The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT is a global learning platform for principled innovation-driven entrepreneurs building a better world. The Center is committed to providing entrepreneurs with education, funding, and community resources, as well as helping them to cultivate principled leadership skills and a strong sense of purpose, in order to give them the greatest chance of succeeding as change agents in the developing world.
The Center was established by the Legatum Foundation in 2007 in order to demonstrate the power of entrepreneurship to catalyse transformation in society and to improve global wellbeing. The capstone initiative at the Legatum Center is its competitive fellowship programme, which enrols 20-25 students annually, who are committed to building and scaling ventures in the developing world. The Center equips Legatum Fellows who have entrepreneurial ambition with the skills they need to succeed, not just as entrepreneurs, but as agents for change in order to transform the emerging markets to which they return.
By creating principled leaders, the Legatum Center is generating enduring solutions that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
Visit the Legatum Center website at legatum.mit.edu.