Americas Programme

New York — October 2019

Unreasonable Impact US

Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. The initiative represents a first of its kind international accelerator network with programmes in the UK & Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific.

The fourth Americas programme will run this October as a 12-day immersive gathering designed to support growth-stage ventures across North America with needed resources, mentorship, and a global network of support. The aim of the Americas programme is to rapidly scale-up select entrepreneurs to create thousands of new jobs while addressing key environmental issues with highly profitable business models. Successive programmes will launch in the US and UK in late 2019 and early 2020. The ultimate goal of Unreasonable Impact is to create a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators worldwide.


Unreasonable Impact is privileged to work with the following companies for the 2019 Americas programme.


Utilizing the Internet of Things and the latest in cloud computing to create systems that predict, monitor and manage the needs of buildings

80 Acres Farms

Converting urban spaces into ultra-efficient indoor farms that produce accessible, tasty, and affordable local food year-round.


Sealing leaks in air ducts and vents with a patented technology that delivers comfort, healthier air, and substantial energy savings to homes and buildings everywhere.


Providing a wide range of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions that enable customers to lower their utility bills and achieve energy independence.


Transforming buildings from a fixed asset to a highly integrated, automated, data-driven machine built for efficiency, comfort, and agility.


Driving a new conversation about sustainable aquaculture, the most resource efficient and least environmentally impactful form of animal protein production in the world.

Modumetal, Inc.

Growing lighter, stronger, and more durable nanolaminated alloys and parts that are cost competitive and redefining metals manufacturing.

MycoTechnology, Inc.

Increasing the availability of healthy, sustainable, and high-quality food options through mushroom fermentation.

Propel Fuels

Connecting consumers to a network of low-carbon fuel options, accelerating the transition to an equitable and zero-carbon future.

Developing prefabricated modular biodigesters to bring clean energy and sustainable agricultural practices to over 100 million farms.

Skyven Technologies

Decarbonizing the industrial sector with clean, emissions-free solutions that save customers money by turning industrial plants into their own heat sources.

Smarter Sorting

Building the world’s first smart chemical database, using machine learning to provide a reuse solution for household hazardous waste.

Switch Automation

Making all buildings smarter and more sustainable with a platform that integrates data, systems, and equipment to reduce operating and energy expenses.

The Jackfruit Company

Making jackfruit mainstream by providing consumers with this delicious, healthy, sustainably-sourced meat alternative that also improves farmer incomes.


Fighting deforestation by making North America’s only 100 percent tree-free, carbon-neutral paper products.


We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who participate in the Unreasonable Impact Americas programme.

Aarthi Belani

Mentor Specialist // M&A and venture deals lawyer

Abe Minkara

Mentor // Managing Partner, Legacy Knight : Multi-Family Office, previously Managing Director @ Mark Cuban Companies

Ainslee Withey

Mentor // MD, Technology

Alan Healy

Alumni Mentor // Co-founder & CEO of Exergyn

Amy Rosen

Mentor // Entrepreneur, Multi-Sector Executive, Strategy Adviser

Angus Whelchel

Mentor // Global Head of Private Capital Markets

Anneka Norgren

Mentor // Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Operations, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer

Arianna Huffington

Mentor // Founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Mother. Sister. Sleep evangelist. Author of 15 books.

Beth Comstock

Mentor // Author and Former Vice Chair at GE

Betty Hudson

Mentor // President, Hudson & Associates; Former Chief Communications Officer at National Geographic

Bill Barnett

Mentor // Entrepreneur, Business Advisor, Investor 926 Ventures

Bob Peck

Mentor // Chairman, Global Internet

Brent Lane

Mentor // Founder and Former CEO of INROCK, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor

Brian Reilly

Mentor // Barclays

Carolyn Crooks

Mentor // Managing Director at Barclays

Charity Wallace

Mentor // Founder and President, Wallace Global Impact

Chid Liberty

Alumni Mentor // Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Liberty & Justice

Christiana Musk

Mentor // Serial entrepreneur, operating partner at Satori Capital, passionate about the future of sustainable food

Cody Evans

Mentor // Founder at Homecoming Capital

Connie Tzioumis

Mentor // Partnerships Builder + Creative Collaborator | Director of Partnerships | Secretary's Office | U.S. Department of State

Daniel Rosen

Mentor // Co-founder of Mosaic (largest solar lender in the US), Unreasonable Fellow

Dasami Moodley

Mentor // Head Social Impact for The Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures

David Rosenberg

Alumni Mentor // Co-Founder and CEO of AeroFarms

Debbie Phillips

Mentor Specialist // Director, Head of Citizenship for UK and Europe at Barclays

Deborah Goldfarb

Mentor // Managing Director, Citizenship, Barclays

Dori Rutkevitz

Mentor // Director, Organizational Development and Culture

Gary Cohen

Mentor // Executive Vice President, Global Health & President, BD Foundation

Gil Forer

Mentor // Lead Partner, Digital and Business Disruption, Global Markets at EY

Greg Watson

Mentor Specialist // Vice President, US Consumer Brand

Jed Lynch

Mentor // Sustainable & Impact Banking, Barclays

Jeff Hoffman

Mentor // Serial Entrepreneur, Experienced CEO, Worldwide Motivational Speaker, Board Advisor, Film and Music Producer

Jennifer Cho

Mentor Specialist // Director, Head of Citizenship, Barclays US Consumer Bank

Jennifer Aitken

Mentor Specialist // Associate at Barclays Investment Bank

John Kenny

Mentor Specialist // Vice President, Citizenship at Barclays

John Heffern

Mentor // Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Assistant Secretary of State, and Innovation Champion

Karn Manhas

Alumni Mentor // Founder & CEO of Terramera

Keith Overlander

Mentor // Managing Director, Senior Relationship Management at Barclays & Longtime Start up Investor

Kelly Kimball

Mentor // Executive Chairman, VITU (Motor Vehicle Software Corporation)

Ken Goodman

Mentor Specialist // Strategic Analytics VP – Marketing optimization at Barclaycard

Kimbal Musk

Mentor // Co-Founder, The Kitchen & Board Member of Chipotle, Tesla Inc., SpaceX

Larry Drexler

Mentor // General Counsel and CPO, Barclays Bank Delaware

Lauren Sims

Mentor Specialist // Creative Director, Spatial Problem Solver

Maria Thomas

Mentor // CEO-in-Residence Redesign Health | Former Etsy CEO, GM NPR Digital, Product at Amazon

Mark Thain

Mentor Specialist // Director, Social Innovation at Barclays

Mark Dudley

Mentor // Disruptive innovator; designing curative cell and gene therapies

Matt Margolin

Mentor // VC Coverage Investment Banking

Oxana Stasyuk

Mentor Specialist // Assistant Vice President, Citizenship

Radhika Malpani

Mentor // Sr Director Engineering

Rameet Chawla

Mentor // Founder of Fueled and the Dutchess

Rania Hoteit

Alumni Mentor // Founder & CEO of ID4A Technologies

Rob Rouse

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Americas Equity Research at Barclays

Rénard Harris

Mentor // Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, College of Charleston

Sean Murray

Mentor // MD, Head of Digital Platform

Silvia Christmann

Mentor // Executive Coach to Fortune 500 companies around the world

Sonia Hunt

Mentor Specialist // Chief Customer Officer, Califia Farms

Stacy Conn

Mentor // Senior Director

Summer Johnson

Mentor Specialist // Analyst, Sustainable & Impact Banking

Tom Chi

Mentor // Founder of Prototype Thinking, Lab Director of the Planet, Former Lead at Google X

Virginia (Ginny) Gilder

Mentor // CEO & Founder of Gilder Office for Growth

Exclusive Forum

Our goal will be to align the participating entrepreneurs with the top foundations, funds, family offices, and private equity firms providing aligned capital. This gathering will turn the traditional dynamic of investment — two organizations on opposite sides of the table — upside down as we bring together entrepreneurs and investors as peers in much more intimate and personal environment.