MIT SDV Conference
The MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference was conceived in 2012 by MIT programs committed to advancing entrepreneurship and international development.
Each year since then, the conference convenes some of the world's most inspiring social entrepreneurs, at all stages of development, to explore strategies, models and resources that can help development ventures achieve scale for significant social impact.
The 2017 Conference will take place Friday, April 28 and is made possible by generous funding from the MIT Legatum Center.
Original conference organizers included the D-Lab Scale-Ups program, the MIT Public Service Center IDEAS Global Challenge, an MIT program called the International Development Initiative (no longer active), and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program.
Through the years, additional members of the MIT ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and innovation have taken on roles at the conference. These programs include the MIT Legatum Center, the International Development Innovation Network, the Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation, the MIT Practical Impact Alliance, MISTI, the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT Innovation Initiative, and edX.
Find out more about each of the conferences below:
REGISTRATION OPENS FEB 22
2017 Conference: April 28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Media Lab Building
75 Amherst Street (MIT E14), Cambridge, MA 02139