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Eagle Lab Flight
lands in Reading

An accelerator programme in partnership with VitalSix

 

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Eagle Lab Flight, a comprehensive business and leadership accelerator for early-stage high-growth companies.

17 companies have joined the Accelerator programme, which is being delivered at our Eagle Lab in Reading in partnership with VitalSix.

Our 17 companies are:

 

AroundThen



Caffeine Custom



CMX Runway



Delenta



Dognostica



Enlighton



Gauri



Greenology



Guru Protect

ZipZap



Osokey



Taste Direct



Tech Camp



TrackerSense



Vemico



Word Exchange



Worldcast Live

What is Eagle Lab Flight?

Our applicants are high growth businesses working on smart cities and digital connectivity technologies, particularly in the following sectors:

Environment

Health and well-being

Transport and logistics

Data applications

MedTech

Advanced Manufacturing

 

Who applied?

Our successful applicants are ambitious high growth businesses with:
 

the knowledge and drive to build a scalable business


an experienced and skilled team


a growing addressable market


the potential for sustainable growth of at least than 20% p.a.


an innovative market- leading or disruptive technology/product/service


revenue (or close to generating revenue)


a strong value proposition and competitive advantage


a commitment to develop your business and be based full-time at the Eagle Lab in Reading for the duration of the programme.

Why our businesses applied

Our 16-week programme will help to develop a robust, scalable business model that will be ready to raise early-stage funding. We will equip businesses with the skills and knowledge to tackle key strategic and tactical questions they need to address to build and scale your business.

After the programme, they will have:

  • A clear strategic vision and a plan of action with milestones and KPIs
  • A clear strategy for growth
  • Plans to expand and scale, underpinned with sound business analysis and market insight
  • A better understanding of your core skills and behaviours and the knowledge to recognise the skills of others
  • Increased confidence to motivate and inspire your team
  • An investment-ready business plan to maximise your chances of success in securing finance
  • A deeper understanding of types of finance and suitability for your business
  • Confidence in raising finance
  • A network of like-minded peers

 

The Accelerator comprises:

A two-day Strategic Foundation workshop


A dedicated lead adviser/mentor


Specialist input from your peers


Regular one-to-one advisory sessions


A series of Masterclasses with one-to-one advice on key subjects including People & Leadership, Financial Governance, Marketing & Sales, IP, Managing Innovation, Raising Finance and Pitching


Introductions to specialists and industry sector leads from Barclays


Membership of Innovation Catalyst with networking and peer group activities and access to a network of business service providers as well as media, investors, successful entrepreneurs and corporate innovation manager


The opportunity to pitch and showcase your business to potential investors and partners


Access to funding opportunities (subject to eligibility) and introductions to potential sources of finance including Start Up Loans, SEIS/EIS funds, Henley Business Angels, Barclays venture debt, Thames Valley Funding Escalator etc.


One desk for four months at Innovation Catalyst’s business incubation centre at Thames Valley Science Park


Access to a specialist high-growth team with the tools and resources that will help your business grow.

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