On December 13 in London, the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship together with the MIT Sloan Office of International Programs (OIP) will bring 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.
- 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.
To expand on this conversation, MIT Sloan Experts will be hosting a Twitter Chat with Georgina Campbell Flatter MS MEng, Executive Director, MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management. Joining us will be Chris Stokel-Walker, a dynamic writer for The Economist, The Guardian, The New Statesman, author of ‘African Lions’, ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted’, ‘ODB v FBI’ and ‘Confessions of a Freelancer’.
This #MITSloanExperts Twitter Chat will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST. A Twitter chat is a one-hour synchronous conversation where participants use a common hashtag.
How do you get involved? If you have a question or a response, just include #MITIdea2Impact in your tweet. Want to register for the event, click here.