Applications for 2019 are now closed!
Our intensive idea stage startup accelerator started on 30 Oct 2019 in Joburg. Subscribe below to see what our founders get up to and to be notified when applications for the April 2020 JHB program open.
This immersive program will focus your energy on your idea stage startup while you learn and apply the lean startup methodology through weekly evening face to face workshops, online prep work and work assignments. Track and discuss key metrics and learnings with mentors and fellow founders selected on their potential and merit.
Three Stage Approach
Our three-stage approach ensures that the fundamental building blocks are in place before effort is spent in vain on downstream activities. Founders may be asked to leave the program if they have not achieved the stage objective.
Polish and Pitch the
The program kicks off on Wednesday evening 30 Oct 2019 and concludes with the investor pitch competition and graduation on Saterday 23 Feb 2020.
Evening workshops run on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 9pm. Workshops will pause after 4 December and resume on 8 January.
The venue will be at the offices of selected corporate sponsors, either in Woodmead or Sandton. The program will break during December for two weeks.
R68 000. Thanks to sponsorship the 2019 program fee is only R12 000 ! Fees payable by 18 October.
Nope. Definitely not in any traditional sense of the word. There is no certificate of attendance. There is no SAQA accreditation. We’re not a dumping ground for corporate training budget. We choose who can join and we kick off those who don’t do the work.
The program will however provide intensive training, coaching, inspiration, networking and accountability.
No. Our investor network may make you an offer for equity during or at the end of the program.
The program will also equip you to optimally trade your equity at the right time with the right partners.
He he. Good luck with that. You’ll learn that Ideas are cheap. Without focused effort calibrated over time the idea itself means very little. The program is a safe space and you choose what you share.
In one word? Demanding. You’ll need to be able to spend about 20 hours a week on your startup. That includes going through online material in preparation for the weekly evening workshop, attending and participating in the workshop, completing the tasks during the week, attending occasional one on one sessions and updating your startup profile.