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Growing social ventures in developing countries

Join MIT's D-Lab Scale-Ups, the International Development Initiative, Media Lab and Public Service Center for the inaugural Scaling Development Ventures conference on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Media Lab.

Anyone who runs a venture in a low- or middle-income country knows about the complexities of achieving scale. This conference will offer an opportunity to explore strategies, models and resources that will help development ventures as they grow.

The conference’s 10 speakers have forged a path in this space and will share success stories to inspire and lessons learned to inform. They come from a variety of industries and operate in markets across the globe, such as India, Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia and Tanzania.

Attendees will:
  • Hear about models that have worked from entrepreneurs at ventures such as D-Rev, Kopernik, SELCO and D.light
  • Meet teams that started their social ventures at MIT
  • Talk with experienced entrepreneurs in attendance
The event is free, but RSVPs are required. Learn more at MIT Ideas Global Challenge, or write to

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