We believe that entrepreneurship is the engine of growth and development and a catalyst for improved governance and social transformation.
BUSINESS IS DEVELOPMENT
Entrepreneurship is unmatched in its power to generate economic growth, create jobs, and transform society. Entrepreneurship results from and encourages the promotion of law and order, effective judicial systems, property rights, low taxation and comprehensive education; all of which contribute in turn to a thriving entrepreneurial environment.
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.
The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurship think tanks. The Centre was co-founded in 2013 by the Legatum Foundation and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, to promote the role of entrepreneurs in creating economic growth and social well-being. In 2017, the Centre was acquired by The New Entrepreneurs Foundation in order to form a unified charitable foundation to undertake research, campaigns and programmes to advance entrepreneurship across the UK.
The Centre researches and communicates the positive impact of entrepreneurs on the economy and society; defends entrepreneurs from over-regulation, unhelpful legislation, over-taxation and monopolistic large firms; and encourages entrepreneurship as a career choice.
The activities of the Centre are focused on four core areas:
- Advocacy: promoting entrepreneurship in the media and with government,
- Research and campaigns: especially initiatives that improve the public perception of entrepreneurs as well as encouraging more people to become entrepreneurs,
- Thought-leadership: generating white papers, pamphlets, events and articles aimed at the defence and promotion of entrepreneurs,
- Resources: providing guidance and support for entrepreneurs.