US Programme

New York — November 2016

Unreasonable Impact US

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 US programme will run this November as an intensive two-week accelerator designed to support growth-stage ventures across North America with needed resources, mentorship, and a global network of support. The aim of the US programme is to rapidly scale-up select entrepreneurs to create thousands of new jobs while addressing key environmental issues with highly profitable business models. A successive programme will launch in Asia in early 2017. 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 inaugural US program.

General Fusion

Develops fusion technology that could provide clean, safe, abundant and on-demand energy to the entire world.


Pioneers affordable 3D printing using waste materials around the world with Gigabot, which rivals other industrial printers at one-tenth the cost.


Develops an adaptable, intelligent window that uses smart technology to eliminate glare and heat, provide views and natural light, and improve wellness and productivity, while reducing electricity by an average of 20 percent.


Offers small scale wind turbines for distributed energy generation.

Off Grid Electric

Provides reliable and affordable energy services to over 120,000 households and businesses in Tanzania and Rwanda as the leading distributed solar company in Africa.


Delivers affordable solar-powered solutions for the two billion people without access to energy.

Altaeros Energies

Enables affordable, energy efficient, state-of-the-art telecom services for rural communities around the world, using the world’s first autonomous, lighter-than-air tethered platform.

Bitty Foods

Produces tasty and nutritious snacks made from cricket flour—the most water-efficient, sustainable protein on the planet.


Provides clean, cost-competitive, fuels and chemicals through economical carbon capture and reuse.

Accio Energy

Uses turbine-free technology to generate electricity and reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the world’s first commercially viable electrohydrodynamic (EHD) wind energy system.


Uses advanced algorithms and big data infrastructure in the first platform to democratize air quality data for the masses.

Thread International

Transforms trash from the poorest communities in the world into the most responsible fabric on the planet.

Mentors and Specialists

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

Jigar Shah

Mentor — Former CEO of Carbon War Room, Founder of SunEdison, Co-Founder + President of Generate Capital

Greg Hall

Mentor — Managing Director of Investment Banking, Barclays

Will Bowmer

Mentor — Managing Director at Barclays

Jill Stanton

Mentor — Strategic Advisor of The Gap, Inc., Former EVP of Product Old Navy, Former VP of Global Apparel at Nike

John White

Mentor — Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets for Boston, Barclays

Sandeep Patel

Mentor — Managing Director of Investment Banking, Barclays

Michael Moore

Mentor — Managing Director of Capital Markets, Barclays

Steven Berkenfeld

Mentor — Managing Director at Barclays

Pascal Finette

Mentor — Lead Innovator at Mozilla and Singularity University, Serial Entrepreneur + Founder of The Heretic

Jeff Hoffman

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

Tom Chi

Mentor — Rapid Prototyping Genius + Former Lead at Google X

Seth Godin

Mentor — Serial Entrepreneur, Prolific Writer, Best Selling Author, Iconoclastic Trend Setter

Hunter Lovins

Mentor — Founder & Author of Natural Capitalism, Millennium TIME Hero of the Planet

George Kembel

Mentor — Co-Founder of the Stanford

David Elizandro

Specialist — Head, Technical Accounting Group at Barclays

Rustin Coburn

Specialist — Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Designer + Strategist

Jared Strain

Specialist — Brand Builder + Experienced Designer

Jonathan Koch

Specialist — Executive-in-Residence at Bridges Ventures, Investing in Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Renewable Energy

Grace Kim

Specialist — Managing Director of GOOD/corps

Andy Korman

Specialist — Senior Account Executive at Google

Angelo Morales

Specialist — Assistant Vice President, Commodities Sales Group at Barclays

Rafa Smith

Specialist — Senior Designer,

Ty Tashiro

Specialist — Social Science Writer, Speaker, and Consultant

Matt Hooper

Specialist — Vice President of Open Innovation, Barclays + Head of Rise New York

Arian Lewis

Specialist — Head of Open Innovation, Barclays

Corey LoVerme

Specialist — Director in Financial Sponsors for the Investment Bank at Barclays

Matt Slivinski

Specialist — Director of Brand and Marketing for the Investment Bank at Barclays

Brian Farrell

Specialist — Vice President of Funding and Liquidity Management at Barclays

Colin Mooney

Specialist — Head of Product Development, Consumer Insights, Innovation + Strategy at Barclays

Rehan Hasan

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

Bruce Usher

Mentor — Investor + Advisor on Climate Change and Clean Energy, Professor at Columbia Business School

Richard Cunningham

Mentor — Managing Director of Investment Banking, Barclays

Clint Walker

Mentor — Chief Administrative Officer, Regulatory Counsel, and Secretary at Barclays

Cheryl Heller

Mentor — Pioneer in Social Impact Design + Serial Entrepreneur

Dan Rosen

Mentor — Founder and President at Mosaic

John Francis

Mentor — Conservationist, Founder & Author of Planetwalk

Exclusive Forum

The 12 companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests for the Unreasonable Impact Exclusive Forum on 16 November 2016 at Rise New York. Please contact us if you are an accredited investor and interested in attending.