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Legatum Center at MIT Foundry

Legatum Center at MIT Foundry Fellowship 2021

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Applications are open for Legatum Center at MIT Foundry Fellowship 2021. The Legatum Center at MIT presents the Foundry Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind leadership program for Africa-based founders who have scaled innovation-driven companies and find themselves at an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journey. The Foundry is a place where Fellows reflect on their entrepreneurial journey, rethink their future leadership roles as entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders, and renew their commitment to building entrepreneurship and innovation-led ecosystems.

Launching in 2021, the Foundry Fellowship will 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.


The Foundry Fellowship is a fully-funded six-month program. Fellows will complete an interactive curriculum designed to:

  • Increase their leadership acumen;
  • Explore pathways to impact as entrepreneurs, policymakers, thought leaders, and investors;
  • Exchange practical knowledge with MIT faculty and students; and,
  • Engage in multi-stakeholder networking opportunities in the MIT ecosystem.

Who can apply?

The Fellowship is open to entrepreneurs from Africa who have founded and scaled for-profit innovation-driven companies on the African continent, with a preference for entrepreneurs operating in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment, and concrete connection to the region and have already achieved considerable success with their ventures.

  • Have founded and scaled a for-profit innovation-driven company* on the African continent, with a preference for founders of companies with operations in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda;.
  • Applicants who have founded and scaled a company outside of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, or Uganda should have a demonstrated interest in supporting economic growth in at least one of the aforementioned seven countries.
  • At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journey and are considering the next phase.
  • Prepared to dedicate time and space for their own self-discovery and leadership development to achieve the next milestone.
  • Able to participate in regular online sessions and cohort activities, from September 2021 through March 2022 (note: additional time is required for readings and exercises).
  • Are able to commit to a three-week in-person session in April 2022.
  • Founders from the same company may apply, but each founder must complete a unique application. Each founder will be considered independent of a co-founder.
  • MIT alumni and current degree candidates are welcome to apply.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Legatum Center



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