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The Unreasonable Institute

A fast-track program aims to give altruistic entrepreneurs skills and funding to effect large-scale change.

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This story appears in the July 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The funding system for a social entrepreneur typically relies more on donations than money from angel investors, venture capitalists or even family and friends.

Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colo., however, plans to rewire the way social entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. The institute's intense 10-week program provides 25 budding, big-hearted twentysomethings drawn from six continents the equivalent of an accelerated MBA--along with a high-powered social network and possibly some startup dollars.

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