An MIT delegation comprising of the head of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship – Mrs Gerogina Campbell Flatter, the head of Global Programs – Mr Ali Daillo and Mr. Bolaji Finnih – CEO TechPreneur Africa in addition to high level staff members, alumni and mentors visited key Nigerian leaders during the week of July 24 to present the MIT Legatum Africa Strategy. The strategy was aimed at enabling a dialogue between local ecosystem leaders with the goal of building ties that will foster sustainable pathways between Nigerian and MI T
Techpreneur Africa Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Global Market to Accelerate the Development Of The African Fintech Ecosystem
(Promoting Financial Inclusion through The Acceleration Of Fintech Across Africa)
Abu Dhabi/Lagos, Nigeria, June 19, 2017– Speaking from a joint press release, TechPreneur Africa, a social impact firm focused on harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve real economic impact across Africa announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, to foster and support the growth and activities of FinTech in the Middle East and African regions.
ADGM is the first in the MEA region […]
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP) is a capstone global initiative at MIT designed to help regions accelerate economic growth and job creation through innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE). Partner regions form multi-disciplinary teams and commit to a two-year learning engagement with MIT. During this engagement, teams work with world-renowned MIT faculty and the broader REAP community through a series of action-learning activities to build and implement a custom regional strategy for enhancing their IDE ecosystems.
MIT REAP is built around innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems (IDE Ecosystem) that have served as the foundation of many successful regions since the first industrial revolution, and now characterize policymakers places such as Silicon Valley, Boston/Cambridge, London’s TechCity and Singapore. It examines the perspective of five critical stakeholders: entrepreneurs, risk capital providers, and universities, policy makers(government) and large corporations. It provides frameworks for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of innovation-driven entrepreneurship in particular
It examines the perspective of five critical stakeholders: entrepreneurs, risk capital providers, and universities, policy makers(government) and large corporations. It provides frameworks for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of innovation-driven entrepreneurship in particular regions and then focuses on policy and programmatic interventions that can be designed and implemented to accelerate entrepreneurship across regional economies worldwide.