JUNE 2021

GRINDSTONE 8 & 9

In June 2021, Grindstone 8 is launching in Cape Town for 10 companies. Simultaneously Grindstone 9 is launching in Johannesburg for another 10 companies!

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Grindstone has joined forces with the SA SME Fund, Deloitte, Thinkroom, Knife Capital, Webber Wentzel and Google for Startups. The programme is aimed at entrepreneurs who are ready to take their businesses to the next level.

Business support resources and services will include elements of training, corporate advisory, coaching, mentorship and funding. Specific interventions for each company include a structured gap analysis, understanding of the company value system, building a digital go-to-market strategy, financial modelling, intellectual property assessment, strategic and financial valuation as well as populating a data room.

Favourable funding support will also be provided to the 20 Grindstone Companies to enable them to de-risk and close the initial growth gaps identified.

In addition to Knife Capital’s Funding Readiness Course: Find-Make-Grow-Realise, there will be 6 x 1-day workshops over the year…
Through Grindstone, Knife Capital forms long-term partnerships with scale-up entrepreneurs for a shared upside. Grindstone would not be possible if it wasn’t for our Programme partners who generously contribute their knowledge, services, time and funding.

To be eligible to join Grindstone, your company needs to be:

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