and the Unreasonable team harnessed an amazing group of talented young entrepreneurs and launched with an incredible success. This summer, for their second go at it, I cannot wait to see how they grow and improve. The Institute is young and ambitious, oh, and it is already world-class. Just watching episodes of Unreasonable TV makes anyone wish that they could be part of the Unreasonable house for the summer in beautiful Boulder.
This second Unreasonable Institute will unite 25 of the world's most promising entrepreneurs (deemed Unreasonable Fellows) for eight weeks in the summer of 2011. The summer is pretty packed. During the eight week Institute, the Unreasonable Fellows will:
* work and live with 60 world-class mentors,
* pitch their ventures to investors and foundations in five major entrepreneurial hubs across the United States (San Francisco, Boulder, Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C.),
* learn from the top consulting organizations in the world, and
* gain access to the seed capital needed to give their ventures wings.
The mentor-intensive Unreasonable Institute has dreams and uses bold language. Their message is clear "The Institute is relentlessly focused on one objective: accelerate ventures that future generations will remember as having defined progress in our time."