Ry joined NEF in 2013 having set-up Yomp, a B2B health and wellbeing platform, 18 months earlier. He scaled Yomp whilst on the NEF programme and was able to directly apply the learnings to his venture. This and the network of mentors, cohort members and NEF team allowed him to move Yomp forward to the next level.
Since his NEF year, he has taken on a NEFer as a host company and he is our first alumnus to have had a successful exit, when Yomp was acquired by Reward Gateway. Ry was shortlisted for the Social Enterprise Entrepreneur of the year at the Great British Entrepreneurs Award in 2015 and has gone on to found another venture, Unmind, a workplace mental health platform creating healthier and happier organisations. We’re very proud of him.
Each year NEF bring together a melting pot of talented people from different experiences and sectors, which means that an internal network is created of honest, hardworking individuals. The learning programme provides a deep-dive into a myriad of business models, growth frameworks, and investment opportunities — helping the entire cohort to nurture their venture/idea.
Co-Founder & CPO @ Unmind
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.
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