Please join us for a special event and find out how the New Entrepreneurs Foundation can help you realise your entrepreneurial potential and take you to the next level.
Come and hear from inspirational women who have launched their own businesses and key players in the start-up ecosystem. This is your chance to learn about the challenges and joys of being your own boss and to receive advice to help you launch and grow your own venture in the future.
There will be plenty of opportunity for you to network with our speakers, NEF alumni and the NEF team.
Come and listen, question, network and leave inspired.
Your NEF Team.
Read more about the NEFprogramme here.
Please note that the NEF Programme is geared towards young entrepreneurial talent who are just beginning their journey into entrepreneurship who have left full-time education, are recent graduates or a new young professional.
Sharmadean Reid MBE - Founder of WAH Nails & futuregirlcorp
During her second year at Central St. Martins, Sharmadean started a fanzine for street, smart young women and WAH was born. It has since evolved in WAH Nails, a nail salon of the future that was instrumental in launching nail art as the beauty trend from the last 5 years. In 2014, she partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance to create the nail polish range WAH London and has since written 2 books.
In 2016 she also launched futuregirlcorp: free meetup events for future female CEO’s in London.
EJ-Packe - Managing Director of Prelude Group
EJ is the Managing Director of Prelude Group; the company championing enterprise in the UK through their influential membership clubs. In 2016 she was the Gold Stevie Winner – Management Team of the Year and was a finalist at the National Business Awards for Business Enabler of the Year.
EJ has also been a judge for the National Business Awards and a judge on The Pitch.
Co-founder & Director of Smith & Sinclair
Melanie, and her co-founder Emile Bernard, launched Smith & Sinclair, a cocktail confectionery brand in 2013 when they realised there was a gap in the market for grown-up sweets. Prior to S&S, Melanie had been collecting an eclectic mix of skills from roles in marketing, fundraising, project management and publishing to name a few.
Hosting the event for us will be...
NEF Class of 2014
Commercial Development Business Manager at DisneyLife
Bec, NEF Class of 2014, is passionate about disruptive, tech-enabled business models. She has a background in media and entertainment, and currently works in strategy and business development for Disney's first direct-to-consumer streaming service DisneyLife, having also previously worked at The Guardian. She is also an NEF Alumni Council member, which suits her natural need states of socialising and compulsive organisation.