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Grindstone 5 Accelerator | Application

Thank you for your interest in Grindstone 5. This questionnaire kicks off the application process and helps us to establish if your company is eligible to join the programme. It  contains 30 questions and takes on average less than 10 minutes to complete. 

Grindstone is a  year-long entrepreneurial development programme, jointly owned by Knife Capital and Thinkroom Consullting, to assist post-revenue scalable innovation-driven businesses, registered in South Africa, in accelerating strategy execution ~ becoming more sustainable and fundable in the process. For those companies seeking funding, Grindstone also serves as potential deal pipeline generator for Knife Capital/ KNF Ventures. 

For a look at the previous Grindstone programmes, and the results achieved: .

Applications are now open for Grindstone 5 which will for the first time be conducted in Johannesburg! (Applications close 22nd of April 2019). 

All specific company information provided is kept in confidence and any results will only be communicated in an aggregate format across all applicants.

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