Unreasonable at Sea (www.unreasonableatsea.com) is an accelerator program for creative misfits and tech-entrepreneurs who desire to take their ventures into new international markets. They are working exclusively with technology based startups who are hellbent on tackling the toughest problem-sets of our time and the program is being run on a ship as it circumnavigates the globe and ports in 13 countries over the course of 100 days. In this powerhouse session you will hear from 6 of the 11 technology companies that are sailing around the world on this grand experiment. From disrupting the face of education, to autonomous oceanic robotic drones and the world's most efficient solar concentrator... this is sure to be a truly Unreasonable hour.
Guru-G: Train a teacher and you will transform the lives of hundreds of students. This belief has led Guru-G to create a "gamified" teaching software platform that is intuitive, affordable, and easily adopted by teachers, schools, and governments. The platform is being used by over 3,000 schools and currently reaches over 2 million students.
Protei: Wind-powered, shape-shifting, open-source sailing robots used to sense and clean the ocean. This autonomous robot will be leveraged to clean up oil spills and plastic in the ocean as well as collect invaluable data about our environment from the oceans.
Prakti: Cookstove developer, designer, and manufacturer and distributor. Ranked most efficient affordable stove in the world by Berkeley Labs, with operations currently in 5 countries and over 250,000 meals served a day from their stoves.
One Earth Designs: One Earth Designs harnesses the sun to bring clean energy to three billion people who lack access to clean fuels. Today they have developed the world's most efficient solar concentrator and they are now looking to scale up their efforts beyond China and into the global marketplace.
Aquaphytex: Installs all-natural plant systems to purify water at scale without any chemicals or needed energy. Currently operating in 4 countries, providing clean drinking water to over 300,000 people, and made over $4,000,000 in profits in the last 3 years.
Solar Ear: They produce the world's first and only digitally programmable and rechargeable hearing aids. And all their products are made by the hearing impaired for the hearing impaired in developing countries. They have sold their products in over 40 countries and have manufacturing facilities in 2 countries. They have generated over $1,000,000 in revenue.
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