Exploring the convergence of entrepreneurship, policy, technology, investment and international development

On May 1, 2013 the U.S. Department of State, Stanford's d.school, Unreasonable at Sea, and the Aspen Institute will co-host a global gathering of some of the most influential people on earth. The goal? Explore how and why entrepreneurship and design-thinking are key to solving the seemingly intractable challenges of our time. 


Location: Washington DC


May 1, 2013 | Washington, DC (The U.S. Department of State)

Unreasonable@State is a convening of global startups, policy makers, investors, and development practitioners that will explore how entrepreneurship and design-thinking can be leveraged to solve pressing global challenges. The main event will showcase 15 ingenius startups with innovative development solutions; highlight the State Department’s efforts to support entrepreneurs; and offer insights from Unreasonable at Sea’s global experiment as a startup accelerator having sailed over 25,000 nautical miles and into 13 countries. There will be additional workshops on May 2 that will allow the diverse group of global influencers to further explore challenges to reach scale and to re-think the future of diplomacy, education, healthcare, capital markets, poverty, and the planet. If you are an accredited investor, please join us for a private investor workshop on May 2.

The May 1st event is jointly hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Unreasonable Group, Stanford’s d.school, and the Aspen Institute.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in adapting the world to himself, therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man [and woman]
— George Bernard Shaw