Social Entrepreneurship

MIT supports entrepreneurs who aim to help the world.

Through a variety of programs, MIT supports budding entrepreneurs on campus and around the world. Many projects that started as just an idea in dorm or lab at MIT blossom into start-ups geared toward development and social good, creating low-cost technologies for underserved communities.

Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship catalyzes entrepreneurship for broad-based prosperity in low-income countries.

D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships

These fellowships offer one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing hardware-based, poverty-alleviating products and services to market at scale.

Global Startup Workshop Fellowships

These fellowships support budding entrepreneurs around the world to attend the annual MIT Global Startup Workshop, where they can share ideas, build networks, and learn from leading entrepreneurs.