Unreasonable Labs are five-day hyper-accelerators supporting local, early-stage entrepreneurs tackling their region’s most pressing social or environmental problems. They are run by the Unreasonable Institute and by diverse teams in many global locations. Labs will be one of two flavors.
The Business Model Validation Lab is designed to help early/idea-stage entrepreneurs rapidly identify and validate the foundational assumptions of their business.
The Investment Preparedness Lab is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs prepare to meet with funders and take on investment.
Together, the Unreasonable Labs make up one global experiment designed to discover what it takes to be an unfair advantage for local, early-stage entrepreneurs committed to addressing the world’s most urgent social and environmental problems.
Launching Labs will create widespread impact by working with over 100 entrepreneurs in 10 countries, it will enable Unreasonable to explore the potential for launching future Institutes in new locations, and it will unite a network of leaders all dedicated to being Unreasonable.
HOW IT WORKS
- Teams from any country in the world apply to run a Lab
- Teams receive a Playbook with a curriculum designed to accelerate early-stage entrepreneurs & an online peer-network to share everything.
- Teams select local entrepreneurs and then run their 5-day Lab in spring of 2016 July
- Successful Lab Teams can continue on to run full Unreasonable Institutes (our 5-week programs).
Unreasonable Institute gets entrepreneurs what they need to scale solutions to the world’s biggest problems at diverse in person programs (ranging from 5 days to 5 weeks). We do this by identifying entrepreneurs with the potential to address problems like poverty, lack of education, and social injustice at scale, and then by swarming them with hand-picked mentors, funders, and partners as well as workshops to help grow their impact. And once entrepreneurs leave our program they can forever access and engage with this global network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and funders that now spans over 50 countries. Our goal is to help each of these ventures scale up to meaningfully impact the lives of at least one million people each.