Black and Ethnically diverse founders fireside chat event with Barclays Eagle Lab

Date & Time

23 Sep 10:00 - 11:00


Online Event

Recent studies show that founders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities have less access to funding and mentoring than their peers. Barclays Eagle Labs ambition is to try to bridge this gap by bringing under-represented founders together to share their inspiring stories including their successes, highlighting the challenges they faced during their journey, help raise their profiles and support their business growth as well as encourage a new generation of founders to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

This fireside chat will showcase two Entrepreneurs who participated in the first Black Founder Accelerator Program. Come and hear Delphine Emenyonu, Co-Founder of ScribePay Limited and Michael Lawal, CEO & Founder of Sendit.Moneyjourney as they will share their journey, challenges and how the accelerator program supported their business.



Delphine Emenyonu, Co-Founder of ScribePay.

She has over 12 years’ experience in the payment industry and has worked for the likes of Barclays, HSBC, and NatWest. Holds a Business Degree from Cardiff University, and a Masters in International Accounting and Strategy from Henley Business School.


Michael Lawal, CEO & Founder of Sendit.Moneyjourney

He is a well-rounded leader in the areas of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, business development, product development, technology management, and operations. Passionate about building companies with emerging technologies. During his rewarding career, he’s taken charge for the forging of relationships with key stakeholders of all levels, and utilize his industry capabilities to connect with individuals worldwide.

He is a third-time founder with one small exit and presently the founder of


Liz Boadi, Eco-system Manager at Cranfield Eagle Lab

Liz supports a variety of businesses within transport, logistics, aerospace and aviation technology to scale and grow. In addition to her role, Liz is a Program Manager for the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator, supporting innovative businesses with their business and growth strategy.



10:00 - Welcome and Intro

10:10 - Fireside chat

10:45 - Networking

11:00 - Close


Conference details will be sent out approximately one hour prior to the event start time.