- Slide Show
- Conference Overview Video
Oct 2, 2009 | MIT Campus
Each fall, the Legatum Center at MIT hosts an annual conference, Progress through Innovation, which provides a forum for discussion of issues related to entrepreneurship and international development.
Master of Ceremonies, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, welcomes attendees to the Legatum Center's 2009 conference.
Keynote Address: Esko Aho
Former Prime Minister of Finland, Esko Aho, gives the first keynote address of the day.
Sriram Raghavan, Lisa Conte, and Tokunbo Talabi discuss the unique challenges and rewards of operating businesses in low-income countries.
Special Video Message
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein shares her message (via video) on the importance of entrepreneurs for the advancement of prosperity in developing nations.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MIT
MIT Media Lab Professor Tod Machover demonstrates the innovative ways in which he has used music as a tool to restore health.
Keynote Address: Dean Kamen
Inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen discusses his unique water purification technology and the role of business in bringing important innovations to scale.
Keynote Address: Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee highlights the ways in which the web has fostered creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.
Internet Innovations Panel
Bola Olabisi, Alex Kazim, Ayelet Baron, and Leila Chirayath Janah discuss ways their businesses have leveraged the internet to empower ordinary citizens across the globe.
Keynote Address: Desh Deshpande
Keynote speaker Desh Deshpande takes to the podium to share his personal experiences as an investor, entrepreneur, and innovator.
Investing in Low-Income Countries Panel
Entrepreneur Magatte Wade-Marchand moderates this panel of investors to ask whether capital markets are ready to embrace emerging market entrepreneurs.
MIT Chancellor Phillip Clay shares his hopes for the impact that MIT and the Legatum Center can catalyze moving forward.