UK & Europe Programme

Virtual — April 2021

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 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 work with the following companies for this programme.

Celtic Renewables

Repurposing organic waste into high value sustainable products and biofuel at scale


Delivering an award winning returnable packaging system for food & beverage brands to achieve a zero waste future


Creating a sustainable future for the livestock industry


Automating waste composition analysis using AI-powered computer vision software

H2GO Power

Developing and delivering hydrogen energy storage technology for zero-emission, safe and reliable power supply, with a range of commercial applications

Houdini Sportswear

Trailblazing sustainable innovation toward a regenerative outdoor industry


Upcycling banana waste to create raw materials and cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods and drinks


Unlocking the potential of the fungal kingdom as a sustainable and healthy food source


Rescuing surplus fruit & vegetables directly from farms


Combatting water waste by reinventing the toilet


Achieving verifiable impact by empowering brands and consumers with open source transparency

Swedish Algae Factory

Extracting natural algae material for efficiency enhancement of solar panels, CO2 absorption, and the production of sustainable products


Providing the seafood industry with urchin roe while rehabilitating lost kelp forests

Vivid Edge

Reducing carbon footprint at zero out of pocket cost


Helping corporates find renewable energy using smart technology

Mentors + Specialists

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

Aga Bajer

Founder & CEO, CultureBrained™️ - Culture Strategist ∙ Author - Podcast Host

Alex Theis

Finance, Career and Performance Coach, Economist and Mentor to refugees

Alice Bromage

Resilience, Leadership, and Business Growth

Ana Avaliani

Director, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Andrew Beckley

Managing Director, US & Europe

Andy Middleton

Founder Director of TYF Group

Anita Moorthy

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

Anthony Murphy

Founder + Director of Prime Advocates + Social Finance Hot Desk

Anum Shahab

Thought Partner to High Growth Founders

Ashley Grosh

Vice President, Breakthrough Energy Fellows

barbara soalheiro

Founder at Mesa, Partner at FLAGCX, writer

Basab Majumdar

Head of North America APAC and ME Subsidiaries, International Corporate Banking

Bettina Grab

Climate Tech Marketing Leader, B2B Marketing Expert, Founder at ImpactB2B

Brent Lane

Founder and Former CEO of INROCK, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor

Christian Frutiger

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

Daniel Ritterband

Strategic communications specialist

David Rowan

Ex-WIRED editor, author and startup investor/adviser, community builder at

David Gram

Experienced innovation leader and Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels

Dr. Katerina Garyfalou

Commercial and Business Development Director

Eli Aheto

Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team at General Atlantic

Emily Chardac

People, Culture, and Talent.

Erik Serrano Berntsen

CEO, Stable Asset Management

Esther Duran

Innovation, service and business group design director | Esther applies circular design and sustainable methodologies to create digital services that are inclusive, accessible and at no cost to the planet!

Funda Sezgi

Co-founder & MD Norrsken Impact Accelerator

Gamze Gurbuzatik

Design and Innovation Leader

Henning Trill

VP Innovation Strategy at Bayer

Huw Thomas

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

Jane Davidson

author of #futuregen and former Welsh Government Environment, Sustainability and Housing Cabinet Minister

Jess Majekodunmi

Director of Accenture's Human Sciences Studio, Pioneer of Conscientious Innovation & Occasional Poet

John Dutton

open innovation

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Senior Adviser/ Strategist/ NED

Kate Boydell

Advisor and Writer on Brand, Culture and Systems Change

Katherine Milligan

Director, Collective Change Lab

Laura Fox

General Manager, Citi Bike, Lyft & MBA Professor, NYU

Lorenzo Bernasconi

Chairman of the Board, Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator

Marc Pettican

President Barclays Payments

Martin McAllister

Creative Director

Michael Pellman Rowland

Wealth Management, Impact Investments, Sustainable Food Specialist, Writer.

Michelle Robson


Nick Marshall

Global Brand, Strategy and Narrative Expert

Nopor Stuart

Head of Sustainability Business Technology, H&M Group I Diversity & Inclusion advocate I London, UK

Noreen Howat

Head of Group Strategy

Nur Karadeniz

User Experience and System Design Leader & Sustainable Digital Transformation Mentor at Cambridge University

Olivia Borsje

VP of Marketing

Rafia Qureshi

Strategic thinker and adviser to the philanthropic world

Richard Brass

Purpose driven adviser

Robin Cavonius

Entrepreneur & marketing nerd

Roderik Los

Investment banking professional

Romi Sumaria

Leadership Consultant and Podcaster

Rowan Finnegan

Entrepreneur, Artist, and Impact Investor

Rupesh Chatwani

Investor and adviser to early and growth stage companies

Simon Ollerenshaw

Head of UK Multinational Coverage, Corporate Banking, Barclays

Simone Ishikawa

Advisor, Founder, Lecturer

Sushanth Shetty

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

Tanja Gihr

Managing Director, Head of Nordic & Dutch FIG DCM with a focus on ESG

Tom Hoskin

Head of Corporate Communications, Barclays

Tom Cotterill

Co-Founder at The Fearless Group

Vicky Boiten-Lee

Non-Executive Director/Advisor, former Global Marketing Director at Shell

Zoe Peden

Investment Manager at Ananda Impact Ventures

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.