Your journey to becoming a founder starts when you accept your offer. We’ll send you a bunch of reading material to set you up to hit the ground running. And most people choose to meet other cohort members (remotely or otherwise) ahead of the platform to get a head start.

We’ll send you an invitation to a kick-off event – one of the most exciting and intense experiences of your life.

These events give you an opportunity to quickly meet, trial working and socialise with the rest of your cohort and the EF team. It’s the best and fastest way to get to know the community you’ll be building with for the next few months.

Our founders reflect on Day 1 of kick-off weekend

Graduate Pre-Programme

If you’re taking part in our Graduate pathway, you’ll also take part in a ‘pre-programme’ the Summer before the cohort starts.

This will fast-track your learning and allow you to explore your own interests, come up with ideas and team up with people from your cohort. You’ll get one-to-one support, lectures, workshops and the option to immerse yourself in the tech world through internships at venture-backed startups.

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Preparation FAQs

Do I have to relocate to take part?

Yes – Entrepreneur First is based in London, Bangalore, Paris and Berlin. We recommend applying to whichever is closest to you.

People we select relocate to join us from all over the world. In some locations we can offer support to help you apply for a visa if required and to help you settle into the regions. There’s no commitment to stay in any of those locations after the cohort ends, though most of our alumni do.

How do I know who’s in my cohort?

If we make you an offer, we’ll invite you to cohort meetups before the event and give you a login to our cohort dashboard. This contains everyone’s searchable profiles, so you can begin thinking about who would make a great co-founder for you and reach out before the platform even starts.

We take cohort composition seriously – every offer is made based on degrees of likelihood you’ll meet a suitable co-founder.

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