The MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship together with the MIT Sloan Office of International Programs (OIP) have brought together entrepreneurs, policymakers, and philanthropists from around the world to accelerate global change through innovation-driven entrepreneurship - a powerful mechanism for alleviating poverty and generating prosperity.
The goals of the conference are:
Build shared insights into the ways in which diverse modes of entrepreneurial finance can be further expanded and supported so that they meet the needs of entrepreneurs focused on critical challenges and opportunities in the developing world and emerging markets
Convene a range of distinctive voices, but especially to learn from active entrepreneurs who are currently active in developing markets, and compare their perspective with that of policymakers and academics
Develop a set of action-oriented follow-up activities and opportunities for further engagement to drive change and accelerate innovation-driven entrepreneurship