London, United Kingdom



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The Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is a dedicated 12-week programme designed to champion Black founder-led businesses through a series of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring to help them accelerate and grow. Bringing expertise from sales, marketing, technology, business and investment, the programme will provide you with the tools you need to take your business to the next level.

The programme includes:

  • A series of 12 expert-led business strategy masterclasses, focusing on topics such as defining your value proposition, hiring talent, sales strategy, marketing, intellectual property and much more – all designed to set your business on the road to success
  • Mentoring and coaching from world-class scaleup experts
  • Access to business and networking events
  • Dedicated Barclays champions and mentors
  • The opportunity to showcase your business to potential clients and investors at a Demo Day at the end of the programme


Your Business:

  • Uses digital, technology to operate or deliver their value proposition
  • Ready to scale i.e:
  • Either seed stage or beyond
  • Received investment
  • Launching your MVP
  • A UK registered business

You/Your Team:

  • At least 1 founder (or C-suite) self-identifies as Black or of Black heritage
  • You have proven expertise in your industry
  • You are available to attend all the masterclasses over the 12-week period


  • The programme includes masterclasses (link to masterclass heading) which cover areas of sales, marketing, investment, technology, legal and accounting. In addition, we offer participants the chance to meet with industry experts who will mentor them through one-on-one consultations
  • Each company will be paired with a mentor selected specifically for their expertise relevant to the goals of this programme. They will communicate with their mentees on a regular basis and will provide them advice on growing and scaling their business

About Foundervine

Foundervine is building a vibrant community of game-changers, community builders and passionate entrepreneurs. Foundervine exists to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds by connecting them to each other and those that can support them. By joining us, you gain access to the targeted learning that grows ideas, develops leaders and sustains early stage enterprises. We help talented, young founders grow through inspirational content, events & community. At the very core of who we are is a commitment to ensuring that regardless of background or circumstance, every entrepreneur has the opportunity to build a strong and sustainable business.