The 10X Accelerator, September 2018
Application & provision of business and entrepreneur profile information
Email address *
FNB - proud champions of Entrepreneurship in SA - are sponsoring an elite cohort of fast growth businesses on the 10X Accelerator Program. The 10X Accelerator is an 18-month program to help elite entrepreneurs who’re 10X-ing their business! If you qualify, you’ll receive immeasurably valuable assistance from the 10X Accelerator team, that will put your business on a higher growth trajectory.
Want to know more?
Learn more about the 10X Accelerator here: www.10xe.co.za/#accelerator
Who should apply?
You are a strong candidate if you’re a high calibre team, your business is innovative and has massive growth potential, has a lot of traction (no longer a start-up, has product-market fit, and a scalable business model), and is growing fast. But you also need to benefit from our help. *The businesses that derive most benefit from our Program tend to have between 15 and 100 employees, and are now experiencing the normal growing pains that come with growing a business around a successful product / service...
1. In a nutshell, please provide a high level response if the following criteria apply to your business? *
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No
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1. Traction: no longer a start-up; >R10M revenue; >10 headcount; proven product-market fit, and scalable business model
2. Team: Founder-led business; team of 3 or more senior leaders; impressive track records; complimentary skills
3. 10X-able: Chasing a big opportunity with an innovative offering and a ‘secret weapon’ / ‘magic formula’
4. Transitioning: From a small entrepreneurial team to a large team that needs to be well managed. Experiencing ‘Growing Pains’. ‘Computer workers’ headcount >5 and growing fast
5. Trustworthy: (respectful, teachable, humble leaders with a commitment and reputation for doing good, with integrity)
2. And regarding your banking...
Yes
No
Does your business bank with FNB?
If not, would you be willing to switch to FNB in order to receive full sponsorship should you be selected?
3. If your business already banks with FNB, kindly provide the name of your relationship manager here below;
Your answer
Bring your A-Game!
This application will be used to make sure that if you’re selected, the 10X Accelerator will deliver remarkable value to you because the Program focuses on the kinds of major challenges you’ll face over the next 18 months. If it does, we will surround you with amazing business leaders, tools and knowledge with the mission of shifting you from a 3X trajectory to a 10X trajectory!

While you will be tempted to rush completion, please provide detailed and insightful answers. You are up against stiff competition, and will simply not be selected unless you provide the insights into why your business is differentiated, driven by a high calibre team, and therefore positioned for growth.

Application consent and deadline
As part of the selection process, the information you provide in your application form will be shared with a Selection Committee, including 2x 10X-e staff members, and 3 x FNB managers. This is a necessary part of the selection process, and so by participating in this process, you are consenting to the sharing of your application info. accordingly. Your application must be in before the 16th July to be considered, given the Accelerator Program kick off date of the 5th September. Winners will be announced by the 15th of August. This application process should take you approx. 45 minutes.

Happy Scaling!

The 10X Team

4. Just before you dive in... Please tell us how you heard about this amazing opportunity? *
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