Welcome to the inaugural Entrepreneur First Future Leaders Awards 2022 for UK & Ireland. We are on the lookout for current students that have extraordinary potential and are set to achieve a global impact with their future careers.

Entrepreneur First believes that it matters what the most ambitious people do with their lives and that technology entrepreneurship offers the opportunity of impact at an unprecedented scale. Our platform removes the barriers to entry for individuals to get started on building something big early in their careers.

Having worked with thousands of potential founders across Europe, Asia and North America, we have learned to recognise world class founder potential before anyone else does.

Spread across 5 categories, we want to know how you have demonstrated strong potential to be a Future Leader. You might have done this through launching a company while studying, or alternatively you might have worked on exciting projects or started movements that have had wide impact. We are especially keen to hear about how you have embodied our selection criteria.

The Top 5 nominees for each category will be invited to attend our awards ceremony at the end of May. Expect to meet our founders Matt and Alice, a selection of our most exciting founders in our portfolio, and our team in London, where we will unveil the winners of each award.  There are £1000 cash prizes and a round trip to Silicon Valley up for grabs.

Please click through the below award categories to learn more and nominate yourself and your peers. The deadline for nominations is April 5th. Nominations may not be considered after this date.

The Awards

Our Selection Process

The selection process is straightforward: nominate yourself or a student you know by clicking this link and answering just a few questions about your nominee.

Our student partners will read through these responses and shortlist a selected group of individuals, with the top 5 nominations invited to have a further chat with an EF founder.

A winner will then be selected for each category, with awards given out during our awards ceremony at the end of May.