Barclays launch Eagle Labs Academy to upskill next gen of tech entrepreneurs

Barclays Eagle Labs has introduced an online skills platform designed for aspiring entrepreneurs aiming to lead the next big tech companies.

The Eagle Labs Academy, backed by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology, will offer a range of curated learning experiences. This includes self-paced, on-demand, and interactive content focused on addressing common challenges in starting and scaling a technology-centric business.

The platform aims to equip the upcoming generation of tech entrepreneurs with essential skills, from raising finance to crafting their initial business plan. Amanda Allan, Director of Barclays Eagle Labs, commented: “This is another fantastic addition to the range of programmes and support that Barclays Eagle Labs offer tech startups and their founders. The Eagle Labs Academy is an exciting platform which we hope will encourage the next wave of tech entrepreneurs to start and grow their ideas into a lucrative business.

“The digital economy continues to experience huge growth and this platform is a great starting point for anyone who is thinking of entering this space and becoming a tech entrepreneur.”

Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, stated: "The UK's startup ecosystem stands unrivalled, home to more tech unicorns than France and Germany combined. That achievement is no coincidence; it's a result of our ongoing commitment to support and grow our tech sector.

“The Eagle Labs Academy, supported by our £12 million Digital Growth Grant, will help to nurture and develop the skills of the next wave of tech entrepreneurs which will in turn drive economic growth and help to create new jobs."

Overview of Eagle Labs Academy:

  • The Academy will initially feature 14 modules, supported by 60 individual lessons, including founder videos, insights, and additional templates for download.
  • The site is designed for ease of navigation, allowing users to effortlessly browse through the curated content and lessons.
  • Users will have access to a personalised dashboard, enabling them to monitor their progress across modules.
  • The platform is mobile-friendly, ensuring access to content on-the-go.