UK & Europe Programme

Virtual — February 2022

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe is a multi-week virtual 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. This programme marks the eighteenth 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 work with the following companies for this programme.


Converting CO2 permanently into rock


Delivering the lowest cost, greenest, and most stable private net-zero emissions marketplace


Optimizing EV charging to reduce operating costs of EV fleets and support renewables on the grid

Brill Power

Improving the lifetime and reliability of lithium-ion batteries


Re-creating construction through fully circular and sustainable materials


Pioneering next-generation fibers and materials


Building the future of 24/7 smart charging infrastructure

H3 Dynamics

Building a sustainable hydrogen air mobility business


Delivering safe sanitation and generating energy from waste

Made of Air

Transforming low value wood waste into high value, carbon negative thermoplastics

Modularity Grid

Accelerating the deployment of low carbon energy across our planet

Naked Energy

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


Delivering award-winning, reliable, CO2-free last mile delivery


Low-cost energy storage for the world

Mentors + Specialists

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

Adam Hillier

Active mentor and advisor - Formerly CTO for BG Group and a VP for Shell Technology

Alex Jarman

Impact-focused capital raising, partnerships, and tailored investment structures

Alexandra Davidsson

Secretary General at The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption

Ana Avaliani

Director, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Andrea Hartley

Founder of Skating Panda - driving performance through purpose.

Andy Middleton

Chief Exploration Officer, The TYF Group

Anita Moorthy

Interim CMO of The Factual and Founder and host of The European Startup Show

Audrey Mandela

Entrepreneur, board director, angel investor

Ava Miller

Startup/Tech Talent Expert

Ben Gallagher

Co Founder of, Ex Nike Foundation and Political Journalist

Carl Liederman

Strategic Advisor with 30 years experience in VC, Cross-Border M&A, PE, Capital Markets, Impact and Sustainability (and a bit of a ski bum)

Christian Vousvouras

Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager @ Nestlé

Christian Frutiger

Ambassador, Head of Global Cooperation - Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation

Christiana Musk

Unreasonable Chairwoman, Flourish Ventures, passionate about the future of food

Cynthia Hansen

Innovation Driver

Daniel Ritterband

Strategic communications specialist

Edlyn Moy

Former Head, Executive Office, Alternative Energy and Regions at BP

Emilie Colker

Partner at IDEO

Hannah Mansour

Transforming businesses to create a net-zero future

Harvey Chapel

Managing Director - Private Banker

Huw Thomas

Serial entrepreneur focused on 'alternative protein transition', previously 'energy transition'. Come build world-changing companies with us at Counterfactual Ventures!

Iyad Omari

Investor in early-stage mission-oriented technology companies

Jane Kelly

Funder, Global South, Enterprise & Livelihoods

Jim Totty

Managing Director, Sustainable and Impact Private Equity and Venture Capital

Joseph Nganga

Managing Director, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), The Rockefeller Foundation

Karen Thomas

Head of South Wales Corporate Team

Karen Hand

Strategy & Research Director

Kate Hofman

Founder and Director of Brand and Strategy of GrowUp Farms

Kirsty Morris

Payments Innovation Professional

Ladi Greenstreet

Leading change by investing in people & technology

Laura Turkington

Global Director - Corporate Responsibility (Commercial and Innovation)

Lauren Kelly

CEO & Co-founder of The Fearless Group, Ex Design Director for Global Consultancies

Laurent Caraffa

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Linda Weston

Managing Director and Head of Core Product

Lorna Ross

Future Human Design; Leadership in healthcare transformation, wearable tech and human-machine compatibility.

Lucrecia Goellner

Sales & Commercial Leader

Martin McAllister

Creative Director

Maurits Schouten

Impact investor

Mohamed Haji

CEO of Rotan Energy

Narda Shirley

Serial PR entrepreneur

Nicholas Glicher

Chief Operating Officer at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nick D

Chief Operating Officer - Fearless Group

Noreen Howat

Head of Group Strategy

Nur Karadeniz

Head of Experience and Strategy - CP-Retail and Telco Industry Lead at Publicis Sapient

Rafia Qureshi

Harnessing the power of business and philanthropy to create sustainable change

Reena Bhatt

Senior Director, Alchemy Capital Planning LLC

Richard Spijkers

Investment Director at Innovation Industries

Richard Bassingthwaighte


Roderik Los


Roger Kirkpatrick


Rowan Finnegan

Entrepreneur, Artist, and Impact Investor

Sandeep Patel

Strategic CFO of high growth, purpose-driven consumer products companies. Previously investment banker of 20 years focused on consumer, food and agriculture, sustainability and technology..

Sara Kalick

Leadership and strategy consultant, The Possibilitarians

Sarah Strachan

Sustainable energy aficionado & corporate financier

Shimi Shah

Director, Carousel Solutions Group Limited

Simon Ollerenshaw

Head of UK Multinational Coverage, Corporate Banking, Barclays

Simone Ishikawa

Advisor, Founder, Lecturer

Sridhar Somaraju

Managing Director - Platforms

Stephen Laviers

Sustainable Finance – Investment Banking & Resource Efficiency Lead

Steve Allen

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Banking

Sushanth Shetty

Senior Manager - Strategy & Business Development (Mobility & Aerospace)

Tamer El-Emary

COO, CCO & Net Exporter of Talent

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.