For international partners, EFN provides training, managed mentoring and access to the Silicon Valley and other regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.

EFN has helped develop and supported international programs since 2004 when we began serving as the mentoring partner for the Global Social Venture Competition and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Challenge sponsored by the Gates Foundation.  

Since then we have led international training and mentoring programs for the African Entrepreneurship Award which is managed by the Bank of Africa, and for the Indian School of Business and regional international competitions that nominate finalists for our Princeton Tiger Launch and Rice Business Plan Competition programs.

EFN has trained and mentored more than 450 international startup teams, several of which have won international competitions and developed venture funding.  More than 200 of these teams are African.   Teams in 16 countries in  Africa have been supported.  

Worldwide EFN has more than 600 mentors including on all major continents. In 2021, EFN partnered with the State of Queensland, Australia, to launch a women’s entrepreneur mentoring program, Empower Queensland, funded by the U.S State Department, via their Australian Embassy.  In 2022, EFN launched our Jump Startup Women Spain program, an accelerator with 44 female-lead scaleable technology startups. 

For universities, local and national governments, and companies who send startup teams and delegations to the United States, EFN can arrange entrepreneurial tour and study programs in the Detroit, Houston, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle as well as other cities. We will arrange meetings and tours with universities, economic development agencies, companies, investors and mentors in each region.