We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Legatum Center at MIT website. The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT is a community hub for students, alumni and faculty who seek to accelerate social and economic progress through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. The Center was founded in order to demonstrate the power of entrepreneurship to catalyze transformation in society and to improve global wellbeing.
The Center runs a competitive fellowship program for MIT students with a commitment to building and scaling their ventures through principled entrepreneurial leadership. We provide seed grants and travel support for students looking to explore and experience global innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE) opportunities. We also offer research grants and assistantships for faculty and students looking to understand and shape the conditions for system change. In addition, the Center runs competitions, conferences and events to promote and shape discourse on bottom-up development and system change through IDE.