We support people who have recently graduated, or who have a few years of industry experience. Often, they’ve never tried founding a company before, so how do we know if they have founder potential?
We know that communicating your founder ability isn’t an easy task. To help you, we’ve outlined exactly what we look for in applications, so you can decide what you want to focus on in your application.
Our criteria shouldn’t be read as a checklist, and they’re not designed to select people out. It’s extremely rare for someone to score highly on every criteria.
We want people with a variety of backgrounds. We’re looking for outliers, who have done unusual things. Typically, our founders are particularly strong on a couple of criteria, but not all. The biggest benefit of EF is finding a co-founder with complementary skills and behaviours. With your combined ability, you can leverage each other’s spikes to your competitive advantage