The NEF network is also very valuable, the mentors and coaches shared opinions and knowledge that was very insightful and I’ve seen the benefits of the community with my own eyes.


Giovanni Franzen – NEF Class of 2018


Business mentors are helping businesses to grow. Getting expert advice and support from experienced and successful mentors can be a critical success factor for a startup. Our panel of business mentors have the breadth of skills, connections and experience (of failures as well as successes!) that provide a key element of the NEF Fast Track journey.

All NEF Fast Track participants can be bespoke-matched with a business mentor who has industry-specific knowledge and expertise that is directly relevant to that founder. Mentors guide, support and challenge participants, helping them accelerate their ventures. Our mentor panel is co-ordinated by Philippa Seal.