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Barclays Eagle labs Launches Digital Skills Academy

Barclays Eagle Labs have launched an online skills platform for budding entrepreneurs looking to become the leaders of the next tech giants.

The new Eagle Labs Academy, funded by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT), will provide curated learning experiences, where users can access self-paces, on-demand and interactive content covering key challenges faces when starting and scaling a technology focused business.

The platform aims to help the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, with classes ranging from raising finance to creating their first business plan.

“This is another fantastic addition to the range of programmes and support that Barclays Eagle Labs offer tech startups and their founders,” 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.

“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.”

Initially, the skills academy will include a total of 14 modules, underpinned by 60 individual lessons including founder videos, insights, and additional templates to download for users.

Users can track their progress on their own unique dashboard, and the site will be mobile friendly allowing people to access content on the go.

“The UK’s startup ecosystem stands unrivalled, home to more tech unicorns than France and Germany combined,” Saqib Bhatti MP, minister for tech and the digital economy said. “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.”

Source: DIGIT

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