Eagle Labs
Funding Readiness

powered by Capital Enterprise


Helping entrepreneurs better understand the funding landscape

Many entrepreneurs are confused by the fundraising landscape. The programme is designed to demystify the funding options available to entrepreneurs and provide the skills and knowledge needed to fund business growth.

The Programme

There are three different funding streams within the programme.

Grant Funding ReadinessGrant Funding

If you’re developing an innovative product, process or service, then this funding stream can help you bring your product or services to market by accessing innovation grant funding.

This funding stream will help identify the right grant for your business and support you in developing a compelling funding application.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of innovation grant funding
  • Learn about available grant funds and funding requirements
  • Get support with writing compelling grant applications
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring support*
  • Attend virtual workshops
  • Have access to online educational content
  • Dedicated support from grant expert*

    * selected businesses only

The virtual workshops will take place on:
4th November
18th November
4th December

You will be invited to attend one of these workshops


Investor ReadinessInvestor

This funding stream is designed to help you reach a position to seek seed-stage funding (£300k – £1.5m). You’ll take a peek behind the curtain to learn about the VC and angel process, and find out what investors really look for.

This funding stream includes pitch workshops and selected companies will be invited to an investor Demo Day where you will have the opportunity to pitch to investors.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of equity investment
  • Be supported with shaping and delivering a compelling pitch
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring support
  • Attend workshops and pitch training
  • Receive coaching and mentoring
  • Have access to online educational content
  • Be invited* to an investor Demo Day to pitch your business for investment

    * selected businesses only

There are two workshops included which take place face to face on:
8th and 27th November – Cambridge
19th November and 2nd December – Plexal (London)
25th November and 6th December – Manchester

You will be invited to attend the workshops in one of these locations


Crowdfunding ReadinessCrowdfunding 

This funding stream is designed to teach you how to plan, launch and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

From understanding the fundamentals, to creating a fundraising strategy, optimising your traffic and crafting a successful pitch.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of crowdfunding
  • Understand how to plan a campaign
  • Learn how to pitch your project
  • Find out how to successfully market your campaign
  • Attend workshops and pitch training
  • Have access to online educational content

The workshop is face to face and will take place on:
21st November – Hull
5th December – Cambridge

You will be invited to attend one of these workshops

Who is it for?

The programme is for entrepreneurs ranging from early-stage businesses to established scale-ups who are looking for investment, or funding to develop and grow their business.

Why Join?

We know entrepreneurs often get lost in a maze of funding options. The programme is designed to help businesses better understand the options available, as well as sharing best practices to secure the right type of funding for their business.

How does it work?

The programme is delivered both online via virtual workshops and educational content, as well as face to face training and mentoring sessions. Once allocated onto your specific funding stream, we will share all the details of upcoming workshops and mentoring support available.


Registrations for the programme are now closed. If you are interested in attending future programmes please register your details below

Register now

By registering your details, you are agreeing to the terms of the programme and the Barclays Privacy policy.

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About Capital Enterprise

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge the UK start-up scene. They are the largest network of start-up supporters in London and a leading authority on tech start-up growth and committed to making the UK the best place in Europe to start and scale a business.

They are actively involved in the UK's start-up, investment and fast-growth scenes having founded the AI-Seed Fund and co-founded and co-managed the London Co-Investment Fund.

Their programmes help to accelerate the growth of the UK’s most innovative start-ups. For example, The CASTS programme helped start-ups to raise £142m in investment and create 955 jobs.

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