New Entrepreneurs Foundation

How it Works

Entrepreneurship in Action

Our unique 12-month development programme equips the entrepreneurial leaders of the future with the skills, confidence and networks to start and lead scalable businesses. We combine an education in entrepreneurship with working in a high-growth environment so you are best prepared for a successful entrepreneurial career.

We believe in learning-by-doing and the power of networks to help you supercharge your development.

Applications are now open

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.

There are many people that do not have the networks or communities that can encourage them to take a risk and start their own business. Once you join, NEF really becomes your family and helps you with that. You are in a community where other people are on the same journey, which gives you that encouragement that you need

Ed East
Founder and CEO, Billion Dollar Boy

Refer a Friend

We believe in the power of networks. If you know of anyone who would be great for our programme, please refer them to us using the link below.

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Contact NEF

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


Host Companies

NEFers complete a 12-month paid work placement with a host company, some of the most high-growth companies in the UK. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and contribute to the growth of a scaling business.

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