The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT is a community for MIT students, faculty and departments who are passionate about improving lives through principled entrepreneurial leadership in the developing world. We are committed to providing education, funding and community resources that will equip our students with the skills, values and critical thinking they need to succeed as entrepreneurial change agents in the world.
The capstone initiative at the Legatum Center is our competitive fellowship program. Each year we build a cohort of the most promising 20-25 students who are committed to building and scaling ventures in the developing world. We provide them with tuition, travel and prototyping support as well as access to mentors, special seminars and other cross-campus resources tailored to their educational and venture needs with a focus on principled entrepreneurial leadership.