Unreasonable Kyoto "Design Thinking Workshop"

Unreasonable is coming to Kyoto!
Access to technology is leading to revolutions, uprooting dictatorships and creating new levels of connectedness and transparency. And yet pressing challenges like famine, war, lack of education, poverty, disease, clean drinking water, global warming and energy scarcity still persist. Unreasonable Institute and Semester at Sea have joined forces to create Unreasonable at Sea. A mentor driven program designed to equip social-tech entrepreneurs with tools to tackle these global challenges and scale their solutions to billions.

Unreasonable At Sea will sail around the world for 100 days with 11 of the world's most aspirational entrepreneurs and 20 top class mentors. We will stop in 14 countries to connect with top government officials, pitch in front of hundreds of investors and meet each country’s most acclaimed entrepreneurs. Be a part of this first-of-its-kind program and help solve our social and environmental challenges of today. Japan will be our first international stop. Investors, government officials, press and like minded entrepreneurs and individuals welcomed.

Event Details
Date: January 30 (WED)
Start Time: 16:00 ~ (15:30 venue open)
Venue: Kanbaikan Room 211, Doshisha University
Address: Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto (click here for detail)

15:30 Registration
16:00 Opening Remarks - Jay Klaphake, Founder TEDx Kyoto
16:05 Welcome - Mari Kondo, Dean and Host, Global MBA, Doshisha Business School
16:10 - 19:00 Workshop (more details to come later)
19:10 VIP Dinner
21:00 End of VIP Dinner

Note: This event will be in English, and there will be no translator available.

Watch this 2 minute video to learn more about Unreasonable at Sea.

Who are Unreasonable Entrepreneurs?
These companies have generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue, are already impacting millions of individuals directly with their technologies, and have achieved operational scale in over 30 countries. The group is comprised of teams coming from 10 countries and 5 continents. Their expertise ranges from astrophysicists, to artificial intelligence, to biological, mechanical, software, medical and electrical engineers, to graphic designers, industrial designers, scientists, doctors, and operational masterminds. What unites them is a shared belief that their technology will help define progress in our time and a common eagerness to experiment in what it takes to scale globally.

Great Mentors Supporting the Program (see the full list here)
We are a mentor intensive program. Throughout the course of the voyage, our 11 companies will sail, live, learn from, and be mentored by 20 of the world's most prominent innovators and entrepreneurs. Some of our mentors are Megan Smith (VP of Business Development, Google), Matt Mullenweg (Founder of Wordpress), and Archibishop Desmond TuTu.

Event Timeline
Wed Jan 30, 2013
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM JST
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Workshop (4-7pm) ¥3,000
VIP Dinner (7:15 - 9:15pm) ¥5,000
VIP Dinner (7:15 - 9:00pm) ¥5,000
VIP Dinner (7:15 - 9pm) ¥5,000
VIP Dinner (7:10 - 9pm) ¥5,000
Venue Address
Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Kamigyō-ku, Goshohachimanchō, 103 同志社大学寒梅館 Japan
Imadegawa station. Go out Exit #2 and walk north on Karasuma street about one minute. You will see the Kambaikan Building on your left.
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