On March 22nd to 24th 2013, Angels Initiative in partnership with Unreasonable Institute which is based in Boulder will be launching Angels Unreasonable East Africa beginning with Kampala at Mara Foundation LaunchPad.
According to Joachim Ewechu, Angels Unreasonable East Africa will be a 6 week business acceleration program that involves bringing together 25 prolific social entrepreneurs from across East Africa into one house where they are provided with the adequate knowledge, resources, tools and connections to grow their ventures through the pilot phase, roll out phase and on to the growth phase.
They work to achieve a product-market fit for the ventures and in the process get them profitable. The ventures live and get to work with world-class mentors, investors, funders, consultants and community of MBA students thus accelerating the growth of their ventures tremendously to get the ventures profitable.
For all this to be effective Angels Initiative is launching a start-up weekend event in Kampala and after Nairobi, which is dubbed Be Unreasonable Kampala and Be Unreasonable Nairobi.
The weekend long events seek to converge a community of 100 brave, creative and daring dreamers to devise products, services and business solutions to solving some of our region’s most pressing challenges.
Joachim is quoted by TechMoran saying, ” This event is designed to capture the creative thinking, cooperation, and rapid ideation of Startup weekend while involving participants of different skill sets and backgrounds.”
The initiative is open to founders with social ventures, those with ideas for social businesses and those wondering what to do at the moment. Joachim called on founders wherever they are to “bring their ideas to the Unreasonable startup event and people will be there to help shape your ideas.
He said,”So everyone who heads a social venture, or has a business idea that they believe can solve some of the toughest challenges we face.. like in health, agriculture, energy, transport, anything,” and adds, ‘Come Be Unreasonable.”
The Unreasonable Institute gets 10 to 20 world-changing entrepreneurs live under the same roof for six weeks in Boulder, Colorado and gives them training from ’50 world-class mentors, ranging from a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet, to the head of user experience at Google X, to an entrepreneur who’s enabled over 20 million farmers to move out of poverty’ in a move to scale their businesses.
To register for the event click here : KlaUnreasonable