The Entrepreneur First gossip rag that you never knew you needed 👀

But First, Entrepreneurs is a blog about going through Entrepreneur First’s (aka EF’s) 3rd Toronto cohort, and all the interpersonal magic and chaos that came along with it.

EF is a super interesting VC / talent management concept started by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck, two ex-McKinsey London people who looked at everyone around them and wondered why the heck the world’s most intelligent, hardworking, ambitious people were spending their time redlining slide decks instead of, I dunno, doing actual things.

Think of it as Love Island meets Shark Tank.

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Engineering-minded reflections on psychology, religion from a secular lens, and how to be a less terrible human. Libertarian with empathy, optimistic-deterministic. (