Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT

The Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT (formerly known as the Legatum Center) was founded 17 years ago on the belief that entrepreneurs and their innovation-driven solutions are key to advancing economic and system-level change in global growth markets, driving lasting change in their communities, and championing the mission of prosperity for all.

"15-Years of Impact" The story of the Legatum Center at MIT

Letter from Our Executive Director

At the Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, we deeply believe in the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to create lasting prosperity across global growth markets. Guided by the vision of the center’s co-founders, Legatum and Iqbal Quadir, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to amplify the ambitions of entrepreneurs dedicated to solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges by leveraging cutting-edge science and innovation.

Dina H. Sherif

Executive Director

Since 2007, the Center for Development and Entrepreneurship has supported over 600 global innovators through its multiple programs, including fellowships and bootcamps. 

Center for Development and Entrepreneurship Impact

  • 378

    Student & Foundry Fellows

  • 57+

    Countries Represented by Fellows

  • 17M+

    Customers served by Student Fellow's ventures

Credit: Donovan Beck

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