Each year we select 40 outstanding individuals on to the NEF FastTrack. Throughout our selection process we look for evidence of entrepreneurial aptitude, critical thinking and problem solving skills, commercial savvy as well as outstanding interpersonal skills, humility and value alignment. We are looking for people who have what it takes to start the next big business and who will add value to our community of game-changers.
Our selection process is competitive, but fun.
Application are now open and close in late March. The final selection days for the next NEF cohort will take place end of March and early April.
Applications are now open
Each year we accept a small number of self-sponsored candidates who grow their own business while participating in the NEF FastTrack programme. The application process is the same as for all other candidates, but if you want to know more about this option, use the ‘Contact NEF’ option to get in touch.
NEF gave me unprecedented access to start-up life. Shadowing a CEO who knows the sector I wanted to work in meant a great deal and provided me with a valuable mentor. I was involved in almost every aspect of the business from pitching to customers to technical know-how and sourcing new premises. It was a unique experience that helped give me the confidence and drive to speed up getting KnowLabel off the ground.
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.
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.