Asia Pacific Programme

Hong Kong — June 2018

Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific

Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. The initiative represents a first of its kind international accelerator network with programmes launching in the UK, US, and Asia.

The second Asia Pacific programme will run this June as an intensive two-week accelerator designed to support growth-stage ventures across China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore with needed resources, mentorship, and a global network of support. The aim of the Asia Pacific programme is to rapidly scale-up select entrepreneurs to create thousands of new jobs while addressing key environmental issues with highly profitable business models. Successive programmes will continue to be run in the UK and US during the back half of 2018. The ultimate goal of Unreasonable Impact is to create a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators worldwide.


Unreasonable Impact is privileged to be working with the companies below in the 2018 Asia Pacific program.

Husk Power Systems

Powering rural communities with 100% renewable energy, through one of the world’s lowest-cost hybrid power plant and distribution networks.

Fourth Partner Energy

Leading the development of India’s distributed solar solutions, completing over 1,500 grid-connected and off-grid installations across 22 states.


Leveraging an IoT/SaaS platform to help manufacturers save time, money, and resources in the form of significant material, energy, and waste reduction.

Ampere Vehicles

Developing affordable, clean and efficient electric vehicles, with approximately 35,000 produced and sold to date.

Ecozen Solutions

Changing the way India handles its perishables by building the country’s first-ever solar cold storage chain and providing intelligent solar pumping technology.


Creating the future of aquaculture with an IoT smart feeding technology to help hundreds of millions of farmers at the bottom of the pyramid.

FatHopes Energy

Converting waste oil into renewable biofuels that feed into the existing petroleum infrastructure, leading to a low-carbon future.


Transforming streetlights into resource-efficient platforms with proprietary IOT sensors, saving cities millions of dollars in electricity and maintenance.

RAD Green Solutions

Treating infectious bio-medical waste safely with its revolutionary, environmentally friendly, non-incineration technology.

Ampd Energy

Developing state-of-the-art lithium-ion energy storage systems to provide clean, affordable, and dependable electricity to the billions of people who need it globally.


Democratizing healthcare with an AI-powered software that rapidly, affordably, and reliably diagnoses critical health conditions from medical images.

Leaf Resources

Utilizing a technology with the potential to replace virtually all petroleum-derived materials to transform plant biomass into sustainable products.

Heaven Springs Dynasty Harvest Group

Utilizing solar power and renewable energy to harvest safe drinking water from the air in an efficient, low-carbon, eco-friendly way.


Fostering electrical democratization worldwide through its next-generation power semiconductors, with designs 1/10 the size of current devices.


We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who participate in the Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific programmes.

Mark Dearlove

Mentor // CEO, Japan and Head of Markets, Asia Pacific for Barclays

Alexander Harrison

Mentor // Head Of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific and Middle East at Barclays

Tom Chi

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

Jed Lynch

Mentor // Head of Social Impact Investment Banking, Barclays

Uma Ratnam Krishnan

Mentor // Co-CEO, Barclays Global Service Centre, India

KK Tse

Mentor // Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer at Education for Good; Co-Founder at Dream Impact

Samir Inamdar

Mentor // Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of Forum Synergies

Meera Vasudevan

Mentor // Co-Founder, Preferred Brands International; Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP of Product Development

Mohanjit Jolly

Mentor // Partner, Iron Pillar VC

Rachel Huf

Mentor // Managing Director, Barclays Bank

Hunter Lovins

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

Leena Dandekar

Mentor // Founder, Raintree Family Office, Raintree Ventures, Raintree Impact

Jeff Hoffman

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

Parvinder Rehal

Mentor // Head of Future Workforce Innovation at The Dock, Accenture's Global Centre for Innovation

Keyur Patel

Mentor // Serial Entrepreneur - Media & Technology

Ashok Vasudevan

Mentor // Executive and Entrepreneur, CEO of Preferred Brands International and Chairman of Tasty Bite Eatables

Peter Corrigan

Mentor // Managing Director, Barclays Capital

Parminder Vir OBE

Mentor // CEO at Tony Elumelu Foundation, Entrepreneurship Catalyst, and Award-winning TV and Film Producer

Alka Goel

Mentor // Alkemi Venture Partners

Vaswar Mitra

Specialist // Treasury, India

Garrett MacDonald

Specialist // Founder of Cognitive, Inc and Head of Cryptoeconomics at the Energy Web Foundation

Sara Kalick

Specialist // Leadership and strategy consultant

Carson Au Yeung

Specialist // China Country Manager, Barclays

James Brownlie

Specialist // Business Manager, APAC

Tejas Moogimane

Specialist // Director, EFS Trading

Sam Padgett

Specialist // VP, Investment Banking - Financial Sponsors

Mark Thain

Specialist // Director, Social Innovation at Barclays

Toshio Sugaya

Specialist // Director, Banking

Adrish Ghosh

Specialist // Head, Sales India

Vikas Bhalotia

Specialist // Senior Portfolio Manager, APAC

Mike Rios

Specialist // Chief Innovation Officer at 17 Triggers. Marketing and Meditation Specialist

Yukako Caffrey

Specialist // Deputy COO, Japan 

Rajeev Ghadi

Specialist // CFO, India

Jong Jin Park

Specialist // Head, Investments - Asia TFI

Andrew Henville

Specialist // Head, Employment Law APAC

Sarah Nuernberger

Specialist // Innovation/Experience Strategy Lead at fuseproject

Sadia Harper

Specialist // UX and Product Strategy Lead at fuseproject

Mahesh Venkateswaran

Specialist // Chief Growth Officer at

Renu Vasanth Kumar

SpecialGuest // Head of Citizenship, Asia Pacific, Barclays Bank Plc

Anna Rios

SpecialGuest // Serial Entrepreneur + Unreasonable Wife

Jimmy Tao

Entrepreneur // CEO at Vitargent

Jane Chen

Entrepreneur // CEO & Co-Founder at Embrace

Prashant Tandon

Entrepreneur // Chief Executive Officer and Founder at 1mg Technologies

Demo Day

The selected companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests on 28 June 2018 in Hong Kong. Please RSVP below if you are an accredited investor and interested in attending.