Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT


More than 350 entrepreneurs from over 50 countries have completed the Center's Student or Foundry Fellowship programs since 2007.

Learn more about their impact below or visit our entrepreneur database to learn about specific fellows.

See our fellows database

Student Fellows Impact

  • 286

    ventures created

  • 17,000+

    direct jobs created

  • 75%

    of ventures active today

  • $932+ million

    capital raised

  • 17+ million

    customers served in over 170 countries

  • $660+ million

    in annual revenues

In our first 15 years,

the Center provided $10,335,294 in tuition support for 326 Student Fellows from 57 countries. These fellows have raised an estimated $932 million in funding and created at least 17,000 direct jobs. Their work has changed the lives of countless others as they serve more than 17 million customers across 170 countries.

Joshua Reed-Diawuoh | Founder of GRIA Food Co., Student Fellow 2020
If it wasn’t for the Center, I would not be on this amazing entrepreneurship adventure. I’m deeply grateful for all the support while at MIT and as an alum.

Learn more about our over 350 Fellows worldwide.

Between both Foundry and Student Fellows, we proudly represent over 57 countries.

Through their innovations, our fellows are answering some of the world's most pressing challenges in sectors such as healthcare, climate sustainability, and education.