New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Why join NEF?

Hear from Buki Sule, part of the NEF Class of 2018, about her journey on the NEF programme.

NEF Opens Doors

The NEF FastTrack is for exceptional people whose dream is to start and scale game-changing businesses. If you have relentless determination and drive, NEF is here to help you realise your potential.

Whether you are straight out of university, without a degree, or an aspiring entrepreneur ready for a career change, we help you turn your ambitions into reality.

Be part of a collaborative community and gain access to networks that will accelerate your entrepreneurial trajectory.

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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.

The best decision I made in 2017 was to join the programme – it gave me more things than I expected, and has been invaluable. The powerful part of NEF is the whole community you’re with – alumni, business advisors and coaches, the current cohort. Each member brings a unique skill or perspective and each person adds a value – something that you cannot get anywhere else.

Yang Liu
Founder and CEO, Joey Wears

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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