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Barclays Eagle Labs

Infrastructure

Impact for scaleups

35

Sites

824

Mentoring sessions

781

Funding readiness participants

£3.519bn

Investment raised by residents and alumni to date

40

Female Founder accelerator participants out of 120 applications

50

Black Founder Accelerator participants out of 399 applications

Key sectors

Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare

Barclays Eagle Labs connects, educates and accelerates UK businesses and entrepreneurs through its national network of business incubators and industry experts. This sits alongside a complementary suite of virtual support. Designed to support the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Eagle Lab’s programmes encompass growth support, access to experts, events and other tailored learning. 

Eagle Labs also specialises in positively disrupting key industries, bringing scaleups and start-ups together with key corporate players, industry bodies and leading universities to foster rapid innovation and investment through collaboration. Dedicated programmes cover a range of sectors including games, professional services, health, wellbeing and life sciences, artificial intelligence and climate and nature innovation.

Operating across 35 sites nationwide, Eagle Labs has supported 50 scaleups through two scaleup programmes in the past year. A further 781 participants have benefited from its funding readiness support and 824 from mentoring sessions. In addition, 93 businesses have increased their exposure to international markets and funding through Eagle Lab’s Global Connect programme.

Eagle Labs is also focused on championing diversity in entrepreneurship. Its successful Black Founder Accelerator supported 50 entrepreneurs this year and a further 20 benefited from the 16-week Black Venture Growth programme focused on promoting growth and removing barriers to fundraising. Eagle Labs’ Female Founder Accelerator, AccelerateHER, supports innovative female-led technology companies through a combination of masterclasses, mentoring, networking and specialist tech build clinics. This year, 40 female entrepreneurs completed this 8-week programme. 

A total of £3.519bn has been raised by members, participants and alumni since the programme’s inception. In 2023, Eagle Labs was awarded the UK Government-funded £12m Digital Growth Grant. This will fund a suite of services delivered through a panel of best-in-class delivery partners and designed to support the growth of technology start-ups and scaleups across the UK. 

Barclays Eagle Labs website