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 cosmetics, nutritional food, and textiles


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

Enabling large organisations to accelerate energy efficiency plans and sustainability goals without using their own capital


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 - Culture Strategist ∙ Author - Podcast Host

Alex Theis

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

Alexandra Elson

General Manager – External Relations, UK, Nordics, South Africa @ Shell

Alice Bromage

Resilience, Leadership, and Business Growth

Ana Avaliani

Director, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Andrea Hartley

Founder of Skating Panda - driving performance through purpose.

Andrew Beckley

Managing Director, US & Europe

Andy Middleton

Founder Director of TYF Group

Anita Moorthy

Founder and CEO of The European Startup Show

Anthony Murphy

Founder + Director of Prime Advocates

Ashley Grosh

Vice President, Breakthrough Energy Fellows

Basab Majumdar

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

Brent Lane

Founder and Former CEO of INROCK, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor

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)

Caroline Whaley

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

Daniel Ritterband

Strategic communications specialist

David Gram

Experienced innovation leader and Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels

Dr. Katerina Garyfalou

Commercial and Business Development Director

Eli Aheto

Partner, Virgo Investment Group

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

Head of Corporate Innovation at Bayer

Jane Davidson

author of #futuregen and former Welsh Government environment, sustainability and housing minister

Jess Majekodunmi

Pioneer of Conscientious Innovation, Thought Leader & Occasional Poet

John Dutton

open innovation

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Senior Adviser/ Strategist/ NED

Kate Boydell

Independent Writer, Thinker, Change-maker

Katherine Milligan

Head of Gender & Diversity at Bamboo Capital Partners

Lorenzo Bernasconi

Chairman of the Board, Emergent Forest 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

Experience Design and System Design Leader & Sustainable Transformation Mentor Cambridge University

Olivia Borsje

VP of Marketing

Richard Brass

Purpose driven adviser

Robin Cavonius

Entrepreneur & marketing nerd

Roderik Los

Investment banking professional

Romi Sumaria

Community Builder and Serial Networker

Rowan Finnegan

Impact Investor

Rupesh Chatwani

Investor and adviser to early and growth stage companies

Shimi Shah

Director, Carousel Solutions Group Limited

Simon Ollerenshaw

Head of UK Multinational Coverage, Corporate Banking, Barclays

Simone Ishikawa

Advisor, Founder, Lecturer

Sushanth Shetty

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

Tom Cotterill

Co-Founder at The Fearless Group

Vicky Boiten-Lee

Former Global Marketing Director at Shell for Consumer businesses. Leadership coach & mentor.

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.