Ooooh, I am so excited!
The visionary Wonder Boys who founded the Unreasonable Institute two years ago in Boulder, Colorado have once again selected their Finalists– and the voting/donating has begun!
45 dynamic young social entrepreneurs from 18 countries across the globe are competing to raise $8,000 so they can attend the challenging, inspiring, transformational Unreasonable Institute this summer. Once there, they’ll be working with world-class mentors to perfect their business models, learn from each other, make global contacts, and pitch their brilliant ideas to venture capitalists. Their ventures must address social & environmental challenges of global magnitude, be scalable and replicable, and eventually reach at least one million people. And that’s what you call change you can believe in.
The first 25 Finalists to make it to $8,000 are in – and YOU can make it happen with a contribution of just $10 (maximum donation size you’re allowed to make increases towards the end of the marketplace). And trust me, in the Marketplace you’ll find something to ring your chimes… with ventures from food-fortification programs to SMS ag solutions, clean water projects, innovative housing ideas, educational ventures, and even a new car for Africa. In fact, some of my favorite causes from last year made it, too – Malo Traders, One Earth Designs and Bliss!
So check it out … I promise the Finalists Marketplace is an entrancing site and you’re going to be mesmerized by all the positive energy and brilliant ideas emanating from these ambitious ventures that promise to create sustainable, tangible results. For $10, it’s an unreasonably huge thrill! (Because I’m always a sucker for the underdog I hit the “Needs the Most Help” button and I’m donating to Eco-Fuel Africa Limited … and my peeps from last year, of course!)