In 2013, a team of five entrepreneurs set off on a road trip across the United States. Inspired by the UnLtd India model, our aim was to understand how best to fund and support entrepreneurs tackling social problems in the United States.
On January 31st, 2014, UnLtd USA took root in Austin, TX, with the mission to find and back the most promising entrepreneurs tackling pressing social and environmental problems, equipping them with the skills, networks and capital they need to transform the world in which we live.
What was begun by a small team eventually grew to include 100s, coming together as part of a network of mentors and investors, all with the common purpose of leveraging entrepreneurship as a tool to solve some of our generation’s greatest challenges.
Together, we backed 15 world-class teams from Austin, tackling issues such as access to higher education for working adults, sustainable agriculture and a more patient-centric approach to healthcare.
In 2017, UnLtd USA joined forces with Techstars to take our mission to global scale.
Special thanks to the team behind the mission
UnLtd USA Team: Trevor Boehm, Tom Chalmers, Peyton Cunningham, Cristina Diodati, Mark Hand, Hanna Jamal, Tatiana Jessen, Margo Johnson, Jonathan Lewis, Zoe Schlag
UnLtd USA Board: Robin Bruce, Meaghan Casey, Joanna Harries, Jason Seats, Gavin Wilson
UnLtd USA Mentors: Neeraj Aggarwal, David Altounian, Mason Arnold, Evan Baehr, Josh Baer, Jon Bassett, Natalie Cofield, Chelsea Collier, Scott Collier, Cotter Cunningham, Matthew Dowd, Claire England, Rod Favaron, Dan Graham, Brandon Gredler, Erine Grey, Brett Hurt, Preston James, Al Lopez, Evan Loomis, Andrea Kalmans, Derek Keller, Brandon Marker, Curt Nelson, Phil Pompas, David Porter, John Thornborrow, Teo Tijerina, Jan Ryan, Cynthia Rubio, Alejandro Ruelas, Micah Sagebiel, Amos Schwartzfarb, Suzi Sosa, David Springer, John Stibal, Steve Wanta
UnLtd USA Funders: The Hitachi Foundation, Enable Impact, RetailMeNot, Inc., Tingari-Silverton Foundation, Austin Impact Capital, Notley Ventures, Greenstraw Creative, MAXIMUS Foundation