Call For Application: Grindstone Africa Accelerator Program

Call For Application Grindstone Africa Accelerator Program

Business accelerator Grindstone has partnered with software giant Microsoft to launch Grindstone Africa, a startup accelerator program, to boost digital innovation across Africa.
The inaugural Grindstone Africa program will see 10 scaleup companies participate in highly-concentrated, bespoke interventions based on business needs, with a focus on those companies that are building towards a favorable liquidity event.
The four-month program will see interventions in product development, technology optimization, customer acquisition and preparing for further fundraising.

Eligibility Criteria:

Grindstone Africa is open for applications for the first intake and is looking for the best African technology scale-ups to apply. These are the main qualities we require from companies applying:

  • Post-revenue with customer traction.
  • A dynamic team of awesome people.
  • Innovative technology business with a clear competitive differentiator.
  • Scalable business model.
  • At least $50k turnover per annum and scaling rapidly.
  • At least five resources working in the business.
  • Advantageous to have had a first funding round.
  • Willingness to participate in a four-month growth engineering process, focusing on strategy, sales, marketing, GTM, and tech optimization.
  • Microsoft is our technology partner for the program, and regardless of your existing stack, a detailed tech review will enable optimization for your business.

To Apply: Visit Grindstone Africa

Current Calls for Application:

Call For Application: African Small Business Catalyst (ASBC)

Call For Application: Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA)

MEST Africa Training Program – Class of 2023

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