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.

Past Ventures

Unreasonable Impact is privileged to have worked with the companies below in the second UK & Europe programme.


Revolutionizing access to low cost energy storage by transforming end-of-life lithium batteries and reusing them in renewable energy applications.

Green Fuels

The world’s leading supplier of biodiesel processors, producing over 400 million liters of sustainable fuel every year in over 50 countries.

Sure Chill

Disrupting the entire cooling industry with new technology that does not need a constant power source, enabling refrigeration of food products, life-saving vaccines, and more.


Reducing food waste and improving safety with a groundbreaking food expiry label that allows consumers to monitor freshness with a simple touch.

Kelda Technology

Reinventing the shower experience with a patented technology that cuts water use and heating costs in half, saving 180,000 liters of water per shower per year.

Arvia Technology

Transforming the wastewater treatment process with patented technology to make water safe to reuse or discharge responsibly.


Fighting food waste by making delicious snacks from unwanted or surplus food produce, saving over 100 tons of food from going to waste.


Transforming polluted cities into clean air zones by removing over 95% of nitrogen dioxide along with all other pollutants from the air.

Arcola Energy

Delivering cleaner and more efficient energy systems by specializing in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.


Developing biological, living lighting systems to revolutionize the way we illuminate the world.


Helping the next billion get connected, by providing mobile power and internet service for the off-grid world.

Past Mentors and Specialists

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

Khaliya --

Mentor // Mental Health Futurist, Neuro-technologist, Serial Entrepreneur

Tom Chi

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

Adam Blake

Specialist // Lawyer - Director - Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement EME at Barclays

Colin Gayle

Mentor // Founder of African Creative Agency

James Tyrrell

Specialist // Senior Brand Activation Manager at Barclays

Kate James

Mentor // Former Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson

Tom De Blasis

Mentor // Social innovator and Human-centered designer. Former Global Design Director at Nike and The Girl Effect

Ashok Reddy

Specialist // Partner at Unreasonable Capital

Andy Boyd

Specialist // Co-Founder at Rule of 78, Sales and Sales Team Guru

Paul Armfield

Specialist // Communications and Brand specialist

Abe Mendez

SpecialGuest // Barclays Citizenship

Hans Bishop

Mentor // CEO at Juno Therapeutics (curing disease like cancer), globally renowned leader in biotechnology

Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes

Specialist // Executive Director & Co-Founder, 109 World

Win Chung

Specialist // Director of M&A Legal at Barclays

Alisdair Gayne

Mentor // Banker

Deborah Goldfarb

Specialist // Managing Director, Citizenship, Barclays

Hannah Tye

Specialist // Solicitor, Pro Bono Manager at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Caroline Mylward

Specialist // Experienced legal and compliance professional

Paul Lockstone

Mentor // Specialist in consumer and B2B communications

Phenil Mistry

Specialist // Finance Professional, Director, Barclays

Steven Edelson

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

Christina Choudhury

Specialist // Innovative and strategic communications professional

Sandeep Patel

Mentor // Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Barclays Capital

Alan Wimble

Specialist // Serial Barclays Risk Expert

Arthur Kay

SpecialGuest // Urban Designer & Entrepreneur

Howard Lack

Mentor // Chairman at Recycling Technologies Ltd

Pooja Warier Hamilton

Specialist // Entrepreneur with a track record of three pioneering organisations. Relocated to UK & seeking a challenging opportunity.

Mohanjit Jolly

Mentor // Partner, Iron Pillar VC

Mark Thain

Specialist // Director, Social Innovation at Barclays

David Bent

Specialist // Passionate about putting the world on a sustainable footing. Strategy Advisor | Social Entrepreneur | Policy | Executive

Raman Sethi

Specialist // Digital Propositions, Product and Innovation (with strategic BD experience)

Kelsey Merkley

Specialist // Founder UnCommonWomen

Tim Pyecroft

Specialist // Corporate Banker, Cash Management Specialist, Entrepreneur, Musician, Composer, Trained Actor, Writer.

Susie Guo

Specialist // Communications Specialist, Barclays International

Louisa Rhodes

Specialist // Senior brand activation manager, Barclays

Jos van Oostrum

Mentor // Director - Sustainable Solutions at Mars

Ryan Merkley

Mentor // CEO at Creative Commons

Kev Jennings

Specialist // Vice President, Citizenship

Daniel Rosen

Mentor // Co-founder of Mosaic (largest solar lender in the US), Unreasonable Fellow

Jon Laycock

Specialist // Barclays Investment Bank,  Head of Media Relations, Europe

Andrew Mcnamee

Specialist // Head of Digital Publishing, Barclaycard

Jonathan Dickson

Specialist // Head of Commercial Legal (Technology) UK & Europe at Barclays

Lauren Roberts

Specialist // Global Business Manager Barclays. Strategic Advisor with direct social enterprise experience

Kamran Elahian

Mentor // Founder of 10 companies: 3 failed, 4 were acquired, and 3 went public and are valued in billions

Michelle Martin

Specialist // Head of Global Communications and Marketing at Qualcomm Wireless Reach

David Myers

Specialist // Partner, Deloitte

Roz Savage

Mentor // First Woman to Row Solo Across Three Oceans, Motivational Speaker and Coach

Katherine Bleich

Specialist // Director of Investor Network

Thomas Ermacora

Mentor // Urbanist, Technologist, Serial Entrepreneur, Futurist

George Kembel

Mentor // Founder & Global Director of Stanford's

Jenny Munn

Specialist // Intellectual Property Lawyer

Hunter Lovins

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

Rachel Murphy

SpecialGuest // Vice President, Citizenship & Reputation

Chris Shipley

Mentor // Author, Speaker, Curator, Board Member, Sense-Maker

Catherine Cuthbert

Specialist // Media Relations Speciaist, Barclays UK

Geena Epstein

SpecialGuest // Mother, nurse and sous chef

Caitlin Manning

SpecialGuest // Assistant Vice President, Citizenship

Vladimir Dubovskiy

Specialist // Solar Finance, Product Design, Machine Learning, Blockchain

Adam Berk

Mentor // Founder of Neighborrow; Mentor and Investor to Startups and Large Organizations

Damian Payiatakis

Specialist // Head of Impact Investing at Barclays

Andy Middleton

Specialist // Founder Director of TYF Group

Debbie Phillips

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

Demo day

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