Resources and tools

V-Accelerator provides prospective partners with a wealth of resources and tools:

V-Accelerator Resource Engine

V-Accelerator uses a modular approach to glue various components together to form a solution.


Front end
UI, UX, App, Web, Bots, Contacts, Media attachments, Location, Notifications, Phone sensors, Social & Business Channels, Multiple Channel support, Immersive Reality (AR & VR),
Robotics plug-in.

back end
Calling, Messaging, Video, Big Data, Encryption, Security, Conversation manager, Portals, SDK, AI, API, Blockchain Services (Private & Public), Machine Learning, Robotics.

Hosting & storage, Direct Charge to Bill, Payments, IoT, API’s, Ecosystem platform, 3rd Party integration layers, open source micro services, modular service plug-ins.

IoT platform, Hardware, Integration, Sensors, Translation engine, Firmware.


We use skilled 4 year university degree engineers from reputable universities in SA, Sweden, India and the US (electronic and computer engineering)

Some of the platforms that we use:

Link, Zaark, Hi.Guru, Thunder

Vodacom DCB, ThingWorx, RMCS, Global IM platforms, Google, AWS

Some of the processes we follow:

– Agile – SCRUM.

– UML (Unified modeling language) for modeling of requirements and system analysis and designs.

– TDD (Test driven development), where tests are written first.

– Continuous integration.

We use best of breed development tools, like:

– Slack

– Redmine

– Jira

– Ansible and Capistrano for automation

– Github


The labs are state of the art facilities providing all of the infrastructure necessary to kick start a project, whether it is server hosting, fast bandwidth, security, in-app billing or access to the latest hardware & software.


The labs are packed with a range of hardware for prototyping such as sensors, wireless antennas, actuators, boards and development kits. The facilities provide the perfect ‘white coat’ environment to build boards, custom enclosures and test using the latest equipment.


Various software programs and platforms are available for third parties to develop on with full SDK’s and API’s e.g. Link, ThingWorx, RMCS, Hi.Guru etc

Development Resources

Key to the V-Accelerators program is having access to skilled development staff that can assist in hardware and software design, prototyping and debugging. Staffing in the following disciplines are available:



(includes Disruptive, Convergence and Ecosystem Design)


UX/UI Design


Business Analysis
(includes MVP launch, funding and ‘Go-to-market’ strategy)


Project management


Innovative Technology Collaboration
(includes Blockchain, VR, AR, Robotics, AI, Platforms, Outsourced Development, IoT, etc.)


Entrepreneurship, Mentorship & Network Partners


Software engineering (Front end and Back end)


Embedded Systems engineering.

Process Methodology

V-Accelerator follows a proven methodology of agile and design led thinking for rapid prototyping, testing, debugging, project planning, workshopping, roadmapping and ultimately, commercialisation.


As a temporary resident not only do you have access to lab development facilities but also to hot desks with fast internet, reception, kitchen and barista stations. Temporary residents are given time based access cards for the duration of their project.


V-Accelerator is a great place to show off your business. It is an extremely high tech, creative and relaxed environment for customers to view your product in a workshop environment or on state of the art audio visual screens. Partners also have access to matchmaking opportunities through the V-Accelerator network of partners and investors.

Accelerator Funding

Participants get access to apply towards local and international funds, VC’s and accelerator units to enable scaled launch into market post POC and MVP

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