"I have already made this paper too long, for which I must crave pardon, not having now time to make it shorter" - Benjamin Franklin
One of the core themes coming through the clutter at the moment is the power of simplicity... Information overload has resulted in those communicating the clearest rising above those shouting the loudest. Twitter's 140 character limit has done wonders for refinement of complex messages.
This is especially relevant for (South African) entrepreneurs…Continue
Posted on February 12, 2014 at 13:30
We are launching a new Angel Investment Network Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs.
Because early-stage investment requires access to skills, networks and funding, the programme brings together these three elements in partnership with the UCT GSB,…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2013 at 15:02 — 1 Comment
EntFarm is a new initiative to advance high-growth black entrepreneurial skills development in South Africa (in line with SA BEE provisions). Assisting in the creation of local startup success stories & entrepreneur role models.
Each time Knife Capital, AngelHub and UCT GSB run the 2-day early-stage investment course: Find-Make-Grow-Realise we choose BEE…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:53
Grindstone is a growth and funding platform by VC manager Knife Capital to assist post-revenue high-growth technology enabled SMEs to accelerate strategy execution. It can be summarized as part business accelerator, part investor and part advisor.
Over August and September 2013 company selection for the programme will be a 50/30/10 process:
50 Co's will be invited to attend an interactive Funding Readiness Workshop in Cape Town on 29 Aug where various speakers from the…Continue
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 23:30 — 1 Comment