Product Growth Programme
Applications now closed
Accelerating founding teams from MVP to product-market fit
Product Growth Programme powered by Barclays Eagle Labs funded by UK Government
Our Product Growth Programme supports startups with innovative digital products and technologies in their pursuit of product-market fit. The programme is delivered online and will teach you how to secure funding runway, access high growth target markets, and build a team to accelerate development.
13 November 2023
13 December 2023
Successful applicant(s) notified
Online programme Start
8 January 2024
Online programme end
29 March 2024
In-person showcase event
How is the programme delivered?
The Product Growth Programme is a three-month online accelerator with a mixture of live sessions and on-demand content that you can complete in your own time. The programme concludes with an in-person showcase day, connecting startups with experts, industry contacts and investors.
Successful applicants will gain access to:
- Fortnightly expert workshops with take-away tasks covering the fundamentals of building a product-led business
- One-to-one mentoring sessions with business growth experts
- Pitch masterclasses and practice sessions to improve sales pitches and insure investment readiness
- Networking and support-sharing with 25 like-minded, high-potential startups.
With support from best-in-class speakers, mentors and course materials, our Product Growth Programme will help you accelerate from MVP to ready-to-scale.
By the end of the programme, you’ll have identified high-growth target markets, solidified your go-to-market (GTM) strategy and developed a commercial plan to scale your business.
If you’re selected to be part of the programme, the equity or intellectual property of your product remains with you throughout.
Who’s it for?
Our Product Growth Programme is designed to help 25 high-potential founding teams, with innovative digital products, unlock their next phase of growth.
To benefit from the programme your business will likely be a digital or technology based startup that has been in operation for up to two years. Your business will be product-led, and your product(s) should be at working MVP stage with proven traction; but has not yet achieved significant growth. If you have raised capital, the total amount should not exceed £500,000.
You need to:
- Be based in the UK with a registered UK company
- Be a founding team of up to six people
- Have products that are at, or beyond, working MVP stage
- Have proven traction in the market: either through a small number of paying customers, or a signed POC with a prospective customer
We welcome applications from people and teams of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences.
Applications now closed
Plexal is the innovation company solving society's challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. The business is closing the gap between organisations – small and large, local and global, private and public – and working towards a common goal: using science and technology to deliver national security and prosperity.
Our network extends across the UK and we have offices across London, Cheltenham and Manchester. We want to reflect this reach on the programme and hear from innovators around the country.