Denver’s own Teju Ravilochan made the social entrepreneur edition of Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 lists, which Forbes calls “most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators.”
Ravilochan is best known for his role as CEO and co-founder of Boulder’s Unreasonable Institute. The institute runs 40 programs in 27 countries, offering future-focused bootcamps to mentor entrepreneurs who confront social and environmental issues — like climate change and access to education.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable person,” Ravilochan said, describing the ethos of his organization in an interview with Forbes.
Originally born in India, Ravilochan immigrated with his family to Denver when he was one year old. He founded the institute at 22 and is now 29.
There are Forbes 30 Under 30 lists in 20 different categories — the sports list, for example, includes Denver Bronco Von Miller.
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