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Top 11 Accelerators and Incubators in South Africa in 2024

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 11 accelerators and incubators from South Africa.


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1) Grindstone

Grindstone

Grindstone knows what it takes to grow a business and is there to help you every step of the way.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cape Town
  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Information Technology
  • Number of investments: 18

You can find their website here.

2) Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa is a hands-on early-stage tech investor that helps pan-African early-stage founders create solutions to problems in their own countries.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Johannesburg
  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Healthcare, Climate, FinTech, Blockchain, Big Data, AI
  • Number of investments: 17

You can find their website here.

3) Injini

Injini

The goal of Injini is to make education in Sub-Saharan Africa better in terms of quality, access, and usefulness by helping EdTech entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cape Town
  • Industries: EdTech
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

4) Startupbootcamp Cape Town

Startupbootcamp Cape Town

Startupbootcamp is a network of industry-specific accelerators around the world. They  help startups go global by giving them direct access to an international network of the best partners, investors, and mentors in their field.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cape Town
  • Founders: Zachariah George
  • Industries: Blockchain, Analytics, Ecommerce, Insurance
  • Number of investments: 13
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

5) Seed Engine

Seed Engine

Seed Engine is motivated to establish a new narrative for entrepreneurship in South Africa where women and young people are the founders and executives of high-growth companies that have a positive economic impact and boost up local communities.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Johannesburg
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Marc Elias
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

6) E Squared Investments

E Squared Investments

Through different funding programs, E Squared gives capital and other kinds of help to Allan Gray fellows and other social entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gauteng
  • Industries: Network Management Software, Productivity Software, EdTech, Healthcare
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

7) Akro

Akro

Akro is a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cape Town
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

8) Savant Technology Incubator

Savant Technology Incubator

Savant Technology Incubator offer hands-on support to early stage entrepreneurs. They help you to build business, prove concepts, raise funds and take your technology to the next level.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cape Town
  • Industries: Hardware, DeepTech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

9) TuksNovation

TuksNovation

TuksNovation is a high-tech business incubator at the University of Pretoria that helps new businesses develop their products and businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gauteng
  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Health, Biotech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

10) Aurik Business Accelerator

Aurik Business Accelerator

Aurik helps business owners who already have a business make more money, time, and revenue.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Johannesburg
  • Started in: 2002
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 96

You can find their website here.

11) Riversands Incubation Hub

Riversands Incubation Hub

Riversands I-Hub is a physical and virtual ecosystem for small businesses with a lot of potential.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Johannesburg
  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

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