Barclays black founder accelerator

Foundervine are pleased to announce a partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs to launch the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator, a programme specifically designed to champion diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship. 


Championing diversity in entrepreneurship

We are offering 25 Black-founder led pre-seed businesses the opportunity to participate in this 12-week immersive accelerator programme to help them to grow and scale. 

This virtual programme includes a series of expert masterclasses focused on product development, sales strategy, operations and leadership development for Black founders as well as mentorship and professional coaching from scale-up experts.

Applications now open

Throughout the 12 weeks, the programme will cover 12 different areas needed to grow and scale your pre-seed business.

  • Defining your value proposition

  • Identifying key financial drivers + metrics

  • Developing your product

  • Branding + Design

  • Market Growth

  • Building a sales strategy

  • Managing cash flow

  • Legal essentials for entrepreneurs

  • How to raise capital

  • Pitching for impact

  • Hiring good people


Who should apply?

Early-stage UK-based pre-seed technology startups with a minimum viable proposition and with one Black founder or C suite.

I’m interested, what are the next steps?

To find out more about Barclays Eagle Labs and other programmes click here.

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