2014 Legatum Conference: Elements of Entrepreneurship

May 10, 2014


The Legatum Center at MIT strives relentlessly to prepare its Fellows for entrepreneurial careers in low-income countries and to expose them to “The Elements of Entrepreneurship,” the title of our 2014 Conference. To emphasize this connection, we are linking our panel discussions to elements that we are constantly exposed to: earth, air, fire, and water. One panel discussion will focus on businesses created from the earth, agri-business in Africa. We will explore Latin American technology ventures conducting business through the air. Fire being the oldest form of energy used by man, we will look at some of Asia’s newest innovations in energy production. Finally, we will learn about successful entrepreneurs and the investment in innovation springing up by the water of the Persian Gulf. The experts and entrepreneurs speaking at this year’s conference will ground us, breathe life into new ideas, ignite our passion for innovation, and sustain us.