Alice Bentinck is a 31-year-old British businesswoman who graduated from the Business School of the University of Nottingham. With Matthew Clifford, entrepreneur graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both co-foundedof Entrepreneur First.
They started working as consultants at McKinsey & Co. Also, Alice and Matt are founders of the Code Fist: Girls program, where they offer free courses on systems programming for university women.
Entrepreneur First is a company located in London, which helps create emerging technology companies. It has helped create more than 70 companies that are valued at more than $ 400 million dollars in their first years. Entrepreneur First specializes in selecting people who have technical, ambitious talent who want to create new business.
To request the help of Entrepreneur First it is not necessary to have a business plan in mind, they also help to advise and create future business plans, and the application is evaluated on the technical talent.
The program has 6-month duration and it is divided into phases. The first phase is dedicated to forming the team with which you will work and identify the problem you want to solve. The second phase receives the theoretical training on risk capital and the investment area. The program ends when a project is submitted to a jury specialized in risk investments.
At the beginning, only graduates specialized in the area of marketing, technology, business, computer science, or engineering were accepted into the program. This policy of the company has been totally changed, and currently they do not require any title or profession to be able to choose to be a part of the program.
Recently, Entrepreneur First (EF) applied for acceptance for an EF program in Singapore. This was approved by the government of Singapore, which drives the development of statistics in the country, in addition to the construction projects of young citizens. Also, they have made investments with the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, valued at more than $ 12 million; then joining the board of directors of the company.
One of the creations of Entrepreneur First is the company “Magic Pony Technology”, a technology company that offers improvements for visual processing on the web and mobile phones.
We also know that Clifford and Bentinck received honorable awards for their work and entrepreneurship with Entrepreneur First, in 2016 they received the Order of the British Empire for their business work.