Jan 3, 2022

Matt Clifford

Founder of Entrepreneur First

New Books Network 2017

Matt Clifford is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First. One of the most successful British accelerators, specialising in supporting the most talented engineers they can find to build companies from scratch. Their programmes are in London, Singapore, Toronto, Bangalore, Paris and Berlin. EF aims to give those who get in the best possible chance to build a world-class technology company. EF have helped over 3000 people build 500 companies with over $5bn portfolio value.

About Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford is co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, which he started with Alice Bentinck in 2011.Matt sits on the board of Code First Girls, which he co-founded in 2013 to teach young women how to code. Matt started his career at McKinsey & Co. and holds degrees from Cambridge and MIT, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He was awarded an MBE for services to business in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

About Richard Lucas

Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read more here.

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Richard Lucas and Kimon Fountoukidis

Richard Lucas is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses.

Kimon Fountoukidis is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. Both companies were founded in the mid 90s with zero capital and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. Listen to his story here.

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