Entrepreneur Firstwikipedia
Entrepreneur First is a London-based company builder and startup accelerator which assists promising UK and Central European tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startups.

Alice Bentinck

Founded in 2011 by Matthew Clifford and Alice Bentinck, the program helped establish 75 startups valued at $450 million in its first four years.
Along with Matthew Clifford, she is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, a London-based company builder and startup accelerator.

Startup accelerator

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Entrepreneur First is a London-based company builder and startup accelerator which assists promising UK and Central European tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startups.
In 2011, Matthew Clifford and Alice Bentinck, formerly management consultants at McKinsey & Company, co-founded Entrepreneur First, a London-based accelerator which guides promising tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startups.

Code First: Girls

Bentinck founded Code First: Girls in late 2012 to address the decline of women working in the tech and digital workforce which has led to a lack of diversity in the sector.
Founded by Alice Bentinck and Matthew Clifford, Code First: Girls was created they recognised a lack of female applications for their pre-seed investment programme Entrepreneur First (EF).

Wendy Tan White

She is the former the co-founder and CEO of the Moonfruit DIY website builder, former general partner at Entrepreneur First.

Vivian Chan

Chan was still in this role when she was approached by Alice Bentinck and Matthew Clifford of Entrepreneur First, who were seeking to recruit 30 graduates with entrepreneurship ambition.

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Startup company

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Entrepreneur First is a London-based company builder and startup accelerator which assists promising UK and Central European tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startups.

Y Combinator

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Entrepreneur First differs from other accelerators such as Y Combinator and Wayra in that it seeks out individuals with concepts rather than existing companies.

Wayra

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Entrepreneur First differs from other accelerators such as Y Combinator and Wayra in that it seeks out individuals with concepts rather than existing companies.

Reid Hoffman

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In 2017, it was announced that Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock, was leading a $12.4million investment into Entrepreneur First.

LinkedIn

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In 2017, it was announced that Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock, was leading a $12.4million investment into Entrepreneur First.

Greylock Partners

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In 2017, it was announced that Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock, was leading a $12.4million investment into Entrepreneur First.

Computer science

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Entrepreneur First aims to attract the top graduates in computer science and engineering, with the goal of encouraging them to start their own businesses rather than enter traditional career tracks in the corporate or banking world.

Cohort (educational group)

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The six-month, cohort-based program is divided into two parts.

Mentorship

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During the second three months, participants receive guidance in running a business from mentors in the science academic and venture capital fields.

Venture capital

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During the second three months, participants receive guidance in running a business from mentors in the science academic and venture capital fields.

10 Downing Street

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Participants also meet with senior business executives and government officials at 10 Downing Street.

Angel investor

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The program culminates in a Demo Day at which each team delivers a three-minute pitch before dozens of venture capital investors and angel investors.

Equity (finance)

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In return, it claims an 8 percent equity share.

University of Cambridge

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Applicants – generally computer science and engineering graduates, along with "self-taught programmers with arts degrees" – are the products of the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, and the University of St Andrews.

Imperial College London

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Applicants – generally computer science and engineering graduates, along with "self-taught programmers with arts degrees" – are the products of the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, and the University of St Andrews.

University of Edinburgh

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Applicants – generally computer science and engineering graduates, along with "self-taught programmers with arts degrees" – are the products of the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, and the University of St Andrews.

University of St Andrews

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Applicants – generally computer science and engineering graduates, along with "self-taught programmers with arts degrees" – are the products of the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, and the University of St Andrews.

Balderton Capital

However, its successful startups have gone on to receive investor funding from Y Combinator, as well as from Balderton Capital, Index Ventures, Notion Capital, and Octopus Investments.