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The journey of any founder is an exciting one full of opportunities and challenges. Yet, it’s no secret that it can be a lonely journey when starting on your own.
Having a solid network of peers can often be rocket fuel for entrepreneurial success. NEF+ is a programme centred around peer-to-peer empowered learning and founder growth. With 15 in-person workshop days in London.
With a focus on your objectives and real-world business challenges, we put you in a close-knit environment and provide you world class support and a learning programme. NEF+ takes the insights and real-world experience from successful serial-founders, compressing years’ worth of lessons and mastery into six months of targeted development.
it’s been 3 years since applying – 2 years since I’ve graduated from NEF – and that value is still growing and compounding. I completely underestimated the scale of the value that NEF+ provided and continues to provide. If you’re hungry to learn and discover things about yourself, whilst bringing a great idea to life, NEF+ is an invaluable way to get there. – Finn Sims, 2019. (Read his story here)
WHO YOU ARE
Your current stage:
- about to launch, or have launched an MVP
- moving on to the following stages or want guidance getting there
- working part-time on your business and planning to go full-time (though, you may already be working full-time within it)
- you are also currently based in the UK
Obstacles you may currently face include:
- wearing many hats within the business but lack direction
- needing to work on your business (strategy) and in your business (execution)
- wanting to focus on your skills as a leader to help develop and accelerate business growth
To you, success looks like:
- finding product-market fit
- sourcing operational support
- gaining partnerships and funding
- seeing your business scaling
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
Our acceptance rate is generally 7-10%, through a four-stage application process.
You will first complete an application form surrounding yourself and your startup. If we determine that you could be a good match for the programme, you will be invited for a chat with Alicia, our founder talent lead. This gives you the opportunity to showcase yourself and your startup in a bit more detail and to ask any questions you may have about the NEF+ experience. The final stage will be an interview with a C-level member(s) of our team and a key leader within our network. If successful at this stage, you have earned yourself a place on the programme!
The fee for founder applicants is £3,000. This is a fraction of the total delivery cost of the programme. As a registered charity, we leverage support from our donors to help cover programme costs. Programme fees can either be paid upfront or, to through an installment plan.
Additional support for underrepresented founders
NEF+ has a proud record of supporting founders from under-represented groups, that haven’t always had access to development programmes like NEF+. As part of our charitable mission, we are able to provide fee assistance, for up to 15 places in each cohort, for talented founders from under-represented backgrounds. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to our Talent Lead, Alicia, at Alicia@centreforentrepreneurs.org
Interested in NEF+, but not a founder?
If you like the sound of the NEF+ and think it could be a great development opportunity, but aren’t running your own startup, we offer a company-sponsored option for entrepreneurial talent in fast-growth businesses. Learn more