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Be Eligible, Be Competitive, Don’t Ever Stop
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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…
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. Read more
You know what you need and you can articulate how Unreasonable can help you address those needs. Read more
You are eager to receive feedback and change course if that’s what it takes to achieve your mission. Read more
Addressing a BFP (Big F*ckin’ Problem)
Your venture addresses a widespread problem that seems impossible to solve and urgently needs to be addressed. Read more
Profound impact = depth x longevity
Your venture creates significant, lasting positive change in people’s lives. Read more
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. Read more
Your team has the necessary skills and experience to address the problem you’re taking on. Read more
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. Read more
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 is at odds with how they make impact. Your venture creates more impact with every dollar that it earns. Read more
Convincing path to changing one million lives
Your product or service has been market validated and you have developed a roadmap to the impossible. You can convince us that your venture is going to reach one million people. Read more
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!