ABOUT THE LEGATUM CENTER
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship 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 was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 through a multi-million dollar gift from Legatum, a global investment firm.
The Center administers programs and convenes events that promote and shape discourse on bottom-up development. Led by Iqbal Z. Quadir, founder of Grameenphone and Emergence BioEnergy, the Center runs a highly competitive fellowship program for MIT students who intend to launch enterprises in low-income countries. In addition, the Center convenes an annual conference, hosts lectures, and supports teams of enterprising men and women at MIT who are passionate about starting viable businesses in the developing world.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology - a coeducational, privately endowed research university—is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. The Institute has more than 900 faculty and 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is organized into five Schools—Architecture and Urban Planning; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Sloan School of Management; and Science. Learn more >>
ABOUT THE LEGATUM GROUP
Legatum is a global investment organisation with a twenty-year history, allocating proprietary capital in the global markets and to programs that promote sustainable human development.
In addition to the Legatum Center at MIT, the Legatum Group includes:
Legatum Capital is a private portfolio investment firm that manages a multi-billion dollar fund investing only proprietary capital. Read more >>
Legatum Ventures invests private capital in growing enterprises that promote prosperity in the developing world. Read more >>
The Legatum Institute is a globally-focused, independent and non-partisan organisation that promotes political, economic and individual liberty. Read more >>
The Legatum Foundation is the granting arm of the Legatum group of companies, allocating capital at the bottom of the Prosperity LadderTM. Read more >>
Legatum's proprietary Prosperity LadderTM is a simple capital allocation framework. Read more >>