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Grindstone Accelerator

Grindstone is Knife Capital's year-long entrepreneurial development programme to assist post-revenue scalable innovation-driven businesses in accelerating strategy execution. The programme has been developed as a result of interactions with thousands of South African companies where it is evident that most are not sufficiently prepared and positioned to:
  - Cope with accelerated growth
  - Pass an investor due diligence
  - Raise adequate growth funding
  - Take full advantage of M&A opportunities
Grindstone supplies 10 companies annually with knowledge, networks and funding readiness through growth measurement, gap analysis and deep interventions designed to build a foundation for growth, transfer skills, create relevant business networks and enable these companies to take advantage of market access opportunities. Business support resources and services will include elements of    more / less

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Name: Grindstone Accelerator Web-site: Grindstone Accelerator
Street: 202 Waterfront Terraces,
3 Waterfront Rd
Bellville Park
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City: 7530, Cape Town Phone/Fax: +27() / +27()
Country: South Africa Networks:
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Business Accelerator Services

The goals of the Business Accelerator: Specific Target Groups:
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Business Accelerator

Mixed use / without technological focus
Private sector
For profit
Business Accelerator Data              Year incubator opened: 2013Year (statistic): 2014
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
November 11, 2015