Research & Innovation






Fetola offers an advanced  and specialist research team to provide research and valuable knowledge on SME’s Africa-wide.

Resilience Africa Research

Fetola is currently conducting research for Resilience Africa, which is a collaboration between Impact Hub and Cordaid. The purpose of this research will be to help improve entrepreneurial ecosystems and stimulate entrepreneurship among critical groups, in predetermined cities, in fragile African states. Our research team will be researching fragile states; the entrepreneurship environment, infrastructure, gaps and needs, in five countries across Africa. This will then establishes a foundation for supporting the optimization of successful program implementation.

Fetola SME Growth Survey

In a bid to understand the main contributing factors to sustained SME growth in SA, a survey was conducted amongst the top-performing participants of the Legends SME incubator to identify common features that contribute to their success. The intention was to enable Fetola to use this information to strengthen their existing programmes, and to help SMEs nationally to understand some of the important growth strategies that high-performing organisations use.

Download here: Fetola SME Growth Survey


Annual Africa Socio-Economic, Rural and Community Development INDABA

The event is designed to bring together development practitioners, investors, researchers, socio-economic development professionals, government, donors and all stakeholders involved in energy from all corners of the world. Rural and community development in practice seeks to address global challenges confronting the global south countries. Thus deliberation on this topic creates opportunities for investment in both social and economic development projects. The forum will address challenges that continue to face many communities.

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The Africa Accelerator Summit

The Africa Accelerator Summit is a gathering of key roleplayers in the African SME growth/acceleration industry. At the African Accelerator Summit we will discover how African roleplayers are catalysing growth & solving unemployment. We will explore what actions are needed to scale existing successes and what new innovations can unlock potential and create the thriving SME sector we desire.

The inaugural African Accelerator Summit, the first task force of its kind in Africa, is the launch-pad for cohesive innovation and collaboration in the SME growth industry. This focus group of invited SME acceleration leaders will meet on 10th November 2015, in preparation for a Nairobi focus group planned for March 2016.

Fetola- SME Toolkit

Fetola has created a startup kit for small business, providing tips, tools and templates to help you get started- Click here to download.


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