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Diplomacy in Action


Accelerating investments in global entrepreneurship

May 1-2, 2013 | Washington, DC

Unreasonable@State was a convening of global startups, policy makers, investors, and development practitioners that explored how entrepreneurship and design-thinking can be leveraged to solve pressing global challenges. The main event showcased technology startups with innovative development solutions; highlighted the State Department’s efforts to support entrepreneurs; and offered insights from Unreasonable at Sea’s global experiment as a startup accelerator having sailed over 25,000 nautical miles and into 13 countries. Workshops on the second day allowed 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.

This two-day event was jointly hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Unreasonable Group, Stanford’s, and the Aspen Institute.

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