Entrepreneur First is the best place for Europe’s top technical individuals to meet, and build world-changing startups in London.

We select purely on the basis of technical talent, so you can apply before you have a team or an idea. Our intensive seven-month programme is designed to give you the best possible support in the first 100 days of your startup’s life.

We've created 20 startups now worth over $90million. They're funded by some of the most prestigious investors including Y Combinator, Index Ventures, and Octopus Ventures.

How it works

Emily created Blaze (EF2013), the makers of the world's first laser bike light.

Emily created Blaze (EF2013), the makers of the world's first laser bike light.

We select you purely on talent. Not teams. Not ideas.

The EF Cohort is picked from the best technical individuals across Europe, often computer science and engineering grads from top universities, and also those who are a few years out. You don't need a team or startup idea to apply. We just look for the best people.

Make what you want, with who you want.

For the first four months, we unconditionally fund and support you personally. We help you work on your most ambitious ideas, and to build a co-founding team with other people in the cohort. It doesn't matter if you change what you work on, or who you work with.

Leo and Bryan built Prizeo (EF2013, YC W13), enabling influencers to raise money and awareness for good causes with prize-based fan campaigns.

Leo and Bryan built Prizeo (EF2013, YC W13), enabling influencers to raise money and awareness for good causes with prize-based fan campaigns.

Joe and Tim founded Permutive (EF2014, YC S14), making in stream advertising on mobile possible.

Joe and Tim founded Permutive (EF2014, YC S14), making in stream advertising on mobile possible.

Grow your startup and raise funding.

We then invest further in your startup and over three more months push you to grow as quickly as possible. Near the end we host a Demo Day with world class investors, guide you through fundraising, and help you hire your first employees.

Fancy a coffee?

We're always keen to meet interesting people and have a chat about your ideas, the things you're building, and the problems that you're trying to solve.

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