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Unrest is committed to accelerating the start-ups that will change the world. Through a 16 week impact accelerator programme, we support founders ready to re-imagine what profitable companies can do for the planet and people.

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What is Unrest?

Offering structured support across fundraising, impact, business education, founder resilience and brand development, Unrest is delivered by world class experts to founders and teams at purposeful, consumer-facing startups. 

Guided by our three pillars of impact, resilience and diversity, we focus on consumer businesses because we believe in the collective power we all have in driving shifts towards a fairer inclusive economy.

Who should apply?

✔️ Consumer facing businesses

✔️ Based in the UK

✔️ With ambitions to become globally scalable

✔️ Are launching an MVP within the last or upcoming 6 months

✔️ Aligned with at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals


What will you get?

hours of dedicated workshops

1-2-1 deep dive sessions with Unrest

personalised sessions with an executive coach
central office & an extensive network
demo day pitch to angel investors & VCs

Through the Unrest programme, you will have the opportunity to build your brand with our award winning brand partner, Uncommon. You’ll get 1-2-1 sessions from award-winning partners in brand, law, marketing, finance & fundraising, and more. You’ll gain access to an extensive network of subject matter experts, partners and investors, and the opportunity to pitch at Demo day, attended by impact investors, VCs and angels.

What will we cover?

By offering targeted support to startups, the Unrest programme aims to accelerate founders forward so that they can build globally scalable impact businesses faster than they could alone.

By attending the programme, founders will be ready to take the next step in fundraising or scaling their business.

The programme covers the key areas of: fundraising, impact, founder resilience, branding, technology, and business education. Across 16 weeks, founders will be able to attend workshops, schedule one-to-ones, be a part of an impact community, develop their brand with award winning Uncommon Creative Studio and access exclusive opportunities with our delivery partners.

Delivery & Format

The Unrest programme is modeled with flexibility in mind to create an inclusive environment for all founders. The programme is delivered in person to help founders connect with one another and be a part of an impact community. However, all sessions can be attended online and all one-to-one sessions can be scheduled to suit a founder’s timetable. All sessions are optional to enable founders to build their own programme around the key areas they need support in.

Who you’ll be working with

Orr Vinegold

Orr Vinegold

Founder @ Unrest

Panayiotis (Pan) Demetriou

Panayiotis (Pan) Demetriou

Co-Founder @ Unrest

Claudia Radu

Claudia Radu

Program Manager

Ken Nettleship

Ken Nettleship

Head of Unrest North

Ready to make a difference?

Join this programme and become part of the TEAM SY community. Take your startup to the next level with our support.