Shaping the UK’s entrepreneurship agenda

Each year we hold two high-profile flagship events, our Annual Lecture and NEF Fast Track Live. These hugely-popular events connect the key influencers from startups, business and government who share our passion for entrepreneurship and our mission to raise awareness of entrepreneurship in the UK and beyond.


Annual Lecture

Our prestigious annual lecture aims to set the entrepreneurship agenda for the UK and beyond. Delivered by renowned and globally-acknowledged business leaders, the CFE Annual Lecture is a key event in the entrepreneurship calendar for the UK. Past high profile speakers have included Eric Schmidt, the former-CEO of Google.

annual lecture


NEF Fast Track Live

Showcasing the breadth and depth of businesses founded by NEF Fast Track alumni, NEF Fast Track Live is an annual exhibition that brings together ventures and supporters and is a highly important event .

NEF Fast Track Live


Speaker Series

In addition to our high profile, sponsored flagship events we run smaller, free community Speaker Series events, open to all partners, NEF Fast Track alumni, mentors, coaches and stakeholders. With speakers including Oli Barrett MBE – GQ’s ‘most connected man in Britain’,  successful business leaders profiling their startup journey, tips from angels, VCs, banks and crowdfunders on routes to business funding and scale up; these talks are not to be missed.

Speaker Series