The NEF Autumn Newsletter has arrived, packed with news on our new Class of 2018 cohort, NEF Boot Camp, and news about our new hosts companies for the year.
Here’s the foreword from NEF CEO Neeta Patel:
Welcome to the NEF newsletter for autumn 2017, we hope you had a fantastic summer break and found time to invest in relaxation and scale-up your suntan. You won’t be surprised to hear that at NEF the work hasn’t stopped; throughout the summer months we’ve been busy preparing for the arrival of the Class of 2018 – you can read more about them below.
This early autumn period, when we welcome 47 bright new talents to the programme, provides us all a good moment to reflect on how far we have come as an organisation, but also how much further we have to go. We’ve just returned from our annual residential Boot Camp which kicks off the intensive learning programme for all NEFers. This year, as ever, I was struck by the ever increasing quality and ambition of applicants to NEF. Meet our new cohort here.
We’ve achieved a lot, but constant change and development is our mantra at NEF. Our cohort this year is the largest and most diverse ever and we’re driven by the same restless energy that we see in them. You might be interested to know that the Class of 2018 has a decidedly sporting flavour to it, with a champion javelin thrower, boxer and karate champion among them.
As I write, nearly 200 graduated NEFers are out in the world of work or growing their own businesses. Our alumni have launched 92 new venturesand raised over £27m in early stage funding, creating over 1000 new jobs in the process.
Read the full newsletter here!