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 (firstname.lastname@example.org): Enabling persons with disabilities to move out of poverty using entrepreneurship.
AYZHby Zubaida Bai (email@example.com): Provides $2 clean birth kits to 3 million women living in poverty in Tamil Nadu
Cycle Chalao by Rajkumar Janagam (firstname.lastname@example.org): Integrating Cycling in the Mainstream Public Transportation by Establishing Bicycle Sharing Systems in India.
ONergyby Piyush Jaju (email@example.com): A Renewable Energy Venture providing complete energy solutions to rural India creatively and effectively