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 welcome the following companies to this year’s UK & Europe programme.

Connected Energy

Re-purposing high-value second life electric-vehicle batteries via stationary battery storage systems


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


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

Naked Energy

Providing a revolutionary hybrid solar panel that generates both electricity and heat for commercial and industrial applications

Novihum Technologies

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

Silicon MicroGravity

Bringing online an ultra-sensitive yet robust new gravitational sensing technology


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


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

Worn Again

Developing circular recycling tech 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

Mentor // Social Impact, Technology and Innovation

Alexis Bonnell

Mentor Specialist // Chief Innovation Officer, USAID

Andy Middleton

Mentor Specialist // Founder Director of TYF Group

Arun sharma

Mentor // Chief Investment Officer @ IFC

Bisi Akinola

Mentor Specialist // Director of Legal, LinkedIn

Caroline Whaley

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

Chantal Line Carpentier

Mentor // Chief, UNCTAD New York Office of the Secretary General

Chris Yeh

Mentor // Investor, Writer, Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur and Partner of Wasabi Ventures

Davidi Vortman

Alumni Mentor // Co-Founder of Lumos Global

Erik Engellau-Nilsson

Mentor // CEO

Gary Lin

Mentor // Investor & MD, Purple Orange Ventures

Hakan Nordkvist

Mentor // Head of Sustainability Innovation - IKEA Group

Kate James

Mentor // Former Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson

Martin McAllister

Mentor // Creative Director

Michael Quinn

Mentor // Founder / CEO

Monika Lessl

Mentor // Vice President, Corporate Innovation, R&D and Societal Engagement and Executive Director Bayer Foundation

Neal Baer

Mentor // Showrunner and Executive Producer, Designated Survivor, Netflix; Bakineering, Netflix

Paras Shah

Mentor // African M&A and Corporate Lawyer.

Peter Wuffli

Mentor // Founder + Chairman of elea Foundation

Robert Campbell

Mentor // Addicted to creativity, culture and chaos.

Soud Ba'Alawy

Mentor // Founder

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.