The NEF Fast Track’s mission is to develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future.

We believe that the best way to learn is through doing – the programme is an intensive 12-month experience that puts the practical application of new skills and knowledge at its core.


The programme encompasses 5 elements, each designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge and connections:

  1. a unique and interactive learning programme that takes participants from idea to launch of a startup business;
  2. a challenging work placement in a partner company, learning directly from successful entrepreneurs;
  3. exclusive networking opportunities, through a speaker events programme that features inspirational entrepreneurs and business leaders;
  4. access to executive coaches who focus on developing leadership skills;
  5. business mentors who help to refine and develop business ideas.

The NEF Fast Track programme is the beginning of the journey for each cohort – our thriving alumni network plays a critical role in supporting each other and the wider NEF network, organising events and helping to recruit future cohorts.