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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship


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Podcast:Entrepreneurs Of The World, Unite!

Angela Nzioki – Kenyan Software Entrepreneur

Angela Nzioki, co-founder of PlusPeople, a software startup in Kenya, shares with us her entrepreneurial journey. Angela talks candidly about the difficulties in starting a business and convincing her family to accept her choice of being an entrepreneur.

Co-hosted with Miguel Granier, managing director of Invested Development, an impact investment fund with an active presence in Africa.

Conversation with Mauricio Contreras, Chilean Entrepreneur

Mauricio Contreras shares with us his entrepreneurial journey from engineering student at University of Chile to CEO of a startup solving a difficult but relevant problem in his country. His journey parallels broader entrepreneurial ecosystem developments in Chile.
Co-hosted with Sarah Jane Maxted, executive director of MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) that provides opportunities for communities around the world to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Conversation with Arjun Gupta, founder of SmartJoules

Arjun Gupta, the founder of SmartJoules, talks about his journey from MIT back to India, the country of his birth, where he is determined to start a business that would have a broader environmental and societal impact.

Co-hosted with Miguel Granier, founder and managing director of Invested Development, an impact investment and management fund with investments in alternative energy, and agricultural technology startups

Conversation with Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola of Wecyclers

Conversation with Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, co-founder of Wecyclers, in Nigeria. Bilikiss talks about her journey from MIT to Nigeria where she serendipitously discovers a business opportunity in waste recycling.

Co-hosted with Donna Levin, entrepreneur-in- residence at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and co-founder of

Conversation with Erik Hersman of Ushahidi

Erik Hersman, a serial entrepreneur from Kenya, shares his entrepreneurial journey with us. Erick is the co-founder of Ushahidi, an influential crowd-sourcing platform, iHub, Nairobi’s tech innovation hub and BRCK, one of the first hardware startups in Kenya.