Become a Gritcube startup

All entrepreneurs building growing startups in the Southern African region are welcome to apply for the Gritcube fellowship. Entrepreneurs must be able to take their business to the next level through leadership and initiative. All startups are required to be active in the startup network, and give regular presentations to the group. ​

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4 out of 13 of our previous startup fellows received access to external funding after a year of working with Gritcube

"The business model canvas was a great eye opener, and has completely altered my approach towards any business undertaking. Also, the opportunity to meet some amazing people that are part of the Gritcube team- Project Managers, Consultants, and the executive team."

-2017 Gritcube Fellow

"Gritcube, with the assistance of the consultants, helped me become more professional. I learned how to go about creating a business plan from highly qualified MBA students. [The experience] taught me soft skills on certain platforms such as google docs and online platforms that make it affordable to design logos and websites. These are all resources that I can benefit from in my future endeavors."

-2016 Gritcube Fellow

"I must admit that prior to joining Gritcube I was skeptical because I had just completed a 13-week accelerator program and didn't want to keep learning the same topics. A couple of weeks in I am proud to say that Gritcube's model of assigning a consultant is very effective. My consultant is very engaged and goes above and beyond to ensure we complete the tasks we set for ourselves."​

-2017 Gritcube Fellow


Gritcube supports early-stage startups through mentorship and guidance. We do not guarantee funding for the startups we support. If you are interested in joining Gritcube as a startup fellow, please take the time to fill out our application form.

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