Scour the globe for the best eleven startups whose ventures could have huge social impact. Then put them on board a floating university with a leading accelerator and world class mentors for a three month trip around the world.
That's the Unreasonable at Sea programme, a partnership between the Unreasonable Institute, the design school of Stanford, and the Semester at Sea floating university.
They were in Cape Town this week and I enjoyed meeting them at the Barn and learning more about their startups, including linking up their startup Guru-G with Funda, a distance education startup that I mentor.
I also enjoyed chatting to Unreasonable Institute's head, Daniel Epstein. Daniel believes passionately that entrepreneurship is the most promising route to social impact - that where others see massive social problems, that entrepreneurs see opportunities. We spoke about building a bridge between Unreasonable and the Barn in Cape Town, to give his startups access to opportunities for projects here, and ours to opportunities with his network.