UK & Europe Programme

London — March 2020

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe is a 12-day immersive gathering designed to support growth-stage ventures across the UK & Europe by providing entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship, and global network of support that they need to rapidly create jobs and address key global issues. The March 2020 programme marks the eleventh cohort of the Unreasonable Impact movement worldwide. Successive programmes will be launched in the Americas and Asia Pacific creating a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators.


Unreasonable Impact is privileged to welcome the following companies to this year’s UK & Europe programme.


Delivering 100 percent hand-prepared, vegan, and sustainable meals to doorsteps across the UK.


Placing biological systems at the heart of building technologies, materials and manufacturing methods

Connected Energy

Repurposing valuable second-life electric vehicle batteries via stationary battery storage systems

Deep Branch Biotechnology

Transforming carbon dioxide directly from industrial emissions into a nutritious and sustainable single cell protein

Eco Wave Power

Harnessing ocean and sea waves to generate clean and affordable electricity


Providing environmentally sensitive concrete solutions to enhance ecological value and increase durability of marine infrastructure


Empowering the solar power revolution with robotic cleaning solutions


Maximizing the value of energy by time-shifting high grade heat.


Supplying cold storage and post-harvest handling facilities to agribusinesses in the developing world


Reducing food costs and wasted resources for the hospitality industry

Novihum Technologies

Using high-value organic matter to transform depleted soil into fertile land

Silicon MicroGravity

Bringing online a new, robust, and ultra-sensitive gravitational sensing technology.


Eliminating dependence on fossil fuels through hydrogen, syngas, and off-grid technology


Creating viable, fully compostable flexible packaging solutions to help nurture the soil for a plastic-free world


Making it easy for the world’s largest energy users to reduce their carbon footprint by removing the need for capital investment

Worn Again Technologies

Developing circular recycling technologies for textiles, replacing virgin resources with recaptured raw materials

Mentors + Specialists

We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who participate in the Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe programmes.

Aleem Walji

Social Impact, Technology and Innovation

Alison Chadwick

Executive Coach & Owner - Grow People

Andrea Hartley

Founder of Skating Panda - driving performance through purpose.

Andy Middleton

Founder Director of TYF Group

Anthony Murphy

Founder + Director of Prime Advocates

Ashok Reddy

Partner at Unreasonable Capital

Caroline Whaley

Making business more human - coach, women's leadership expert, serial team-builder. Nike brand/marketing and Nike Foundation brand building.

Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office of the Secretary General

Chris Yeh

Investor, Writer, Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur and Partner of Blitzscaling Ventures

Dan Metcalfe

Head of Campaigns at Wellcome Trust; Director/Trustee at Cambridge House

Davidi Vortman

Co-Founder of Lumos Global

Debbie Phillips

Director, Head of Citizenship for UK and Europe at Barclays

Eddie Mackle

Innovation Lead, Communications, Media and Technology at The Dock, Accenture's Global R&D Center

Elsa Palanza

Strategic Advisor; Former Director of Commitments, Clinton Global Initiative

Erik Engellau-Nilsson


Gillian Hinde

Global Corporate Responsibility Leader, EY

Hakan Nordkvist

Head of Sustainability Innovation - IKEA Group

Hannah Robertson

Founder / Director at Catharsis Creative Arts Therapy Ltd | Dramatherapist (HCPC Registered)

Henning Trill

Head of Corporate Innovation at Bayer

Inge Oosterhuis

Managing Director Talent & Organisation, Accenture

Jaclyn Sirulnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CBT

James Todd

Managing Director, Head of UK Private Bank at Barclays

John Kenny

Vice President, Citizenship at Barclays

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Chief Strategy Officer at Pearson

Juliet Rogan

Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs at Barclays

Kate Boydell

Independent Writer, Thinker, Change-maker

Katherine Milligan

Head of Gender & Diversity at Bamboo Capital Partners

Kev Jennings

Vice President, Citizenship

Laura Turkington

Global Director - Corporate Responsibility (Commercial and Innovation)

Louise Wilson

Co-founder and Joint MD of Abundance Investment

Mark Boutros

Global Strategist at OMNICOM GROUP INC.

Mark Thain

Director, Social Innovation at Barclays

Martin McAllister

Creative Director

Matthew Robinson

Managing Director, Accenture Research

Michael Quinn

Partner at Q Advisors

Nicki Thomson

Head of Public Sector, Barclays

Nicola Tennent

Managing Director, Corporate Broking, Barclays

Olabisi Akinola

Director of Legal, LinkedIn

Paras Shah

African M&A and Corporate Lawyer.

Paresh Modi

Group Head of Business Development & Innovation

Peter Gordon

Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Barclays Investment Bank

Priyesh Shah

Group CEO

Renée Elliott

Founder, Planet Organic & Co-Founder, Beluga Bean

Robert Campbell

Addicted to creativity, culture and chaos.

Shimi Shah

Director, Carousel Solutions Group Limited

Simon Ollerenshaw

Head of UK & Swiss Multinational Coverage, Barclays

Sir Stephen O'Brien

International Businessman; Global Leader: Humanitarian/Emergency Relief/UN+Multilateral/Global Health; Government; Diplomat; Politician; Lawyer

Soud Ba'Alawy


Stephen Doherty

Managing Director, Group Head of Corporate Relations

Tessa Clarke

Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO

Tim Lemmon

Executive Doer

Tom Chi

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

Toral Shah

Sales Director, Owner at Dash Clothing

Yu Miao Yang

Managing Director, Head of SSA Public Sector Syndicate, Barclays

Demo day

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.