New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Tiffany Young

Pentech Ventures, Associate

The Investing Entrepreneur

Tiffany was working on an equity derivatives desk and found it soulless. She was lost in a big corporate machine and wanted to think freely and creatively. There was an entrepreneurial spirit in her that needed nurturing, support and direction. A friend told her about NEF and she found something that provided exactly what she was after. Leaving her job in the City was a logical and easy next step.

During her NEF year Tiffany was placed at the Business Growth Fund.Working at the BGF she took the Venture Capital route into the world of start-ups. Whilst on the programme, she started a successful blog featuring inspirational female entrepreneurs ( Tiffany now is an associate at Pentech Ventures


NEF has been the catalyst to completely change my thinking and approach to my career and given me the confidence and motivation to embark on both my own venture as well as take the risk of joining a brand new start- up.

Tiffany Young
Founding team member, AllBright

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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