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What is the Business Support?

Updated 09/10/23


The Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is a dedicated 12-week programme designed to champion Black founder-led businesses through a series of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring to help them accelerate and grow. Bringing expertise from sales, marketing, technology, business and investment, the programme will provide you with the tools you need to take your business to the next level.

There are only 50 spaces available on this unique 12-week accelerator programme, delivered in a combination of virtual and in-person events from July 2023 to October 2023.

What could it do for your company?

This accelerator is packed with masterclasses each week, spread over the 12-week programme. Each week you will attend expert-led live masterclasses, with some of the  best-in-the-business, teaching you a range of topics from financial metrics, cash flow, product development, marketing, recruitment, pitching, and raising capital.

Specially chosen mentors will be paired with the selected startups and will work closely with them during the programme and beyond to help them grow and scale.

This unique experience will enable you to develop new skills, gain support, learn vital tools and improve your pitch to help you successfully scale your business.

In order to apply and benefit fully from this amazing opportunity it is important that you meet the application criteria and your business is at the right stage to get the maximum benefit from the programme.

Your Business

  • Uses digital technology to operate/deliver their value proposition
  • Ready to scale i.e. 
    Seed stage or beyond, received investment, launching your MVP
  • 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 12-week period

How to find out more?

To find out more information click here

Contact information:

Barclays Eagle Labs & Foundervine

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