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Barclays Eagle Labs launches online academy for aspiring tech giants and entrepreneurs

Wed 24 Jan 2024

Barclays Eagle Labs has introduced the Eagle Labs Academy, an online skills platform designed to support budding tech entrepreneurs in their journey to become leaders in the technology sector.

The Eagle Labs Academy, funded by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DIST), aims to provide users with curated learning experiences. This includes self-paced, on-demand, and interactive content covering essential aspects of starting and scaling a tech-focused business.

Eagle Labs Academy: Nurturing Future Tech Leaders

Amanda Allan, Director of Barclays Eagle Labs, said: “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.”

Allan emphasised the platform’s role in fostering growth in the digital economy and supporting those aspiring to become tech entrepreneurs.

“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,” added Allan.

The Eagle Labs Academy will initially offer 14 modules encompassing 60 individual lessons, including founder videos, insights, and downloadable templates.

Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, also commented on the UK’s thriving startup ecosystem, attributing its success to the commitment to supporting and growing the 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.”

The platform is designed for ease of navigation, allowing users to browse through the content and track their progress via a mobile-friendly design.

“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,” added Bhatti.

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