How we measure impact:

To date, our impact monitoring has focused on NEF Fast Track outcomes, covering two key measures – educational outcomes and entrepreneurial development.

  • As an educational charity we study the skills developed, confidence gained and networks created by NEF Fast Track participants, via a longitudinal study that surveys cohort members’ pre- and post-programme assessment of their skills and knowledge.
  • As an entrepreneur development programme we measure the business impact of NEF Fast Track participants that go on to launch businesses. Our key criteria are: the number of businesses launched, jobs created and cumulative investment received by alumni-founded ventures.

Future impact reporting will be extended to cover the whole scope of our charity: research and networks, in addition to NEF Fast Track.

Past copies of our annual reports can be accessed and downloaded below.