African entrepreneurs invited to apply for MIT based scholarship
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched the first Legatum Foundry Fellowship to support entrepreneurs in Africa.
the Legatum Center was founded in 2007 on the belief that innovation-driven prosperity is key to increasing prosperity and building more inclusive systems in emerging markets.
The Foundry Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind leadership program for accomplished entrepreneurs who envision their role in shaping the future of the African innovation ecosystems in which they work and live. Fellows will learn from professors at MIT, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
Building on the MIT ethic of Mens and Manus (Mind and Hand), the Foundry is a place where entrepreneurs come together to reflect on their accomplishments and shape their future as leaders in business, investment and governance. The program includes an interactive online program followed by a three-week immersive session that brings the cohort together to explore innovation-driven ecosystems.
A first cohort of 15 fellows will be selected for this fully funded program. Entrepreneurs working and living in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Senegal are welcome to apply, while applications are also accepted. All details can be found here.