Earlier this year, Barclays Eagle Labs launched its ‘Unlocking Growth: Going Global’ report which features in-depth, candid interviews with founders who together have conquered the corners of the globe, from the farms of Texas to the bustling cities of Australia and includes practical advice and resources from the Department of Trade.
Eagle Labs are a growing UK national network of incubator spaces that provide business incubation, mentoring and growth programmes for ambitious high-growth businesses as well as co-working and office space with a mission to connect, educate and accelerate ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs.
By cultivating a community of likeminded entrepreneurs through a providing a collaborative work environment, access to their peers and opportunities to maximise growth through digital connections, one-to-one business mentoring, growth programmes and accelerators, curated events and access to funding opportunities, Eagle Labs are able to help start-ups to grow at pace.
One of the Eagle Labs’ growth programmes, Global Connect, specialises in creating a series of international corridors to provide UK high-growth businesses with access to international markets so that they can expand their network and get easier access to new business opportunities, access to talent, expertise and fundraising.
Global Connect immerses cohorts of UK high-growth businesses in the culture of their international peers. Starting with the US – San Francisco in particular – the idea is to showcase the best practices of successful start-ups from Silicon Valley and to help the cohort to fine-tune their investment pitches for future fund-raises.
Eagle Labs is proud to support ambitious businesses, whether it’s educating them on raising funding or supporting their leap into global markets and, through this report and their dedicated programmes, hope to inspire the next generation of start-ups and scale-ups into going global.
The report can be accessed and downloaded at https://labs.uk.barclays/unlocking-growth-going-global
Here’s a compilation of tips from founders who have successfully expanded internationally https://labs.uk.barclays/going-global-founder-to-founder-advice
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