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Barclays Eagle Labs Black Venture Growth Programme 2024

Application Deadline: 19 June 2024

The Barclays Venture Growth Programme is a dedicated 16-week programme that focuses on growth and removing barriers to fundraising through targeted support. The programme will accelerate ventures and boost their success beyond the programme through a three-layer approach.

Assess

A series of assessments designed to understand the current state and opportunities for improvement, including talent profiling and a business audit.

Accelerate

A core business and investment-readiness development programme delivered by experts, in order to fundamentally prepare all ventures to raise investment.

Advocate

Brand-building activities, press opportunities, promotional and customer acquisition support, highlighting businesses in marketing channels, signposting to relevant stakeholders and championing in business networks

Applicant Criteria:

Your Business:

  • Uses digital technology to operate or deliver their value proposition
  • Revenue generating and/or VC backed
  • Looking to significantly increase team size
  • Demonstrably growing customer base and/or market share
  • Aspiring national or international growth
  • Ideally seeking to raise further investment
  • UK registered business.

You/Your Team:

  • At least 1 founder (or c-suite) self-identifies as Black or of Black heritage
  • You have proven expertise in your industry
  • You are available to attend all the masterclasses over the 16-week period.

Programme Components:

Through the 16 weeks the cohort will have access to the below:

  • 8 masterclasses
  • Talent profiling
  • Business Audit
  • Dedicated Adviser and 1:1 Funding Clinics
  • Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Investor Networking Events
  • Community Networking Events
  • Founder Spotlight Series
  • Supplier Engagement
  • Roundtables
  • Investor Demo Days
  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Investor Relationship Brokerage

Masterclasses:

  • Achieving product market fit
  • Securing the financial health of the business
  • Business strategy
  • IP and legal
  • Product and service development
  • Supply chain
  • Leadership
  • Market expansion
  • Timeline
  • – Applications open: 01 May 2024
  • – Applications close: 19 June 2024
  • – Programme begins: 18 August 2024
  • – Successful applicant(s) notified: 24 August 2024
  • – Launch event: 24 August 2024
  • In-person events: 10 Sep 24, 08 Oct 24, 04 Feb 25
  • – Demo Day 1: 28 November 2024
  • – Demo Day 2: 26 February 2025


There are only 20 spaces available on this unique 16-week accelerator, delivered through a combination of virtual and in-person events from 06 August 2024 through to February 2025.

The Application Process:

Competition is fierce for this transformative programme, so we have a three-stage application process to ensure applicants and their businesses are at the right stage of their journey and are able to gain the most benefit from the programme.

Stage 1: Written Application

Please check that you meet the criteria mentioned above. If you do, then complete the application form using the link below.

Stage 2: Interview

Shortlisted applicants from Stage 1 will go through a virtual interview with Barclays and Foundervine lasting 30 minutes

Stage 3: Final selection

Shortlisted applicants from Stage 2 will be sent an invitation to join the accelerator. They will have 2 days to accept the invitation. If we do not receive the acceptance we will invite the next applicant on the list to join the accelerator.

More Info: Barclays Eagle Labs Black Venture Growth Programme

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