Launch your startup with confidence
The most intensive idea stage startup accelerator in South Africa is coming to Joburg.
12 weeks of eat, sleep and lean startup while (if you must) keeping your day job.
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
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.
Ha! ha! ha! ideas are cheap. Good luck with that.
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.
The program will run from end October 2019 to around beginning February 2020. 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.
We are still finalizing the program costs as it depends on our sponsorship agreements. Between R15K and R25K.