UK & Europe Programme

London — March 2020

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe is an intensive two-week accelerator 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 have worked with the following companies during last year’s UK & Europe programme. Selected 2020 ventures will be shared in the coming months.

Abundance Investment

Making it possible for people to invest in U.K. renewable energy projects.

Cleverciti Systems

Developing comprehensive, high-tech solutions for on-street and open air parking detection, monitoring, and guidance to reduce search traffic and carbon dioxide emissions.

Econic Technologies

Creating new value from waste carbon dioxide for the plastics industry, building a future where greenhouse gas can be transformed for commercial and environmental gain.


Developing the world's most efficient and sustainable way to produce protein.


Creating the world’s largest reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items.


Creating a new type of supermarket, powered by local people and a social enterprise business model.


Delivering innovative liquid cooling technology for data center and edge computing, saving the IT industry energy, space, and money.

Lumos Global

Offering clean, affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid.


Connecting neighbors and local shops so surplus food and other household items can be shared, rather than thrown away.

SaltX Technology

Eliminating global carbon dioxide emissions by reducing energy consumption through energy storage in salt crystals.

The Waste Transformers

Revolutionizing the way our planet deals with organic waste through on-site decentralized energy and nutrient hubs for hotels, harbors, shopping malls, and more.

Mentors + Specialists

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

Alex Brown

Mentor // MD, Head of London & Industries, Corporate Banking, Barclays International

Alina Truhina

Mentor Specialist // Head of Strategic Growth at Founders Factory Africa

Andrew Hogan

Mentor Specialist // Head of Brand Strategy at Barclaycard

Andy Middleton

Mentor Specialist // Founder Director of TYF Group

Caroline Whaley

Mentor // Coach, women's leadership expert, serial team-builder. Nike and Nike Foundation brand building.

Cyrus Wadia

Mentor // Former Nike VP & White House Director. Focused on #climatechange, #innovation and #sport.

David Ossack

Mentor Specialist // Lawyer - Commercial and Technology

Debbie Phillips

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

Duke Stump

Mentor // Brand & Culture Builder / Iconic Global Brands

Ed Gillespie

Mentor // Co-Founder at Futerra Sustainability Communications Ltd - The Change Agency

Ellie Austin

Mentor Specialist // AVP Media Relations Manager, Barclays Investment Bank

Emilie Colker

Mentor Specialist // Executive Director at IDEO

Hunter Lovins

Mentor // TIME Magazine Hero & President of Natural Capitalism Solutions

Jack Tankersley Jr

Mentor // Founder and Managing Director of Meritage Funds; Private Equity Investor and EOS Implementer

James Todd

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of UK Domestic Private Bank at Barclays

James Hygate

Alumni Mentor // Founder & CEO of Green Fuels

Jed Lynch

Mentor // Sustainable & Impact Banking, Barclays

Jeff Hoffman

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

Joe Tilley

Alumni Mentor // Co-Founder & CEO of IN-Code Technologies

Joseph Gridley

Mentor // Supporting AgriFood Startups to Thrive in Southern Europe

Karen Pajarillo

Mentor // Partner at Riverside Company

Ken Richards

Alumni Mentor // Director at Leaf Resources

Kev Jennings

Mentor Specialist // Vice President, Citizenship

Kweku Ackom-mensah

Mentor Specialist // Partnerships Manager at GrantTree

Marcus Druen

Mentor Specialist // Founder and Chief Audacifier @ Audacify

Matt Isaacs

Mentor // Co-Founder and Chairman at Essence

Paul Lockstone

Mentor // Managing Director, Corporate Communications Group at Barclays

Peter Saunders

Mentor // Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel, and Philanthropist

Peter Gordon

Mentor Specialist // Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Barclays Investment Bank

Robert Valadéz

Mentor Specialist // Director of Communications, Campaigns & Special Initiatives, UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria

Rogier van Driessche

Mentor // Serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor

Ryan Shanks

Mentor // Director @ The Dock, Accenture's Centre for Innovation

Sally Rushton

Mentor // MD, Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure EME

Sara Kalick

Mentor Specialist // Leadership and strategy consultant, The Possibilitarians

Sir Stephen O'Brien

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

Sophie Power

Alumni Mentor // Empowering mothers to achieve their goals. Previously Co-founder and CEO Airlabs.

Stephen Doherty

Mentor // Managing Director, Group Head of Corporate Relations

Steven Edelson

Mentor // Financier and Chairman of The Mercantile Companies, Inc.

Susan Graham

Alumni Mentor // CEO and co-founder of Biocarbon Engineering

Tom Preddy

Mentor Specialist // Director, Treasury Finance at Barclays

Tom Chi

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

Tom Swerling

Mentor // Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets at Barclays Investment Bank

Vim Drury

Mentor Specialist // Chief of Staff, Corporate Relations

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.