6 Minute Talks by the 2011 Fellows
NICE connects Africans to the world through franchised internet centers. Seven profitable centers are serving 30,000 customers to date.
BLISS provides entrepreneurship training and income to girls in school, previously driven by poverty to pick work over school.
Afroes educates African youth about HIV / AIDS, gender-based violence, and children’s rights through mobile phone and flash games.
ARUNIM enables persons with disabilities to move out of poverty by becoming entrepreneurs by providing design & marketing support.
Green Channel uses reverse vending machines which pay you money when you recycle. They have already generated $250,000 in revenue.
Solidarium’s mission is to get Brazilian local producers out of poverty by connecting them with major retailers.
Terrashift is harnessing the drive of top college graduates to transform the way high-impact organizations source talent.
Worms for Change enables smallholder farmers to improve their crop yields by enriching their soil quality through vermi-composting.
Jugnu accelerates entrepreneurs in India by providing them access to mentors and early stage capital through an online platform.
ONergy operates renewable energy hubs that provide lighting, cooking and solar products to 10,000 people in 90 villages in rural India.
YoReciclo is building the recycling infrastructure in Mexico, where they have reached $1 million in revenue in less than 2 years of operations.
EGG-Energy is building a virtual power grid delivering clean and affordable energy services to rural Tanzania.
One Earth Designs provides energy for cooking, heat storage & electricity generation through a solar concentrator, as an alternative to indoor fire cooking.
Eco-fuel Africa sells organic charcoal fuel made from 100% agricultural waste and uses the proceeds to plant trees and fight climate change.
Morris and his team rehabilitate and reintegrate former child soldiers through trauma counseling, vocational training & job placement.
Wello eliminates the burden for women & girls who carry clean water to their families through the use of an easy-to-roll water wheel.
With a mission to build environmentally friendly mobility in growing cities, Cycle Chalao! is scaling its bicycle sharing system across India.
Undiagnosed anemia kills more than a million people every year. Biosense’s ToucHb can easily detect anemia using a light sensor without drawing blood.
Jennifer talks about her entrepreneurial journey thus far.
One Degree Solar provides low-cost solar powered lights with cell phone chargers and radios to off-the-grid customers.
DayOne Response purifies muddy and contaminated water with a patented "water bag" capable of rolling up for easy portability.
Malo Traders amplifies the income of smallholder farmers in Mali and provides fortified rice to malnourished consumers at affordable prices.
WorldHaus provides affordable “housing kits” to rural Indians, enabling them to build their own customizable, weather-proof homes.
CalSolAgua brings affordable solar water heating to the developing world to reduce household energy costs and carbon emissions.
About the Fellows
The Unreasonable Institute culminates in a full-day event where the entrepreneurs present their ventures in six fast-paced minutes.