Rob Katz

Inefficiency as Opportunity for the BOP

MIT Enterprise ForumMIT’s entrepreneurship, innovation, and engineering for the BOP have been on our mind lately. Here’s another shout-out for the Techies. On September 21, the New York MIT Enterprise Forum will host Global Entrepreneurship: Inefficiency as Opportunity in the Developing World. The event features a New York-based panel discussion and a broadcast panel, live from Cambridge, with on-campus faculty members.

The speaker list is a who?s-who of the entrepreneurship/poverty set: Eric Cantor (Acumen Fund), Iqbal Quadir (GrameenPhone), Sandy Pentland (MIT Media Lab) and many more. The private equity community is particularly well-represented (since this is a New York-based event, that’s not surprising).

If you?re in New York on the 21st, you may want to check it out. The Enterprise Forum is charging $50 in advance, $60 at the door; that includes a reception.