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What we consider when selecting applicants







  • Is your venture addressing a massive social or environmental problem? 
  • Is your company based in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania? This year, we will be taking in companies based in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania. 
  • Do you have a relentless entrepreneurial spirit and are you hungry to ensure your venture reaches global scale?
  • Are you a Founder or Co-Founder of your organization?
  • Are you able to make key, high-level, direction-shifting decisions
  • Are you currently working full-time on the development of your venture? A full-time commitment is defined as a minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • If accepted, will you be able to attend the ENTIRE Unreasonable East Africa Institute in July/August(dates tbd) in Kampala, Uganda with no more than 4 days absence?
  • Are there are at least two people working full-time on your team? and will continue to work full-time on your venture while you are at the Unreasonable East Africa Institute? In order to be accepted to the Institute, attending teammates must be working a minimum of 40 hours per week on the venture.
  • Do you have evidence of customer traction? You have developed a prototype and have tested it on small groups of customers. You’ve 
  • Do you have the beginnings of a business model? We are looking for
  • Does your venture have potential to scale? By scale, we mean, does your venture have the potential to reach over 1 million people over time?
  • Are you a for-profit, non-profit or hybrid organisation that is generating revenue from sales? 
  • Can you read, write, and speak in English fluently?

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?

Your application will likely not be considered if:

  • Your proposal is for a research project.
  • Your proposal is for lobbying activities.
  • Your proposal is for a charity based and/or foundation based organization. We do no e of revenue.
  • Your proposal is for a faith-based initiative. In this context, 

  • Your venture cannot demonstrate customer traction.