This questionnaire contains 28 questions and takes 10 minutes to do on average.
Purpose: To collect information about funding and growth requirements of Southern African SMEs for analysis and benchmarking to advance the local entrepreneurial ecosystem(s).
This also gets SMEs on the Knife Capital radar screen for our various entrepreneurial initiatives and kicks off the application process for:
- Funding. Knife Capital Holdco: Afdawn is an active investment holding company acquiring shareholding in entrepreneurial & innovation-driven companies with proven growth strategies and scalable potential.
- KnifeCap/ Microsoft BizSpark Programme: Giving SA software startups access to development tools along with business support services in partnership with Government’s Jobs Fund.
- Grindstone Accelerator: Structured business acceleration initiative to assist high-growth innovation-driven SMEs to become sustainable and fundable (See Infographic: http://knifecap.com/grindstone-infographic.php. Applications now closed for Grindstone 2015!). More info: http://www.knifecap.com/grindstone.php
All specific company information provided is kept in confidence and overall results will not be communicated unless collated with other respondents.
If you want to learn more about the VC funding process, consider attending our Early-Stage Investment Course with UCT GSB: Find–Make–Grow–Realise in Cape Town or Joburg: http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/fmgr
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