14 entrepreneurs from India in the Unreasonable Institute shortlist

27th Jan 2011
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Entrepreneurs from over 60 countries vied for the 25 slots available to attend the 2011 Unreasonable Institute. After conducting over 100 interviews, the Unreasonable team has narrowed it down to 45 exceptional finalists. Now, in a true test of their entrepreneurial mettle, each of these finalists face one final challenge before becoming Unreasonable Fellows: galvanizing the globe to raise the $8,000 it costs to attend the Unreasonable Institute.The first 25 finalists to raise $8,000 will be chosen to attend. And the decision lies in your hands. Head to the Unreasonable Institute’s Finalist Marketplace and join one million people across the globe and vote with your dollars for an entrepreneur you believe might change the course of history.

Among the 45 entrepreneurs 14 are from India. YourStory, the media partner of The Unreasonable Institute will bring to you these entrepreneurs in the form of profiles. Below is a brief description of the Indian ventures shortlisted:

ARUNIM by Thilakam Rajendran (md.arunim@gmail.com): Enabling persons with disabilities to move out of poverty using entrepreneurship.

AYZH by Zubaida Bai (zubaida@ayzh.com): Provides $2 clean birth kits to 3 million women living in poverty in Tamil Nadu


Cycle Chalao by Rajkumar Janagam (raj@cyclechalao.com): Integrating Cycling in the Mainstream Public Transportation by Establishing Bicycle Sharing Systems in India.


ONergy by Piyush Jaju (piyush@onergy.in): A Renewable Energy Venture providing complete energy solutions to rural India creatively and effectively


CARMa Venture Services by Hemant Nitturkar (hemant@carmagroup.in): CARMa is a movement for sustainable & inclusive growth by widespread facilitation of opportunity-based entrepreneurship.


Arohana Dairy by Devi Prasad Rao (dpr@arohana.in): Arohana helps small & marginal farmers run their dairy farm as a lucrative primary occupation without labourers.


BioSense Technologies by Abhishek Sen (abhishek@biosense.in): The aim to curb birth related deaths by providing cost effective solution for mass screening of anaemia in poor countries


The World Comics Institute by Sharad Sharma (mail@worldcomicsindia.com): To democratize media using comics in order to address problems created by lack of information and inability to participate.


RTINation by Rasaal Dwivedi (rasaaldwivedi@gmail.com): rtination.com is India's first platform that enables you to file Right to Information Act applications online


BOOND by Rustam Sengupta (rustams@gmail.com): Providing rural India access to lighting, clean water & pest control by building sustainable micro-enterprise networks


SMV Wheels by Naveen Krishna (naveenkkrishna@yahoo.com): Give Ownership of a better design rickshaw in 1 year to the 10 million poor rickshaw pullers in India with Dignity!


GYAN by Deepak Ravindran (deepak@innoz.in): GYAN platform provides cost effective learning solutions to rural population and student communities over mobile.


Swayam Shikshan Prayog by Prema Gopalan (premagab@gmail.com): Build social and economic competencies of women at the grassroots level, moving from margin to mainstream of development


Oriental Aquamarin Biotech by Mohan Kandaswamy (orientalconsult@dataone.in): Provide a patented solution for water quality and disease management in the aquaculture industry

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