The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT was founded on the belief that economic progress and good governance in low-income countries emerge from entrepreneurship and innovations that empower ordinary citizens. The center administers a highly competitive fellowship program for MIT graduate students who intend to launch enterprises in developing countries. The center also convenes an annual conference, offers educational programs, and awards seed grants to support student teams working on innovative projects in emerging economies.
Legatum Fellows benefit from business plan coaching, tuition assitance, networking events, specialized programs and coursework, and access to the expertise and experience of Legatum Mentors.
Seed Grant recipients benefit from awards that fund market research, prototype development, pilot testing, proofs of concept, and international travel.
The Legatum Center is directed by Professor Iqbal Quadir. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.