Since launching in 2012 our alumni network has grown to nearly 300 members, and now spans the globe.
Alumni are a vital part of the NEF community – supporting one another via masterclasses, organising their own events, connecting with new Fast Track programme members and helping to recruit future programme participants. Our alumni have gone on to found, lead and grow businesses – both in the UK and globally – you can find their details below.
Given our key mission of helping young entrepreneurs to build scalable businesses, we are particularly proud of the achievements of founder alumni, who collectively have raised more than £56m in early-stage funding and creating 1500+ new jobs in more than 100 live ventures*.
* correct as of September 2018
NEF Fast Track Stories - Ed East - NEF Class of 2012
“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, CEO and Co-Founder of Billion Dollar Boy)
our alumni council
The NEF Fast Track Alumni Council is a collection of community leaders from across each of our cohorts.
our current members are:
◆ Annie Coleridge – NEF Class of 2018
◆ Diana Almazova – NEF Class of 2019
◆ Charlie Vickery – NEF Class of 2018
◆ Dawid Kotur – NEF Class of 2014
◆ Nikita Thakrar – NEF Class of 2013
◆ Viraj Ratnalikar – NEF Class of 2013
Meet the NEF Class of 2019
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2013
Class of 2017