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Innovation in Global Growth Markets: Prosperity through Entrepreneurship Conference 

Tuesday April 30, 2024

MIT Samberg Conference Center

As traditional solutions for sustainable development have fallen short, we need a new narrative, one that is fueled by entrepreneurship and innovation, co-created by diverse voices, and built on the power of collaboration. This conference brings together leading minds from across the globe to explore how entrepreneurship and innovation can unlock a new era of prosperity in growth markets.  

It is an opportunity to gain insights from renowned speakers, celebrate stories of impact, honor the contributions of the Legatum Foundation, and dive deep into critical issues through working groups designed for co-creation and problem-solving. 

Be part of the movement and contribute to shaping a new narrative that paves the way for a more prosperous and sustainable future in global growth markets.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge. 


8:00 – 9:00AM 

Registration and networking breakfast. 

9:00AM – 10:00 AM 

Welcoming remarks and keynote speeches. 

10:00AM – 11:00AM 

15 Years of Impact: The Power of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Driving Prosperity in Global Growth Markets.  

11:15AM – 12:15PM Breakout Sessions 

  • The Role of DeepTech in Creating Prosperity 
  • Do Growth Markets Need a New Model for VC? 

12:15PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch 

1:30PM – 2:30 PM  

Shifting Narratives: How Entrepreneurship and Innovation are Redefining the Stories of Global Growth Markets.  

2:30PM -3:30PM Breakout Sessions 

  • Currency Devaluation: Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success in a Volatile World.  
  • AI & Digital Transformation: The Future of Work in the Age of Automation: Opportunities and Challenges for Growth Markets.  

4:30PM – 5:00PM 

Closing Remarks. 

5:00PM – 6:00PM 

Optional networking. 

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Speakers at past Legatum Center events include: 

  • HE Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana 
  • Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP27 
  • Fadi Ghandour, Wamda  
  • Ridzki Kramadibrata, Former President and Commissioner, Grab Indonesia   
  • Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 
  • Travis Adkins, President and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation  
  • Houda Ghozzi, Founder, Open Start-up International   
  • Kofi Appenteg, President & CEO of the Africa-America Institute 
  • Shanker Singham, Chairman, Global Economic Neural Networks  
  • Dr. Abla Adel-Latif, Executive Director, The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies  
  • Lars Karlsson, President & CEO, KGH Border Services  
  • Daniel Gottschald, Managing Director, TUM International 
  • Christopher Schroeder, Co-Founder, Next Billion Ventures 
  • Brad Feld, author of The Startup Community Way 
  • Hela Cheikhrouhou, Regional Vice President, International Finance Corporation 
  • Wempi Saputra, Executive Director, World Bank Group Southeast Asia 
  • Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO, Souq 
  • Ziad Oueslati, Founding Partner, AfricInvest 
  • Yaser Mostafa, CEO, NBK Capital    
  • Mohamed Kalla, CEO of CIRA Education 
  • Mohamed Okasha, Disruptech 
  • Javier Lozano, President and Chief Executive Officer at Clinicas del Azucar. 
  • Deb Gordon, Co-Founder and CEO of Umbra Health Advocacy 
  • Dr Michael Shires, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University  
  • Dr Arthur Brooks, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School 

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