Knowledge Acceleration

Move from a validated idea to having a feasible plan for your business

The Knowledge Acceleration Programme is an intensive 14-week startup programme aimed at helping entrepreneurs accelerate from a valid idea to a feasible plan. This action learning orientated programme covers the following modules:

Business, Teams, and your Profile as an Entrepreneur

Finding Opportunities and Creative Solutions for Market Needs

Defining your Market, Acquiring and Retaining Customers

Financial Viability and Operations Planning

Pitch your Business and Win (R15 000 seed funding is available to the winner)

The content is provided by Regent University’s Centre of Entrepreneurship and facilitated by experienced mentors and business coaches.

Programme Details


The Knowledge Acceleration Programme is a fourteen-week action-learning entrepreneurship development programme, designed to develop the practicing and aspiring entrepreneur’s business planning and management skills, and in doing so, develop the foundation for building a successful business. This programme is limited to 20 participants, and the best participant will be in line to win R15,000.00 in seed funding.

The content of this programme has been provided by the Centre of Entrepreneurship of Regent University in Virginia, USA, and will be facilitated by experienced coaches and mentors who have been accredited by Mentors and Business Coaches International (MBCI). Entrepreneurs will learn how to better plan and manage key aspects of their businesses to enable better structure and growth of their businesses and to stay competitive.

Key Learning Outcomes:


Identifying viable business opportunities

Designing competitive business models

Managing cash-flow, profit & loss estimation and pricing

Marketing strategy and planning skills

Who Should Attend:

Aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs, business managers or key staff who want to grow their businesses or a division within a business, and anyone who wants to grow their commercial management skills.