A SOCAP guest post by Banks Benitez of Unreasonable Institute
“How do we scale this thing globally?” This was the question we circulated around the six- person Unreasonable Institute team in 2014. The Unreasonable Institute is an accelerator for entrepreneurs trying to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. We identify the world’s boldest, most innovative entrepreneurs and help them scale their businesses by providing intensive 6-week-long boot camps where entrepreneurs can connect with world-class mentors and investors. Every year we run one accelerator for 10-15 entrepreneurs, but there were thousands of other entrepreneurs from every corner of the world who were committed to solving major social and environmental problems. We were anxious to help more of them…hence the question: How do we scale this thing globally? How could a small organization with a small team and a small budget – based in a small office in Boulder, Colorado – go big?