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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.

There are only 40 spaces available on this unique 12-week accelerator programme, delivered in a combination of virtual and in-person events from July 2022 to October 2022. This accelerator is packed with masterclasses each week, spread over the 12-week programme. Each week you will attend expert-led live masterclasses, with some of the best-in-the-business, teaching you a range of topics from financial metrics, cash flow, product development, marketing, recruitment, pitching, and raising capital.

Specially chosen mentors will be paired with the selected startups and will work closely with them during the programme and beyond to help them grow and scale. This unique experience will enable you to develop new skills, gain support, learn vital tools and improve your pitch to help you successfully scale your business.


Your Business

  • Uses digital technology to operate/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


  • Mentoring and coaching from leading scaleup and industry experts
  • Dedicated Barclays Champion for each cohort member for the duration of the programme
  • Assistance in a dynamic and collaborative community working environment with cutting-edge resources
  • The chance to pitch your company to the tech community's most influential people
  • Access to the Eagle Labs & Barclays network
  • Lifetime membership of the prestigious Vine alumni community

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.