UNREASONABLE ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE WORLD
6/3/2012 9:37:02 PM -
Atlanta, Georgia - June 2, 2012 - Take a group of brilliant tech entrepreneurs and world-class mentors, throw them on the world's fastest cruise liner, and circumnavigate the globe. Sound unreasonable? Good.
In Spring 2013, a grand partnership between Unreasonable Institute, Semester at Sea, and Stanford's d.School will give birth to Unreasonable at Sea. The program will take a group of technology entrepreneurs to 14 international locations including Japan, China, India, Ghana, and Spain.
Only ventures that have the potential to solve the world's greatest social and environmental challenges will be selected. Unreasonable at Sea will open doors for participants to expand their ventures internationally. In each port, they will explore economies and form key relationships with top government officials, venture capitalists, and serial entrepreneurs.
Daniel Epstein, 26, is the founder of Unreasonable Institute and Unreasonable at Sea. His experiences abroad with Semester at Sea as a college student changed his perspective forever and led to the creation of the Unreasonable Institute. Now, his program has come full circle and returned to the place it began.
From the rickshaw taxi drivers of India to the street vendors of Ghana, entrepreneurship sustains people across the globe. Epstein began to see the world through the lens of an entrepreneur while on Semester at Sea.
'When you get off at the ports and you walk through the streets, you realize that everybody is an entrepreneur,' said Epstein.
Unreasonable at Sea holds an unwavering conviction that entrepreneurship will solve the world's grand challenges.
'When entrepreneurs look at problems or challenges, they see solutions and opportunities,' said Epstein. 'I think that's the type of thinking that we really need.'
George Bernard Shaw once said, 'The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man [or woman, added Epstein].'
By: Kobi Ansong (Kobi.Ansong@gmail.com)