New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Pradeep Raman

Director of Digital Solution, DPR Group

The Serial Entrepreneur

We think that Pradeep was born an entrepreneur. Before joining NEF he had already launched three tech start-ups and worked as an engineer for a wireless broadband start-up.

Pradeep joined NEF after his third venture, Adtronik, folded despite a successful pilot phase. He didn’t want to waste time and lament this failure, but learn from it and take on the next challenge and applied to NEF. He was placed with Piton Capital, where he worked alongside the two founding partners and learned about how to construct solid term sheets, negotiating and securing deals. For him his placement was a life-changing experience and allowed him to work with and learn from two accomplished entrepreneurs and investors. He spent two years at his host company before moving on to work at Forward Partners, a VC investing in early-stage start-ups.

He left the investment world to follow his passion and founded Burrow, a platform and mobile app providing mortgage advice and transaction support for consumers empowering them through choice. We loved seeing him disrupt one of the most established industries and then selling the business to DPR Group.

We think he’ll go very far.


NEF opens doors and provides a ladder for one’s ambitions. Great networks are a catalyst to success and NEF is one of the best.

Pradeep Raman
Founder & CEO, Dwell Mortgages

The Programme

We work with bright young people who have big ideas and big ambition. NEF offers aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to gain hands-on work experience in some of the UK’s leading high growth companies. These unique placements support a formal learning programme in entrepreneurship and start-up skills that gives you everything you need to launch your own business.

NEF provides you with a personal coach, expert mentoring and access to an unparalleled business network to deliver a unique development opportunity. The NEF FastTrack has been designed to help you fulfil your potential. We are on a mission to develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future. If you want to continue your education by building something you care about, read on.

Work placement

We believe in learning-by-doing. You will spend a year working within entrepreneurial teams in innovative organisations. Learn from inspirational people, have a real business impact and earn a salary.

Learning & development

We will equip you with the skills, mindset and frameworks to put your entrepreneurial drive into action. Through our unique hands-on education in entrepreneurship you will learn and grow.

Coaching & mentoring

We match you to an executive coach and business mentor to bring the best out of you and your business. Honest and actionable feedback tailored to you and your ambitions.


Events where you will engage with and learn from entrepreneurial leaders. Grow your network, get your voice heard and learn from entrepreneurial successes and failures.

Your NEF year - What to expect

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