REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL.

START A COMPANY WITH ENTREPRENEUR FIRST.

We help you to utilise your ambition, skills and expertise to build a company from scratch. We invest time and money in you from Day 1, and help you find the right co-founder and build a globally impactful business.

GET STARTED

REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL.

START A COMPANY WITH ENTREPRENEUR FIRST.

We help you to utilise your ambition, skills and expertise to build a company from scratch. We invest time and money in you from Day 1, and help you find the right co-founder and build a globally impactful business.

We’ve helped over 3000 individuals like you found companies using their unique industry insights, skills and experience.

Combined, their companies are now worth over $4Billion

THE PROGRAMME

1. FORM
During your first three months, we’ll help you refine your competitive advantage, meet a co-founder and develop an idea. We’ll support you with a US$1,400 monthly stipend from day one.

2. THE FIRST INVESTMENT
You and your co-founder will pitch your new company to an Investment Committee to receive funding, to grow your company.

3. LAUNCH
We’ll then spend another three months helping you develop and accelerate your company. This might mean getting customer traction, creating a prototype, or launching a product.

5. EF COMMUNITY
Most people who join the programme come away with lifelong friends, but our 3000-strong global community will also become your most valuable professional network.

4. CAPITAL TO SCALE
We are uniquely positioned to introduce you to some of the world’s top investors, helping you to set the groundwork to establish partnerships on better terms.

THE PROGRAMME

1. FORM
During your first three months, we’ll help you refine your competitive advantage, meet a co-founder and develop an idea. We’ll support you with a US$1,400 monthly stipend from day one, and you’ll never have to pay it back.

2. THE FIRST INVESTMENT
You and your co-founder will pitch your new company to an Investment Committee to receive funding to grow your company.

3. LAUNCH
We’ll then spend another three months helping you develop and accelerate your company. This might mean getting customer traction, creating a prototype, or launching a product.

5. EF COMMUNITY
Most people who join the programme come away with lifelong friends, but our 3000-strong global community will also become your most valuable professional network.

4. CAPITAL TO SCALE
We are uniquely positioned to introduce you to some of the world’s top investors, helping you to set the groundwork to establish partnerships on better terms.

THE PROGRAMME

1. FORM
During your first three months, we’ll help you refine your competitive advantage, meet a co-founder and develop an idea. We’ll support you with a stipend from day one, and you’ll never have to pay it back.

2. THE FIRST INVESTMENT
You and your co-founder will pitch your new company to an Investment Committee to receive funding to grow your company.

3. LAUNCH
We’ll then spend another three months helping you develop and accelerate your company. This might mean getting customer traction, creating a prototype, or launching a product.

4. CAPITAL TO SCALE
We are uniquely positioned to introduce you to some of the world’s top investors, helping you to set the groundwork to establish partnerships on better terms.

5. EF COMMUNITY
Most people who join the programme come away with lifelong friends, but our 3000-strong global community will also become your most valuable professional network. It’s a community you’ll be part of for life.

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

MEET OUR TEAMS

OUR TEAM

Leading Entrepreneur First Bangalore as General Manager is Esha Tiwary. She was the Director of Emerging Categories for Myntra, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for Cloudnine Hospitals.

Ashutosh is a serial entrepreneur - most recently, he co-founded and scaled Ninjacart, India's largest tech-driven supply chain platform. At EF, he works closely with co-founders and helps them scale ideas to business.

Ashwin is a 2x founder who started, he has scaled and exited Brekkie - one of India's first cloud kitchen and delivery ventures. At EF he helps teams ideate and build venture-backable companies.

Prajwal is a Computational Biologist (PhD) with interests in ML/AI and Biology. He co-founded Cerenode, a Bioinformatics company serving Pharma and Biotech. He has been in a senior leadership role in medical devices industry overseeing product development, go-to-market and regulatory affairs for in-vitro diagnostics products.

Venkat Raju is a serial entrepreneur and corporate executive with deep business, technology and GM experience. Beginning his career in technology, Venkat has worked in Silicon Valley, Wall Street, London, Tokyo and the Indian start-up ecosystem, building businesses and providing strategy and leadership to numerous companies.

Srikant is a 2-time exited entrepreneur. He is passionate about evangelising entrepreneurship, and spending time with early stage startups. He is a believer in accelerated venture creation, especially in post-COVID world that has made virtual mentoring mainstream. He is soon to publish a book on this theme.

JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF
FOUNDERS, EXPERTS, AND INVESTORS

ALUMNI

Our community is home to some of the smartest and most ambitious people across the world: from Akshay Gugnani, a graduate from MIT who is now the CTO at HRTech startup, Expertia AI, to Laina Emmanuel, ISB graduate, who has turned her passion for sustainable and ethical living into a career by building Brainsight, to Arvind Nair, who taught himself to read code.

INVESTORS & ADVISORS

Entrepreneur First is backed by some of the world's best entrepreneurs, including the founders of LinkedIn, DeepMind and Paypal, as well as top VCs from Silicon Valley and Asia. We are also proud to be backed by our alumni, Rob Bishop and Bryan Baum, who both created companies on EF that they have since exited.

WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS

You’ll be guided by world experts in technology and entrepreneurship, including a roster of Venture Partners and entrepreneurs-in-residence. You’ll receive regular one to one mentorship from people like Venkat Raju, a serial entrepreneur and an active Angel Investor. He also serves as a Mentor & Advisor to several startups with a portfolio of 45+ investments.

The EF team will help you every step of the way, including after the programme finishes. Leading Entrepreneur First Bangalore as General Manager is Esha Tiwary. She was the Director of Emerging Categories for Myntra, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for Cloudnine Hospitals.


GET STARTED

JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY
OF FOUNDERS, EXPERTS,
AND INVESTORS

ALUMNI

Our community is home to some of the smartest and most ambitious people across the world: from Akshay Gugnani, a graduate from MIT who is now the CTO at HRTech startup, Expertia AI, to Laina Emmanuel, ISB graduate, who has turned her passion for sustainable and ethical living into a career by building Brainsight, to Arvind Nair, who taught himself to read code.

INVESTORS & ADVISORS

Entrepreneur First is backed by some of the world's best entrepreneurs, including the founders of LinkedIn, DeepMind and Paypal, as well as top VCs from Silicon Valley and Europe. We are also proud to be backed by our alumni, Rob Bishop and Bryan Baum, who both created companies on EF that they have since exited.

WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS

You’ll be guided by world experts in technology and entrepreneurship, including a roster of Venture Partners and entrepreneurs-in-residence. You’ll receive regular one to one mentorship from people like Venkat Raju, a serial entrepreneur and an active Angel Investor. He also serves as a Mentor & Advisor to several startups with a portfolio of 45+ investments.

The EF team will help you every step of the way, including after the programme finishes. Leading Entrepreneur First Bangalore as General Manager is Esha Tiwary. She was the Director of Emerging Categories for Myntra, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for Cloudnine Hospitals.


The next Bangalore cohort starts on 4th April 2022.

The early application deadline is 21st November 2021.

November
21

The next Bangalore cohort starts on 4th April 2022.

The early application deadline is 21st November 2021.

November
21