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

By Jason Daley

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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.

'We were all trying to create some large-scale change in the world," says Tyler Hartung, who along with fellow University of Colorado at Boulder grads Daniel Epstein, Teju Ravilochan, Vladimir Dubovskiy and Nikhil Dandavati founded the institute last year. 'But we realized we lacked the skill, the knowledge, the networks--all the tangible things needed to create that impact. We want to give those tools to other young entrepreneurs."

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