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HELP US RECRUIT THE FOURTH CLASS OF UNREASONABLE’S IN EAST AFRICA!

Before we get going on finding some of East Africa’s most unreasonable entrepreneurs, let us take a moment to say thank you! Below are very simple ways you can help us attract some of East Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs to apply to Unreasonable East Africa’s 2017 program in Kampala. Finding great entrepreneurs is the most important part of achieving our mission and we couldn’t do it without your help! We are deeply indebted to you for your willingness to help us spread the word. Thank you!

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The Unreasonable East Africa program gives an unreasonable advantage to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the East Africa’s biggest social and environmental problems. These entrepreneurs aim to make an outsized impact, often with a tiny amount of resources; they have bold visions, but they face tough odds. To give them an unreasonable advantage to beat these odds, we equip these entrepreneurs with the knowledge, mentorship, connections, financing and supportive community that they need to survive and grow.

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Join the exclusive @UnreasonableEA network and access mentorship, capital and like minded peers. Apply to #UEA2017 http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

Are you fundraising? Past @UnreasonableEA fellows have raised >$5.2m. Apply to #UEA2017 to access this capital. http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

Join @UnreasonableEA customized accelerator and get support specific to YOU to grow your company. Apply to #UEA2017. http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

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Final Deadline (to be sent starting 12th December 2016):

Last chance to apply to grow your #EastAfrica company with #UEA2017. Applications close Dec 16! http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

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Calling on all visionary entrepreneurs in East Africa: Accelerate the growth of your company at the 2017 Unreasonable East Africa program! Refine your business strategy with the support of 100+ world-class mentors, raise capital with the support of an in-house finance team, and join the exclusive UEA network of like minded peers! BE UNREASONABLE. Apply by 16 December 2016! http://bit.ly/1zXilOx 

Is your business on the edge of growth? Need the knowledge, capital and connections to grow? Apply to the Unreasonable East Africa 2017 program by December 16th 2016: http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

Is lack of capital preventing your company from growing? Unreasonable East Africa has the mentors you need to become funding ready! For UEA alumni, KadAfrica, Mentors Sammy Senyimba and Toni Maraviglia helped the team learn how to navigate funder relations and secure investment–ultimately closing enough capital to sustain continued growth since 2014! Apply today to access the right capital to continue to grow your business: http://bit.ly/1zXilOx

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Use the below template to encourage specific entrepreneurs in your network to apply! You can copy and paste this template (just add in the names).

Dear [ENTREPRENEUR’S NAME] ,

Have you heard of Unreasonable East Africa? They support high-potential entrepreneurs to grow their companies. I think this opportunity could be perfect for you!

In the past three years Unreasonable East Africa has worked with 29 companies from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan who have gone on to collectively raise over $5.2 million USD in funding, created over 380 jobs and meaningfully benefited the lives of over 850,000 people. They also work with over 100 high-profile mentors and have access to hundreds of funders within their network. Past Unreasonable East Africa fellows have described  the program as surreal, in thatIt almost never happens in the real world that you can walk to the ping-pong table and have a 45 minute chat with someone who works on high level strategy for a government in East Africa.’ If you are wondering about the value of the programme, one past fellow says, “…after attending the Institute, we can confidently say that there is no price that can justify the amazing hands on support and personal growth that Unreasonable brings”.

If you believe this would be a valuable experience for you, you can learn more at http://bit.ly/1zXilOx and apply by December 16th 2017. Please reach out to retsy@unreasonableeastafrica.org with any additional questions. Whether or not you decide to apply, I wish you the very best of luck moving forward!

Warmly,
[YOUR NAME]

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WANTED: East Africa’s Most Unreasonable Entrepreneurs

Are you convinced that you have the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to improve the lives of thousands of people in East Africa? Accelerate the growth of your company by refining your business strategy with the support of over 100 seasoned mentors and unlock capital with the assistance of an in-house finance team and a network of investors. In the process, build relationships with like minded peers that will support you on this entrepreneurial journey. Past Unreasonable East Africa alumni have gone on to collectively raise over $5.2 million USD in funding, created over 380 jobs and meaningfully benefited the lives of over 850,000 people.

Interested? Apply NOW to the 2017 Unreasonable East Africa Institute. Applications are open November 7th- 16th
December 2016 and can be found at: http://bit.ly/1zXilOx . Email retsy@unreasonableeastafrica.org with questions.

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THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

Love from the Unreasonable East Africa team!

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