nearly daily purefix: unreasonable institute

07/11/2010

hey guys, as many of you know, i’m involved with this incredible organization and wanted to focus today’s post on what they have been up to these past 5 weeks.  please take a look and be amazed.  have a lovely day!

We are Officially Halfway through the Institute

The Unreasonable Fellows have been busy. In their first five weeks, they have made clean-burning briquettes from waste materials with the founder of Engineers Without Borders. They’ve learned to tell stories from the Executive Producer of Law and Order: SVU, polished their investor pitches with an entrepreneur who has raised $2 billion in funding, formulated plans for globally scaling their ventures with the founder of 7 international companies, and gotten detailed feedback on their business plans from the former Chief Investment Officer and COO of Acumen Fund.

Now, with 29 days remaining, everything they’ve learned is about to be put to the test. In the final weeks of the Institute, they’ll form relationships with twenty-five more mentors, travel more than 3,000 miles, pitch before hundreds of investors at pitch events in San Francisco and in Boulder, allocate $225,000 amongst themselves in seed funding, and prepare to launch progress-defining ventures.

Just a regular summer at the Unreasonable Institute.

West Coast Pitch Fest

West Coach Pitch Fest: Hungry to capitalize on the skills they’ve honed over the past five weeks, our 22 entrepreneurs will be packing into a bus next weekend and traveling 3,000 miles round-trip to the angel investment capital of the world: San Francisco, California. There, they’ll stand before nearly 100 angel investors and philanthropists for 8-minutes each to ask for the capital they need to launch their ventures. Hosted by the Hub Bay Area, Good Capital, the West Coast Pitch Fest will take place at the Hub SoMa at 2:30 PM PDT on Monday, July 19. Get your tickets today!

Unreasonable Global Summit

The Unreasonable Global Summit: The culmination of a summer of mentor-intensive acceleration, the 22 Unreasonable Fellows will each take the stage at the University of Colorado’s ATLAS building On July 31 for 6-minutes to convince the world they deserve the seed capital to launch their ventures. 150 investors, entrepreneurs, and supporters will sit in the audience before them and hundreds more will be watching the web broadcast on www.unreasonable.tv

Join us on Saturday, July 31 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm MDT for what may be four of the most significant hours of your life. Please RSVP here.

Unreasonable TV: Episode 4 Premiers!

Our incredible production team has released 4 episodes of the 10 total episodes documenting the inner workings of the first ever Unreasonable Institute. We invite you inside the walls of the Unreasonable Mansion to witness the struggles and triumphs of the 22 Unreasonable Fellows. Check out Unreasonable TV at www.unreasonable.tv.

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