Josh Nelson, a frequent contributor to Holistic Horse , recently shared news that his Agrilab Technologies, LLP, is a finalist in an unusual contest coordinated by the Unreasonable Institute. Agrilab Technologies was selected in late December as one of 50 Unreasonable Institute finalists. The first 25 businesses to raise $10,000 are the selected fellows who then receive the business mentoring, support and investment contacts to “give their ideas wings.”
Click here to watch a video that explains the Agrilab Technologies enterprise.
What is the Unreasonable Institute?
UI is a collaboration of non-profits, business mentors, and investors who team up to assist selected entrepreneurs make a major impact on environmental and social issues and become successful viable business enterprises. Much more background is at www.unreasonableinstitute.org
Why is Josh Nelson a finalist for the Unreasonable Institute?
Josh applied for the fellowship to UI last October, describing the existing business (Agrilab Technologies, LLP) and its potential to positively impact farmers, communities through utilizing wastes as resources for the soil and for thermal energy.
If Josh is successful in the marketplace competition (now in its second week), “we intend to invest in a mobile system, refinements to system design and smaller-scale Isobar® heat tubes and composting systems,” Josh explains. “We may also identify other areas of business development that would grow this enterprise to a scale that could positively impact farmers, communities, and other resource managers internationally.”
“We believe we have many of the pieces to make a difference with our business, saving fossil fuel through recovering heat from decomposing biomass, and making composts to meet the future needs of our soils and plants. We are eager to grow this business and take advantage of mentoring and investment assistance. We will be shaping a viable enterprise that saves farmers, communities and other businesses money and improves the environment, making resource handling more efficient.”