UK Programme

London — November 2017

Unreasonable Impact UK

Unreasonable Impact UK is an intensive two-week accelerator designed to support growth-stage ventures across the UK 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 September 2016 programme marks the inaugural launch of the Unreasonable Impact movement worldwide. Successive programmes will be launched in the US and Asia creating a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators.


Unreasonable Impact is privileged to be working with the companies below in the inaugural program.


The most powerful farm management software


Developing healthcare solutions for children with disabilities using 3D scanning and printing.

Biocarbon Engineering

Using drones to plant a billion trees per year to tackle industrial scale deforestation.


Using only solar power to purify water from any source, including sea water.

Elvis & Kresse

Beautiful products made from reclaimed materials.


A breakthrough technology that allows engines to be runs on excess hot water

Growing Underground

Sustainable farms 100ft beneath London in disused WW2 Air Raid Tunnels.

GrowUp Urban Farms

Reducing waste products from agricultural production and making use of previously unused urban brownfield sites.

Recycling Technologies

Making plastic a sustainable material, by recycling technologies.

Riversimple Movement

Car manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles.

Mentors and Specialists

We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who will be participating in the very first Unreasonable Impact.

Andy Middleton

Mentor — Founder and Director of TYF + Leading Sustainability Strategist

Jeff Hoffman

Mentor — Serial Entrepreneur, Experienced CEO, Motivational Speaker, Film and Music Producer

Tom Chi

Mentor — Rapid Prototyping Genius + Former Lead at Google X

Roz Savage

Mentor — First Woman to Row Solo Across Three Oceans, Motivational Speaker & Coach

George Kembel

Mentor — Co-Founder of the Stanford

Chris Baréz-Brown

Mentor — Founder of Upping Your Elvis + Author of 3 Bestselling Books

Jane Davidson

Mentor — Director of INSPIRE at University of Wales Trinity St. David

Rehan Hasan

Specialist — Attorney + Counselor at Law, Co-Founder of Galvanize, Founding Advisor for Unreasonable Capital

Matt Hart

Mentor — Founder of Better Ideas Faster

Emily Kasriel

Mentor — Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Projects at BBC World Service Group

Torie Chilcott

Mentor — Co-Founder of Scoota + Digital Media Guru

Jamie Burdett

Mentor — Entrepreneur + Innovation and Sustainability Strategist

Roo Rogers

Mentor — Partner at the Fuse Project + Serial Entrepreneur

Caroline Whaley

Mentor — Managing Director at Tiger for a Day + Brand Expert

Howard Lack

Mentor — Senior Consultant at Turquoise Finance + Energy, Environment and Efficiency Specialist

Hannah Fox

Mentor — Silk Mill Project Director at Derby Museums

Mark Shayler

Mentor — Founding Partner of The DO Lectures + Pioneer in Sustainable Design

Jon Hope

Specialist — Strategic Transformation Lead at Barclays

Ciaran Ward

Specialist — Chief of Staff, Corporate Communications at Barclays

George Scotland

Specialist — Group Brand Activation Director, Barclays

J Tabor

Specialist — Chartered Management Accountant, Barclays

Joe Brennan

Specialist — Director, Barclays Corporate Bank

Jonathan Dickson

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

Nichola Sharpe

Specialist — Director, External Comms of Personal Banking at Barclays

Richard Ebourne

Specialist — Regulatory Policy at Barclays

Alan White

Specialist — Media Relations Manager of Consumer Affairs at Barclays

Adeep Segkar

Specialist — Head of Operations Legal EME at Barclays

Tyler Dearson

Specialist — Vice President at Barclays + M&A Legal Specialist

Sarah MacDonald

Mentor — Founder + Chief Customer Officer at The Most Amazing Customer Experience Company

Andy Boyd

Mentor — Co-Founder at Rule of 78 + Sales Guru

Euan Semple

Mentor — Author, Speaker, and Social Web Business Strategist

Mohanjit Jolly

Mentor — Founding Partner at Iron Pillar

Jon Laycock

Specialist — Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Demo day

The 10 companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests on 5 October 2016 at Barclays’ office in London. Please contact us if you are an accredited investor and interested in attending.