XR innovation, health management, restaurant discovery and more set for Product Growth Programme

 Over the past year, our work with Barclays Eagle Labs has led to the launch of two initiatives:  

  • Product Builder Programme, which is designed to take new entrepreneurs from idea to MVP in eight weeks.  
  • Scaleup Programme, which is designed to support scaleups as they navigate their rapid growth trajectory. 

Closing the gap between the two, we’re delighted to reveal the cohort entering Product Growth Programme, which is powered by Barclays Eagle Labs, funded by UK Government and delivered by Plexal.

Our Product Growth Programme will support startups with innovative digital products and technologies in their pursuit of product-market fit. The programme is delivered online and teaches founders how to manage funding runway, access and implement a go-to-market strategy and build a team to accelerate development.

Our 25 innovative growth businesses entering Product Growth Programme are: 

Apputee is a digital platform that helps amputees through their recovery process, giving them access to resources, guides, communities and more.

Badass Studios specialises in extended reality (XR) innovation, blending the realms of gaming, e-sports and sports into a singular, captivating virtual environment that focuses on real-time digital twinning and virtual simulation.

biostealthAI is behind Touchables, a method of health monitoring through everyday objects to make it easier to identify potential problems and prevent a worsening condition.

BizNest is an AI-powered discovery tool for digital product teams, designed to help them run faster research cycles and uncover new opportunities for their product roadmap, whilst centralising all IP in one location.

Bodii is a wearable-enabled healthtech solution allowing physiotherapy patients to measure range of movement and receive personalised feedback using AI, with an aim of reducing barriers to quality, consistent care.

DesDeck has created a website builder that’s made to be easy to build on, cheap to maintain and scalable with company progress to prevent platform changes during business growth. 

Different Breed is built for event promoters and venues to offer them accessible ticketing, providing a sales journey that unlocks new markets.

Doshi is a gamified financial education platform for financial institutions to equip their customers with money confidence.

DUGAA provides solutions empowering manufacturers to connect, trace, analyse and predict, fostering sustainability in their supply chain throughout the product lifecycle.

Elimu is a careers platform on a mission to reduce the racial wealth gap, by connecting young people with businesses, mentors and opportunities.

FarmSmarter is an agri-tech decision making service aimed at smallholder farmers in developing regions, offering a digital toolkit to help the move to climate-smart farming practices. 

Fava is a health technology startup focused on the implementation of pharmacogenetics, aiming to bring the benefits of personalised medicines to all.

LocalMeal is a personalised restaurant discovery platform which champions independently-owned restaurants, while seeking to tackle distrust in ad-supported review platforms which prioritise restaurants according to their advertising spend.

Lumi is a digital platform built to transform how young people, parents and families are supported to improve their wellbeing, navigate challenges and live more connected lives and improve the whole family’s mental fitness.

MicroPharm is an online educational platform that makes pharmacy education affordable and accessible, offering a space to interact and ask questions through live webinars, bite-sized videos and interactive quizzes.

Novocuris was founded by doctors and engineers and is a B2B SaaS startup providing a next-generation patient engagement platform to healthcare organisations internationally, with a mission to streamline patient experiences on a global scale. 

PM Campus exists to educate a young demographic of tech entrepreneurs looking to establish careers as product managers.

Pregma is a dedicated community of maternity expert healthcare professionals and individuals working together to redefine private healthcare standards, believing in personalised, comprehensive maternity care that addresses the unique needs of each individual.

Renbee uses technology and finance to help accelerate home decarbonisation.

Solarsub aims to revolutionise solar energy efficiency through innovative technology that integrates direct cooling and floating solar principles, coupled with advanced tracking capabilities.

Spiced Pear is an online medical consultancy and treatment clinic that covers key areas of menopause and sexual dysfunction in women, with a similar service for men in the area of testosterone deficiency on the way. 

Talk it Out is an AI-powered journaling app that helps people decrease their anxiety levels, become more mindful of their thoughts and actions, and live a happier life.

Taught by Humans is designed to help employees become AI and data confident in a way which works for them, harnessing hyper-personalisation to understand how people learn.

Voda is the LGBTQIA+ mental wellbeing app designed by LGBTQIA+ psychotherapists, offering its users evidence-backed tools to move towards thriving and fulfilled lives.

Voltquant is an AI-powered platform that acts as a compass in the energy infrastructure landscape, revealing optimal locations for development and grid connectivity to ensure smart infrastructure buildout.

As part of the Product Growth Programme, our cohort will take part in a series of online weekly expert workshops, huddles and networking with peers, one-to-one mentoring sessions, pitch masterclasses for investment readiness and more.