The Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched the inaugural Legatum Foundry Fellowship to support entrepreneurs in Africa.
The Legatum Centre was founded in 2007 on the basis that innovation-driven prosperity is key to increasing prosperity and building a more inclusive systems in emerging markets.
The fully-funded Foundry Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind leadership programme for accomplished entrepreneurs who are considering their role in shaping the future of the African innovation ecosystems in which they work and live. Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
The Foundry is expected to bring together leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to bringing about change through entrepreneurship and are ready to build the leadership skills to carry them into the next phase of their entrepreneurial journey.
An initial cohort of 15 Fellows will be selected for this fully-funded programme. Entrepreneurs working and living in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal are invited to apply, also the fellowship accepts nominations.
Deadline is 10 June 2021 and all details can be found here.