Barclays Eagle Labs has released an online skills platform catering to aspiring entrepreneurs, called the Eagle Labs Academy. Funded through the Department for Science Innovation and Technology’s £12 million Digital Growth Grant, the programme intends to aid those pursuing the creation of the next tech giants. The platform offers a digestible, curated learning experience with self-paced, on-demand, and interactive content, including topics such as how to access finance and create a business plan. Amanda Allan, Director of Barclays Eagle Labs, expressed her enthusiasm for the platform’s inclusion to their services and support for technology startups. Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, stated that the Eagle Labs Academy will nurture and develop essential skills to encourage the next wave of tech entrepreneurs and drive economic growth, resulting in job creation. The platform will provide a total of 14 modules underpinned by 60 individual lessons supported by founder videos, insights, and additional templates. Users can access a mobile-friendly site with a unique dashboard that monitors their progress against modules.
“This is another fantastic addition to the range of programmes and support that Barclays Eagle Labs offer tech startups and their founders,” said Amanda Allan (pictured), director of Barclays Eagle Labs. “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 an excellent starting point for anyone who is thinking of entering this space and becoming a tech entrepreneur.”
According to Barclays, the Eagle Labs Academy is designed to assist and educate entrepreneurs in creating successful businesses. It provides individuals with vital skills, expertise, and tools to survive the challenges of starting and scaling a technology-focused venture. The Eagle Labs Academy supports the UK’s startup ecosystem, which has stood unrivalled, housing more tech unicorns than France and Germany combined, according to Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy. The platform will aid in fostering and developing the skills of the next wave of tech entrepreneurs and drive economic growth resulting in new job opportunities.
In summary, Barclays Eagle Labs launched an online skills platform called the Eagle Labs Academy for budding entrepreneurs. The platform is underpinned by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology’s Digital Growth Grant and aims to support individuals looking to create the next tech giant. Users can access the mobile-friendly site, and the platform offers a total of 14 modules, including 60 individual lessons with founder videos, insights, and templates. The Eagle Labs Academy nurtures and develops vital entrepreneur skills. It will help protect and support the UK startup ecosystem that stands unrivalled, housing more tech unicorns than France and Germany combined, according to Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy.