Innovation on the High Seas: Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

Innovation is afloat! And when I say that, I mean it literally.  I’m talking about Unreasonable@Sea, an experiment in global entrepreneurship designed by Daniel Epstein, founder of the Unreasonable Institute, along with George Kembel, co-founder of Stanford’s d.school, and Semester at Sea, in partnership with Xbox and others.

You may be wondering, what is Unreasonable@Sea? According to the Unreasonable@Sea website, it’s “a radical experiment in global entrepreneurship to combat the greatest challenges of our time.” The experiment brings together 11 entrepreneurs, 20 mentors and 600 college students (as part of Semester at Sea), all aboard one ship for 100 days, visiting 13 different countries. Each participant in Unreasonable@Sea shares the unifying belief that entrepreneurship will change the world.

As an advocate for entrepreneurship, and a member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, I am fascinated by this cool experiment! I’m also thrilled that some of the passengers aboard Unreasonable@Sea include mentors from the Microsoft Studios team.

Over the next months, we will be sharing interviews from Unreasonable@Sea, and learning more about the problems they are working together to solve. I have no doubt that their work will touch our efforts in advancing education innovation globally. Stay tuned as we share more about this incredible voyage.

-Anthony

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