Applications now open!

Growth Engineers

Grindstone is a structured entrepreneurship development programme that assists high-growth innovation-driven companies to get the fundamental building blocks in place to scale quickly and become sustainable and fundable.

Our Grindstone programme is now open for applications where we will select the top twenty innovative scaleups to provide them with knowledge, networks and funding readiness through growth measurement, gap analysis and deep interventions designed to build a foundation for growth. We transfer skills, create relevant business networks and enable these companies to take advantage of market access opportunities. We are running our programme for both Cape Town and Johannesburg cohorts this year, and will select the best ten applicants per city.

Our Successes

We have seen many successes from entrepreneurs who completed the Grindstone programme, some of what we measure is shown below.

Cohort Results

Our Partners

We are nothing without our partners, and over the years we have worked with the following organisations and intend to continue to do so.

Special mention goes to The SA SME Fund, who without their support, Grindstone and Grindstone Ventures would not have had the seeding and growth we have experienced as we grow acceleration into VC as an asset class.

Successful entrepreneurs helped to date

We have seen many successes from entrepreneurs that have completed our programmes, some of which are shown below. Your business could be one of them.

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