The annual Legatum Center conference is a global forum on entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Increasingly, bottom-up entrepreneurship is being recognized for its role in global prosperity creation. Join us Saturday, May 11th at the MIT Media Lab as we celebrate aspiring and established entrepreneurs who have developed innovative and inclusive business models for low-income countries.
Visions | Values | Ventures
The Intersection of Innovation and Opportunity
Panel discussions with expert entrepreneurs from the developing world
• Latin America
• Sub-Saharan Africa
• Asia, Middle East and North Africa
Entrepreneurs leading successful and innovative enterprises in low-income countries will discuss the dynamic changes occurring in emerging economies; the environment and challenges impacting entrepreneurship; securing financing; planning, scaling and exit strategies.
Fashion on the Frontier
Legatum Fellows working in textile manufacture & merchandising will demonstrate the potential for disruptive innovation in an industry dating back 2000 years.
Nick Hughes will discuss the groundbreaking work of M-Pesa and M-Kopa.
Face the Fellows
Well-established investors face the Legatum Fellows, responding to queries about methodologies and criteria used in selecting startups to fund. Exchange of information between investors, Legatum Fellows and conference attendees will provide an in-depth exploration of the decision-making process employed in awarding startup funding.
A New Class of Entrepreneur
Four Legatum Fellows from around the globe profile the ventures they plan to launch after graduation from MIT.
Each fall, the Legatum Center at MIT presents the Legatum Convergence, the global forum on entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
For an overview of the conferences, information on speakers and to watch videos of the conference, please choose the year below:
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