New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Alex Somervell

Founder at One Third Stories

The Accidental Entrepreneur

Alex applied to NEF to develop his business skills and grow his network to benefit his own venture. Being part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs starting out with their career has been invaluable for him.  

Alex had founded One Third Story with his best friend before joining NEF. The company is rewriting the way children learn languages through stories that start in English and end in a different language. Alex got the idea for his venture from the book ‘A Clockwork Orange’. They are now looking to create a library of language learning stories as hardback books, apps and audiobooks. They're on a mission to inspire a new generation of linguists.


The programme was extremely, appealing as it is very rare to experience a structured introduction to the world of running your own business, straight out of university. Being part of the NEF programme has given me the validation and confidence I needed to be an entrepreneur plus I’ve been introduced to an awesome group of people who are like me – young entrepreneurs experiencing growing a venture.

Alex Somervell
Founder at One Third Stories

The programme

We are on a mission to develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future. We are here to give you the confidence, training, skills and access to networks to help you launch game-changing businesses.

We have designed a unique 12-month programme that will help you fulfil your potential. For many, the NEF year has been transformational – we look forward to taking you to the next level.  

Work placement

Learning & development

Coaching & mentoring



Your NEF year - What to expect

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