UK & Europe Programme

London — November 2018

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 November 2018 programme marks the eighth 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 companies below in the third UK & Europe programme.

Econic Technologies

Creating new value from waste CO2 for the plastics industry, building a future where greenhouse gas can be transformed for commercial and environmental gain.

SaltX Technology

Eliminating global carbon dioxide emissions by reducing energy consumption through energy storage in salt crystals.


Connecting neighbours and local shops so surplus food & other household items can be shared, not thrown away


Delivering innovative liquid cooling technology for data centre and edge computing, saving the IT industry energy, space, and money.

The Waste Transformers

Revolutionising the way our planet deals with organic waste through on-site decentralized energy and nutrient hubs for hotels, harbours, shopping malls, and more.


Creating a new type of supermarket, powered by local people and a social enterprise business model

Cleverciti Systems

Developing comprehensive, high-tech solutions for on-street and open air parking detection, monitoring, and guidance to reduce search traffic and CO2 emissions.

Abundance Investment

Making it possible for people to invest in UK renewable energy projects.


Creating the world’s largest reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items.


Developing the world's most efficient and sustainable way to produce protein

Lumos Global

Offering clean, affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid

Mentors + Specialists

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

Cyrus Wadia

Mentor // Vice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike

Jack Tankersley Jr

Mentor // Founder and Managing Director of Meritage Funds; Private Equity Investor and EOS Implementer

Rogier van Driessche

Mentor // Serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor

Steven Edelson

Mentor // Financier and Chairman of The Mercantile Companies, Inc.

Hunter Lovins

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

Tom Chi

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

Sir Stephen O'Brien

Mentor // International Businessman; Global Leader: Humanitarian/Emergency Relief/UN+Multilateral/Global Health; Government; Diplomat; Politician; Lawyer

Caroline Whaley

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

Duke Stump

Mentor // Brand & Culture Builder / Iconic Global Brands

Alex Brown

Mentor // MD, Head of London & Industries, Corporate Banking, Barclays International

Stephen Doherty

Mentor // Managing Director, Group Head of Corporate Relations

Vandana Harris

Mentor // Member at Forrest Pepper, PLLC

Ryan Shanks

Mentor // Director @ The Dock, Accenture's Centre for Innovation

Joseph Gridley

Mentor // Supporting AgriFood Startups to Thrive in Southern Europe

Paul Lockstone

Mentor // Managing Director, Corporate Communications Group at Barclays

Sally Rushton

Mentor // MD, Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure EME

James Todd

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of UK Domestic Private Bank at Barclays

Jed Lynch

Mentor // Head of Social Impact Investment Banking, Barclays

Peter Saunders

Mentor // Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel, and Philanthropist

Matt Isaacs

Mentor // Co-Founder and Chairman at Essence

Karen Pajarillo

Mentor // Partner at Riverside Company

Ed Gillespie

Mentor // Co-Founder at Futerra Sustainability Communications Ltd - The Change Agency

Jeff Hoffman

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

Andy Middleton

Specialist // Founder Director of TYF Group

Sara Kalick

Specialist // Leadership and strategy consultant

Peter Gordon

Specialist // Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Barclays Investment Bank

Alina Truhina

Specialist // Head of Strategic Growth at Founders Factory Africa

Emilie Colker

Specialist // Executive Director at IDEO

Marcus Druen

Specialist // Founder and Chief Audacifier @ Audacify

Ellie Austin

Specialist // AVP Media Relations Manager, Barclays Investment Bank

Vim Drury

Specialist // Chief of Staff, Corporate Relations

Andrew Hogan

Specialist // Head of Brand Strategy at Barclaycard

David Ossack

Specialist // Lawyer - Commercial and Technology

Debbie Phillips

Specialist // Director, Head of Citizenship for UK and Europe at Barclays

Kev Jennings

Specialist // Vice President, Citizenship

Mark Thain

Specialist // Director, Social Innovation at Barclays

Tom Preddy

Specialist // Director, Treasury Finance at Barclays

Kweku Ackom-mensah

Specialist // Partnerships Manager at GrantTree

Geena Epstein

SpecialGuest // Mother, nurse and sous chef

Caitlin Manning

SpecialGuest // Programme and Investing Manager, Citizenship, Barclays International

Abe Mendez

SpecialGuest // Barclays Citizenship

Rosie Mackenzie

SpecialGuest // VP, Barclays Citizenship

Rachel Murphy

SpecialGuest // Vice President, Citizenship & Reputation

James Hygate

Entrepreneur // Founder & CEO at Green Fuels

Sophie Power

Entrepreneur // Co-Founder and Head of Impact at Airlabs

Susan Graham

Entrepreneur // CEO and co-founder at Biocarbon Engineering

Ken Richards

Entrepreneur // Managing Director and CEO at Leaf Resources

Joe Tilley

Entrepreneur // Co-Founder & CEO at IN-Code Technologies

Demo day

The selected companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests on 3 December.