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Are You Eligible? For Which Institute?
Take this Eligibility Quiz to find out!
You should be able to answer YES to the following questions in order to apply:
Keep in mind: While the following criteria reflect the kinds of ventures we overwhelmingly prefer, we do not believe in blindly following the rules. If you don’t meet one or more of these criteria, then convince us that you deserve a spot at the Unreasonable Institute and apply anyway! That’s what it means to be unreasonable!
Your application will likely not be considered if:
We will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria…
Fit (with Unreasonable)
You are honest when it’s hard to be. You don’t negotiate by withholding. You are confidently open about what you do and do not know.
You know what you need and you can articulate how Unreasonable can help you address those needs.
You are eager to receive feedback and change course if that’s what it takes to achieve your mission.
Addressing a BFP (Big F*ckin’ Problem)
Your venture addresses a widespread problem that seems impossible to solve and urgently needs to be addressed.
Profound impact = depth x longevity
Your venture creates significant, lasting positive change in people’s lives.
65% of startups fail due to co-founder conflict. We want to know that your team is loyal to the vision, to each other, and has the ability to have hard conversations.
Your team has the necessary skills and experience to address the problem you’re confronting.
Some people make excuses. You get results, time and again no matter the circumstances. You never give up. You are ferocious in your quest to acquire the resources necessary to grow your venture.
You make money the same way you make impact.
You have an impact model, which is how you create change. You have a business model, which is how you make money. Some ventures make money in a way that isn’t aligned with how they make impact. Your venture creates more impact with every dollar it makes.
Convincing path to changing one million lives
Your product or service has customer traction and you have developed a road map to scaling your solution. You can convince us that your venture is going to reach one million people.
Will You Ever Stop?
- Are you completely obsessed with meeting the social or environmental need you are addressing? Do you refuse to allow any setback, any criticism, and any seemingly insurmountable obstacle to prevent you from measurably improving the lives of at least one million people? If so, welcome! We are excited to read your application!