When are you ready to become a founder?
For almost a decade, we’ve been helping people become founders at Entrepreneur First, and have created 170+ seed-funded companies in that time.
As we recruit for the next generation of founders to join the programme, we’ve found that many promising candidates don’t feel they have enough experience to found their own company.
In reality, many of our most successful founders joined EF when they were very early on in their careers, or straight after finishing a degree.
Zeena Qureshi (co-founder, Sonantic) joined EF with 4 years of work experience, Alex Reeber (co-founder, Core Biogenesis) joined us with a year of industry experience and a stint at Cambridge as a Research Assistant, and Sasha Haco (co-founder, Unitary) joined us after finishing her PhD.
You don’t need to spend several years in corporate jobs or academia before you’re ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
Our best founders have one trait in common: they’re impatient. They don’t want to wait around working their way up the corporate ladder if they can achieve their big ambitions now. Even so, that leap can be pretty daunting at first.