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News around Africa - May 31, 2021

MIT Launches Foundry Fellowship for African Entrepreneurs

In a move to support African entrepreneurs the Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched its first Legatum Foundry Fellowship programme to support entrepreneurs in Africa.

Founded in 2007, the Legatum Centre is predicated on the idea that innovation is the key to building more inclusive systems in emerging markets.

The Foundry Fellowship will open the doors of MIT faculty to African entrepreneurs who are looking to shape the future of the African innovation ecosystem. They’ll be able to connect with investor and meet their peers from around the world.

A product of the MIT ideal Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand), the Foundry Fellowship brings entrepreneurs together for the collective advancement of their futures as leaders in business and to explore innovation-driven ecosystems.

The fully-funded programme will feature an initial cohort of 15 Fellows. Applications are open to entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal.


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