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

Turning CO2 waste into a benefit for business and our planet

SaltX Technology

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

Upside Energy

Aggregating the energy stored in the systems people and businesses already own, creating a Virtual Energy Store used to balance supply and demand in the grid


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 & edge computing

The Waste Transformers

Transforming organic waste into green energy & recovering nutrients


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

Cleverciti Systems

Providing powerful sensor technology for on-street parking detection and management

Abundance Investment

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


Connecting corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items in the B2B sector


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

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

Rogier van Driessche

Mentor // Serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor

Jack Tankersley Jr

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

Hunter Lovins

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

Sir Stephen O'Brien

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

Jeff Hoffman

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

Lila Tretikov

Mentor // Board Director, CEO, Entrepreneur; Former CEO of Wikimedia Foundation

Steven Edelson

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

Tom Chi

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

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

Vandana Harris

Mentor // Member at Forrest Pepper, PLLC

Joseph Gridley

Mentor // Supporting AgriFood Startups to Thrive in Southern Europe

Ryan Shanks

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

Paul Lockstone

Mentor // Managing Director, Corporate Communications Group at Barclays

Matt Isaacs

Mentor // Co-Founder and Chairman at Essence

Jed Lynch

Mentor // Head of Social Impact Investment Banking, Barclays

Andy Middleton

Specialist // Founder Director of TYF Group

Sara Kalick

Specialist // Leadership and strategy consultant

Marcus Druen

Specialist // Founder and Chief Audacifier @ Audacify

Alina Truhina

Specialist // Head of Strategic Growth at Founders Factory Africa

Emilie Colker

Specialist // Executive Director at IDEO

Vim Drury

Specialist // Communications professional with over 13 years' experience in corporate environments, ranging from financial and professional services to private equity

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

Geena Epstein

SpecialGuest // Mother, nurse and sous chef

Caitlin Manning

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

Abe Mendez

SpecialGuest // Barclays Citizenship

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

Demo day

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