What is the Unreasonable Institute?

We exist to give entrepreneurs tackling the world’s greatest challenges an “unreasonable advantage.” How do we do this? Each year, we match a dozen carefully vetted ventures from around the world with 50 mentors (including the Chairman of Whole Foods, a guy who’s helped over 20 million people out of poverty, and a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet) and 100+ funders at 5-week bootcamps.


After the five weeks, we provide entrepreneurs with pro-bono executive coaches, support in sustaining their relationships with relevant mentors and funders, guidance and connections from a dedicated team whose main job is to get these ventures funded, and access to our network of 250+ partners, 100+ mentors, 250+ funders, and 82 ventures from 37 countries. Our goal is to help each of these ventures scale up to meaningfully impact the lives of over 1 million people each.

Our Three Locations

Unreasonable Institute has three distinct programs, each running its own 5-week program in Summer 2014:

It’s Working (But There is a Long Way to Go)

In the past 4 years, 82 ventures from 37 countries have attended our program in Boulder, CO, USA. Collectively they have raised over $37 million in funding, grown their revenues and teams by over 2.5x within a year after leaving Unreasonable, and have impacted over 2,000,000 lives. You can read more about our results here and about our failures here.

We are proud of this progress, but if we really want to create serious, lasting impact, we have much more to do. Read more about our vision for scaling Unreasonable Institute around the world!.