New Entrepreneurs Foundation

How it works

Entrepreneurship in action

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

We believe in learning-by-doing. You will spend a year working within entrepreneurial teams at innovative organisations.  You will work alongside founders, CEOs and senior management teams. This will allow you to gain valuable insight into how fast growing businesses works. Learn from inspirational people on a daily basis, have a real impact – and - earn a salary.

Learning & development

We take you from idea to launching your business. We will equip you with essential skills and give you the confidence to put your entrepreneurial drive into action. We’ve teamed up with top business schools and learning providers to give you a unique hands-on education in entrepreneurship. You will learn and grow.

Coaching & mentoring

We take a personal approach to help you fulfil your potential. We match you to an executive coach to bring the best out of you and challenge your thinking throughout the year. They’ll support you when things get tough. Your business mentors will act as your sounding board to test your business ideas and strategies. Honest and actionable feedback.

Events

We like to be social and we love to hear from inspirational people. Our events are a chance to build your network. Hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs and learn how they’ve dealt with failure and success. This is your opportunity to quiz them and get your voice heard too.

Outreach

We believe that an entrepreneurial mindset needs to be celebrated and set free from a young age. This is why we encourage you to go into your local communities and schools to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. We’d like you to give back.   

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

Brands without Borders: From Humble Beginnings to the Global Stage

Thinking of applying to the NEF programme? Please join us for our next Speaker Series event and find out how the New Entrepreneurs Foundation can help you realise your entrepreneurial potential and take you to the next level.

On 16th March we’ve invited entrepreneurs who made it onto the global stage to discuss how building an international brand takes time, determination, vision and and immense drive.

We will be joined by Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Thyrwitt, and multiple BAFTA award winner, Phil Davies, the creator and producer of major animation films and TV series (including Peppa Pig).

There will be plenty of opportunity for you to network with our speakers, NEF alumni and the NEF team.

Come and listen, question, network and leave inspired.

Tickets available!

Contact us

We are here to help and love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, do get in touch.

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Host Companies

Charlie HR
ClickMechanic
Beeline
Distill Ventures
dock10
Doddle.
Freston Ventures
GiffGaff
HereEast
Inkpact
Once Dating
Ormsby Street
Prelude Group
Qubit
RotaGeek
Seedrs
Ten Group
24Haymarket
Betfair
BGF
Carspring
E-Leather
GivingForce
Hopper
Innovate Finance
JustPark
LOVESPACE
Makers Academy
Metion Me
Rentify
Outsourcing Innovation
Secret Escapes
Share Dimension
Swig
The Idle Man
Triptease
Uber
2 Sisters Food Group
ATD Travel Services
Beauhurst
Better Capital
Blenheim Chalcot
Bright Network
Bright Ideas Trust
Byng Systems
Cause4
Cognitive Match
Concise
CorporatePay
Covetique
Doing Something
Dyn
Decode
dfs
Entrepreneurs Partners
fireflock
First Utility
FitFlop
Flex-e-Vouchers
Free:Formers
gamesys
Homeserve
Intuit
Innovation Warehouse
Launchpad
LBi
Lifescaped
Liv-ex
London
Made.com
Mercia Fund Management
Metcalfe's Food Company
Monitise
mydeco.com
Metro Bank
Next Jump
Overthrow Digital
Proxama
PROfounders Capital
Piton Capital
Pivotal Innovations
PKR
Plentific
Seatwave
Sideways6
Smarta
Solid State Logic
SHL
Skrill
TalkTalk
TasterLab
Telehealth Solutions
The App Business
The Cambridge Satchel Company
The Club House
The Hut Group
The Tab
Travelex
Tutorfair
Virgin Active
Vita Coco
VouchedFor
YouGov
Web Media 360
Xelsion
XIX Entertainment
YourCash
Yomp
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